Cortina d’Ampezzo - WHERE TO EAT

Nuvolau Mountain Hut

Traditional cuisine

Mount Nuvolau - Lagazuoi, 5 Torri, Passo Giau Area

Tel:+39 0436 867938

The Nuvolau refuge is located at 2575m. altitude in the 5 Torri area. It is the oldest refuge in the Dolomites.

Run by the Siorpaes family for over thirty years, the refuge in closed in winter and can be reached only on foot.

A la carte: 7,50 – 10 €

Closing period:

From end September/beginning of October to mid June

Rifugio Averau


Forcella Nuvolau - Lagazuoi, 5 Torri, Passo Giau
Tel: +39 0436 4660,

+39 335 6868066

The Rifugio Averau has been listed by the Sunday Times between the ten best restaurants of the Alps. It has been awarded prestigious awards both in Italy and abroad. Sandro Siorpaes and his wife Paola offer a traditional but sophisticated cooking. You must try the casunziei filled with šciopetìs, a wild herb harvested in the local meadows by the restaurant’s very chefs in May. Also available on the menu are pheasant and broccoli timbale, delicious game birds main courses and not to forget the delicious desserts made personally by Sandro. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.

LP 26 Prosciutteria

Italian, Bar, Mediterraneancuisine

Largo delle Poste, 26

Tel: +39 0436 862284

Located in the heart of the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo, LP 26 is one of the busiest places in the area. The king of the menu is the prosciutto (cured ham) in all its versions. There are also some more nourishing dishes such as fresh “tortelloni” filled with prosciutto, soft drinks, aperitifs and appetizers, live music and dj set.


Sun - Sat

12:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Birreria Pizzeria Vienna

Italian, Pizza, Mediterraneancuisine

Via Roma, 66
Tel:+39 0436 866944

It is one of the few pizzeria/restaurant that still takes reservations and where you can eat a pizza until midnight. Two minutes away from corso Italia it is at walking distance from the city centre. Stefano Rezzadore is the star of the place, an exhockey player, big fan of curling. His dynamic spirit and the friendly staff give the restaurant a rather welcoming and heartfelt atmosphere. On the menu there are starters, porcini mushrooms pappardelle, angus beef steak, venison or goulasch with polenta and loads more. Late at night, if you are lucky enough, you may get the chance to listen to the barman Ciccio strumming away on his guitar.

A la carte:9-23 €


8 am –12am

Close: Wednesday.

La Corte del Lampone Restaurant

Italian cuisine, Seafood

Località Zuel di Sopra, 1

Tel: +39 0436 861927

The magical combination of stone and wood for the interior creates the mood for the dining room. For the satisfaction of both mind and spirit, La Corte del Lampone awaits you with an exquisite menu and a calendar that is full to brimming with events, music and entertainment to be enjoyed throughout the season.

A la carte:38-120 €


12:30 pm -2:30 pm

7:30 pm -10:00 pm

Restaurant Dolomiti Lodge Alverà

Traditional, regionalcuisine

Via La Vera, 9
32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo BL

Tel:+39 0436 4335

Chefs: Renzo and Claudio Averà

Chefs Renzo and Claudio Averà and their staff will lead you in into a food and wine journey through the the traditional taste of the Ampezzo valley, offering the best and most sophisticated culinary art with an excellent choice of regional and national fresh products and unique dishes, combined with a fine selection of more than 200 different wines and spirits.
In this elegant and welcoming environment you can indulge in new and original flavours and appreciate a punctual and polite service.
The exclusive panorama of the Tofane mountains and the larch woods through glass walls will enrich your experience with a fantastic and unique atmosphere.

A la carte:30-59 €


8am – 11pm

Restaurant Baita Pie’ Tofana

Italian, European cuisine

Tel:+39 347 0765754

Chef: Roberto Ottone    

Baita Pié Tofana is a splendind chalet immersed in the nature of the Ampezzo Dolomites and the ideal place to escape the city in the summer and to relax in the winter. This historic restaurant has been renovated with a modern touch and is now a chic retreat for foodies and wine lovers. New management by Michel Oberhammer with Chef Roberto Ottone.    

A la carte:40-102 €


Thu - Tue

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Restaurant Lago Pianozes

Italian, European cuisine

Località Pianozes

Tel: +39 0436 5601

The Lago Pianozes restaurant is situated along the gravel road that leads to Croda da Lago.

Starting point for hikers who want to reach one of the most beautiful mountains in the Dolomites, the small emerald-coloured lake offers complete relaxation in a picture perfect location.

A la carte:20-99 €


Wed - Mon

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

7:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Restaurant Tivoli

Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European cuisine

Via Lacedel, 34

Tel: +39 0436 866400

Thanks to Graziano Prest’s cooking the restaurant has become one of the best of Cortina. Apart from game and lamb there is also plenty of fish from the nearby fish markets of Venezia and Chioggia. Shellfish are much appreciated, starting from crayfish tartar with marinated fennels and potato mayonnaise, following with pumpkin ravioli with scallops and prawns. Indulge yourself with the classic homemade dish of prawns fried in crunchy polenta. Finally end your meal with a special dessert suggested by the chef.

A la carte:73-125 €


12am – 2pm

7pm - 10pm

Closed: Monday

Rio Gere Restaurant

Italian, European cuisine

Località Rio Gere, 1

Tel: +39 0436 3434

Since 1957, three generations of Nichola Bellodis’ family carefully took care about every detail of gastronomy and hospitality in Rio Gere restaurant in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The restaurant serves traditional flavors, revisiting dishes and guaranteeing choice and genuine flavor. The three dining halls are furnished in typical style by local artisans, the outside terrace sheltered and sunny, perfect for the winter season, and the pleasant atmosphere make Rio Gere the ideal destination to enjoy better the fine cuisine of Cortina. Thanks to its strategic location, ample parking and green area destined to solarium and fully equipped for the Younger Rio Gere is good for families, groups, skiers and hikers.

A la carte:12-23 €


8:30 am -10 pm

Bar Buffet Stazione

Via Marconi, 9

Tel: +39 0436 2529

The Bar Buffet Stazione is located at the bus station, in the center of Cortina d’Ampezzo, in a very convenient position for those who are in Cortina for vacation or passing by, and for travellers.

It offers a wide selection of choices from breakfasts to afternoon snacks and ice-cream in the summer, to enjoy sitting outdoors in the terrace.

Furthermore, there is also a tobacco selling facility where you can play the lottery, watch football games on a wide screen in a separate room or why not, try your luck on the fruit machines.

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