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P.zza Romita, 10, 14036 Moncalvo, Italy
0141 917126
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Lovely lunch in Monferrato

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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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Tel Aviv
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Huntingdon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Scotland
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Milan, Italy
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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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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is my favorite place to eat on the planet. It has it all. An effortless elegance. A simple charm. Sublime local food and wines. My family have been patrons for many decades going back when it was located in the town's main square. Many things have changes, except all the things that are important. This is not a flash... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stopped for lunch, after a long drive, almost by accident walking in this otherwise understated restaurant. Full of locals, mostly on business lunches from nearby Asti. My fiancee had her best egg to-date (soft boiled first, then lightly coated in bread crumbs and fried), as part of a well balanced appetizer with a cheese fondue and mushrooms. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

After being disappointed elsewhere, we decided to try this attractive restaurant in Moncalvo. It was elegant, the food excellent and the service friendly. They had a very nice cheese course as well as a creative dessert, a tiramisu inspired strawberry shortcake which was delightful. I had an asparagus "soup" with black truffle that was truly wonderful. The wine list was... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

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