Before going out for a meal in Geneva, I usually make my peace with the fact that the experience will be lacking in some way, the food might be great, but the service sub-par, or the food and service may both be excellent but the atmosphere drab… wherever you go, it seems something will necessarily fall short of your expectations and make the overall experience a little less than memorable.
However, the occasional restaurant will get everything just right, and the client will be in for a treat: great food, great atmosphere and great service. I recently came across such a restaurant. Luigia, an Italian restaurant located by Rive, is one of Geneva’s newer establishments — in fact it’s still in its soft opening stage — but its pizza is as good as the staff is friendly and helpful, not to mention the restaurant’s simple yet modern interior design and lively atmosphere which make for a unique and memorable experience! Oh, if only Geneva had more places like this one.
Luigia’s pizza is different than any other I’ve tasted in Geneva, the crust is charred and blistered to perfection and the mozzarella and tomato sauce complement each other beautifully. If you’re craving something sweet — and rich — after dinner, I recommend the Nutella pizza, only if you’re planning to share it with several other people though, it is highly unlikely one person could finish it in one sitting.
Naturally, it is difficult to judge a restaurant before it’s been around for a while, but if Luigia keeps up its current standards, not only will it get an A+ as far as I’m concerned, but it will raise the bar for other restaurants in Geneva, many of whom currently seem to feel they can get away with lackluster efforts because they have no real competition to keep them on their toes.
Keep it up, Luigia!
Pictured below: a margherita pizza followed by a nutella pizza