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“A mixed bag......”
Review of Ristorante Pepita

Ristorante Pepita
Ranked #2 of 43 Restaurants in La Thuile
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $59
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Wow. What a Jekyll & Hyde place this turned out to be. Two visits, two completely contrasting experiences. Visited first time (as a family of 4) on New Years Day 2013 at 8:30pm. Had booked previously so we were seated immediately and drinks orders taken. Service was very friendly and efficient. Food was extremely good. About 130EUR for family of four (starters, mains, desserts, bottle of wine, soft drinks for kids) - thought this represented very good value for the quality of the food and the service (left a very good tip).

So based on this visit we booked the Pepita Cafe for our final evening in resort (6th Jan 2013) - however we found it dissappointing by compaison. Service was sullen and inefficient. Waitress got both our foor and drink orders wrong, but didn't appear to be bothered about sorting it out until we gently forced the issue. My order (fillet steak) was completely forgotten - my family had half-finished their meals by the time I managed to find her and tell her that my food had not yet arived. She said she had forgotten all about my steak, but would get one for me straight away - inevitably it wasn't right - I ordered a medium fillet but received a raw & fatty sirloin. Not impressed. No-one asked if we wanted more drinks or dessert, in fact we didn't see any staff at all again until we had to leave the table to find them and ask them for the bill so we could pay and leave (at which point they cleared the table). Maybe they were a bit embarrassed about forgetting all about my meal, but avoiding us for the remainder of the evening was not the way to remedy the situation (and also meant they did not make any wine, drinks or dessert sales from us). The forgotten order and poor service meant we left very dissappointed, especially after our first visit had been so good. Great first visit, poor second visit.....

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Thank Lee J
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Went for my birthday in December 2012, and ended up going back the following day. Recommend the beef fillet. Great value for money, well worth the 5 minute walk

Thank sm96
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a very nice dinner at La Pepita. Serve regional dishes. Good value for money and good service.

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Thank Tfiles
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you are staying in la Thuile then do make a point of using this restauarant. Can agree with everything that has been said here. We had two meals at tyhe restauarant with another famuily and the menu catered really well for the teenagres as well as the parents. As with most places in la Thuile you need to accept that locals dont really speak English, having said that the menu is well translated into English. Don't miss out on a great meal.

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Thank Dave C
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We have been to La Thuile over the last 3 seasons and made this restaurant a `must` every time we went. By staying in the Planibel Apartmenets we had the option to eat out every night and Pepita has been our end of ski week meal with friendly service, good food and only a short walk there and back .

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Thank chiefandsquaw
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