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Al Vecchio Torchio

Via Regionale, 8, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
0165 842258
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Ranked #14 of 84 restaurants in Courmayeur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lymington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Well cooked dishes with excellent ingredients, good house wine

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Yorkshire
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

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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Gouvieux, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Moscow, Russia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

When my friends and me were planning our trip to Courmayeur, I had found some good reviews about this local restaurant and all of them turned out absolutely right!! Fantastic lasagna! But you should book your table and this meal in advance, especially in overcrowded time. Special thanx to Georgia - enoteca's sommelier! Amarone was wonderful!

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Lesa, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

Due to a coincidence we found this little restaurant which is a bit outside of Courmayeur "centre"; at about 3 minutes within walking distance. As we are having a dog (Bernese Mountain dog), we were not sure whether we could enter the restaurant with him. But they were very friendly and they assigned us a nice table. They have tipical... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

I found this restaurant through TA. It had one review due to opening in January 2010. I made contact with the reviewer and they kindly gave me the email address. I emailed to receive the phone number and then called and spoke to a lovely woman named Giorgia, she and her husband Simone own the restaurant. We exchanged greetings and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

I visited this enoteca, small restaurant in mid June 2010. I picked up the flyer in the Tourist Information Centre. It is slightly out of the centre, but well worth the find. The food, wine and service was excellent. The hosts, Simone and Giorgia were lovely. My husband had what he described as "the best lasagne ever" here. If we... More

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