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Crotto al Prato

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Via D. P. Cerfoglia 2, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
+39 0343 37248
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were invited for supper with family and friends for hearty mountain cuisine. The salami, pizzoccheri and cheese were fantastic!! Service was great and the atmosphere was friendly. We all "rolled" out after the meal with very full stomaches! This quaint restaurant with its typical cantina built into the rocks was great! A define return on our next trip!

Thank Rory Z
Florence, Italy
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318 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. Our friend recommended the local pizzeria , which is made with a white flour pizzoccheri and plenty of cheese. The plate arrived within 5 minutes and we had a very fast lunch, which was perfect because we walked through the historic center afterwards. Before we could leave they brought us... More 

Thank GregorRon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Fantastic food, meat lovers heaven and very reasonably priced. We had ribs, steak and potatoes - all excellent! Service good and friendly.

Thank Matthew P
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Quick service in a very comfy place. White pizzoccheri are very yummy. They offered a shot diring the bill paying. The street is walkable only as it's restricted to cars.

Thank Gabriele T
Brisbane, Australia
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230 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

On 21st August we made a day trip to Chiavenna from Lake Como with family friends. We had a lovely time wandering around this beautiful mountain town and we decided we would like to eat in a "Crotto". Chiavenna is famous for "Crotti" A Crotto is a natural cavity in the mountain where the temperature is ideal for storing wine,... More 

Thank DFD1303
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

A very busy crotto with friendly staff and great food. We chose the set menu. brilliant value, pizzocheri is divine, meats good quality, red wine very drinkable. Lovely atmosphere, busy busy !!!

Cislago, Italy
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were here for the lunchtime rush, the large outdoor courtyard was full. It was a beautiful day, so we were happy for a table outdoors. The smells were incredible. A local specialty is pizzoccheri, and here is the best pizzoccheri I have had--square flat noodles oozing with cheese, and with a taste of garlic, the whole platter was buttery... More 

1 Thank barbaraGeneva
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

Crotto al Prato is one of the famous Crotti situated only ten minutes walk away from the main train station in central Chiavenna. Crotto al Prato is a little more of the beaten track than the other Crotti, but caverned out within one of the large rocks, Crotto al Prato is a cozy traditional eatery which sells all locally produced... More 

2 Thank WBR-italy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

"Arricriai" in sicilian dialect is an expression used to express great satisfaction ... In this case on food! :) portions were good taste as well! Service was good also! In the end, nothing was really awesome or oustanding but it is really the maximum u can expect with that price! Best value for money! Higly recommended

1 Thank SalvoLiistro
Calella De Palafrugell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This restaurant is a little way outside the main town but worth the walk. It was full of locals - always a good sign. 2 courses with wine and coffee came to less than 25 euros.

1 Thank Neil S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Italian, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via D. P. Cerfoglia 2, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Sondrio  >  Chiavenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0343 37248
The "Crotti", typical environments of Chiavenna and its valley are scattered about ninety locations, including the most important is this Pratogiano. Arise out of a window of the natural rock (in dialect "Sorel") from which blows a stream of air at almost constant temperature throughout the year. Are used since ancient times to preserve wine, cheese and salami and also as places of calm and convivial get-togethers with family and friends. They belong to private households and only some are public. Every year since 1956, in September, held a festival with opening to the public of crotti private

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