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La Favola

#140 of 1,446 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue Jean- Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 74 37
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been there during a business trip. I had a main course and the dessert. The location is amazing, the restaurant is small and cosy and food is great.

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1 Thank Annabiama
Portola Valley, California
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69 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

After spending time in Burgundy and Switzerland our last night dinner was here at La Favola. By far the best meal we had on our two week vacation! From the minute you walk into this charming restaurant you will enjoy your food and the service. It is owned and run by the owners and their daughter. Highly recommend it!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Our wanderings in OldGeneva, kept our path crossing La Favola. A very small Italian restaurant, run by a couple, is located on Rue Jean-Calvin. It was one of the best meals we have experienced. While reservations are recommended, we were fortunate to walk in for an early lunch. The fixed price luncheon included a lovely mixed salad, an incredible entrée... More 

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2 Thank cajFlorida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food was excellent and the service was lovely and very accurate. Would happily recommend to anyone without hesitation

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2 Thank Sophie Z
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

There is no restaurant in Geneva that even comes close to la Favola if you want that special blend that any restaurateur dreams of creating. An incredible location, beautiful decor, outstanding service and of course unbelievably good food with fresh produce and flavors bursting in your mouth. Add to this an excellent selection of italian wines and it is a... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Quite a small restaurant, we ate upstairs where there were probably 20 seats. Friendly and helpful waitress. Food was lovely and wine went down well. Meal cost about CHF130 per head, including wine.

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3 Thank PickyglobetrotterUk
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Another family run business in the heart of the Old town and 20 metres away from the Hotel Les Armures, this is without a doubt my favourite gastronomic italian restaurant in Geneva. No pizzas here but instead amazing dishes with flavours that you only get in Italy. They beef ravioli with truffles and risotto with parmesan cream are to die... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Really lovely food and place. My friend and I ordered the same dish. Although it was really delicious, the portions were way too small espeically for the price we had to pay :(

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

In the old town of Geneva, this restaurant is very close to the hotel Les Armures. The food was quite good - ravioli, eggplant puree, sea bream, and ossobucco were all delicious, and served in large portions. Service was efficient and by Swiss standards warm (the lady in charge being Italian). The seating and restaurant decor were a bit rudimentary,... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

My husband and I spent a great evening in this small family restaurant. The menu, although limited, provided enough excellent choices to satisfy any lover of Italian food. Everything we ordered from appetizers to pasta dishes to wine was wonderful. AND, the tiramisu is the best we have ever tasted. This is a lovely small restaurant owned by an equally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Jean- Calvin 15 | 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?