The Alajmo Group will open a new restaurant – Alajmo Cortina - during the first week of December. The Group has taken over the historic El Toulà, in Via Ronco, 123, which has been shuttered for years. The restaurant will be divided across three floors with a bar menu served on the bottom floor and the outside terrace. Alajmo Cortina will be open 5 days a week, closed Monday and Tuesday.
The Alajmo Group originally opened in Cortina during the winter of 2020 with a pop-up restaurant - Hostaria in Cortina – inside Hotel Ancora, recently purchased by Renzo Rosso. The local charm and presence of many loyal customers led the Alajmo family to look for a more permanent home in the city.
"With pride and enthusiasm, we add another unique, historical and original location to our Wunderkammer dedicated to Italian cuisine,” says Raffaele Alajmo. “We like to refer to our group this way because each restaurant is completely different from the next. The only common denominators are our style and culinary philosophy, represented by the quality of the ingredients, respect for our customers and a friendly approach.”
The menu is a work in progress, but it will include Alajmo signature dishes as well as more simple preparations for an aperitivo with friends. The kitchen team will be led by chef Mattia Barni who has worked with the Group since 2014, first at Ristorante Quadri, then for three years alongside Massimiliano (Max) at Le Calandre, then at Sesamo in Marrakech and most recently as head chef of AMO in Venice.
“We will try to interpret with elegance and conviviality the original spirit of a restaurant that was originally opened by Alfredo Beltrame (founder of El Toulà restaurant group). Our mission is to warm hearts with the beauty of the region and the atmosphere of his special, historic location,” explains Max.
Alajmo Cortina will open officially with the annual charity lunch for “Il Gusto per la Ricerca,” the non-profit organization founded in 2004 from by Max and Raf Alajmo together with Dr. Stefano Bellon, to support the scientific research of childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
Località Ronco, 123
32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL)