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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner for two. Possibly the best lobster dish ever, but all other dishes were very tasty and beautifully presented. The service was very attentive, extremely friendly and stylish, but not pompous at all.

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Thank Jurgen F
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Chesa Veglia has three restaurants - the best and my favorite is the Grill. Absolutely wonderful. Dinner here on Christmas nights is a tradition for me and my brother. Steaks are fantastic. Wine, caviar, truffles, champagne - don't hold back! The food is definitely the main attraction but the atmosphere with low lights and piano player is very fascinating to... More 

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Thank bourbonslinger
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a busy but cheerful restaurant in an old building near the center of St. Moritz. A warm environment. The service seemed curt and rushed at the start, but became better through the night, until it seemed as though we were long friends with the staff. Delicious dishes including seafood, noodles and all the different meats. This is not... More 

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Thank Traveler6_2007
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The surroundings were wonderful, the food and wine excellent Ned the service impeccable. However, as everywhere in Switzerland, it was too expensive , particularly as we only had a pizza each and a carafe of wine.

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Thank Alistair M
BadruttsPalaceHotel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Alistair M, thank you for your review. We really appreciate, if guests tell us what they like and dislike during their experience in one of our outlets. Only through constructive criticism we have the possibility to improve ourselves and our work. We have noted your comment about our prices. In an environment with a high concentration of 5*-hotels,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Just wanted a simple pizza and glass of wine; which we got, with good service in a wonderful old three storied building. Just the prices were anything but simple : 120 Euros for two pizzas and a half litre of house wine....ouch!

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Thank Lesley M
BadruttsPalaceHotel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia, responded to this review

Dear Ms Lesley M, thank you for your review. We really appreciate, if guests tell us what they like and dislike during their experience in one of our outlets. Only through constructive criticism we have the possibility to improve ourselves and our work. We have noted your comment about our prices. In an environment with a high concentration of 5*-hotels,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had local food with "Bündner Gerstensuppe" to start with and it had been great. Very delicious. The environment is nice and authentic and we felt very good. From our side this place is highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My teenage daughter and I had dinner here one night. We had planned to eat in the pizza part of the restaurant but it was closed. It was raining really hard so we opted to eat in the stube part of the restaurant. It is very pretty and cosy and the service was excellent. Our food was just ok. My... More 

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Thank momandktravel
BadruttsPalaceHotel, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia, responded to this review

Dear Momandtravel, Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it, when guests tell us what they like and dislike while they are visiting us, as this is the only way how we can improve. We feel really sorry about your “average” dinner experience in one of our restaurants. We have reviewed your feedback internally and in particular with regards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. We had the salmon and fresh cheese salad to start with the Arugula salad which was fantastic. Main course was fantastic, only downside the the hike up the hill from the palace

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Thank Dayter
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were in search of a late dinner and almost stumbled upon the charming Chesa Veglia. We are so pleased we did. We chose to eat pizza and were therefore stated in the 'pizzeria part'. The building is apparently one of the oldest ones in Switzerland and what a beautiful place it is. Our pizzas were very delicious and so... More 

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Thank JitkaW
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The pizza is very good, however you can only get it at dinner time. We tried going there at lunch and there was no pizza to be found.

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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