Where to Eat in Pontresina: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 29, 2017 Russell Mellin

Encircled by a forest of fragrant pine trees, the mountain village of Pontresina is an idyllic alpine retreat. Hike to the mammoth Morteratsch glacier or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through pristine Roseg Valley. Learn about ancient cheesemaking practices (and sample the delicious results) at the nearby Alpine Dairy of Morteratsch. A guided village tour will expose you to local features you may have otherwise missed, like graffiti murals and holy frescoes.
Things to do in Pontresina

1. Pizzeria Caruso

Via Tegiatscha 17, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Swiss, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +41 81 836 00 00
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 452 reviews

Pizzeria Caruso

Reviewed By Namosp - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

After a tiring day on the Mountains of Snt Moritz,we have decided to order and take away 3 different pizzas:margerita,greek style and roca grana padano.All the 3 were delicious,it felt like eating in Italy.
I would certainly like to try the other meals of the menu.
Definitely recommend!

2. Gourmet Restaurant Kronenstubli

Via Maistra 130 | 7504 Pontresina, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining European, Central European, French, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +41 81 830 30 30
Excellent
81%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Gourmet Restaurant Kronenstubli

Our gourmet restaurant Kronenstübli, which has been awarded 16 Gault Millau points, is well-favoured among Epicureans. In this Swiss pine parlour, we serve masterpieces of Italian-Mediterranean and French cooking. The chef’s specialty is Canard à la Presse.

Reviewed By Giulia O - Udine, Italy

This was our third visit at the Kronenstubli. As always, we had dinner in a refined and relaxing atmosphere, transmitting the charming character of this lovely alpine area. The menu reflected the flavours of the season, showing a careful balance between traditional Engadin dishes and more international choices. Given that it was our third visit, we were positively surprised to have the opportunity of tasting again something new. All the dishes were excellent, as well as their presentation - the lobster soup was no doubt one of the highlights of the evening! Service met the highest standards and we did really appreciate the caring - but at the same time always discrete - attitude of all staff. Overall it was definitely a great experience and we would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Engadin.

3. Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch

Pontresina CH-7504, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Swiss, European, Soups, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +41 81 842 63 13
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch

Reviewed By Whittlesford - Cambridge

You could come by car or on foot - or even on cross-country skis in the winter but with insufficient snow that latter was impossible, so we took the Rhätische Bahn, which stops outside. First to the glacier - or what's left of it. The sorrowful posts at the side of the path show how far it has retreated. We first knew it when it stretched at least 500m further down the valley.
Then to a simple lunch. This popular hotel/restaurant is Swiss modern with plenty of wood, stone and so on. Waitresses in "traditional" costume. Panini and soup very well presented at prices which are somewhat on the high side even for Switzerland. The bottled Morteratsch beer was not a good example of the brewer's art, though well done whoever for trying to break the Swiss brewing oligopoly.

4. Restorant Uondas

Via San Gian 7 | im Hotel Chesa Rosatsch, Celerina 7505, Switzerland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Pizza, International, Barbecue, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night HK$71 - HK$455 +41 81 837 01 01
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Restorant Uondas

Restorant Uondas Home aged Engadine “madüra” meat from the lava stone grill, homemade “Flammekuchen” from the wood fired stove, genuine Grison pasta dishes and the vanilla soft ice cream, prepared with our secret recipe, create culinary waves.

Reviewed By AnnaF2405 - Sydney, Australia

We went to Restaurant Uondas for a special occasion meal. The waitress did a great job of explaining the dishes with the local produce on offer including the amazing aged meat. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It's a treat eat, not a family value option. (Our 13 year old didn't appreciate it as much as we did.)

5. Restaurant Sportstuebli

Via Maistra 145, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Central European, Italian, Swiss, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +41 81 838 94 00
Excellent
39%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Restaurant Sportstuebli

Reviewed By Annette C - Greater Perth, Australia

With few restaurants open we were thrilled to find this restaurant on a Monday night in May. The delightful waitress translated the German menu into English and assisted us with our meal and wine choice. Our meal was delicious and the accompanying vegetables cooked well....MoreThank your for your flowers. I am pleased to give your compliments to the waitress and kichen staff. Hope to see you again. Kind regards. Alexander Pampel

6. Pitschna Scena

Via Maistra | 7504 Pontresina, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Swiss, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$400 +41 81 839 45 80
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Pitschna Scena

The Pitschna Scena is the vibrant meeting point for a colourful mixture of people. The rusty bar counter in the centre of the character-crammed locale was created by well-known Swiss artist Luginbühl. The place where hotel guests and local people get together for Scena burgers, tagliata or Alpine macaroni. The relaxed atmosphere in the rustic locale is an invitation to lean back and linger. The regular Thursday Concerts with blues, rock, pop, funk and jazz ensure a party mood and are famous far beyond the valley.

Reviewed By AuntieLuLu11 - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Menu is a mix of burgers (including a very good pulled pork sandwich), regional dishes, pasta and a few Asian dishes. Several rooms, quaint and cozy, young service team that are friendly and welcoming. Prices are high (compared to neighbouring countries) as everywhere in Switzerland, but reasonable for the region.

7. Restaurant Berninahaus

Bernina Suot 3, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland Reservations Swiss, European, Gastropub Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$141 - HK$777 +41 81 842 62 00
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Restaurant Berninahaus

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Reviewed By Michel R - Zurich, Switzerland

Were looking for a new place to have our family Eastern lunch. Were welcome at the Berninahaus, also our Jack Russel. Excellent Food, they had a Cordon Bleu Festival and very friendly service with a warm atmosphere in this stylish berghaus. An excellent atmosphere, we will certainly return.

8. Restaurant Engiadina

Via Dimlej 1, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +41 81 833 30 00
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Restaurant Engiadina

Reviewed By Flyer427 - Darien, Connecticut

When you're the only person in the place who doesn't speak German, you know this is not a tourist place. The food was great. The service top notch.

9. Romantik Hotel, Panorama Restaurant, Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl, Samedan, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +41 81 842 82 32
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Romantik Hotel, Panorama Restaurant, Muottas Muragl

Reviewed By hilltopOxon - Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

The funicular railway ride up at the lower cost rate after 6 in the evening ( 15 SFr return ) started an evening dinner to remember . The highlight was the magnificent views over the Upper Engadine lakes and Mountains . The restaurant had reserved a lovely view facing table for our group of 6 . The food was excellent , from anise bouche to starters to mains , with a comprehensive wine list and sweets to turn the head . the service was efficient , especially the friendly lady to who greeted us and kept an eye on how we were doing all evening . Overall this was outstanding in every way . However it will not be a regular visit for us because of the price which is at the higher end of ( expensive ) Swiss restaurant prices ( with little wine around SFr 80 pp ) . For a special treat this comes highly recommended . Don't go in cloudy weather though as the view is a main attraction .

10. Kochendorfer

Via Maistra 228 | 7504 Pontresina, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +41 81 838 80 40
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Kochendorfer

Kochendörfer's has been awarded the "Golden Fish" and offers something for everyone. In the afternoon, we serve coffee and cake, while in the evening and at lunchtime you can enjoy delicious, market-fresh dishes from our kitchen.

Reviewed By worldtravellerfrance - Avignon, France

We had our annual "house" diner at this "modern" decorated restaurant. We were served with utmost attention to details the quality of the dishes were very good, large salads, two servings of the Sole dish. We enjoyed our dinner and can recommend this restaurant for your next visit

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