With more than 100 restaurants in town, and 56 mountain restaurants to choose from, just about any gastronomy interests and price preferences can be matched on a Zermatt ski vacation. First and foremost, the Zermatt dining scene caters to well-heeled, gourmet-seeking visitors, but there are plenty of eclectic, family-friendly, authentic and affordable options.
Foodies will go crazy over The Omnia’s fusion gourmet fare and it’s modern Alpine chic ambiance. The presentation and creativity that goes into every dish will impress even the most seasoned diners. The restaurant also provides a suggest wine pairing with each menu item and has a separate vegetarian menu, ensuring that every guest is well provided for. Chez Max Julen’s Swiss-style grill is another Zermatt favorite. Conveniently located in the middle of town, near the corner of Kirchstrasse and Bachstrasse, guests can expect to experience this local cuisine in an exhibition style, meaning you can watch the chef’s cook. If you’re looking for more authentic cuisine be sure to have a meal at the Schwyzer Stubli, which serves up traditional—and inexpensive fare—and provides live Swiss music daily at 5 p.m. Family-owned and operated Le Gitan Grill also serves up the traditional Swiss grill cuisine, known as chateaubriand, and offers impeccable service.
Zermatt is world-famous for its on-mountain dining, thanks to its especially epic views of the jutting and breathtaking Matterhorn. Since on-mountain lunch is uber-popular you’ll probably want to get to your restaurant of choice before noon. If you’re looking for a sit down meal, don’t miss Chez Vrony or Enzian, both in the Findeln area of the ski resort. For something a little quicker and geared towards the whole family, head to Trockener Steg or Sunegga which is conveniently located near the funicular Sunnegga Express. If and when you ski over to Cervina, Italy, don’t miss Bontadini, which serves up fresh pasta and other local Italian dishes. Be sure to make a reservation though, as this place is incredibly popular and has limited seating.