Where to Eat in Aosta: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 11, 2017 Viva Honore

Aosta (Italian: [aˈɔsta] ( listen); French: Aoste [ɔst]; Arpitan: Aoûta; Latin: Augústa Prætṓrĭa Salassṓrum) is the principal city of Aosta Valley, a bilingual region in the Italian Alps, 110 km (68 mi) north-northwest of Turin. It is situated near the Italian entrance of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, at the confluence of the Buthier and the Dora Baltea, and at the junction of the Great and Little St. Bernard routes. Aosta is not the capital of the province, because Aosta Valley is the only Italian region not divided into provinces. Provincial administrative functions are instead shared by the region and the communes.
Things to do in Aosta

1. Il Vecchio Ristoro

Via Tourneuve 4, 11100, Aosta, Italy Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0165 33238
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 360 reviews

Il Vecchio Ristoro

Reviewed By thoughtfuldiner - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This is a quiet, elegant and charming restaurant in central Aosta. What's even more important, the cuisine is very good!
A starter of bollito misto had very clean flavours, several pieces of meat bound together by veal fat, and garnished with a fine green sauce. Similar clear, linear flavours in a very 'Mediterranean' starter of a large tomato filled with aubergine pate'.
A main of ceps with potatoes cooked 'in cartoccio' was good. Even better was a rabbit stuffed with Arnad lardo and chestnuts: again this was a very controlled, clean yet flavoursome dish with no excesses.
Desserts were good but I wouldn't say they were as spectacular as promised by the ingredients (pistachio, chocolate and rum; and caramelised peach filled with amaretto).
Service by Katia is charme and elegance personified. The prices are correct for this level of cuisine.
All in all, a very good experience, to be repeated.

2. La Chaumiere

Frazione Signayes Clou 111, 11100, Aosta, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0165 40940
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

La Chaumiere

Reviewed By WardvanBeek - Wageningen

La Chaumiere is a great restuarant, with imaginative real home cooking. From the risotto to the... Zabaglione. Home mad Zabaglione is rare. And real good home made Zabaglione even more so. This was the best Zabaglione I ever had. Lukewarm, smooth, light, fluffy, and with lovely chocolate in it...
A brilliant restaurant with a great wine list! The local wines are wonderful too.

3. Osteria da Nando

Via Sant'Anselmo 99, 11100, Aosta, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$290 - HK$487 +39 0165 44455
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 947 reviews

Osteria da Nando

Reviewed By Mauro G - Rome, Italy

Excellent dinner Da Nando with friends. Good choice of wines and a menu which combines the traditional aostan dishes just reinvented.
We had a mousse of Arnad’s lard that was delicious. Also ravioli made with Valpellinzee soup Ingredients that were spectacular.
A good all round place downtown Aosta (you can park nearby but need to walk few hundreds meters) in the pedestrian area.
Excellent choice of cheeses and Genepy (typical liquor from the valley).
With one bottle of good wine we paid 200€ in 4 people, with an appetizer, main course and dessert/cheese.
Enjoy.

4. Mama Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Via Abbe' Auguste Petigat 4, 11100, Aosta, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Dinner +39 345 801 9719
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 230 reviews

Mama Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Reviewed By andreplastic - Milan, Italy

I went more than once at the Mama Fusion Japanese Restaurant, and each and every time had been a marvelous experience. The restaurant derived from the owner’s family manor house, with a well-groomed garden on the outside and spaced tables positioned in 3 different living room with dark wood matchboard on walls. An outstanding service brings to customers the Mama’s highlight: sushi! The chef traveled several years around the world absorbing different styles while forging his own. Prices are absolutely fair.
I suggest this restaurant as I consider it one of the best sushi restaurant of northern Italy.

5. Ristorante Monte Emilius

Localita Capoluogo 182, 11020 Charvensod, Aosta, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +39 0165 32090
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Ristorante Monte Emilius

Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia

Great ambiance, service, an outstanding menu to celebrate with your loved one. Starters: strudel maison, vegetable flan with melted cheese, mushroom puff pastry; first course: heart-shaped ravioli with cèpes, penne with roe dear and chestnut sauce; main courses:pork fillet with pink pepper cream sauce and various side dishes; dessert: vanilla ice cream with wild fruits in syrup; espresso with a Valentine chocolate, wine and water. All inclusive: 23 EU. What a super celebration.

6. La Vineria

Via Sant'Anselmo 121, 11100, Aosta, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +39 0165 610143
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

La Vineria

Reviewed By PessaDeb - Valdosta, Georgia

This is the best place for a leisurely lunch or a pre-dinner appetizer and drinks. We have been twice (different years) and if you want to sample local meats, cheeses, and wines, this is the place.
A wonderful selection of wines to bring home or enjoy on a picnic. Staff is friendly and welcoming.

7. Agriturismo La Reina

Localita Saint-Benin 17/A, 11020 Pollein, Aosta, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +39 0165 253775
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 574 reviews

Agriturismo La Reina

Reviewed By Johan17 - Haarlem, The Netherlands

We had an excellent and very affordable dinner at La Reina. The service was very good too.
There is no menu, so you will have to eat what is on offer (although you can make your preferences known).
We had anti-pasti that consisted of many different kinds of meat followed by very nice filled eggs, a first course of a pasta filled with cheese and meat, a second course of tagliatella with meat, local cheeses and finally a very nice dessert.
Including wine and water for a very decent cost of only 25 euro.

8. Giuliani Al Duca

Via Ribitel 8 | Piazza Narbonne c.o Hotel Duca d'Aosta, 11100, Aosta, Italy (Formerly Giuliani Ristorante) Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$581 +39 0165 610637
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 495 reviews

Giuliani Al Duca

Reviewed By thoughtfuldiner - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The relaxed environment (neither too formal nor too casual), the chef's good judgement and ability to keep within his comfort zone, the use of really good ingredients, all combined to provide an excellent lunch at this restaurant in central Aosta.
The cuisine is traditional enough to be sound, but also with sufficient personal touches and stunning ingredients to avoid banality. So the hazelnuts in the low temperature cooked duck defnitely catch your attention, and so do the supersweet confit tomatoes in the gnocchi with broad beans, cacio (cheese) and pepper (pity only three of them!), and so do the caramelised onions in a slow-cooked veal of restrained but superlative flavour. And so does the light pungency of citrus in a pasta with pistachios.
Desserts are simple but they did not fail to delight and surprise us! For example we thought there was liquorice in a tiramisu, but no, it was a different thing...
The chef's wife brings cheerfulness and creates a relaxed atmosphere in the formally laid room. The chef is as extroverted as his wife and does not disdain appearing in the front of house and talking to customers. Wine prices have surprisingly low mark-ups at the upper end (e.g. Barolo), maybe a little heavier on the (excellent) local wines. Food prices are altogether very reasonable given the quality (and the quantity is more than adequate too).
This a place where flavours are clear but balanced and controlled rather than 'in your face'. Personally, I really appreciated the restraint in seasoning. I'll definitely be back.

9. Cibo

Via Jean Baptiste de Tillier 40, 11100, Aosta, Italy Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$385 +39 0165 060561
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 275 reviews

Cibo

Reviewed By Kawaai - Midlands, UK

We were pleasantly surprised to find this vegetarian restaurant up a side street whilst visiting Aosta, as you don't often find many vegetarian restaurants around Italy that don't serve pizza!!
Some dishes were quite creative especially the non pasta lasagna, and most things were delicious. We ordered one dish which turned out to be hand-cut fried potato crisps, and although nice (as nice as crisps can be) were very expensive for what they were.
The staff were nice and they had an English menu, and it was a fairly small but clean and cosy place. Worth seeking out if you want a change from meat, pizza and pasta!

10. Vinosteria Antirouille

Localita Chef Lieu n. 8 | Aymavilles, 11010, Aosta, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +39 340 296 0658
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Vinosteria Antirouille

Reviewed By Grivola - Ottawa, Canada

Imagine a large round of Vacherin Mont d'Or (raw milk cheese) sitting in a wooden case and heated in the oven to melting, served with mountain grown potatoes, a variety of cold cut prosciutto, salami, capocollo and pickled onions and gherkins. Now imagine a thick hamburger size bun with the top cut off and the bottom side hollowed out to hold an entire rondelle of squishy melted brie, and served with a side bowl of boiled mountain potatoes wrapped in bacon; pickled onions and gherkins on the side. Wash this down with a glass or two of local select wines and enjoy the ambience. By the way the mountain potatoes are grown locally within 1000 to 1800 metre altitude. The village of Ossein just above Aymavilles is renowned for its dark skinned and sweet tasting potatoes.
Recommended by locals and after a couple visits I'd bet this is the local hotspot in Aymavilles. The place was hopping each evening we went. There are cute outdoor open ended cabins for groups of 8 or so as well as tables and chairs. Indoors the ground floor is a bustle of the bar, kitchen and half dozen tables with more tables below.
Staff are friendly and you can make Reservations. The menu is on the wall offering about a dozen or so 'aperitivo' food options.You can't miss the place. Just drive into Aymavilles and just before the first traffic circle across from the 'Municipio' (town hall) look for a place to park. It's obvious.

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