Two words best describe the Italian restaurant Dai 3 Fratelli Scalea (the 3 Scalea Brothers): tradition and quality. End of the story. Just kidding. The Scalea family already owns several places in Geneva: the pizzerias – Acacias, Vesenaz and Petit-Lancy – the Braceria and La Tranche – roman slice of pizzas which can be delivered or take-away. I often go to the Acacias pizzeria with my family and I often go with the same pleasure. I feel safe since I’ve never been disappointed.
La Mamma Scalea as we call her has shared her love of good food with her 3 sons – Massimo, Enzo and Gerardo. Her specialty is homemade fresh pasta, often raviolis, filled with aubergines (that actually taste like aubergine) or pumpkin or mushrooms. You can pick with your eyes closed as all Mamma Scalea’s pastas are delicious. Make sure you open your eyes once served, the food looks great.
If you have a Big appetite, order one of the XXL pizzas (from 19 to 30CHF); if you take-away, your XXL pizza won’t fit in a basic Swiss oven as the pizza is way too large. But the pizza chef pre-cuts it so you can heat it slice by slice. However, it’s such a nice experience to eat at the Dai 3 Fratelli Scalea restaurant: the pizza is perfectly cooked and smells SO good! Papa Scalea will make sure you feel confortable and have everything you need. My family and I always order the Montepucliano table wine.
If you don’t book a table on Fridays or Saturdays, you won’t find even a corner to stand. All my Italian friends are clients of the Dai 3 Fratelli Scalea since ages: and here I thought I was sharing a great tip. Nevertheless, having said that, if my Italian friends are loyal to this place, it means a lot.
PS: Dai 3 Fratelli Scalea is a place for people who care more about what’s in their plate rathe than outside the plate 🙂
Quai du Cheval-Blanc 23, 1227 Les Acacias
Mon to Sat lunch and dinner time