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“Overrated, poor food & terrible service...we couldn't wait to get out!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chalet Ristorante Gourmet Mattias

Chalet Ristorante Gourmet Mattias
Ranked #37 of 110 Restaurants in Livigno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$54 - US$97
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Ristorante Stellato Michelin
Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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“Overrated, poor food & terrible service...we couldn't wait to get out!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

We couldn't wait for a 200 euro dinner to end... The choices are only 4 set menus, the cheapest is 54 euros and the other three are 78 each. For a change of one of courses from the fixed menu you pay 8 euros. The rest is extra. Every course was very disappointing, but what was more disappointing than that - the service. No happy faces... no explanation about food and long long waits between the courses. Basically very little afford from the personnel. We couldn't wait to get out.....

  • Visited March 2013
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Lauterbourg, France
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4 reviews
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“One of the best restaurants/cooks in Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Matthias definitly belongs to the Champions League of cooks in Italy.

After some years with experiments in molecular and french haut cuisine cooking (both on an excellent level and very interesting) he now reached the top level in improving the traditional meals of Livigno and Italian alps to absolute perfectness. Paired with an high level of creativity he creates innovative meals and tastes which have their roots in the local tradition.

The taste is very fine tuned without big show elements. The wine cellar is excellent. You always get for every meal a wine suggestion with perfect fit (by glas! They even had the Solaia from Antinori on a "by glas" basis).

This January Matthias had even an excellent menu fitting to Whisky! Creativity and tasting experience at the highest level!

We know the meals of Matthias since 2005 and had every time the perfect consistence and taste. That even makes the very positive difference to big restaurants with 2 or 3 Michelin stars, where the quality sometimes fluctuates.

The service is allways perfect and friendly. The atmosphere relaxed for enjoying the excellent meals. No "chi chi" or overdone "Silver" show like in some Michelin star restaurants.

Chalet Matthias is worth a long trip to Livigno (nice town for tax free shoping by the way!). Do not miss it!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank HSch_France
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Quite nice place with great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

We have been here second time and both visits were great. It was about us, food and nice wines. Not poshy, not loud. Just great food. Nice creations not too much, just enough to still feel nice.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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“Worth driving miles to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Mattias has a well deserved Michelin star. His food is exquisite, full of flavour and not heavy. Our only disappointment this time was that neither the lamb or the beef were on the menu for my husband- his favourite and as a fish eater my choices were limited. However the menu changes with the seasons. Everything we had was superb and the scallops with a touch of chocolate....truly memorable. A genius.

Visited December 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Phantastic Package (Restaurant and Hotel)!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Excellent quiet hotel with familiar atmosphere and kindliness combined with a absolute fair-priced gourmet restaurant (wine enthusiasts will be amazed regarding the Italian selection - matured vintages also for fair prices).

The breakfast is delicious & varied (e.g. croissaints, dark/white bread, marmelades, local chees+joghurt+butter, Cappuccino,...) and is not at all "spartanic-italian".

Manuela the "good soul of the Chalet" managing and organizing the hotel, service,... with her positive power since the last years. And Mattias is always open-minded if you have any kitchen-related question (e.g. "how could I realize such a perfect pasta tough?") and he will let you get part of his long-time cooking experience.

We have now been several times at Chalet Mattias (summer and winter time) - we think this is the best and clearest recommendation from our side => see you in 2013.

Enjoy your stay at the Chalet and especially with Manuela & Mattias.

Thomas & Alexandra (worldwide travelers, gourmets and sport-enthusiasts from Stuttgart - Germany)

  • Visited December 2012
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