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Reviews La Favola

9.5/10

Excellent

based on 384 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. David L.
    David L.
    • 35 reviews
    7/10

    Excellent Tiramisu et risotto aux Chanterelles !

  2. SS K.
    SS K.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Refined Italian food, warm welcome, excellent service, cosy and romantic setting. Pricey but fresh ingredients and authentic touch justify the prices. Go for the house specialities rather than the dishes you can find in any other Italian restaurant (example: burrata). The tiramisu is among the best in the world (and I’ve tasted quite a few!) .

  3. John v.
    John v.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food and very nice service. Though believe it is better to sit in 1st rather than ground floor.

  4. Caroline H.
    Caroline H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Immediately made to feel welcome as I arrived before others in my party. Service was professional, courteous and pleasant. Food was excellent as was the wine. would definitely go back again.

  5. Joanne W.
    Joanne W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    La Favola is my favorite restaurant in Geneva. Everything about it is wonderful -- Food, service, atmosphere -- all just divine.

  6. Anda C.
    Anda C.
    • 25 reviews
    7.5/10

    Starters were great, especially the grilled polenta and the buffala, however the main courses were average quality and extremely overpriced for that quality.

  7. Marc G.
    Marc G.
    • 16 reviews
    9/10

    Had not been to La Favola for about 15 years and found it again at the suggestion of a friend. Very “ sympathique” atmosphere in this small restaurant located in a charming street in the old city. Very decent, reasonably priced italian dishes . Excellent alternative to the louder, showier Italian restaurants in town .

  8. Kelly M.
    Kelly M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved this cozy restaurant. The food was unbelievable-so good, just amazing! The waitress was so accommodating and spot on with recommendations. Thank you!

  9. Joanne W.
    Joanne W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    La Favola is one of my favorite restaurants in Geneva. Everything is done to perfection. Excellent food. Marvelous service and staff. Charming atmosphere. Really a special place for special friends.

  10. Carolyn L.
    Carolyn L.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Given the excellent reviews, I expected better. However, I am demanding: my husband is Tuscan and we are often in Northern Italy - I expected food of the same quality. The wine was excellent.

  11. Amanda O.
    Amanda O.
    • one review
    10/10

    The setting was beautiful, the service outstanding and the food was amazing!

  12. Natalja e.
    Natalja e.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    Extremely expensive even for GVA. Main dish of a small duck leg with a few grilled vegetables hard to chew. Around 50chf!!! Whaaaat?!?! I left the restaurant hungry. Also the place is small and the noise from people talking is terrible. I couldn’t hear my friend on other side of the table. Will never return!

  13. Rod C.
    Rod C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Not the first time we’ve been and happy to recommend it but pricy like most of Geneva

  14. Sandra C.
    Sandra C.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

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  15. Claudio B.
    Claudio B.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Exquisite food and impeccable, friendly service. Highly recommended

  16. James V.
    James V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Myself and my flight crew have been here a number of times. Fantastic food. Wonderful service. Can’t recommend the Tortelini Burrata and Panna Cotta enough. Excellent options. The filet of beef is excellent as well. The Pinot noir selection was great as well.

  17. Umberto d.
    Umberto d.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Best Italian cuisine in Geneva!!

  18. Giovanni S.
    Giovanni S.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing innovative Italian cuisine in a professional ambience ! Bravi !

  19. Lingxiao G.
    Lingxiao G.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Everything is good. My all time favorite

  20. Alan B.
    Alan B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely food great service a lovely evening.

  21. Maria Sol B.
    Maria Sol B.
    • one review
    10/10

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  22. Francesca M.
    Francesca M.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food, good wine, attentive service, charming ambiance. Highly recommended for quality. Price on the high side, could be brought down a bit I think.

  23. Joana H.
    Joana H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Never disappointing and always good overall!

  24. Howard B.
    Howard B.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Lovely little restaurant tucked away in the old town, just a 10-minute walk from the lake. Very good good and wine list. Extremely friendly staff. Two thumbs up!

  25. Ioana N.
    Ioana N.
    • one review
    10/10

    What an experience this way! Amazingly delicious food and welcoming folks! Will definitely go back!

  26. Kerry J.
    Kerry J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Adorable place with delicious food and a wonderful family feel.

  27. Martin F.
    Martin F.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Tourist trap using all the old tricks. For example the bottles of wine were already opened before arriving at the table - a sure sign that they are being refilled from a barrell somewhere out of sight. But you pay the bottle price. Worst was the attempted over charge. When presented with the credit card machine for authorisation the amount entered was 10 times the bill - six thousand one hundred and seventy francs! As if the proper price of 617 francs for 4 people was not already enough. They thought that I would not notice or know the exchange rate from my home currency. Geneva offers many genuine, high quality good value restaurants. La Favola is not one of them - it is a tourist trap. Beware.

  28. Davide S.
    Davide S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    It‘s tha real favola

  29. Vaishali S.
    Vaishali S.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and very warm and welcoming atmosphere! Loved it and can’t wait to go back again !

  30. Sara s.
    Sara s.
    • 18 reviews
    10/10

    Simply lovely! Will definitely go back. Thank you for the wonderful meal.

  31. Luca C.
    Luca C.
    • one review
    8/10

    Nice place and great food.

  32. Frederic C.
    Frederic C.
    • 21 reviews
    9/10

    Grazie it was delicious as always with a very friendly service.

  33. Ben J.
    Ben J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Tgvv

  34. Marscha s.
    Marscha s.
    • 24 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great place for a romantic dinner. Lovely staff, cute deco and great food

  35. Max R.
    Max R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very intimate restaurant with fantastic food and wine selection.

  36. Joan B.
    Joan B.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    This is a well established cozy old city restaurant. The food is a delight and the service is pleasant and efficient. We had a wonderful meal. A savory pumpkin flan was a special surprise! Lovely 1/2 bottles of wine. Très bien! Nous serons de retour bientôt.

  37. Thuy Loan T.
    Thuy Loan T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Bravo! Accueil convivial, mets excellents!

  38. Chui M.
    Chui M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Main course specials were excellent - wild boar papadelle and rack of lamb at 39chf and 63chf, higher than London prices. Starter was not worth the cost. Overall good food, clean surroundings, attentive service but struggled when it was busy. We were seated upstairs via narrow spiral staircase but there was a ground level dining area.

  39. Umberto D.
    Umberto D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Very intimate homey feeling, we could watch the chef from our table. Staff was very welcoming and the ambiance professional yet warm at the same time. Choice of daily specials was outstanding.

  40. Anna D.
    Anna D.
    • 7 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice experience and delightful food.