Tuesday 31 March 2015

Bar Ristorante Lo Retsignon, Ciarcerio - Frachey, Champoluc, Aosta Valley, Italy

A homely eatery near the top of the futuristic funicular up from Frachey, Bar Ristorante Lo Retsignon is not a bad place to be stranded if the chairlift up the mountain is closed by high winds. The table service is warm and efficient, while the food is good value. As well as offering decent Italian staples, including a creamy carbonara, several polenta dishes and gnocchi, this well run restaurant offers a few local dishes such as the filling and tasty zuppa alla valdostana - a solid soup made of bread, butter, cabbage and cheese (about 8 euros). The menu also features some respectable salads and kids dishes, including a hearty frankfurter-style sausage and chips. 7/10