Wednesday 1 April 2015

Bar Del Pino, Antagnod, Aosta Valley, Italy

A basic snack bar at the foot of one of the few pistes in Antagnod, Bar Del Pino can get chaotic when the slopes at Champoluc are closed and winter sports enthusiasts make their way over to this small satellite area. Although it only offers panini, drinks, confectionary and other sandwich shop fare, it is conveniently located for a pit stop.  To get served you need to order at the counter. Easier said that done. While some of the punters stand in an orderly queue, others seem to go straight to the till. The staff carry out tasks in a random order with no rhyme and reason, getting orders wrong and confused. While the panini ingredients are fresh and the selection respectable, you may well end up queuing for half an hour only to to receive a barely-heated lukewarm panino. A stressful place to stop, Bar Del Pino should be avoided. You are better off going into the village of Antagnod. 4/10