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Restaurant La Favola

15 Rue Jean-Calvin | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 74 37
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef ravioli” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
15 Rue Jean-Calvin | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have three choices in Genève if I am time constrained: Cittadella, Lafavola and hotel d Ville. The last would be considered a tourist trap, unless you approach with respect. Moules Frites or Perch Frites. If you behave, your 1/4 glass of wine will magically...More

Thank jamesF1532HO
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Have been to La Favola several times. The restaurant is microscopic in size, two tiny rooms joined by a narrow spiral staircase. The cooking is straight ahead Swiss influenced Italian which means that the sauces are slightly on the heavy side and the pasta is...More

Thank sfoeuroflyer
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Decent food, nice ambiance, small rooms, good service, decent Italian wine list. It isn't haute cuisine but the food is competent (beef carpaccio was good, the risotto was tasty but under cooked and too wet) and it is a nice place to go for a...More

Thank TeaSpray
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was there this past weekend (14 Oct). It is a small restaurant located in a very quiet area near the cathedral on the hill. The building is untold number of years old. The first floor was very small possibly seating 8-10 guests, and the...More

Thank rmc1971
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

As a frequent visitor to Genève since 1993 I have developed my list of favorites. This restaurant is at the top of my personal all time favorites. Unfortunately, it is very expensive but well worth every franc.

Thank jamesF1532HO
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were 3 for dinner and sat down stairs. Service was friendly and correct. A special on the menu was deer (cerf) which was outstanding. I started with just a green salad as I knew my main would be plentiful and it was. My husband...More

Thank cmb9990
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We went there because of the good reviews. The location is certainly nice in a relatively quiet old street in the old town. The interior of this small restaurant is old and nice as is the staff, i.e it is nice and polite but nor...More

Thank JonHO49
Reviewed 19 September 2017

It was the last night of a two week visit hiking in the Swiss Alps. I literally just did a searched for "best Italian food in Geneva" and up came La Favola as one of the top 10. Wow, what a find! Small and very...More

Thank 47RPM
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

A boutique Italian restaurant in old Town of Geneva. The food is great and the service extremely good. The food is amazing.

Thank Victor2907
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

With a colleague had a wonderful lunch recently with truly excellent service and attention from the brother/sister partnership who run this excellent Restaurant. The pasta was superb and the wine recommendations truly excellent. We will be back!

Thank Michael M
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rue Jean-Calvin | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
  • Neighbourhood: Cité
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 74 37
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