Mountain top dining: best mountain restaurants in the Italian Alps

The best gourmet mountain huts in Trentino: for foodies and snow lovers

If you love the mountain in winter, you know the feeling: after a morning spent snowshoeing or a thrilling downhill, there’s nothing like sitting around the table prepared for a feast, perhaps near a roaring log fire and a view over an amazing landscape. Grab the opportunity to dine in one of these extraordinary places, enjoy Trentino’s traditional specialities or try the gourmet cuisine with an innovative twist.

We agree, the mountain makes you work up an appetite! Here are our top 5 gourmet boltholes for dining at altitude.

Rifugio La Roda - Dolomiti Paganella

This mountain hut sits directly on the slopes, at the highest point of the Paganella Ski area. If after a day of skiing you are craving for an aperitif or a delicious traditional meal, you are in the right place!


Rifugio Lago Nambino - Madonna di Campiglio

Not far from Madonna di Campiglio, hidden away from the slopes and cars, you’ll find lake Nambino, perfect destination for snowshoeing or trekking through the snow with your friends. On arrival, an array of traditional delicacies will be waiting for you.


Malga Ces - San Martino di Castrozza

In the heart of the Dolomites, right on the slopes in the Ski Area Ces of San Martino di Castrozza, Malga Ces is the starting point of many hiking paths and excursions offering also a unique culinary experience…all about Trentino’s tradition of course!


Rifugio Lo Scoiattolo - Pejo 

It is situated at an altitude 2,000m on Pejo’s ski slopes in the middle of Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio. It’s an ideal randezvous for ski lovers and foodies! The restaurant offers homemade meals typical of Trentino’ cuisine and also other Italian style specialities.


Rifugio Pernici - Valle di Ledro

Pernici Rifugio is nestled in the mountains between Lake Garda and Valle di Ledro, in a beautiful panoramic position at an altitude of 1,600m. The mountain hut offers locally sourced comfort food: meals are simple but generous to replenish your energy for the next hike on the snow!

Published on 16/10/2019