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Via San Pietro 26\a, 12062 Cherasco, Italy
0172 489421
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the Snails! Local Snails

To me this place stood out - there are a lot of restaurants in Cherasco that serve snails. However, I don't want to come to Italy to taste local snails served "A La Paris" as most places seem to have - drowned in butter and garlic! I want classic regional cooking and I think I found it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
JamesCoote
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To me this place stood out - there are a lot of restaurants in Cherasco that serve snails. However, I don't want to come to Italy to taste local snails served "A La Paris" as most places seem to have - drowned in butter and garlic! I want classic regional cooking and I think I found it here This is... More 

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Saluzzo, Italy
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I really liked the ambience of an old style trattoria set down in a kind of "cellar". The service was good and very patient with us. We had a great time and really can't complain about the food. I didn't eat the snails but my pasta and antipasto was average. My husband's snails were good but nothing outstanding. Overall I... More 

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Helsinki
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a quick dinner at this place. Great pasta and the chef introduced the ingredients after we had eaten. Additionally we got good recommendations of wineyards to visit.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We came to Cherasco especially to try their snails .. stumbled upon this restaurant, as it was Tuesday and a lot of the restaurants were closed. It's a lovely cosy place and the owners and staff were really friendly. We both sampled a glass of the local Barbaresco. The stand out dish was the Tajarin al sugo di lumache. Lovely... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We were driving and my wife saw this nice place and ask me to stop, Very friendly owners and very nice wines and food. We came back 3 more times during our weekend stay at Sinio and every time we have the same very pleasant experience. Last visit I had a big Gelato and was delicious !! Pietro's wife sit... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I've ate here a few times now while in the area on business. I generally stay in Cherasco for the main purpose to go to this restaurant again. Very friendly owners, Pietro the Chef/owner will visit your table to speak English to help with the menu selections and his wife always a very friendly host. Excellent older vintages of wine... More 

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Paris, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Very nice restaurant in the city center of Cherasco. The staff was very friendly, even to explain the main courses to 2 French guys not able to speak Italian! We tried a good red wine from the area (barbera d'asti). The food (including the snail specialities) was really good, and for a quite cheap price (especially compared to Paris).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We had a nice homely lunch at La Lumaca, after a recommendation from a friend and also then a local. We found the chef and his wife to be very friendly and welcoming and were happy with the service and ambience. The food was not amazing, but neither was it terrible and as we had left it a bit late... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Pietro 26\a, 12062 Cherasco, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Cherasco
  • Phone Number: 0172 489421
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?