The Motrice

We offer a cheerful, friendly atmosphere. Our restaurant, café and bar are the perfect place to meet and catch up with friends over a coffee or glass of wine or sample our numerous gastronomic specialities, prepared by cook Ornella with great passion and exquisite attention to detail.

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Over the years, the Motrice Restaurant has been—and remains to this day—a favourite haunt of many artists among other habitués. Our guests have included famous names such as Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Sonja and Jan Wisse, Rudolf Blaser and Not Bott.

Our restaurant seats 28 persons and has a vaulted roof, evoking the form of an old-style Bernina Railway engine. Our “Rudolf Blaser” dining room seats 32 persons and features ceiling paintings by the artist himself. Born in Berne, Rudolf Blaser lived in Poschiavo for more than 30 years. Finally, our smaller Nostalgia dining room, featuring the wall and windows of the old Motrice Restaurant, seats 14 persons.

The walls at the Motrice are decorated with numerous historical photographs of Valposchiavo and paintings by well-known artists.

We are also available to host group events, banquets, group lunches and all types of meetings. In the summer, for those who enjoy spending time outdoors, the Motrice Restaurant also serves guests outside, at the tables overlooking the square, next door to the Poschiavo Museum, with a gorgeous view of the old town of Poschiavo and the Sassalbo mountain.

Owner and cook Ornella Isepponi carefully selects only the finest ingredients for the specialities that she prepares. Produce is bought fresh each day from trusted suppliers in Valposchiavo. Ornella’s great passion is her kitchen garden, where she grows and harvests fresh vegetables and salad to serve to her guests and flowers to decorate the tables.

All the produce used by our restaurant is sourced from Valposchiavo from trusted suppliers.

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