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Baita Fraina

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Via Fraina 1, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
0436 3634
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Recommended in the most prestigious cooking guides, the Baita Fraina...
Recommended in the most prestigious cooking guides, the Baita Fraina Restaurant goes hand in hand with professionalism and quality. The two brothers Adolfo and Alessandro Menardi run the restaurant with their wives Anna and Tiziana. The restaurant has 3 rooms and a terrace where you can sit back and enjoy their cooking while gazing over the Tofane and the 5 Torri mountain groups. It has an excellent wine list with over 600 choices, specially selected grappa drinks and whiskeys. There is a room available to hire for private dinners and parties and also six comfortable bedrooms.
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good restaurant

This is a really nice restaurant with an feeling of a long history. Inside you feel you are in a cabin in the woods. The wines and the food here is really good, and they have som really old and good barolo wines here. The service and waiters were also really helpful and welcoming. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Palmontana
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Drammen Municipality, Norway
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Drammen Municipality, Norway
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a really nice restaurant with an feeling of a long history. Inside you feel you are in a cabin in the woods. The wines and the food here is really good, and they have som really old and good barolo wines here. The service and waiters were also really helpful and welcoming. We were here on a sunday... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We went for a late lunch on New Year's Day and we're lucky enough to sit in the heated and covered "outside" area. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the deep blue contrasted beautifully with the golden Dolomites. The food was very good, particularly the lamb cutlets, and the service was excellent. This is an authentic Italian restaurant,... More 

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stillwater, mn
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We decided to spend five nights here, after dining one year ago and loving the meal. The family is very friendly, and works diligently to answer our questions. Adolfo suggested some really good hikes. We ate here four of the five nights. Great meals and just a walk upstairs when done. We will return! Erik and Kathy S.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate twice, evenings. The service was professional and good, so was the food. Nicely decorated. Reasonably priced. We much enjoyed our dinner and came back the other night. The team was very freindly.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at Baita Fraina last night with a large group. The food and service were outstanding. The menu had so many interesting choices on it that several of us decided to share our plates. Among the delicious items were the mushroom filled ravioli, the pheasant salad, the tagliatelle (both with deer meat and lamb), and the veal cheeks --... More 

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Brussels
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stumbled upon this place on a walk down from Mandres to Cortina after a trip up in the cable car. Stopped for a drink and to let the children play in the playground, looked at the menu, and took one of the last remaining tables for lunch outside! Good pasta, delicious lamb and the beef with funghi porcini was out... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food is always pretty consistent and the service too. Both are good. Try onion spaghetti and rack of lamb. The selection of steak tartare is good too. The prices are not bad considering you are in cortina. Have fun.

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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

It is a nice place joinable by feet from Zuel in about 45 minutes. The food is excellent and the wine list is great (Italian and French wines).

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very nice restaurant, located out of town, 5 mnts by car. Tried tagliata manzo and cervo mirtillo accompanied with a nice bottle of Chianti classico riserva. Great food&atmosphere, just what you need after a good day at the slopes.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Separate small dining rooms within this restaurant give it a cosy feel. This was our most expensive meal in Cortina, although it was closest to the centre of town, so the lower taxi fare probably evened things out. Very traditional feel restaurant and we didn't think the cooking was entirely successful. The flavour of my venison loin was destroyed by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Fraina 1, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Belluno  >  Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Phone Number: 0436 3634

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 68
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Recommended in the most prestigious cooking guides, the Baita Fraina Restaurant goes hand in hand with professionalism and quality. The two brothers Adolfo and Alessandro Menardi run the restaurant with their wives Anna and Tiziana. The restaurant has 3 rooms and a terrace where you can sit back and enjoy their cooking while gazing over the Tofane and the 5 Torri mountain groups. It has an excellent wine list with over 600 choices, specially selected grappa drinks and whiskeys. There is a room available to hire for private dinners and parties and also six comfortable bedrooms.

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