Pizzeria Grotta Azzurra.....: YUM....
We found this little restaurant after looking at menus posted outside of many different restaurants...the deciding factor was that this was the closest when opening time came around....plus the menue looked good...
Word of caution ...we were looking for somewhere to eat before Noon and it seemed that most restaurants did NOT open until Noon...
This was a small restaurant with an attached dining room to the rear...again no more than fifteen tables max...shortly after our arrival it filled to capacity...all local people eating they're lunch here...we were the only tourists I think...a good sign I thought as I waited for lunch!
As it turned out I wasn't going to be wrong....the food was great....
Favorite Dish: Mister Andy had the Gnocchi in a tomato sauce...I cant remember what he had for an appetizer...
I enjoyed a garden salad and portion of ravioli again with a tomato sauce...
The salad was served with vinegar and oil...the sides included bread sticks and breads...Fresh grated Parmesan is a standard I guess...
Both meals were really tasty...Id go back if I was ever in town again....
- Arts and Culture
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
Caffe Pasticceria Boch: Expresso and Pastries...
It was a cool morning and we had been up and driving since about 545 am...this was the first place that we found to have a nice coffee and croissants...conveniently it was located on the walk to where the Market place happens.
The main entrance fronts onto the Piazza Emile Chanoux...the main town square where the Town Hall is located...its a bustling little pl,ace that only had about seven or eight tables...
The second entrance fronts via De Tillier...
A Bakery and chocolatiere is in an adjoining part of the structure....I looked but didn't taste!! It all looked great!!
The croissants were delicious and so was the expresso...
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
caffe Nationalze: Classy place, check out the buffet
The cafe housed underneath the Hotel De Ville is probably the best in town.
It has has three main rooms,including an informal coffehouse area,and a more formal dining room where they do excellent lunches.
The centerpiece is however the central room with 10 valuted sides that was a former chapel.
The daily buffet they put on there looked very appetising indeed.
- Food and Dining
Ristorante Vecchia Aosta: Expensive but Delicious
Absolutely delicious northern Italian food. The gnocchi are melt in your mouth delicious and my meat-eating husband says that the proscuitto was to die for. Almost, as it does cost a lot here! Lunch for 4 came in over $125 US.
The service was very helpful and friendly, happy to try to explain the dishes in whatever mixture of languages you could understand! They speak Italian, French and some English and who knows what else.
Don't try to order your coffee with or before the desserts - it's a faux pas!
Favorite Dish: A big part of what makes this restaurant so special is not just the food, which is very good. It is also the architecture of the restaurant. It is very large, and is built right into the old Roman gates that guarded the city - the place is amazing -- even if you eat outdoors use going to the toilets as an excuse to wander around the inside of the restaurant. It is also part of a small hotel, which perhaps would be nice to stay at (we only go to Aosta on day trips since it is so near by).
- Family Travel
ristorante bar aux routiers: Simple restaurant on the road
We were going to Aosta after our visit to Fenis castle. It offers local and quite cheap food, waiters and waitress are very kind. I ate "polenta concia" (I am not able to translate it!) and some cheese.
We spent about 20 euro per person with coffee and liquor.
Favorite Dish: polenta concia