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La Violetta

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Frazione Valle San Giovanni, 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
0141769011
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Today
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Superb!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Magenta33
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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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Bern, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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Calamandrana, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Thanks to the previous reviewers we ended up at this fine Italian restaurant. We too had some troubles finding it but after asking directions in our best Italian we found this gorgeous restaurant. As we were the first guests to arrive (our plan was to first have and before ordering dinner) we were greeted in person by the owner. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

It is a very nicely situated , family run restaurant . Maybe a bit difficult to find , if you don't know the are . The food is always lovely , not too "heavy " , as the local food can be . It is very well presented , and served to perfection . Last night we had artichoke with... More 

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Nice, France
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had an excellent set lunch, reasonably priced. Some dishes such as the peperoni anchovy sauce, the ravioli, the stuffed rabbit and the semifreddo desert were exceptional. The restaurant, a bit difficult to find, is nicely located and pleasant.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My wife and I returned to this region of Piedmont in September for a vacation and decided to try other restaurants in the area that would represent the cuisine well. We heard about Violetta and thought we should try it. It is very hard to find with the GPS. I had to call twice to try to get directions but... More 

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Geneva
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This restaurant was a wonderful surprise (excellently recommended by the most helpful chap at the Coppo Cantina). The food is superb, and very reasonable for such lovely surroundings. The restaurant is in a lovely setting, and is beautiful inside. The service was also excellent, and they made our two older boys (3 and a half and 2 respectively) very welcome... More 

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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
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?