Where to Eat in Cortina d'Ampezzo in Winter, the Top 10 Restaurants Selected by Gambero Rosso

Dec 1 2023, 08:57
This year, the ski lifts will open from approximately December 1st to April 7th, 2024, but the Col Gallina area at Falzarego will already be active from November 11th and will close on May 1st, 2024. Here's where to dine during the winter season

High society, a packed calendar of cultural events and sports events, a well-equipped hospitality system: Cortina has always been one of the most sought-after destinations, attracting both VIPs and mountain sports enthusiasts. Even those who love walks and hiking have plenty of choices to enjoy the fabulous panoramas of the Tofane. Good cuisine is abundant, whether traditional or innovative. Here are the top 10 restaurants selected by Gambero Rosso.

Where to Eat in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Alajmo Cortina

Restaurant. The Alajmo family has also arrived in Cortina, at the former Toulà, boasting a spectacular view embracing the town and the valley. The kitchen is entrusted to Mattia Barni, young but already experienced in other establishments of the family. The menu is concise, alternating between land and sea, garden and courtyard, paying homage to the mountains and woods. The wine list is exceptional.

Alajmo Cortina – località Ronco, 123 – 0436 061040 – alajmo.it

Baita Fraina

Restaurant. Surrounded by greenery and managed by the Menardi brothers for many years, it offers beautiful suites and an intriguing cuisine inspired by the local territory, supported by a well-stocked cellar.

Baita Fraina - località Fraina, 1 - 0436 3634 - baitafraina.it

Baita Fraina Enoteca

Wine Bar. Under the same ownership, it's an ideal place to buy a bottle, have an aperitif (with a rich selection available), and enjoy one of the many treats offered daily, alongside selections of high-quality cheeses and cold cuts.

Baita Fraina Enoteca – largo Poste, 17 – 0436 871767 – baitafraina.it

Baita Piè Tofana

Restaurant. An elegant establishment in a beautiful chalet on the road to Passo Falzarego. The kitchen impresses with the quality of ingredients (vegetables and herbs come from the property's garden) and the ability to enhance them with appropriate cooking techniques and well-thought-out pairings. Notable wine list, ample outdoor seating with a view.

Baita Piè Tofana – località Rumerlo – 0436 4258 – baitapietofana.it

The cover photo is of Baita Piè Tofana

Al Camin

Restaurant. Among the most popular venues in the town, just a few minutes from the centre. Well-furnished and welcoming, it offers a creatively diverse cuisine ranging from local dishes to seafood, accompanied by an adequate selection of wines. On sunny days, dining is available on the beautiful panoramic terrace.

Al Camin – località Alverà, 99 – 0436 862010 – ristorantealcamin.it

Enoteca Cortina

Wine Bar. Operating since 1965, better known as Gerry's wine shop (named after the owner Girolamo Gaspari), it's the perfect place for a glass accompanied by gourmet snacks to enjoy in a friendly and convivial atmosphere.

Enoteca Cortina - via del Mercato, 5 - 0436 862040 - enotecacortina.com

Lago Scin

Restaurant. At the foot of the Dolomites with a magnificent view over a body of water, it has been a local mainstay for years. Typical chalet-style dining rooms with lots of wood panelling, offering authentic Ampezzo cuisine consisting of classics and some variations. Excellent drink options available.

Lago Scin - località Lago Scin, 1 - 0436 2391 - Instagram


Restaurant. Housed in the family farm's barn, it offers a rustic yet contemporary style atmosphere plus a charming outdoor area. Talented chef Riccardo Gaspari revisits flavours of memory with innovative techniques, always starting from excellent products mainly sourced from the property.

SanBrite - località Alverà, 200e - 0436 863882 - sanbrite.it


Restaurant. The setting is enchanting with a panoramic outdoor seating area. It's Graziano Prest's domain, a skilled chef in selecting ingredients, and particularly adept at creating dishes that find intensity of flavor as their common denominator. Exceptional wine list.

Tivoli - località Lacedel, 34 - 0436 866400 - ristorantetivoli.it

Chalet Tofane

Pizzeria. At the foot of the Tofane slopes, a cozy chalet open non-stop. Excellent, tasty, and light pizzas with long-leavened dough are served. The menu also offers various traditional dishes, with a rich wine cellar.

Chalet Tofane - località Lacedel, 1 - 0436 863026 - chalet-tofane.it


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