Da Aurelio (BL)
Located in Passo Giau, one of the most spectacular Dolomite passes at 2175 above sea level, among green valleys and historic traces of its important past, Ristorante da Aurelio is a true paradise for bikers and gourmet food lovers. Opened in 1970 as a mountain hut, it quickly became an unmissable stop thanks to the quality of Aurelio Dariz’s cookery and the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape. In 1996 the management passed onto his son Luigi “Gigi” Dariz who continued the glorious heritage of the restaurant becoming famous for his delicious “alchemic” cuisine that enhances plants and herbs from the Alpine region such as fir buds, Giau lichens as well as the most extravagant flowers…
The location has all the charm of the traditional mountain huts, with a magnificent panoramic terrace where you can enjoy sun-kissed meals whilst admiring some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. The menu proposed by Gigi Dariz enhances the aromas of the local tradition yet reinterpreting it with a creative spirit and an eye to healthy organic food. Downstairs there are also two mini-suites with private bathrooms named “Red”, to celebrate the colors of the sunset, and “Blue” inspired to the color of the clear mountain skies.
Where: Passo Giau, one of the most spectacular Dolomite Passes
When: in winter, to enjoy the charming atmosphere of a typical mountain hut, in Spring or Summer to eat sun-kissed on the beautiful panoramic terrace
Why: to taste the unique recipes by Gigi Dariz made with the very best of local products
How: before lunch, book a local tour with the Chef who will help you discover the beneficial mountain herbs he uses for his signature dishes.
Ristorante Da Aurelio
Passo Giau 5
Colle Santa Lucia, Belluno
+39 0437 720118 | +39 329 1359222
Tasting menu: 55 euro
First Courses: 14-16 euro