We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Probably good on a local's night”
Review of Cadran Solaire

Cadran Solaire
Ranked #6 of 109 Restaurants in Courmayeur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Probably good on a local's night”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Couldn't get a table during the weekend rush and was really looking forward to our sunday night booking. There must be an italian Friday-Saturday menu and then a "oh look, here come the brits" sunday sale. Maybe we over-built the hype on ourselves, but i generally holiday to italy for the food and was expecting big things. The sunday menu was a rushed three course menu in 45minutes, think starter done and 30seconds later the main is on its way. In a way, i don't blame them because i'd rather be home early on a sunday evening but at these prices, and given the buzz of the two nights previous, we were expecting better. Potatoes that tasted from frozen were the low-point else the food was just okay. I did pick up this same general vibe across most of courmayeur though, that the service is only for the weekend crowds and the tourists are generally left to fend for themselves mid-week. Must be the tips

  • Visited February 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank TreKimbo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

857 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Only good if things dont go wrong”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

My wife has coeliac which was clearly explained before we even sat down. We confirmed the order but when it arrived it was covered in sauce along with bread - OK the guy said he forgot to tell the kitchen and took it away. But this left the vegatable plate and of course I ate alone as 20 minutes later a new plain dish arrived. Come the bill time my wife attempted to explain that a) the vegtables were cold by the time her main course arrived and that we had in affect 2 seperate meals. It was not acknowldge in any way and we were made to feel in the wrong. Had things not gone wrong then I am sure all the other comments on this site we would have endorsed - but they did go wrong and they dealt with it badly and therefore dont take the chance and pass this place by!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank Andrew R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Laguna Beach, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must in Courmayeur”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

Great atmosphere, amazing food, a must in Courmayeur

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Ryan A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“lovely dinner and drinks”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

really enjoyed our dinner here. tip is not to book till at least 8 as gets started later. gorgeous bar with free snacks to relax in.

Visited March 2012
Thank laurenoneill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent service, very good food”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Really enjoyed the good food and wine. Ambiance is very charming. Don't miss out the chestnut dessert.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank Maliparmi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cadran Solaire also viewed

Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta

Been to Cadran Solaire? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing