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A cosy mountain hut at the foot of Sasso di Santa Croce

Ütia Nagler Restaurant in Badia

Open in both summer and winter, Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant is nestled in the splendid scenery of the Dolomites of Alta Badia and can be reached from the village of Badia/Abtei with the chair lift Santa Croce. It’s a place that is worth visiting at any time of the day: for a morning coffee, for a lunch in the mountains or for an afternoon tea with cake.

Here guests get immediately immersed into the characteristic Alpine atmosphere that excites the feeling of warmth and cosiness. The terrace opens onto the picturesque natural landscape of the Dolomites, where the Gardenaccia massif, Mount Pütia and, of course, the imposing silhouette of Sas dla Crusc dominate the view. The rest is the story of a family devoted to hospitality, with a passion for cooking and great attention to the customers’ needs.

A homage to the traditional Ladin cuisine

The flavours of Alta Badia in Ütia Nagler restaurant

The spirit of authenticity pervades every corner of Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant in Badia/Abtei. Local traditions are respected through the use of antique wood, originating from old barns. Alpine style furniture is in tune with the characteristic Tyrolean wood stove, while windows catch magnificent views of the Dolomites that fascinate even more on the open-air terrace.

The cuisine of Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant in Badia is a homage to South Tyrolean flavours. The menu offers a rich choice of traditional Ladin dishes adapted to modern tastes and prepared with love and passion. Don’t hesitate to try homemade cajincì (a kind of ravioli), various types of polenta, eggs-speck-potatoes, Apfelschmarrn (sweet apple pancakes), homemade strudel with vanilla sauce and many other specialities. Yet there is no lack of classic dishes, such as pastas (don’t miss our special penne pasta in a pan) and steaks, perfectly combined with South Tyrolean wines. Ice cream sundaes are the unrivalled summer hit. And on cooler days you will always find here hot chocolate, fragrant mulled wine and bombardino.

Special events at Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant in Badia are also worth a visit: they are not just a joy for the palate but a unique opportunity to have a good time in the atmosphere of music, local culture and fun. Don’t miss the winter gastronomic festival Roda dles Saus and the summer project “Songs and Music in mountain huts”. And at the end of the summer season everyone is invited to Oktoberfest La Crusc held on the last Sunday of the summer opening of the chairlift Santa Croce. And if you have your own special occasion to celebrate, Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant in Badia is always open to your requests.

The charm of mountain trails

How to reach us in summer

Surrounded by nature, Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant in Alta Badia cannot be reached by car. To arrive here you should follow trails 7 or 7A that start from the locality of San Leonardo di Badia (free parking available). Or walk along trail 13 from Castalta (there is a small free parking some metres before the settlement). Otherwise, you can take the chairlift Santa Croce that leads from the village of Badia to the Summer Park La Crusc, located right in front of Ütia Nagler restaurant. In this case, however, don’t hesitate to take the second chairlift La Crusc as well, heading towards the sanctuary of Santa Croce at the foot of mighty Sas dla Crusc (Sasso di Santa Croce / Heiligkreuzkofel) where you can enjoy a stunning 360-degree panorama. The easy picturesque descent, on foot or by bike, will become a wonderful prelude to a flavoursome lunch at Ütia Nagler restaurant.

Following the call of the ski slopes

How to reach us in winter

Located on the slopes above the village of Badia/Abtei, Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant is ideal for skiers. The restaurant is set along ski run number 31, just a few metres below the top station of the chairlift Santa Croce. The indoor tables are perfect for a warming up snack between one ski adventure and another, while the outdoor terrace, with its 1850 m a.s.l., is the right place to combine flavours with amazing views and to enjoy some relaxation on sun loungers.
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The charm of mountain trails

How to reach us in summer

Surrounded by nature, Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant in Alta Badia cannot be reached by car. To arrive here you should follow trails 7 or 7A that start from the locality of San Leonardo di Badia (free parking available). Or walk along trail 13 from Castalta (there is a small free parking some metres before the settlement). Otherwise, you can take the chairlift Santa Croce that leads from the village of Badia to the Summer Park La Crusc, located right in front of Ütia Nagler restaurant. In this case, however, don’t hesitate to take the second chairlift La Crusc as well, heading towards the sanctuary of Santa Croce at the foot of mighty Sas dla Crusc (Sasso di Santa Croce / Heiligkreuzkofel) where you can enjoy a stunning 360-degree panorama. The easy picturesque descent, on foot or by bike, will become a wonderful prelude to a flavoursome lunch at Ütia Nagler restaurant.
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Following the call of the ski slopes

How to reach us in winter

Located on the slopes above the village of Badia/Abtei, Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant is ideal for skiers. The restaurant is set along ski run number 31, just a few metres below the top station of the chairlift Santa Croce. The indoor tables are perfect for a warming up snack between one ski adventure and another, while the outdoor terrace, with its 1850 m a.s.l., is the right place to combine flavours with amazing views and to enjoy some relaxation on sun loungers.

Those who create this warm and friendly atmosphere

The Alfarei family

Customer satisfaction is the main mission of Ütia Nagler restaurant in Alta Badia since 2004, when the Alfarei family took over its management. Eugenia, known by everyone as Giusi, is the restaurant’s soul, always hospitable and friendly: in winter she welcomes the guests at their tables and in summer creates mouth-watering delicacies in the kitchen. Her husband, Robert, is constantly involved in customer service, sometimes with the help of their daughter Karin. Their son Manuel, however, works every winter at the bar counter. This perfect family synergy creates the atmosphere of particular cordiality and affability that is perceived in the whole restaurant.

Taste, experience, explore

The magic of Santa Croce

There are thousands of ways to taste, experience and explore, in any season, the area of Santa Croce, part of splendid Alta Badia. This territory, stretched out under the watchful eye of Sas dla Crusc (Sasso di Santa Croce / Heiligkreuzkofel), features in summer a wide range of trekking and mountain biking trails that lead to the meadows of Armentara, to the ice cave, to the charming lakeLech dla Lé, to the birthplace of Saint Giuseppe Freinademetz and even to the Fanes-Sennes-Prags nature park. The tourist infrastructure evolves year by year, turning Santa Croce into a popular destination for families, thanks, for example, to the brand-new Summer Park La Crusc, located right in front of Ütia Nagler mountain restaurant.

Neither winter is less exciting. The ski slopes of Santa Croce, completely equipped with snow-making facilities, are the first ones to open at the beginning of the winter season. The area is always ready to surprise with new attractions, such as the recently constructed themed trail Kids Fun Line La Cruscfor little skiers and Free Ride Cross La Crusc for adults, where they can challenge themselves and friends in speed on the track equipped with a timing system and full of steep turns, jumps and drops. Off-piste activities include snowshoeing, ski touring and fat biking. And if the outdoor sports whet the appetite, Ütia Nagler restaurant is ready to welcome the whole family for a hearty and tasty lunch!

A peek at the Dolomites

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