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Restaurant La Favola

rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 74 37
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant with nice ambience, great food and service. Little spiral staircase takes you upstairs or dine on the main level.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MTNtimezone
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The restaurant is located in the old town of Geneva in a quite small street, away from mass tourism. It offers great Italian food and it is a nice place for romantic dinners. Prices are "normal" for Geneva, - so expensive - but reasonable compared...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trip188057
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Each year I visit Geneva, I'm blessed to return to this truly amazing restaurant. The main hostess always guides my meal selections, with whatever is most seasonal. This year it was the venison rack with a first course of burrata salad. Both were absolutely divine....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rmc1971
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Cute little Italian trattoria in the old town with tables upstairs too so dont be deterred if the six downstairs tables are full. The food is delicious and they offer half bottles of wine but be aware, the prices in Geneva restaurants are high, compared...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 July 2018

MODEST FAVOLA IN GENEVA, Switzerland We had 2 risottos alle capesante (scallops) and 2 espresso. Total Swiss Francs: 94. Plates are poorly presented. Rise was unmistakably pre-cooked and overcooked. Origin of the rise unspecified. Presence of allergens unnoticed. Only 4 tables for lunch that day....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank novellizaza
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This little gem is an incredible little Ticinese (swiss Italian) restaurant in the wall of the old town of geneva. Literally a few meters away from where Jean Calvin used to live. You will find there an exceptional cuisine from the italian part of switzerland....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Livings0ne
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We love dining at this place - and therefore definitely not the first time we came here. Food is authentic and simply delicious. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Luc_Pascale
Reviewed 19 November 2017 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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: January 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TeaSpray
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Restaurant Details

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