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“Worth the climb”
Review of Rifugio Averau

Rifugio Averau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Description: 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.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Lunch at Rifugio Averau was a treat. After hiking up the mountain Averau was a real gourmet suprise. The food was excellent, from the apps to the pastas and meats. From the classic Polenta to lasagna, tortelloni, to the Capriolo, steaks, wild boar, etc. everything cooked to perfection in a gentle cozy atmosphere. Service was excellent. Very nice wine list and good deserts.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Our group of four reached the Rifugio Averau along the trail from Passo Falzarego around
noon on August 14, 2013, and had a small meal before continuing towards Rifugio Cinque
Torri.
We were surprised by the elaborate dishes the Averau waiter proposed, apparently
intended to impress the audience.
This year we walked across the Dolomites for two weeks, having meals in dozen of "rifugi",
and never came across inappropriate recipes like those. It may be useful to quote the
Longman dictionary under the word "posh": "a posh restaurant, hotel, car etc is expensive
and looks as if it is used or owned by rich people."
Coming to prices, we have scanned the receipt we had from the Rifugio Averau on August
14, 2013, and are now enclosing it as a photo to share. This receipt shows that we were
compelled to pay Euro 23 a dish of polenta, mushrooms and a sausage. This is simply
unreasonable. We agreed that the Rifugio Averau should be best avoided.
By the way, the Rifugio Averau has nothing to do with Cortina d'Ampezzo, as TripAdvisor
might lead to think. The receipt shows that the Averau is located in Colle S. Lucia, not in
Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lunch at Rifugio Averau was a treat. After hiking around the not-to-be-missed Open Air Museum, hike up the mountain a bit farther to Averau where you can enjoy pheasant lasagne and a glass of wine in their atmospheric, charming and cozy dining room. Service was excellent.

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