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“Eccellent meats and tipical dishes from the Aosta Valley. Not the right place for vegetarians” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Chaumiere

La Chaumiere
Signayes-Clou, 111, 11100 Aosta, Italy
0165 40940
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Ranked #8 of 216 Restaurants in Aosta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
milano
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Eccellent meats and tipical dishes from the Aosta Valley. Not the right place for vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

La Chaumiere is a no-frills but high substance option: typical mountain rustic setting, excellent food with top quality ingredients, good wine list. It is a temple for meat lovers (meat comes in dozens of ways: raw, roasted, grilled, stuffed etc) and for those who want to try typical specialities from the Aosta Valley and surroundings: pierrade, braserade, raclette, etc. The only aspect that shoul be improved are vegetarian options: no starter on offer for those who don t meat and choices basically limited to the cheese fondues. A couple of veggies who had dinner with us could not really enjoy their experience due to this downside. On the contrary for meat lovers it is a bonne addresse not to be missed! Reasonable prices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A perfect place for both a quick ski "pit-stop" and comfortable lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This restaurant has all the required features:
wonderful view location, convenient ski access
delicious meals: traditional Val d'Aosta cuisine, a big variety of meals for meat- lovers
friendly service
Once you visit this restorant, you will surely come back next time.
I envy everyone who is still on his way to discover this lovely place

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eersel, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“For meat lovers and those who want to try typical Val d'Aosta kitchen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

This place is hard to find (no sign), but since we were staying in the hotel opposite the street, we simply walked in.
First thing we noticed was the friendly and welcoming staff. They tried to translate as much as they could in either English or French.
The menu offered was varied, meat is their specialty. We took a 3-course dinner, while most of the Italian guests focussed on table-grilled meat, filling the room with bbq smell.
Our dinner was good (we loved the risotto!) and rounded off with a good wine.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Torino
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Top quality for Aosta Valley & beyond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

La Chaumiere (“the Hut”) is not simply a good restaurant, it is a gourmand temple! The owner is proud to offer most of the dishes at the highest possible level, this means with an almost maniacal search of the “perfect” ingredient, that could arrive likewise from the local dairies or from the antipodes jungle. Beyond the ordinary “a la carte” menu, there is the possibility (maybe with a little forewarning) to taste some delicatessen of heavenly delight. Among those: lard and foie gras canapés served with onion confiture, extremely fresh oysters, one of the best raw meat salad I have ever tasted, a divine “culatello” (a very special kind of raw ham), a divine lightly browned foie gras scallop, white truffles (in season), irish Angus beef served as “Chateaubriand” with a home-made sauce or a super selected African crushed white pepper … to tell only a few. The wine list is rich of the best Aosta Valley labels and of course piedmontese top quality reds. The ambience is very cozy, the service informal yet very careful. In special occasions the whole lounge may be reserved for 20 people or more parties and in these cases smoking would be exceptionally allowed. This could be very interesting for cigar or pipe clubs events. From outside, the restaurant keeps quite a low profile and needs some attention to be found. But the first time only …

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant worth the detour for a very authentic local menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We found this place through a restaurant in town where we had stopped for apertivos on the our last night with friends in the Aosta area.

We had asked the host for recommendations for "local, typical cusine" and since he described his restaurant's cusine as more "pan Italian", he sent usto the amazing "La Chaumiere", a few minutes outside the town center along the road leading up to the Gan San Bernardo pass ...

It is really just 2 minutes from Aosta's old town, which can get crowded with tourists at times. There was ample parking, but make sure you have the address handy when you go: there is hardly any outside sign to the restaurant hiding behind a tall hedge (although every table was taken when we came in on a Sunday night) ...

A large outside and a cozy dining room make for compfortable atmosphere and the menu did not disappoint:
typical Val d'Aosta / Piemontese dishes, from mixed appetizer plates with local cheeses, lardo and salumi to an amazing steak tartare (fixed at the table) and wonderful raclette and fondue dishes ... .

Outstanding service from a knowledgable waiter rounded the evening nicely.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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