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Rifugio Guide del Cervino

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Testa Grigia Plateau Rosa, Breuil-Cervinia, Italy
0166948369
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best Italian restaurant in Zermatt

I discovered this place several years ago and now make a pilgrimage every time I'm snowboarding in Zermatt. There are only a few tables so it's essential to make a reservation. I would suggest going before 2pm, as they run out of the daily specials which are always amazing...though the regular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jamesk
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new york
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I discovered this place several years ago and now make a pilgrimage every time I'm snowboarding in Zermatt. There are only a few tables so it's essential to make a reservation. I would suggest going before 2pm, as they run out of the daily specials which are always amazing...though the regular menu is excellent. This is a nice alternative to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time at the Restaurant and were lucky to find a table without reservation on the terrace. The food was excellent: some of the best home-made tagliatelle with porcini we have ever tasted, polenta and, even though we were completely full, we shared a dessert made with warm chestnuts, honey and cream, which was absolutely delicious. Very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We could not get in the restaurant on the first floor which came highly recommended! Make reservations. Had to eat at the take out place upstairs. The pasta looked delicious but by the time we got to order the kitchen was temporarily closed and we had to get the pressed sandwiches instead. They were good but the pasta looked great!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This place has great reviews and from our last visit good food. Won't be going again after making 2 bookings on 2 consecutive days and not getting a table on either. A shrug of the shoulders and a wave away was all we received from Eric. I'm sure as its so busy he couldn't care less and certainly didn't seem... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a truly great place for lunch when skiing in Zermatt/Breuil-Cervinia. Great, hectic atmosphere - extremely kind and helpful staff, and the food is absolutely delicious. Amazing winelist too, great wines from Gaja at 3480 m - you can't go wrong. Book in advance - it's a small place. It's been 15 years since last I had lunch here,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We didn't plan for it in the begining But just after skiing, we had this advice from our trainer to try Polenta in this place Frankly speaking it was very nice for: 1- Excellent service and hospitality 2- Prices are just normal prices, not luxurious as expected 3- Food quality was a surprise, try the polenta, Tiramisu, Lasagna,.... WOW The... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had a "traditional" meal here of polenta valdaostana, with sausages in a beany sauce. The food was par for the course, the place is small and for hearty eaters, nothing else expected. It was good though and it's very atmospheric and friendly, you could also sit outside. I was there to visit the museum and hadn't done anything very... More 

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Milan, Italy
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

i would strongly recommend stopping here for lunch during your visit at the glacier. in addition to offering more scenic views than the huts at the two previous cable car stops, the restaurant in itself is equipped with nice staff, rich menu and a fairly comprehensive wine list. portions are abundant and food quality won't let you down. warm cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The best of the mountain lunch restaurants we visited in Cervinia, we came back several times. The chocolate cake with berry sauce was a very good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The rifugio guide cervino is one of the top addresses in Zermatt when skiing. The team offers excellent italian food and wine and this at 3400 meters above sea level! The restaurant has 2 sections, the lower level is the place to go for connaisseurs. Booking is essential at winter weekends. Atmosphere: very casual and cosy places, can even be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Testa Grigia Plateau Rosa, Breuil-Cervinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Valle d'Aosta  >  Breuil-Cervinia
  • Phone Number: 0166948369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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