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“Follow the signs for a gastro experience...”

Ristorante Pierre Alexis 1877
Ranked #11 of 116 Restaurants in Courmayeur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$68
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

As we were wandering through Courmayeur recently, looking for dinner, one restaurant sign jumped out at me. It had an air of fun, deliberate design and almost promised a culinary experience.

Following our noses through cobbled side streets and with a spirit of adventure, we arrived at a promising menu and a dark double door. We stepped through into an uplit, vaulted stone cellar built in 1837, from where the restaurant gets its name. Today decorated with white tablecloths and quirky artwork, the menu belied a tradition of artisanal skill embellished with a modern, creative quirkiness.

Ordering two primi, a secondo to split and half a bottle of excellent local red took the bill to €80 and didn't seem to phase the faultlessly professional and friendly service staff. The basket of small homemade breads was devoured with gusto and the food arrived shortly thereafter.

For the starters, I can only say that the pasta was sublime and contained a ridiculous number of egg yolks per kilogram of flour and the sugo was moreish enough, for its component stock to have spent a good while simmering on the hob. The earthy scent of my partner's truffle and asparagus pasta could be smelt from the other side of the room and was covered in fine, moist shavings of the delicacy.

We had ordered only one main as my partner was already quite full and were asked if she would like a plate to taste some of my dish. We replied in the affirmative but little did we know that two fully plated, half-size mains would arrive. A lovely gesture on behalf of the staff, ensuring that nobody felt left out, that indicates a level of rigour and attention to detail in the kitchen. The slow-cooked lamb on the plate, couldn't have been more tender and was married well with the earthy beetroot tones.

A small coffee later and we were out into the night again, a bit starry eyed and mumbling about the second best meal this year. Thank you ristorante Pierre Alexis 1877, we'll be back.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, quiet ambiance, efficient service. We reserved a table to return two nights later for our last night in Courmayeour.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The food is creative on one hand and respects the areas ingridients and tradition on the other. The staff is very helpful, kind and proffesional. Classy and modern style but very 'casual'. Ok prices. Couldnt find anything wrong.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food in Pierre Alexis was very good indeed, but the service was somewhat chaotic - trying to order a drink took a while, and our wine then took a while to arrive - but then the staff forgot that we had ordered a bottle (which they kept behind the bar!) and served some of our wine to another table, so opened a further bottle for us....we had a lot of wine! The menu is in Italian - the owner/ manageress spent most of her time going from table to table explaining it. I speak Italian so I was fine, but perhaps have an English translation? The food was inventive and delicious. My main criticism is that the lighting was so bright - and combined with white walls - perhaps install some dimmer switches? However, would dine here again because we had a most enjoyable evening!

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

All five of our party had a superb lunch, delicious food and good service. The duck I had for a main course was excellent. Tucked away behind the Main Street in Courmayeur we found in from trip advisor, and were very glad we gave it a try.

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