Housed in an old chalet in the hamlet of Finland, Restaurant Findlerhof has one of the best outdoor patios around. It’s spacious and sunny—and overlooks the Matterhorn. The restaurant itself is rustic yet comfortable, offering a mix of local specialties and finer food. Diners can look forward to such traditional dishes as veal cutlet and veal liver roast with hash browns.
Zermatt’s on-slope dining is at its best at Restaurant Findlerhof. Ski your way to this mountain eatery where husband-and-wife hosts Franz and Heidi Schwery personally attend to guests. Solid pasta and risotto options give the menu a delicious Mediterranean flavor, but fresh fluffy eggs, savory bacon and leeks make the Matterkuchen (Matterhorn Quiche) the house specialty. The restaurant’s Alpine garden yields succulent greens, vegetables and berries in the summer, making it well worth the hike up from town in the warmer months.