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Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia

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Italian, Swiss, European
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Via Veglia 2 | 7500 St. Moritz, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
41818372800
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Centrally located and cozy, is definitely a place to go in St. Moritz. Pizzas are quite expensive, but good. I suggest "Dama Bianca", which is with cheese and no tomato sauce, topped with black truffle. If you are not quite a big eater, start with a sliced one for the table, as cheese makes it quite heavy.

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Thank Davide M
Oslo, Norway
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285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Centrally located this restaurant gives you an authentic swiss feeling. The pizzas are very good, the other items on the menu are also good without being great. The prices are amongst the highest in the world for this type of food as everything in St Moritz. The service is very good!

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Thank Gudleiv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

This place has great food! On my most recent trip to St. Moritz, I visited this restaurant twice because the food is so great! Service is great as well! Pizza is serviced with a spicy olive oil that is to die for. Pasta is fantastic as well!

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Thank Bella92694
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

I dined In a business party of 18. The service was prompt, if a bit chaotic due to all of us being on one long table. The main was steak - it was excellent - the same comment came from the other diners - very difficult with such a large group. The only disappointment was the tiramisu, not as good... More 

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Thank MelbourneWoody
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The pizzas were stone baked and extremely good. We were up on the top level which was a little on the warm side but on a -10 degree night the cosy feel was welcome. There is a very snug little bar tucked away before the main seating are, but there is room only for 4-6 people.

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Thank a_gentlemans_travels
Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

was better last year. Portions are tiny...make sure to order adult portion pasta for your child, cause the child one is ridiculously small for 19 CHF!°

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Thank Parismualus
Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

There are three restaurants here. We could only get into the pizzeria but the menu does cover a few grill items. I had lamb cutlets. Good, if a little over cooked. My wife had shrimps on a skewer- very nice. Good puddings. Wine by the glass or bottle. Nice selection. A very lovely "snug" bar is set on the side... More 

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Thank IOWman
Waasmunster, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

very good decent in the gill or paticiers stube... somtemines a bit crowded though good quality for money

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Thank Marc E
Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

They do provide excellent food and a very cosy atmosphere for a very expensive price tag. The food was perfect except the smelly venison. Great wine menu. As to horrible service I had two dissapointments. They served our great red wine in very small white wine glasses, which should be OK in a cheap restaurant but not here! Secondly the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

The Grill in the Chesa Veglia has an absolutely superb service. The food is amazing and one is always pampered. An amazing experience. We had a lobster salad which I haven't had so tasty in many years. Also the Chateaubriand was extremely well done.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Veglia 2 | 7500 St. Moritz, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Graubunden  >  Engadin St. Moritz  >  St. Moritz
  • Phone Number: 41818372800
Description
The warm cosiness of old wood, the refined atmosphere that makes St. Moritz the epitome of Alpine charm, and authentic dishes that will dazzle even the most jaded foodie: a meal at ›Chesa Veglia‹ is a truly unique experience, an absolute must-do while holidaying in Engadin, and a feast for all the senses.

›Chesa Veglia‹ is Romansh for »old house«, but this time-honoured restaurant is actually much more than that. A historic farmhouse in the pulsing heart of St. Moritz, this beautiful building is as rich in atmosphere as it’s in history. It’s quite impossible to walk through its door without being instantly beguiled by its allure, be it the infectious laughter coming from the bar and the sound of bartenders mixing cocktails, the welcoming Alpine scents of ancient pine and the look and friendly feel of the wooden furnishings and vintage cutlery, or the sense of luxury permeating the air. The ingredients for a perfect night are all there, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

In 1936, ›Chesa Veglia‹ was transformed by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel into an avant-garde meeting place for budding epicureans, the forefathers of today’s foodies. Since then, its irresistible atmosphere has attracted locals as well as tourists, not to mention VIPs such as Elizabeth Taylor and her entourage. To this day, ›Chesa Veglia‹ is popular with the young, hip jet-set crowd fond of holidaying in St. Moritz, not just because of its unique ambience, but also thanks to its excellent food.

When it comes to food, it’s hard, if not impossible, to beat the incredible variety offered at ›Chesa Veglia‹. The establishment boasts three different restaurants and two bars, all unique and resplendent in their own way, guaranteeing that everyone’ll find just what they’re looking for.

Take the ‹Patrizier Stuben› for instance, stunning and elegant with its rustic Engadin decor: prepare to enjoy revisiting regional favourites, concocted by a chef who ensures that the fresh local ingredients used fulfil their potential and more. Traditional dishes with an incredible new spin grace the menu, side by side with other favourites such as caviar, foie gras and vegetarian specialities.

The ›Pizzeria Heuboden‹, meanwhile, is all about Italian cuisine and, more specifically, pizza plays the starring role, as you might expect, prepared authentically in a wood-fired oven. If the idea of ordering pizza in the heart of the Alps doesn’t appeal to you, think again: here, you’ll bite into a crust that will definitely make a lasting impression. Most decadent of them all is the famous »Dama Bianca«, a white grande dame of a pizza, prepared with tasty taleggio, delicate buffalo mozzarella, pungent Parmesan and topped with generous shavings of truffle.


At ›Grill Chadafo‹, open only during the winter season, delicious grill specialities await: the roasted Bresse chicken with rosemary is the restaurant’s signature dish and leaves even the most exhausted epicure lost for words.

And while ›Chesa Veglia‹ is famous chiefly for its food, there’s yet one more reason to pay it a visit. Before or after dining, two bars – the ›Polo Bar‹ all year round and ›Bar Carigiet‹ in the winter – invite guests to unwind, relax and enjoy an aperitif, a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine. This is where memories are made, where guests soak up the incredible atmosphere and interior and linger for a little more fun before returning to the peace and quiet of their rooms in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.

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