Fodor's Expert Review Chesa Veglia
In a 17th-century rustic-luxe Bauernhof (farmhouse) whose raw beams, aged wood, and native carvings have been self-consciously restored, the Chesa Veglia (run by Badrutt's Palace hotel, which is just up the street) is divided into three restaurants: an upscale grill (Grill Chafaö), which uses an original stone oven; a cozy Stübli (Patrizier Stuben); and a pizzeria (Pizzeria Heuboden). Menus include a good range of Continental and local cuisine—with sky-high St. Moritz prices, except for the more casual, family-friendly pizzeria (which, true to St. Moritz style, still uses premium ingredients like truffles and Grison air-dried meat in addition to the classics). The grill, open only in winter, features live piano music in the evenings, and there are two bars where you can people-watch over a drink before or after your meal. When Elizabeth Taylor and other legendary VIPs headed to St. Moritz, this was their favored watering hole, and it still attracts a smart and stylish crowd in season.
Via Veglia 2
St. Moritz, Graubünden 7500, Switzerland
- Rustic yet extremely upscale setting
- Choice of dining options (though all expensive)
- Truffle pizza at the pizzeria