The Dolomites

Restaurants in The Dolomites

It should come as no surprise that restaurants in the Dolomites serve up authentic Italian cuisine. At the region’s many local, family-owned establishments, recipes are handed down through generations and prepared with the freshest ingredients. This holds true whether meals are served in rustic home kitchens or fine dining establishments helmed by gourmet chefs. Meats and pastas feature prominently at restaurants in the Dolomites, but you’ll also find Alpine-inspired fare like sausages and cheese.

Authentic Italian fare dominates the menu at Osteria Le Servite, a small family-owned establishment in Arco that counts among its specialties mimosa gnocchi, Arctic char and pork filet. Another beloved local establishment is Trattoria Piè di Castello, which serves up one of Trento’s most traditional dishes, carne salata, and has been owned by the same family for 80 years. Oste Scuro, meanwhile, dishes out traditional cuisine with a modern flair, sourcing local herbs and seasonal vegetables in its menus. For lighter fare, try Pur Südtirol, where you’ll find regional, farm-fresh offerings: 80 varieties of cheese, speck and sausage, as well as a selection of pastries and breads, plus plenty of wine and cider to wash it down.

 Iacopo Lenci, the 26-year-old owner, serves serious beer and formidable pub grub inside this cavernous repurposed farmhouse, next to a sweet terrace filled with jazz and children.

Just below the jagged, 10,000-foot-high Sassolungo peak sits this popular lunchtime spot which offers grilled fish and generously portioned tiramisu.

High above town, Castel Fragsburg turns out locavore dishes such as grilled fillet of Tyrolean ox and goose liver accompanied by a tonka-bean brioche.

Northern Italian cuisine made with regional ingredients such as tortelloni stuffed with chamois and wild-berry butter.

Local meats are the house specialty: Try the pork cheeks in a red-wine reduction and the beef carpaccio.

South Tyrolean specialties are served in a wood-paneled stube.