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La Violetta

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Frazione Valle San Giovanni, 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
0141769011
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent address in the middle of nowhere

The restaurant is cosy and the decor is simple. The staff and service are just incredible - very nice and professional. The meal quality is very good. I wound highly recommend the mix entry dish, it's wow! Pasta is good as most of the time in Italy but nothing above average, I had porcini... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Gloria A
via mobile
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location . Quite and very home made style. Unfortunately is not easy to find plates or have dinner in working days without reservation. In case of no reservation also in week is possible than restaurant is closed. Plates considerations : High quality no compromises. Service in room is very good but in case of not Italian people's you need... More 

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Thank Giovanni C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is cosy and the decor is simple. The staff and service are just incredible - very nice and professional. The meal quality is very good. I wound highly recommend the mix entry dish, it's wow! Pasta is good as most of the time in Italy but nothing above average, I had porcini tagliatelle - we didn't have a... More 

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Thank Gloria A
Geneva
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Been here before and loved it so back we went this year. Just as we remembered - beautiful place, excellent food (vitello tonnato superb) and delicious wine. You can eat cheaper but it's worth it as a treat. Also so nice to be somewhere so posh feeling where kids are truly welcomed and made to feel special!

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Thank SwissTGeneva
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Piemontese food is conceptually very similar to Japanese food. When I was presented with my raw meat mini tower, with a drizzle of olive oil on the plate and a few slices of black truffle capping it I thought this was the epitome of essential, minimalist gastronomy, closed my eyes and enjoyed the wonder of exquisite flavors and aromas. There... More 

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Thank Felipe C
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we were recommended to come here by some italian friends who are originally from the region. Im glad we made the effort, It is off the beaten track but do-able with a sat nav. we arrived at 1.45 and worried that we might be too late, but the owner could not be more friendly and welcoming even though we speak... More 

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Thank midgyminx
Milan, Italy
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you want amazing food typical of the Piedmont region, great atmosphere, and fantastic service, then this is the place for you! I followed a friend's recommendation, so decided to venture out to Calamandrana to have lunch at this absolutely delightful restaurant. It's not exactly on the way to anything, so you have to look for it, but boy oh... More 

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Thank Magenta33
Bern, Switzerland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this restaurant is probably one of the most classic restaurants in the region, you can tell by the table covers and attire of the service and the fact that there is no prices for the Menu. And if you don’t ask for the wine card, they suggest a good wine but might be pricy. This is a higher quality restaurant... More 

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Thank puregourmand
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Our first day in Piemonte started with difficulty finding our accommodation. I stumbled upon La Violetta in the afternoon to seek some help. Although no English was spoken I had great assistance from what turned out to be our host for dinner that night!! Like other contributors it takes a leap of faith to order a full meal with no... More 

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Thank Melbourneboy
Calamandrana, Italy
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

La Violetta serves excellent Piemontese food. Service is friendly. The atmosphere is fine. It is a no frills place, down to earth and at the same time well kept. We've eaten here many times over the last 7 years since we first came to Piemonte and never had a bad experience. The price range is ok however not knowing the... More 

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Thank Roosters_and_Bears
Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Many visits over past 5 years and no disappointments. The very best of Piemontese cuisine. Our last visit in November 2013 was a Bagna Cauda Evening which will remain in our memories for many years.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frazione Valle San Giovanni, 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Calamandrana
  • Phone Number: 0141769011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 140
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?