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La Violetta

Frazione Valle San Giovanni, 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $140
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Wonderful small spot outside of town. Long history and heard the chef is over 80 years old. The homemade pastas are sinful, but you cannot stop.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

The restaurant is located in what seems like a family home, so has a very personal, homely atmostphere, though their brochure states that the restaurant evolved out of cafe and shop over the past five decades. Service from the proprietors is extremely warm and welcoming, though no English is spoken at all. To our surprise there is no menu and... More

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