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Viale Monte Bianco 50, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
+39 0165 846716
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Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely meal

We found this restaurant by chance on a Friday evening. Our initial waiter didn't speak much English and it did take quite a while to get a drink, however another waitress spoke good English and was both friendly and helpful. There was also a sommelier at hand to advise on wine. We were given a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Juliet P
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance on a Friday evening. Our initial waiter didn't speak much English and it did take quite a while to get a drink, however another waitress spoke good English and was both friendly and helpful. There was also a sommelier at hand to advise on wine. We were given a delicious complimentary appetiser which was... More 

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Thank Juliet P
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

En-route to the Mont Blanc tunnel and faced with a big queue we decided to stop off in Courmayeur for a spot of lunch before pressing onwards. Due to the wet weather we took a chance on the nearest nice looking place to where we had parked the car. The service was so friendly and welcoming, as well as being... More 

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Thank Mmm_Spicy
Giorgia P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Torchio, responded to this review

Dear cyclingfi, thanks a lot for your review: your experience feedback is very important for us. We are happy you enjoyed you meal with us and we hope, next time you would travelling near Courmayeur, you'll decide to stop again in our restaurant. Best regards Giorgia Perrod More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel so we had some misgivings about eating in what might have been the hotel dining room, but this was a separate affair tucked away in the basement and it was lovely. The food was very nice but it was some sort of boil in the bag (the fact that they can't serve the steak... More 

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Thank Cookiemonster171
Giorgia P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Torchio, responded to this review

Dear Cookiemon, thank you very much for your visit and the nice comments. The "boil in the bag thing" is actually a cooking technique called "low temperature sous-vide vacuum cooking". The items cooked with this technique result tender wiyhout adding extra-condiments and fat. Please, have a look on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sous-vide. Hope to see you again, best regards Giorgia Perrod More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a very pleasant meal here. Service friendly and attentive. Translation of menu into english provides some entertainment. I had the deer salad and then cured pig...... nice, local well-presented dishes, washed down with some Val d'Aosta wine. Enjoyed it.

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Thank TimTHF
Giorgia P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Torchio, responded to this review

Good morning Mr-. Tim THF and thank you very much to spend time on leave a review on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again in our restaurant in the next winter season. Best regards Giorgia Perrod More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Need to book as very popular with locals. Great simple well cooked food using the quality of ingredients and preparation to do the talking. Limited menu with more choices at weekend. Good choice of wines by the glass price at 3.5 to 4.5 euros. Had eight days in Courmayeur and this was our favourite place , just good honest food... More 

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1 Thank andrew c
Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Agree with most reviews below! A relatively small place, tucked away just down the main street in Courmayeur, so be sure to make a reservation, for any night of the week. Food is really good, simple, authentic, very Italian, very affordable, and large portions, for those of you with a big appetite! A simple decor, like a nice informal enoteca!... More 

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Thank MMsterdam
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Well cooked dishes with excellent ingredients, good house wine

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Thank TheDocGR
Yorkshire
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164 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Lovely couple who own it gave us a great local wine tasting with local cheeses and meats. Haven't eaten there for dinner, but would think it would be worth a go.

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1 Thank YorkshireTwig
Gouvieux, France
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Excellent service, very good dessert and local wine (recommend the Torrette Supérieure at € 4.50 a glass). 2 courses, a glass of wine and coffee at € 19 per person. Strongly recommended. There are some dishes (e.g., lasagne) that are only available on 24 hours' notice - so book ahead.

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1 Thank David_de_Gouvieux
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

I've always been in love with Italian food but I think I never truly knew what Italian food was about until I had 2 dinners in Al Vecchio Torchio...The food is DE-LI-CIOUS...Absolutely no words to describe Simone's lasagna (and carbonara) and Giorgia's desserts! You have to taste it to believe it! I just wish I could taste some of their... More 

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1 Thank annabananna888

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Monte Bianco 50, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Valle d'Aosta  >  Courmayeur
  • Phone Number: +39 0165 846716

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?