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“Surprisingly advanced and contemporary”
Review of Locanda Alpina

Locanda Alpina
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Brez
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Brez is actually a village consisting of 5 hamlets (fraziones). We were staying in Traversara and luckily for us, this restaurant, which is part of the only hotel there, was open. The daughter of our host said the locals don’t like it that much, as for Italian rural standards it’s quite expensive and upmarket. When we arrived, it did seem rather chic (host in full suit, fancy table with liquor). On the upside, the service was perfect, the host warm, friendly and welcoming. We felt he was genuinely pleased with our appreciation for the menu focusing on local produce. The prices were in fact almost urban prices and it was worth it! I had a suckling pig (Maialino) which was sumptuous, my husband had deer with polenta. The dishes are served in a progressive, advanced contemporary style. The interior was friendly and local. Local products are very much part of their style: local wines (also in half bottles, which is very handy if you’re not up for a full bottle), local meat and cheese. They had freshly made bread with herb butter, amuses of a zucchini flower deep fried in butter, and with my coffee (not having ordered a dessert) I got a platter with little chocolates that clearly were made by the chef. It is customary to charge a coperto (table charge) in Italy. For a coperto charge of 2 euros per person, and a total bill of 57,00 euros. I think this is a great deal! We also noticed both hotel guests as well as locals dressed up for a (romantic or with friends) night out, so atmosphere wise, it was perfect. We would have definitely come back if it was not for the fact that we spent most of our time there either hiking or cooking local food ourselves. We noticed the hotel bar was a local hotspot too. In short, I do recommend it.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We found this restaurant through TripAdvisor and enjoyed a very creative and tasty dinner. The 4 amuse bouches were delightful. Prizewise you can expect entries around 10€, main courses around 20€. This place is definitely a recommendation.

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed in Brez for a week motorbike riding, one evening we walked down to the local restaurant. The food and service far exceeded any of our expectations. There were 7 of us so between us all we pretty much tried all the dishes and they were better than excellent! The waiter (maybe owner) was patient with us (we spoke no Italian) and spent quite a lot of time explaining the dishes to us, when they arrived they were not always what we thought we were getting, they were better! His service would have not been unsuited to a top restaurant in Paris, white glove and all! If you are anywhere near, or not near I would highly recommend you go. We tried two more times but Thursday night it closed and the following night they had a function so we did not get to enjoy it again.

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Thank Lizteag
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

What a wonderful restaurant in the little village of Brez! We were staying in Brez for a couple of nights and were fortunate enough to eat at this restaurant twice. The food was superb!! On seating, a basket of home-baked breads was served to the table along with a small 'taster' (today that was a delicious crumbed zucchini morsel on a toothpick) and then a 'greeting from the kitchen' was served - unexpected and truly delicious. This is a regular thing at this restaurant. We had some of the best food we have ever eaten. The chef is to be commended. The restaurant is bright and comfortable, and the service is very attentive. The first night we dined I wondered how they could have a restaurant open each night in such a small town, now I only question why they are not fully booked every night. If you are ever anywhere in the vicinity, definitely put a meal here on the agenda. And if the trip is of any distance, then book a room for the night - it's a hotel!

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Reviewed 17 March 2011

The town of Brez, in Trentino-Alto Adige, has only 700 inhabitants, and they are usually not visible in this quiet little town. So it was such a pleasant surprise to find this gourmet restaurant in the almost deserted main square! The bright dining room is part of a hotel with thirteen rooms.
We started the meal with the complimentary "amuse bouche," and ended with the complimentary tiny cookies and pastries served on a wood plank, all hand made on the premises. I ate some of the best ravioli I have ever had. Included in the menu are rabbit, quail, lamb chops, a special cheese baked in the oven, and other delicious dishes. Of course, there are also the local dishes, like potato pancakes with artisan salamis or porcini mushrooms, roasts served with "polenta," a corn meal mush, etc.
This restaurant is definitely worth the trip to Brez,not only because of the food, but also because the drive there is very scenic and sometimes breathtaking. The mountain roads are flanked by vineyards, with the the jagged snowy peaks of the Dolomite mountains towering above, and mountain streams glistening below.

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3  Thank LaCostaflower
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