The Cheval-Blanc is a place of encounter, friendly and relaxed where you take the time to savor each dish.

Each plate is gourmand and generous… an authentic trip to Italy!

1 place 2 entities. This building used to have a bakery and a small bistro, essential places in the village, which has now become Pâtisserie Sofia, settling next to the Italian gourmet restaurant, like a loop of time which closes.

La Dolce Vita since 1972

At the Cheval-Blanc, the real Italian dolce vita reigns. The family spirit as it exists only in Italy, with as much rigor as love. Our restaurant owes its reputation for excellence to more than 40 years of passion for Italian cuisine and its exceptional flavors. Rigor and Italian tradition are essential to provide you with an incomparable gourmet experience.

Matteo Guida, the Chef

A place full of history

At the crossroads, in the center of Vandoeuvres, stands Le Cheval Blanc, an 18th century architectural jewel, like the centerpiece of the village. It was in 1971 that Nina and Giancarlo Carugati took possession of the premises to transform the building into a traditional Italian restaurant. Very quickly, the restaurant forged a solid reputation and became a staple of Italian gastronomy in Geneva.
Today it is the chef Matteo Guida who will take you on a journey for a meal in the colors of Italy!

Here, the dolce vita continues

Primo Café

Primo Café

Traditional pizzas made by our pizza maker who came specially
from Italy and traditional trattoria dishes prepared by Matteo Guida. PRIMO offers a dish of the day that changes according to the market, the classic pizza margherita or the timeless lasagna alla bolognese.

Italian tradition

I wanted to recreate a warm and family atmosphere, like in my memories of meals in my neighborhood trattorias.

— Matteo Guida, the chef

Privatisation & Catering

private or professional event

The restaurant or the bakery just for you and your guests, it is quite possible! Several possible configurations can meet all your expectations. We create the event together, from the menu to the layout of the tables and the decoration. Let’s imagine your project together!