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Baita Fraina

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Via Fraina 1, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
0436 3634
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined last week at this small restaurant just uphill in Cortina. The dishes were superbly cooked, service was great and they have a really extensive Wine list covering all regions of Italy. I would go back there like a shot for the traditional Italian food!

Thank 993rs
Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Very cosy restaurant with fantastic food and an outstanding wine list! Highly recommend the venison! Great place for a fun night out with friends! Great wait staff!

Thank jfountain
Drammen Municipality, Norway
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a really nice restaurant with an feeling of a long history. Inside you feel you are in a cabin in the woods. The wines and the food here is really good, and they have som really old and good barolo wines here. The service and waiters were also really helpful and welcoming. We were here on a sunday... More 

Thank Palmontana
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We went for a late lunch on New Year's Day and we're lucky enough to sit in the heated and covered "outside" area. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the deep blue contrasted beautifully with the golden Dolomites. The food was very good, particularly the lamb cutlets, and the service was excellent. This is an authentic Italian restaurant,... More 

Thank larica17
stillwater, mn
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We decided to spend five nights here, after dining one year ago and loving the meal. The family is very friendly, and works diligently to answer our questions. Adolfo suggested some really good hikes. We ate here four of the five nights. Great meals and just a walk upstairs when done. We will return! Erik and Kathy S.

Thank erikStillwater_Mn
Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate twice, evenings. The service was professional and good, so was the food. Nicely decorated. Reasonably priced. We much enjoyed our dinner and came back the other night. The team was very freindly.

1 Thank Shlomi1955
Madison, Wisconsin
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244 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at Baita Fraina last night with a large group. The food and service were outstanding. The menu had so many interesting choices on it that several of us decided to share our plates. Among the delicious items were the mushroom filled ravioli, the pheasant salad, the tagliatelle (both with deer meat and lamb), and the veal cheeks --... More 

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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stumbled upon this place on a walk down from Mandres to Cortina after a trip up in the cable car. Stopped for a drink and to let the children play in the playground, looked at the menu, and took one of the last remaining tables for lunch outside! Good pasta, delicious lamb and the beef with funghi porcini was out... More 

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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The food is always pretty consistent and the service too. Both are good. Try onion spaghetti and rack of lamb. The selection of steak tartare is good too. The prices are not bad considering you are in cortina. Have fun.

Thank EleUdinTrip
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

It is a nice place joinable by feet from Zuel in about 45 minutes. The food is excellent and the wine list is great (Italian and French wines).

Thank Xavier_030578

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$54 - $68
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fraina 1, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Belluno  >  Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Phone Number: 0436 3634
Recommended in the most prestigious cooking guides, the Baita Fraina Restaurant goes hand in hand with professionalism and quality. The two brothers Adolfo and Alessandro Menardi run the restaurant with their wives Anna and Tiziana. The restaurant has 3 rooms and a terrace where you can sit back and enjoy their cooking while gazing over the Tofane and the 5 Torri mountain groups. It has an excellent wine list with over 600 choices, specially selected grappa drinks and whiskeys. There is a room available to hire for private dinners and parties and also six comfortable bedrooms.

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