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“El Molin Winebar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Molin

El Molin
Piazza Cesare Battisti, 11, 38033 Cavalese, Italy
+39 0462 340074
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Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Cavalese
Cuisines: Italian, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Monza, Italy
2 reviews
“El Molin Winebar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

excellent wine, great location and THE CHEESE.......Check out the mini terrace and try the Rossini cheese with a good glass of Teroldego!

Visited August 2012
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English first
Rome, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Subtle mastery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This will be a short review. El Molin is better experienced than described. Our dinner witnessed an unforgettable interpretation of the local "terroir", in which sometimes surprising local flavors are blended to re-create what one would breathe during a walk in the magic woods of Val di Fiemme. What struck us was that unlike many acclaimed gourmet restaurants, which often venture in paths inspired only by the need to impress, El Molin's culinary research seems to be driven purely by the desire to bring to the palate the complexity of flavors offered by the Alpine nature. And with is surprising subtlety, considering the heavy trait of most local gastronomy. The "Olio extra vergine di oliva e la Montagna" was truly a memorable sensorial experience, three years to create a masterpiece... The wine list is spectacular, the sommelier needs a bit more experience, but is kind and helpful. Some of the desserts are perhaps a bit su-par (especially the Torta di Latte, which is weak). All in all, not to be missed!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
“Magic and tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We tried both the pizzeria and the fine dining restaurant.

The pizzeria is excellent. We tried only the special (and slightly more expensive) 'casereccia' pizza in which the dough is left to develop for a very long time, and the results are evident: the dough is spectacular, a pleasure to chew even by itself. The ingredients on top are also first rate and original (local cheese, fish, etc.).

In the restaurant, cuisine becomes magical. Chef Gilmozzi is a wizard and an incessant researcher and experimenter, and you will find, if you wish, some rather modern and cutting edge dishes, especially among the desserts. But there is also a firm focus on tradition and local ingredients, with a particular knack for extracting flavours from herbs and the produce from the surrounding woods. And what lovely breads!

The cuisine is also light, with no heavy sauces. The dishes, for all their wizardry and complex flavour combinations, have a clear focus on the main ingredient. We will never forget in particular a char-coaled beef from a local breed ('Grigia') which is rarely, if ever, seen on restaurant menus. And on the modern front, a dessert aptly called 'borderline' showcased stunning resinous and aromatic flavours.

Service is sweet and competent, the room is made out from an old mill ('molin') and is intimate and warm. The chef will normally come out of the kitchen, take your orders and discuss dishes with you. Prices are excellent for this level of cuisine. Definitely a must try place if you are in the region.

Visited July 2012
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Londonderry, Vermont
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“trouble in paradise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

we have been in his restaurant famous Molin ... unfortunately among the problems of electricity you can expect to stay in the dark, I saw a charge of a restaurant who knows English very unreadable which unfortunately does not know when to decant a wine, which spilled wine on a restaurant wine ... seem like something that does not really go ... then I got on the same issue ..... wine bar and a bean responsible knows that English is an international language, an unusual cold, they look at you as and how you would take the punches ... I want to know when choosing the wine bar to prepare the patient and not pay attention to someone acra.in rest was all very good I ate some very tasty tagliolini, a meat that melts in your mouth, a delicious dessert.

  • Visited February 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Extremely innovative creations based on local produce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Summer dinner after a nice day in the Alps. El Molin i situated (as the name suggests) in an old watermill along the banks of the small stream Gambis, running through Cavalese.

Chic rural interior with tables on different levels in vaious nooks and crannies.
food is based on local produce - polenta, game, fish etc. We chose the modern classic menu. Small courses but quite enough. Very good smoked pasta with local cheese and truffles. Pigeon on pine bark (!) with polenta good aswell.
Attentive service even if a bit overly formal for the rustic setting.
Extremely nice winelist.
Not cheap but worth it.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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