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“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of l'Opera Bouffe

l'Opera Bouffe
Ranked #144 of 1,678 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$88
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Geneva
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

This place has a very good atmoshpere, and it's a little bit warmer than other places I visted in Geneva. The food is mainly french and generally a bit heavy. The choice is rather limited and expensive. Overall, if you want to try something new, go for it but go with average expectation so that you have some room to be surprised.

This place is in line with Geneva dining standards where you find expensive food, not always good, and dated locations in need of some restoration.

Visited July 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Eaux-vives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

Family owned business where the members are serving the guests. Great atmosphere and excellent food - Menu is changing very regularly which is a great plus too - highly recommended

Visited November 2011
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Sulmona, Italy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quite good food, nice atmosphere, but too expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

It is a very nice brasserie, not too big and with a cosy and nice atmosphere. Food is generally good to very good: Italian with an international touch. Wine list is also good. However, i found the place a bit overpriced for what you get. Geneva is always expesnsive, this is true but I still think this place charges too m,uch. If however pricwe is not an issue, it is a place i could reccomend.

Visited November 2010
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Geneva
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“One of our favorites in Geneva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

L' Opera Bouffe is one of my favorite restaurants in Geneva. It seems to be a family-run bistro with well-prepared seasonal food that strikes a perfect atmospheric balance. With shelves of old books, candles, frosted lighting, and opera memorabilia, it's both homey and elegant. It feels special and intimate, without being stuffy or uptight. The menu is seasonal, the food is prepared with care, and we've simply never had a bad meal. In winter, the blanquette de veau is rich and wonderful, the fresh fish in summertime is prepared without fussiness, and the steak, parmentier (a sort of shepard's pie -- I hope I'm spelling it right), chicken, and pasta have always gotten strong reviews from our friends. The wine list is decent, and the welcome is warm.

Food in Switzerland is insultingly, ridiculously expensive. While this restaurant is costly for Europe (or anywhere else in the world, frankly), it's well within the average for Geneva. Sometimes service is slow (as it often is in Geneva as well), but it's friendly (which it isn't always here). I can't help but wonder if the restaurant had different owners or a different chef when the reviews here were written four or five years ago. In my experience, the place is a gem.

  • Visited June 2011
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“good food and nice atmoshere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2011

Very nice bistro/french restaurant atmosphere with very good service. Prices are average for Geneve so medium to high end for Europe. The food quality is good the winelist as well.

  • Visited February 2011
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