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Cafe Zinette

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Route du Grand-Lancy 45, Geneva 1212, Switzerland
+41 22 743 12 00
08:30 - 00:00
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Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Tannay, Switzerland
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Perhaps they had an off night, but I wasn't impressed. The main meal was decent but the desert tried too hard to be tasty (pear and pumpkin?!). The server also proposed two wines that everyone at the table found to be almost undrinkable. The ambiance was pleasant enough, but I wouldn't be rushing back here.

Thank Tannaydave1
Valdo F, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Zinette, responded to this review

Dear Sir, First of all, thank you for your review, even though we'd have preferred to discuss directly in the restaurant. As a matter of fact, it would have been more constructive and we would certainly have found a solution ! We always make our best on the choice of the products, the dishes and the wines we offer. Of... More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went for lunch, tried their lamb rack which I usually love. The lamb was blue, way undercooked for my taste. They didn't ask me which cook I wanted, they could've checked. All the food is at least 40.- which is really high! I won't be back if I can help it.

1 Thank Caroline F
Valdo F, Community Manager at Cafe Zinette, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We are sorry that your lamb rack was undercooked. We use to always ask our customers which cook they want, but this time we forgot to ask you! Next time, please feel free to tell us directly, we will be happy to find a solution for you. We want our customer to have a great time at Café... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

when gastronomy meets romantic atmosphere, where the old book and jazz culture nostalgia meets the very good whiskey, then you'll meet Mrs Zinette, and maybe some guys over there will tell you more about the story of Cafe Zinette...

Thank Oukouma
Carouge, Switzerland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went there a group of 10 and had a very good dinner and evening. A simple menu with 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts, but all dishes were appealing and original. Service was authentic, efficient and even more important friendly. The terrace in the back offers a quite place to enjoy the dinner. If your are looking for... More 

Thank Arthur B
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The food is lovely and so are the people, the wines and the location. The menu items change regularly and best products are prepared with a twist. Nice wine list offering natural wines as well. Have an apéro on the front terrace and discover the terrace in back for a summer treat. Overall "Feel Good Place"!

Thank KdF622
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I love this place, just 10 min walk from home! Excellent food, a sort of French based kitchen but with a real fusion twist, something you hardly (or never) find in Geneva, high quality but not pretentious! Last night I tried the Pluma Iberia instead of the evergreen Lamb, just delicious! Worth it to drive or take a 10 min... More 

Thank 2015giov
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163 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Sat outside in a covered courtyard at the rear in summer. Food was excellent as was the wine. Service was attentive and friendly but got things wrong a couple of times. The waitress was very apologetic and but for that the restaurant would have got five stars.

Thank skoyen89
St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Nice and cosy patio in Lancy, quite well hidden. Don't judge by the entrance (looks like a simple small cafe), come inside to find an easygoing yet gastronomic place. Great for couples, and locals know it, so book in advance. Pricey, but worth it!

Thank Goodwin_Andy
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

In Geneva, it's easy to pay a lot of money for bland, ordinary food. Zinette is consistently good. Not cheap, but nothing is cheap in Geneva. Zinette is good quality all round. Lovely back terrace open in the summer.

Thank GenevaJohnnyboy
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

For an after work dinner with your loved one it is the perfect stop. Cozy and simple it gives you an amazing choice of wonderful dishes that worth the price. And last but not least... Great service!

Thank Yassine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 46 - USD 123
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route du Grand-Lancy 45, Geneva 1212, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 743 12 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?