When describing restaurants in Aosta, Europe deserves to be mentioned first. This restaurant is open for guests every day except Sunday. It’s a great place to try classical dishes of European cuisine. The restaurant’s spacious hall is perfect for hosting various events and celebrations. Osteria Nando is one more popular restaurant that is open not far from the central part of the city. Regional and national dishes make up the basis of the menu. Osteria Nando has tables installed inside and outside, on a beautiful terrace surrounded by lush greenery. This restaurant is perfectly suitable for families and has a range of signature dishes that includes various meat delicacies with mushrooms and fresh vegetable salads.
Vecchio Ristoro is considered the best restaurant of the national cuisine. Excellent mussels with spicy sauce, gnocchetti with zucchini, lamb roasted with beer and herbs – these are just some of the culinary masterpieces that the restaurant’s chef has prepared for visitors. Vecchio Ristoro has quite a large base of frequent customers, so it is recommended to book tables in advance.
Guests of Aosta will be surprised to find out that pasta is not the staple food in this region. The climate of Aosta is somewhat different from the rest of the country. Mountains and cold winters are the reason for the hearty cuisine in the valley. It’s a fantastic place for everyone who is fond of warming soups, rice and potatoes, black bread and salami, and, of course, cheeses made of rich milk. Fontina cheese, mentioned above, is a great example of the local cuisine. It’s a fat cheese made from a single milking. Locals often use it to cook fondue and add it to the sauce for the Aosta Valley polenta.