- Food & Wine
Where to eat in Valtellina
Although it is easy to find where to eat in Valtellina, let us recommend you four exun territorio ricco di tradizione enogastronomica.
Its mainstay dishes are the the result of products grown and manufactured in these Alpine lands. Appetizing cheeses such as the Bitto DOP and the Casera DOP along with buckwheat make an essential part of Valtellina's cuisine.
Local culinary tradition has always been properly represented with dishes like pizzoccheri, polenta taragna, sciatt or taroz.
Let's not forget about the area's most famous delicacy: the bresaola IGP. Then there are scrumptious desserts like Bisciola and biscutin di Prost.
There is something right for everyone from appetizers to desserts!
Sciatt and bresaola: two delicacies from Valtellina
There are numerous restaurants scattered all over the Valtellina Area where you can taste these dishes. Here are 4 starred restaurants, awarded by the prestigious Michelin Culinary Guide, that you should visit when staying in Valtellina:
Ristorante Umami, Bormio
Recipes devised to highlight each ingredient through its perfect blend of ingredients, not hiding any flavor, but exalting each one when paired with the rest. Chef Antonio Borruso's menu proposes a journey across the traditions of Valtellina with an original touch.
Il Cantinone and Sport Hotel Alpina, Madesimo
Chef Stefano Masanti's cuisine will astonish you at Il Cantinone, a restaurant, winery, hotel, and Spa. A splendid solution to enjoy a gourmet itinerary in tune with this land or to relax with the warm, welcoming structure.
La Présef, Mantello
It is the first agrotourism to receive a Michelin sfar under the guide of Chef Gianni Tarabini, who nowadays counts with the talent of Franco Aliberti. In march 2011, after numerous preparations, cooking studies and table arrangement efforts, the Ristorante delle Emozioni opened its gates, known as La Preséf (the Manger) in local dialect.
Lanterna Verde, Villa di Chiavenna
Located in Castasegna, in the Italian-Swiss border, along the road that goes to Engadina and the famous tourist location of St. Moritz, this restaurant is surrounded by chestnut forests, offering refined and appetizing regional cuisine.