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“Worth the walk!”

Restaurant Alphitta
Ranked #17 of 216 Restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Just had a wonderful lunch with gorgeous views and cowbells for background noise. Dave is a excellent host. One of us had taglietti and the rest had rosti. Yum! Big portions so I had to skip dessert. That was the only disappointment.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Lynne1121
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

We had been up viewing the Matterhorn all morning when a friend recommended we stop for lunch at this lovely little restaurant on our way down the mountain. When you get off the train, there is a short walk along a nice trail to get to the terrace of Alphitta. Dave greeted us the moment we stepped onto the terrace and sat us at a table where we were taken in by the spectacular view of the Matterhorn. This location could not be more beautiful. The restaurant sits at the base of the Matterhorn in the middle of a meadow - simply breathtaking! After taking in the view and ordering drinks, we ordered a shredded beef burger with some salad and potatoes. It was all excellent and fit the bill for hungry tourists.

The food and wine were all excellent but what makes this place so special are the owners - Dave and Tanya. They welcomed us with easy warm smiles that made us feel right at home. They also never rushed us - a few of us really had a hard time leaving this beautiful place and we ended up staying till almost 4 PM! Dave and Tanya assured us we could stay as long as we like and we did! I am convinced there is no more beautiful place in the world. Many thanks to Dave and Tanya for allowing us to share the beauty you surround yourself with every day. If we ever find ourselves back in Switzerland, this will be the first place we visit!

Date of visit: July 2019
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1  Thank Carolxyz3707
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed super lunch today at Alphitta. Hosts Tanja and Dave do an excellent job. We had a laugh and a very good time with good food

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank corn_lieundrobertr
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

This traditional restaurant is located above Zermatt, a short walk from the first station, Rifffelalp, on the funicular railway from Zermatt.
It is a popular destination and deservedly so. The lunches are excellent and the warmth of the welcome extended by Tanja and Dave adds something special.
We have returned several times.

Date of visit: July 2019
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1  Thank James B
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

There is no better location on Earth. The scenery from this restaurant is amazing, a better view of the Matterhorn than from the Gornergrat! On top of that, the food and service was excellent! Tanja and Dave, the owners, were personable and interacted with their guests. For us, this was more than just a lunch, it was an experience we will never forget. . . . And thanks for the schnapps, it was a great way to end the meal. Look forward to returning to Alphitta on our next trip.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tikimyers
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