Hotspot of Bolzano, Magdalener Hof has refurbished its popular hotel restaurant under the motto of seductive luxe.
The dining and bar lounge zones have all had a style facelift and make for a cool refuge on the outskirts of city life. The bar exposes its chunky heritage beams, and the restaurant spills over to the sun-trap terraces.
Magdalener Hof (Magda) is a local family affair. Jakob Ramoser has injected his nomadic styling aesthetic into the concept; think clubhouse velvet with a classy New Yorker Martini bar - fun, casual and atmospheric.
Alongside Ck Architects based in Meran, space is framed in smoked oak woods, anthracite flooring, moody plum, graphite greys and cool partner, petrol blue. The contrast to the garden terrace is theatrical. Brass adds a sense of elemental to the scheme with bar lighting from Flos and bespoke hammered brass 'Sohpia L' style golden-hat pendants float above the tables. Jaime Haydon designed the bar loungers and armchairs from Wittman, and the dining chairs 'ONA' are from Freifrau. Brother, Bastian Ramoser, has adorned the walls with nostalgic sepia collages of Bolzano life sourced from his gallery.
The food here is always a reason to have fun; hence the vibe is always lively and insanely popular. Homemade pasta pitches alongside fresh lobster, steaks, and vegetable feasts, bringing the flavours of Italy, the Mediterranean, and the Alps to the table. Dishes like Scallops gratiné with crunchy artichokes and slightly smoked deer carpaccio with marinated cabbage, apple mayonnaise and whole bread chips, another favourite is homemade "Schlutzkrapfen "filled with ricotta and spinach Alp cheese, brown butter and chives. Finish with Pear dumplings with cinnamon ice cream, yum. Madga's pizzas are town-talk worthy.
Deliciousness and style make this place much loved, and it has an energy catering for cool kids, the cosmo auntie to gatherings with loved ones over tasty food.