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Baita Fraina

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Via Fraina 1, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
0436 3634
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Situated near Cortina on the road to Venice it is a lovely chalet which has also a few hotel rooms. The food is typical from Dolomiti with an innovative touch. The service is impeccable as is the wine list. Only negative remark is that one of the dishes of pasta was not warm enough but the waiter replaced it immediately.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

After a long walk we reached this Baita. We managed to have a table outside just in front of 5 torri...an amazing view! Waiters were kind and helpful. The menu is full of local dishes, with some of them that you will not find easily elsewhere. Really good food! After the lunch we could enjoy the sun in the little... More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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stillwater, mn
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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278 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$54 - $68
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?