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“OK food ......when you get it”
Review of Casa Valerio

Casa Valerio
Ranked #48 of 228 Restaurants in Chamonix
Price range: $15 - $44
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The problem with this restaurant is that it is too well known, has too many tables (it is very, very cramped), takes too many bookings and has a poor ipod based ordering "system". In a town where there are so many non-French, it would also help if more of the staff understood English - other than the one who actually is.

Our first visit went quite well and we only had to wait 15 minutes for a table and 20 minutes to get our first course. Our second booking was also made by our hotel, for four people at 7.30pm. The restaurant wrote it down for two people, so when we got there they told us to come back in half an hour. We did and they told us to come back in another 15 minutes, when they told us that our table would be ready when the people on it had finished their coffee, but they couldn't say when that would be. At that point we ''grabbed'' the ear of the waitress from London who had been monitoring our predicament from the background. To be fair she was brilliant and got us a table inside three minutes at about 8.30pm. We ordered and our kids food arrived after about 20 minutes. Ours didn't and they'd nearly finished by the time we managed to get the attention of the English waitress. She discovered that somehow (fat finger syndrome) a comma had been entered on our order and that means that "the adults want their food after the kids had eaten". No-one does that. We nearly exploded, but she made sure that our food arrived as soon as it could, so a meal that should have been finished by 9.00pm latest, ended up not starting till that time and not finishing until after 10pm. Not funny, especially after a hard day's skiing. Added to that your clothes come out stinking of all the food and need either washing or hanging out overnight. At least it's less expensive than some others in Chamonix and the food is tasty.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you are with kids, looking for a good Italian food with reasonable prices with some real Italian atmosphere, casa valerio is for you !
We've been there with kids, all loved their pizza.
Lasagna was not that good but all other pizzas and meats were good. Wine was reasonable.
It is small and cosy, better reserve a table at the back of the saloon.It might get crowded soon.
There is a small bar for quick eaters as well.
So when you are very tired to dress-up and go to one of chique Chamonix restaurants, you might want to try this easy-delicous place.

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Thank Ceylan A
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

On a small street in Chamonix, just next to the Italian border is this great Italian family owned restaurant. They have a lot to choose from, but my favourite is for sure the salmon pasta. The pizzas are thin and crispy, but it's pretty much just like any other pizza. The staff is always nice but very very stressed, probably since the restaurant is always cramped. Make sure to book in advance.

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Thank CarroCaroline
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Found our way into this Italian on a late Tuesday afternoon (when I guess a lot of restaurants in Chamonix take the day off) and decided to give it a try. We were one of the only tables since it was so late but the atmosphere was quite a nice change from the mainly mountain style eateries we'd been frequenting. All white tables with a lovely view of a rolling stream.

The menu was extensive. We ordered the focaccia, a linguini with a salmon and cream sauce, gnocci a la gorgonzola and a panna cotta for desert. All the dishes were pretty good, the focaccia really standing out. Overall, a pretty good value and probably our best meal in Chamonix (although thats not setting the standard too high).

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Thank FiorePebbly
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

A restaurant that has two distinct dinner sittings (7 and 9) needs to have its act together; this one does not. Over crowded seating and our mains arrived nearly 10 minutes apart. When the late arriving pizza finally did arrive it came without a topping - ham. Incredibly they sought to address this by throwing cold ham all over the top of the pizza and returning it to our table 30 secs later. After again complaining they did put it back in the oven for 2 mins to at least heat the ham. I ended up complaining to the manager who, quite literally, thought she could address my concerns through the offer of lemoncello at the end of our meal. What a joke. Another of our pizzas was rubbish with too much cheese and went largely uneaten.

Thank wax8
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