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Il Centrale

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P.zza Romita, 10, 14036 Moncalvo, Italy
0141 917126
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent regional food

This is mainly about the battuta si fassone and e very time I head back to my home town, I need to have this traditional recipy, which is a perfectly matured and dressed rear meet. The restaurant, is a family run trattoria and always busy, reservation is more than recommended. Todsy, we ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Ralf I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is mainly about the battuta si fassone and e very time I head back to my home town, I need to have this traditional recipy, which is a perfectly matured and dressed rear meet. The restaurant, is a family run trattoria and always busy, reservation is more than recommended. Todsy, we ordered the battuta di fassone in the traditional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We had booked a villa nearby the city of Moncalvo in Ponzano Monferrato. When arriving we were, of course, very hungry and ended up in the first restaurant we found open. We did not have to be disappointed for this outcome. Service was friendly and the place was very fancy and clean inside. I had the best risotto of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We were having only lunch, but what a hidden gem it was! Do not let the plastic facade of the building fool you, the restaurant was one of the best places I've visited in Piemonte. Very good wine list and local food made of excellent ingredients. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food was impressive, and the service was just right. We were amused by the contrast between white tablecloths and fancy tableware juxtaposed with a waitress in a shirt with a sparkly cartoon character on it. She was very attentive and prompt but also very quiet. The place was pretty quiet at lunchtime and the pastas were all good but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Small restaurant with a modest exterior- but elegant feel inside. Excellent and creatively prepared dishes- all wonderful! We had the started first course with egg, cheese and white truffles! VEry good. Rissoto was excellent! Desserts were imaginative and served elegantly, AND tasted good! Would defintiely recommend and come here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I needed to find a restaurant in Moncalvo at short notice and found Il Centrale after a quick search on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is located at the bottom of what looks like a block of flats, and I don't think I would have paid it a second glance if it had not come recommended. I read the outside menu and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had we not read Trip Advisor or been personally recommended to this restaurant, we would probably have passed it by en route to more attractive looking establishments in the piazza in Moncalvo. It is well worth stopping here. This is a family run restaurant with a small menu and an excellent selection of wines. They also have half bottles of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were driving through Moncalvo and looking for a lunch place. Since there was parking available we stopped here and were very lucky. We had one of the best Risottos in Piedmont so far. As main course we had fish which as nicely cooked and still juicy. The Service was very friendly and professional. Compared to average pricing in Piedmont... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were staying close by to Mont Calvo and read the reviews on this restaurant. They did not disappoint. Very helpful and accommodating with children. We ate like kings and rolled out of the restaurant, not that the portions were too big, but because the food was so good. Must try: sorbet (passionfruit) it is amazing, the meat selection with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

From Milano you need about one hour and a half to get to Moncalvo by car, but you will find out soon that the long drive is well rewarded. Parking in front of the restaurant is out of question, but you can find spaces in the immediate vicinities. The outside look is not specialy attractive, rather anonymous, and the inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.zza Romita, 10, 14036 Moncalvo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Moncalvo
  • Phone Number: 0141 917126

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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