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“A charming old place with quite good food. Alas for the rushed service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia

Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia
Via Veglia 2, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
+41(0)81 8372800
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Ranked #11 of 90 Restaurants in St. Moritz
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Zürich
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“A charming old place with quite good food. Alas for the rushed service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I used to really like this place. Their one dish of of the bianca pizza (just white cheese pizza covered in black truffles) was amazing. Still is last time we went there last month. But it is a right shame about the rushed service, especially when compared to the incredibly high prices one has to pay.
For instance, they have 2 different serving times; 7pm and 9pm.
We went there in December to celebrate my civil marriage signing in St Moritz and was hoping for a pleasant dinner with my family, the family of my husband as well as our two witnesses to the marriage signing.
Although we received a lovely dinner, it was more due to the buzzing conversation, the atmosphere in the restaurant rather than the service and food.

First of all, when we sat down, our waiter immediately told my new husband that our table must be cleared out by 9pm. That is absolutely not the way to treat your guests, even if you do have to take the table back by a certain time....there are more tactful and elegant ways of conveying that to your customers. Especially when your customers pay this amount of money per dish.....

Second of all, the waiter then got our wines mixed up and poured the wrong wine for us, giving us the bottle from the table next door instead! Of course this is due to human error which can happen anywhere but it honestly is the first time this has happened to me....afterall, our bottle of wine was right next to our table, whilst our neighbouring table had the wine on the otherside, next to THEIR table. Not that hard to distinguish.....

Thirdly, the chicken dish of my father in law was completely dried out and tasteless apparently. The vegetable broth he ordered as a starter was charged at a ridiculous CHF30 or so...for just a soup made of leftover vegetables.....

However, it is a very cosy place and you only pay for the location, the atmosphere and the fact it's owned by the Palace Hotel

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place lousy food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We ate on the ground floor. The salad was so sour that we complained. The rest of the food was not served hot and very average. Definitely overpriced for what we had, This is my first 1 star review. Even though we complained it was really not acknowledged. The place itself is very cozy.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Middletown, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Superb in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Dining at Chesa Veglia on our last night in St. Moritz after staying at Badrutt's Palace was such a highlight. With the start of the fall season, a new menu was offered and the venison was absolutely delicious and perhaps the best I ever had or will have for a long time to come. The service was superb and so happy we had our photo taken out on the terrace with Badrutt's in the background just before sunset. A great memory and we thank everyone!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Lovely, lovely Italian "trattoria".
Great pizza and pasta.

Checkered table cloth, in charming and adorable alpine rooms, with impeccable hotel service.
Perfection!

Visited August 2012
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“great selection of food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews in trip advisor and were not disappointed. There are two restaurants - upstairs with an italian theme and downstairs for fine dining. we were able to check both menus and decided to try the upstairs restaurant.
It was pleasant to try a genuine vitello tonnato followed by an excellent pizza. My wife's vegetarian selections were minestrone followed by vegetarian lasagne. The pasta in the lasagne was just perfect and melted in her mouth. Prices were a little high but you cant expect quality food to be cheap.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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