Roberto Carugati, who celebrated his 100th birthday in 2012, turned the family restaurant over to his daughter, Marietta. She oversees the red-gold dining room he opened in 1945, but don't be surprised to see him drop in. The easy formality he perfected continues to lure lawyers, bankers, politicians, and fashionable Italians for melt-in-the-mouth gnocchi with butter and sage, grilled sole, vitello tonnato (chilled veal in a tuna sauce), and risotto with saffron
served from shining copper and silver pots. Unusual and rare Italian wines keep conversation flowing into the night.
10 rue Pierre-Fatio, Geneva, 1204, Switzerland