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Dolce Vita in Geneva

The richness of Italian gastronomy in Geneva.

From iconic recipes to original creations, discover without further ado our favourite Italian eateries. From fresh pasta to Neapolitan pizzas, including the unmissable Vitello Tonnato and the famous Cannolo, explore the art of life the Italian way with unmissable little nuggets that will delight your taste buds. Here’s an overview.

The Nescens Spa 

Geneva is a wonderful destination for a moment of high-end pleasure. The Nescens Spa at the famous La Réserve Hotel offers a range of treatments and services provided by renowned experts. Signature massages, osteopathy, nutrition and spa days await you. The little magical touch: while you’re relaxing at the spa, your children are entertained at La Petite Réserve!

La Mer Spa 

To enjoy the dream products of La Mer, head to the La Mer Spa at the President Wilson Hotel located on the lakeside. The unique properties of the marine-based treatments will help regenerate your senses this winter.

Cinq Mondes Spa 

At the Intercontinental, the Cinq Mondes Spa welcomes you for a wellbeing getaway with a range of top-quality treatments. And if you’re in the mood for something new on the lakeside, the new 5* hotel in Geneva, the Woodward, takes you on a journey to the heart of its 1200 m2 Guerlain Spa with the longest indoor pool in Geneva. You’ll enjoy exclusive treatments in six wellness suites, including one for couples.

Calia, the latest addition

The Charmilles district is home to a new gastronomic den that echoes with the mellifluous sounds of the southern Peninsula. Head for Sicily at Calia! On the menu: flavours, colours and delicacies for a most exotic journey. In its décor of a thousand lights, jazzed-up with objects and accessories straight from Sicily, the restaurant delights with its typical specialities such as Rigatoni alla Norma, Caponata e Burrata or Pennette alla Siciliana, a traditional recipe for oven-baked pasta with tomato, aubergine, mozzarella and basil sauce. Yum! calia-restaurant.ch 

Chez Zaza, for Aperitivo and pasta 

In the heart of the Champel district, Osteria Zaza is the ideal place to enjoy a traditional Spritz, feast on premium Italian charcuterie or melt your taste buds with the unmissable homemade pasta. In the giardino in the summer or in the cosy room around the remarkable central bar in the winter, “Zaza”, for those in the know, is a must for discerning gourmets. Its Agnolotti del Plin and Spaghetti carbonara have conquered the hearts of all Genevans. The best part: from the pasta to the desserts and the pizzas, everything is homemade! osteriazaza.ch

Intenso, the most stylish

The Bergues district houses a new Mediterranean address with Amalfi flavours, Intenso. A unique concept designed for all who love the specialities of the southern Peninsula, combining a restaurant with a shop selling exceptional artisanal produce. Amidst white and emerald-green tablecloths reminiscent of local ceramics, you’ll enjoy the Vitello tonnato with Amalfi Coast tuna and Pantelleria IGP capers, the elegant Culatello di Zibello or a Risotto with Piedmont summer truffles. All the produce on the menu can be found in the adjoining shop. intensoitalianfood.ch

Vicolo39, in Carouge

A transalpine duo shines at the head of this Carouge restaurant. Gianluigi Alla from Rome and his chef Gilbert Vallet have set up shop at the Auberge Communale, a famous 19th century historic building in the Sardinian city, to the delight of our taste buds! The establishment offers a menu with Mediterranean flavours, from emblematic recipes of the southern Peninsula to original signature creations. Elegant and generous dishes such as Tortelli alla Parmigiana and Risotto cacio e pepe. vicolo39.ch

In Eaux-Vives, Cinecittà, Gigi and Puccini treat us

The buzzing Eaux-Vives district, a few steps from the lake, takes us straight to the heights of transalpine gastronomy. Pasta fresca, pizza al forno, risotto and parmigiana di melanzane await for warm and friendly moments around the table. Whether you are with your partner, family or friends, you will certainly find something to your liking. Here’s our selection.
Cinecittà has been delighting visitors and locals alike since 1991. With its spacious terrace and its colourful gourmet menu, the establishment is always full. After a few sporty endeavours by the lake, come and enjoy a Burrata di bufala D.O.P, fresh Tagliatelle alla Bolognese or a Margherita and its fior di latte. In the evening, a special “Aperitivo” menu is also available. restaurant-cinecitta.ch

Gigi Cucina & Bar

Gigi Cucina & Bar is a refreshing and trendy address in the neighbourhood. A dynamic and resolutely modern concept that never ceases to delight foodies! Nestled at the gates of the new Eaux-Vives train station, the restaurant offers creative cuisine in a relaxed, urban atmosphere, ranging from traditional recipes to original signature dishes. The best part: every Sunday, it’s brunch time at Gigi’s with egg casserole, pancakes and gazpacho on the menu! gigicucinabar.ch

Café Puccini 

The Puccini Café team is none other than that of Tosca, the adjoining Michelin-starred address in the neighbourhood. Here, you will rediscover with finesse and enchantment all the traditions of the southern Peninsula, and in particular those of Tuscany. Treat yourself to some Ravioli del Plin à la Piémontaise, Fusilloni Cacio & Pepe and the unmissable Vitello Tonnato! All under a sumptuous fresco by Marco Borgianni. tosca-geneva.ch/puccini-cafe