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“The best place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avena

Avena
Steinmatte, Zermatt, Switzerland
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Ranked #39 of 172 restaurants in Zermatt
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
cannes
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very good food, every day a new appetizer offered by the chef. The service is excellent. Price are high, like everywhere in Zermatt but here when you leave, you are happy for the quality and originality of the food. Wonderful terrace.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food & Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We enjoyed everything we at at the Avena and the service was really good and friendly. The price was more reasonable than some others and the quality was great. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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miami, florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Undiscovered Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This restaurant was not on our radar prior to arrival in Zermatt however we happened to walk by it one night during our stay and peeked in. The ambiance was inviting and the restaurant was full - always a good sign:) We went twice for dinner during our week stay which says a lot because there are quite a few great restaurants in Zermatt. They remembered us when we came back the second time and even remembered what we had ordered! Would recommend to anyone traveling to Zermatt looking for a nice, traditional restaurant with great food and a lot of warmth.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Underestimated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Everyone knows where Papperla Pub in Zermatt is. Across the street from Papperla is restaurant Avena, few people knows about. The owners apparently are not promoting the place enough, and I think it is pity, because the restaurant is really good and moderately – as for Zermatt – priced. For instance the web page is in German only and does not contain a lot of info. But once you are in, you will have the choice of local and Swiss food, Italian and international as well. Good wines also. The service is quick and dedicated, ready to help and of course multilingual. The interior is perhaps nothing special but on line with local style. And finally – the prices are lower than in many other Zermatt’s places. All together makes Avena good place for almost everything, from quick solo meal, through regular dinner for two, to family or friends meeting. Cost, for standard dinner, will be in the FF range rather than FFF per person. Reservation is recommended but you might also drop in without a call.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Avena - best discovery in Zermatt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I would definitely recommend Avena to Zermatt visitors. It's certainly not cheap (at 40-50 Swiss francs for the main dish), but it has amazing food and is less expensive than a lot of other less impressive restaurants in Zermatt.

We were in Zermatt in March 2012 and after our first dinner, we went back to Avena for two nights in a row.

My personal favourite was the beef tartar with Cafe de Paris sauce - an abosulte delicacy! Deer carpaccio, as well as the French onion soup for starters were also amazing.

Everything was great - the food, the service, the ambiance and value for money.

It's suiitable for romantic dinners, as well as with friends. And we've also seen solo diners..

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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