Neatly tucked into a snowbank, this Italian bistro uses stripped back interiors to emphasise views over the nearby Dolomites.
Snow-dusted trees and craggy vistas surround Bistro Bergsteier, which makes as little a dent on the Fiscalina Valley landscape as possible. Thickly wrapped in a blanket of snow, the alpine restaurant cuts a low profile – and the space is equally restrained inside, where Plasma Studio has adopted a minimal, Nordic approach to its interiors.
Sliding glass doors wrap around the mountain restaurant, which is located close to a popular Sesto hiking trail in Italy’s South Tyrol, next to a historic building. Plasma Studio took cues from this listed structure, installing larch wood cladding and spray plaster ceilings. Bright green details enliven the space, with ceiling beams, edges of counters and table legs painted in the same sage hue.
Photographs taken by Michael and Sepp Innerkofler – mountaineers and relatives of the bistro owners – have been incorporated into the Italian restaurant, inspiring diners to head out and get hiking after finishing up a classic South Tyrolean dish.