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“Superb Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Baita Pie Tofana

Baita Pie Tofana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Moscow, Russia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Superb Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

After a great morning of skiing we happened to find this delicious refuge. It was warm and cozy. The food was a delicious surprise. I was pleased that they offered wines by the glass. A great place for lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sheila J
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London
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“Mix feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The place has ambiance but the menu is trying to be a city restaurant with very odd non local dishes on it. Must make a reservation if u are going in the evening. The ossobuco was very good. Pasta with venison sauce is not very good. Good selection of wine. Price can be expensive.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Margeritta
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Toronto, Canada
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“Rudely expensive, kitchen substandard, atmosphere superb”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

First, the positives:
- service was good (not brilliant);
- atmosphere is perfect... just walking in the door is pleasurable;
- the wine list is great and fairly-priced.

As to the food itself, it was a disappointment. Execution was unpredictable and, in a few cases, seemed inexplicably thoughtless.

We started with an amuse which some liked and some thought uninteresting... let's give it a 5/10.
I had onion soup. I'm not Italian or Austrian, so perhaps my expectations were unrealistic. In my experience, however, there is usually liquid in a soup. This dish could have been eaten with a knife and fork. It was either poorly-conceived or poorly executed - 3/10.

I then made a fatal error. I selected a pasta dish that seemed to be a local variation on carbonara. Ignoring for the moment that fiddling with classics is often inappropriately ambitious, this dish was a disaster for two reasons: taste, which was dominated by a cheese that I couldn't identify and was excessively dominant, and texture, which was a bit like eating a clump of pasta congealed into a gooey, sticky mass. This dish was so texturally stiff and 'thick' that lifting the clump off the plate did not result in a single strand of noodle falling to the plate. I blame myself for thinking that a variation on a classic might be a sensible gamble, but this shouldn't have left the kitchen.

Of our group of eight, there wasn't a diner who felt his app and main were both superb. Having said that, though, the place itself is fantastic. One assumes that the food will match the atmosphere, and is accordingly disappointed when the kitchen, which is still what restaurants should be about, is sub-standard.

Finally, this is very expensive. Resort dining is always a bit rich, but this was over the top. Had the food matched the atmosphere, it would have felt a bargain. As it was, we felt a bit abused and accordingly wouldn't consider returning.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank ChipField
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Oeiras, Portugal
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“Before stepping in... check that your ski boots are spotlessly clean...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

It is a good restaurant in the mountain... good food... nice atmosphere...

I had lunch there once, this February.

The staff were a little too stiff and imposing on customers, the ski boots careful cleaning before entering, using a broom, which was a little awkward, as most of the clients were skiers... and the ski boots were just carrying... snow...

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank VPimentel
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

Great food and service. Don't miss the witch's room. Very warm and accommodating staff. Excellent for lunch on the slopes.

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Thank BombayGirl805
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