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Avena

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Steinmattstrasse 53, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
0279678333
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Had dinner here on a Monday evening, glad we did. Really good food, good service, chef came to our table of four to personally ask how was the meal. Best onion soup I've had. Fantastic dessert - their ice creams are awesome - and beautiful presentation. Little free soup taster to start - unexpected surprise and very good. Nice reasonably... More 

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Thank Dave W
Unteraegeri, Switzerland
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Very nice, friendly and guest welcome restaurant. They are serving excellent food on a very good price-performance ratio. Staff is quick and attentively. Groups need to reserve the table in advance.

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Thank Huby B
Kent
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I have visited Zermatt many times and been temped by the Avena menu especially the 'Wild Menu'. Unfortunately up to my previous visit in 2013 the place was riddled with smokers who couldn't care less about those who didn't smoke. Now it is non-smoking I enjoyed a long delayed meal and wasn't disappointed. The service and ambience were very good... More 

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Thank Terry C
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We literally stumbled in here after completing the haute route from Chamonix to Zermat, tired and wet and hungry. Probably the most sophisticated rosti I have ever eaten and a nice muse bouche from the chef. Loved it.

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Thank Gerald P
Canberra, Australia
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We decided to dine at this restaurant, despite it not being high on the TripAdvisor ratings, because we walked past and saw they had fresh locally picked mushrooms on the menu as a seasonal special, and fresh Steinpilze (Porcini) and Pfifferling (Chanterelles) were not to be passed up, being one of the reasons we enjoy visiting Europe in the autumn.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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301 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The starters were excellent: I enjoyed the venison carpaccio and my wife had the salad with chanterelles (a seasonal extra). Then it went downhill. My pork "cordon blue" was average, at best. My wife's pork escalope and chops were largely inedible. The side dishes, risotto and noodles, with black truffles, were generally good. My big complaint is that the wine... More 

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Thank Steve K
Toronto, Canada
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197 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wasnt high on the trip list but it should be if you want an authentic swiss meal this is the place .its room looks like 1600's almost yet very comfortable and it has great dishes of veal and pork and pasta , i had a jumbo shrimp dish that was sensational .Well worth the visit

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Thank Sam K
Queenstown, New Zealand
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114 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

By the recommendation of a "Local" we ate at this little gem of a restaurant. The food was amazing and the service as well too. It wasn't expensive which is a rarity in this town. We ordered the Steak casserole, which was like a beef stroganoff. Tons of veggies and so flavourful. Love to have a chance to go back.... More 

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Thank Raymond & Valer... P
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Best tartare in miles. Pata Negra delicious. Off the beaten path a bit. Great service. A wholehearted recommendation !

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Thank roaring60
The Hague, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

super disappointment. If you are not a local don't expect to be treated well. Just as we entered and so locals came in we were rudely dismissed and told our table was going to be right next to the door. We asked for another table as we made reservations several days before and at the time we arrived the floor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Swiss, European, German
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steinmattstrasse 53, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: 0279678333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?