A December 2006 trip
to Geneva by girlfromals
Quote: The continuation of my business trip to Geneva with a focus on what else ... chocolate!
On the hunt for a late lunch on a Sunday after visiting the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, we finally settled on Molino Pizzeria located right on the historic Place du Molard. There were not many people out in the square so we were surprised this restaurant was packed full with a wait to get a table, all at 1:30 pm! We requested a table for 3 in the non- smoking section, which contributed to our wait of just under 20 minutes. But we were lucky as the line up stretched to the outside door by the time we were seated. The non-smoking section is located in the back of the restaurant, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. This allows you to watch the food preparation in the open kitchen, including the pizzas made in the wood-burning oven. It took awhile for our server to arrive. I actually felt a little sorry for him because the servers were run off their feet. I settled on the large Pizza Diavola for 22 Swiss francs. The Diavola is made with tomatoes, mozzarella, hot salami, pimento, onions, garlic, black olives, and oregano. I also ordered an iced tea which set me back 5.10 francs for a measly 33 cl.
Everyone was starving and it was only made worse by the wait for the pizza. But when the pizza arrived, it quickly disappeared. This pizza was far superior to the pasta we had eaten the day before at Taverne de Madeleine. The thin crust was not greasy, the tomato sauce was not overpowering, and the spices were just right. I must have been really, really hungry because I almost ate the entire thing! One of my colleagues had ordered a small pizza which almost filled the entire plate. My large pizza overflowed the plate. The large would do well for 2 if you care to add a salad. And if you enjoy a good glass of wine, there is an extensive wine list.While the service was slow on this very busy Sunday I would definitely recommend a meal at Molino Pizzeria. The fact that Molino's offers a large non-smoking section is a definite bonus to us non-smokers. I can actually take my time in this restaurant without having to inhale everyone else's cigarette smoke. And given that things seem to run a little slowly here, that is a great thing!Molino's is open Monday through Thursday, 7am to midnight, Friday through Saturday 7am to 1am, and Sundays 9 am to midnight.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2007
Molino Pizzeria Ristorante
Place Du Molard 7
+41 22 310 99 88
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2007
Rue du Marché 32
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
2 Rue Charles-Galland
Geneva, Switzerland 1204
+41 22 418 34 12
Attraction | "Martel Chocolaterie & Tearoom"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2007
Martel Chocolaterie & Tearoom
Rue de la Croix d'or 4
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2007
Chocolaterie du Rhône
3, rue de la Confédération
Geneva, Switzerland 1211
+41 22 311 56 14