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Rifugio Averau

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Via Giau 9, 32040 Borca di Cadore, Italy
+39 0436 4660
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is fantastic here, very busy restaurant so make sure you book early! Scenery is stunning, friendly service and probably the best food on the mountain by far!

Thank JEH60
Trieste, Italy
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime I visit Passo Giau i stop here for lunch, or even only for a delicious slice of cake and a great cappuccino. The menu is very interesting, offering the usual dishes you can find in the area and some dishes who deviate a bit from the standard (like Frico and Cjarsons, that are typical of the Friuli region). Anyway,... More 

Thank Qyberon
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Loved the homemade food, the excellent service & the stunning views, we couldn't get enough of this Rifugio!

Thank phoebestockman
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

A delightful stay in a spectacular spot. Lovely, simple rooms, a warm welcome and excellent food and wine. I wish we could have stayed longer!

Thank DougalKessler
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Skied up here today on our skis whilst it was snowing. An easy route rises just above one of the pistes. When we walked in it was lovely and warm and good to get out of the snow for a while. The welcome from all the staff was just as warm as the fire. The food, a salad and a... More 

Thank LakesMB
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Great hospitality and service, delicious food, and of course...stunning views! Without question one of the best places for lunch and dinner when in Cortina. Highly recommended!

Thank giovc82
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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600 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This was the fourth lunch stop of our 9-day Alta Via 1 trek in mid-July. It’s one of my favorites probably because it was a break from the relentless wind and rain we encountered during our strenuous hike from Rifugio Lagazuoi (we were on our way to Giau). But more than that, Averau felt warm and welcoming. The proprietor who... More 

Thank aerofaze
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2 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

After an exciting drive to reach the top, you are in front of the 5 Torri where is located the Rifugio Averau. As soon as you enter in the restaurant you feel the genuine and welcoming atmosphere created by a friendly but attentive staff. It's impossible to choose quickly from the menu because everything looks delicious!! Very helpful was all... More 

Thank Manel A
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

A place worth a long walk because the food is very good.Choose a day with good weather and sit outside on the big terrace . Great beers and nice menue. The cleanest toilet in Italy !

Thank Karl_Berg
Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular setting , amazing food , great staff and lovely accommodation . Thiexceexcexceptionally eeexceptionally

Thank Seanaodhmacr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $54
Italian, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giau 9, 32040 Borca di Cadore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Belluno  >  Borca di Cadore
  • Phone Number: +39 0436 4660
Paola and Sandrone take turns at cooking, and are well known for their extremely refined cuisine, to be enjoyed on their wide terrace with its incredible view of the Civetta and the Marmolada and is easy to reach on foot, on skis (Lagazuoi 5 Torri ski area) or by taking the Giau chair lift; it is at the hub of many excursions and routes for skiers and is a popular stop along the Alta Via No. 1.

But if you're looking for a touch of romanticism, you can enjoy a dinner in one of the refuges, going up on a motor sledge and with a nocturnal descent.

There is the possibility to stay overnight. After extensive renovations, the Averau refuge re-opens with a brand new mansard offering delightful double bedrooms in the loft with views to the Civetta and the Marmolada, or to the Tofana di Rozes. For groups, the refuge offers dormitory style rooms with 6 or 10 beds.

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