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Located in the Old Town, La Favola serves a fabulous Italian feast. The charming, family-run establishment features two stories that seat upto 35 persons. The menu is thick with popular picks such as truffled beef carpaccio and Sicilian spaghettini. Apart from this, the place also boasts of a fine selection of Italian wines that couple gracefully with your stellar supper. The quiet and quaint La Favola, with its delightful service staff and warm ambiance is great for romantic dates as well as business dinners.
Crazy for pasta and risotto? Then do drop in at Il Lago restaurant located in the opulent Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues. The decor punctuated with rich carpets and chandeliers has a European influence. Relish the authentic Italian fare prepared with the season's freshest produce. Il Lago is the place for you to pep up the gloomy morning with a low-fat breakfast, gorge on the Cheese Ravioli Scented with Lemon dish and Mint or the White Truffle Tagliolini, or to get the much needed sugar rush with the chocolates served with hazelnut ice cream.
Pizzeria da Paolo is a great Italian restaurant in the vicinity of Jet d'eau. Although you won't have a view of it from your table, the restaurant has a great ambiance and even better food, even if it can get a bit too hot if you are too close to the oven. Famous for its great stone oven pizzas and delicious pastas and risottos, Pizzeria da Paolo is a busy place. Booking is possible during lunch hours only.
Luigia has earned the reputation of being one of the best Italian restaurants in Geneva, with an extensive wine list and every Italian meal imaginable. The house specialty is Luigia's Pizza Petals, five dough bowls packed to the brim with cheese and mushrooms, topped with delicate black truffle shavings. The interior is spacious and industrial, with brushed metal and large skylights. The kitchen is exposed, and the chefs can be seen flipping their pizza dough back and forth between them. For the children, there is a corner decorated with Disney characters. Weekends can be quite packed and noisy, so opt for a lunch or a weekday dinner.
Cinecitta is a popular and quite elegant Italian restaurant where it is often difficult to get a table. With its classical décor, the popular covered terrace overlooking the street is the place to be - it is much livelier than the rest of the restaurant and you will be seated on film director-type chairs. The menu comes as no surprise with the usual selection of Italian specialties - pastas, pizzas, salads and a few meat dishes. The food and service is good and the ambiance is pleasant.