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AU$41 - AU$115
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Italian, Contemporary, Swiss, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Classic Italian cooking is served in the charming restaurant of the modern hotel CERVO Mountain Resort, which is located a little above the village and...
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Whilst the service is good and friendly (hence an extra point), we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. We ordered the radicchio salad to start, which had more field salad than radicchio, and was completely drowned in dressing. The tagliatelle with “fresh”...truffles was smothered in a truffle paste and topped with truffle shavings that were more like sawdust than truly fresh truffles. Unfortunately, our note that it was our 25th anniversary dinner was completely ignored. All in all, poor price:performance ratio.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2024

Dear FireZulu, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're so disappointed to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations, especially on such a special occasion. Whilst we appreciate your recognition of our friendly service, we apologise...More

Reviewed 31 March 2024

Will come back next winter. Everything was just perfect, from the food to the fond farewell by the staff. We love how attentive all the staff here and it makes them worth more than 1 star.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2024

Dear Pat S, "Perfect" – what a fantastic way to describe your experience at Madre Nostra by CERVO. Thank you so much for your kind words. We strive to create an unforgettable dining experience from start to finish, and it sounds like we achieved just...More

Reviewed 30 March 2024

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the beginning of March in Madre Nostra. We felt warmly welcomed by all the staff. The atmosphere was really nice - a perfect mix between elegant and cozy. Our waiter Xavier made a perfect job together with all the...other staff. We highly recommend this place! Highly suggest trying the "Insalata di Radicchio Affumicata" and "Raviolo al Tartufo D'uovo" if you like truffles this is an amazing choice as every other dish we've tried. Already waiting for our next chance to get there. Thank you so much for this experience!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Sari, Thank you very much for your wonderful review, and for choosing to dine with us at Madre Nostra by CERVO. We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends enjoyed a fantastic dinner and felt warmly welcomed by our staff. Creating a cosy...More

Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

A superb meal from start to finish. The relaxed ambience of the restaurant and the friendly staff made it a very pleasant experience. We started with the freshly made pasta, I had the salmon cod for my main and my husband had the steak. We...shared a couple of sides, the vegetables and fries and finished with ice cream for dessert. At the end they bring out an extra little sweet treat which was very yummy, even although we were both very full, we still managed to squeeze this in. If you’re wanting to enjoy a meal at this restaurant I would strongly recommend booking it in advance as it is very popular.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2024

Dear Hokeypokeysue, Thank you for your glowing review, and for choosing to eat with us at Madre Nostra by CERVO We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us from start to finish. Providing exceptional food and service in a relaxed...More

Reviewed 13 March 2024

I'm so sorry, but I forgot our server's name. She could speak Slovenian and had pretty long dirty blonde hair. She was absolutely outstanding. She made our experience so well. If she's reading thing, we were the table of four Americans on March 1st and...I was the one from St Moritz. Thank you for such a great experience! Two of shared the Côte de Boeuf and it was superb! The wine that our server selected was amazing and paired so well with our meal. I don't remember the other items we ordered, but they were all amazing.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2024

Dear TheLevitz, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for choosing to dine with us at Madre Nostra by CERVO. We're delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic dining experience with us in Zermatt. We're glad our server provided exceptional service...More

Reviewed 4 March 2024

What a delicious food and what a service. Maybe we got lucky with our waitress, but we were greeted with smile and the rest was awesome. It was an easy walk from Capricorn Hotel. There's also the elevator that you can take from the bottom...of the funicularMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Dear Vram J, Thank you so much for your very kind words about Madre Nostra by CERVO. We are so grateful to you for highlighting the very essence of our passion: delicious food and heartfelt service. We're delighted that your experience, from the warm welcome...More

Reviewed 29 February 2024

Alina made a great meal fantastic. We had the charcuterie board to start, the venison rigatoni, and shared the tiramisu. All were amazing. One of our favorite meals in Zermatt.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Dear Kirk K, We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic dining experience at Madre Nostra by CERVO. Thank you for your kind words about our team and our Italian cuisine. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your selection of dishes. We're...More

Reviewed 29 February 2024

We booked a private room at Cervo to celebrate a birthday - a group of 10, including 2 kids. The food was FABULOUS and our server, Benedicte, did an amazing job taking care of us throughout the evening. Five stars for Benedicte! Overall, Madre Nostra...is a great option is you're looking for a forward leaning, sophisticated Italian place in Zermatt. It's cozy, romantic, and has a trendy vibe. It's also on the expensive side, even by Swiss standards. Great for couples and families. Two issues for improvement: the staff at Cervo need to do a better job of directing patrons with stollers or wheelchairs to the restaurant. We were directed to go on a very convoluted route through the hotel when we should have been directed through the main entrance - wasn't the best start to the evening. In addition, the spacing of the courses was a bit much... yes, we wanted to linger and savor the evening, but sometimes it felt like we were waiting a long time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2024

Dear Heather N, Thank you for choosing Madre Nostra to celebrate your special occasion, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the fabulous food and that our team provided such excellent service throughout the...More

Reviewed 19 February 2024

Our server, a lively young woman from Italy, was fantastic. Attentive, knowledgeable, and made us feel at home. Definitely try both olive oils with the focaccia. Our appetizers—the crudo and antipasto platter were excellent. The pastas—ravioli, cacio pepe and porcini, were, unfortunately, over salted. It’s...too bad because the preparations would have been great otherwise.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

Dear Rosie A, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent experience at Madre Nostra by CERVO. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere, the fantastic service provided by our lively team, and the delicious appetizers, particularly...More

Reviewed 15 February 2024

Our server was really informative on the wines, the burgers and fries we ate were amazing and so tasty, and the view was one of a kind! My husband and I enjoyed this relaxing yet luxury restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2024

Dear Alex G, Thank you for your fantastic review, and for choosing to dine with us at Madre Nostra by CERVO. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the views and the food during your visit. Providing a relaxing yet luxurious dining experience is...More

Reviewed 15 February 2024

Alina was a great attendant. Experience and food was amazing. Must go to when in Zermatt. Artichokes are a must to order as a starter.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2024

Dear Marcelo S, Thank you so much for the fantastic rating and kind words. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and that our team provided such great service. The Fried artichokes with salsa verde and mint are our favorites too. We...More

Reviewed 12 February 2024

On the occasion of my wife's birthday, I reserved a table for 6 people and two large dogs a few weeks beforehand. As in previous years, I asked for the separate room on the upper floor, which unfortunately was not available when we arrived. However,...Oliver Gschanes, the restaurant manager at Madre Nostra, reacted sensationally and made the room available to us after a short wait. I really appreciate that, thank you very much! Unfortunately I don't remember the name of our waitress but she was great (as far as I know she was from Italy). As always, the food was of a very high standard. Great menu, something for everyone. The meat and the pasta dishes were really great. The wine list is also very nice with a good selection from Switzerland and abroad. All in all, a wonderful evening for all of us. Looking forward to our next stay or a dinner/lunch at the Cervo.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

Dear Roo08, Thank you for your wonderful review of Madre Nostra by CERVO. Once again, we would like to wish your wife many happy returns on her birthday, and thank you both for choosing to share this momentous occasion with us. At CERVO, our commitment...More

Reviewed 12 February 2024

Food was fantastic and we had amazing service by Alina. A trip highlight. Highly recommend! The fried artichokes and Cervo ragu were amazing.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

Dear Sandra M, Thank you so much for your glowing review, and for choosing to dine with us at Madre Nostra by CERVO. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic dining experience with us and that our team provided you with exceptional service....More

Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Our lunch at Madre Nostra was an experience that seamlessly melded gastronomic brilliance with the breathtaking beauty of Zermatt’s landscape, enjoyed from the comfort of their elegantly appointed terrace. From the moment we arrived, the terrace setting offered us a panoramic view that became the...perfect backdrop to a meal that was as visually stunning as it was delicious. The serene beauty of the surrounding mountains and the gentle ambiance of the terrace added an extra layer of delight to our dining experience, making each dish not just a meal but a moment captured in time. Alina, our waitress, was the epitome of professionalism and warmth, making our experience even more special. Her attentive service, combined with her genuine kindness, ensured that our time on the terrace was as comfortable as it was enjoyable. Her recommendations were impeccable, guiding us through the menu with expertise and enhancing our meal with her thoughtful insights. Dining at Madre Nostra's terrace is an experience that transcends the ordinary. It’s where the majesty of nature meets the art of fine dining, creating a harmonious symphony of experiences that linger long after the meal has ended. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, a lunch on Madre Nostra’s terrace, served with the grace and excellence that Alina and the rest of the staff bring, is an unparalleled experience. It’s a testament to the fact that some meals are not just eaten but felt with every sense, and we are already looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Dear Issabell, Thank you for sharing such a beautifully articulated review of your experience at Madre Nostra. We are genuinely touched by your kind words and delighted to hear that your lunch on our terrace was so magical. It is spectacular to learn that the...More

Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

If you are looking for high quality Italian food and a nice night out I would highly recommend this place. The menu has enough to satisfy all tastes and ingredients are fresh and top quality. Their hazelnut ice cream was the best I have ever...eaten anywhere in the world. You don’t need to think twice to eat here.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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CERVO Mountain Resort, Inhaber at Madre Nostra by CERVO, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Dear tcmb99, Thank you for such a glowing review, and for choosing to dine with us at Madre Nostra by CERVO. We're honoured to be considered the best Italian restaurant in Zermatt by someone with such discerning taste. Likewise, it's wonderful to hear that our...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
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