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Via dei Cappellai, 5, 14100 Asti, Italy
+39 0141 599906
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful place to dine

We have had many great lunches, dinners and parties here. Beautiful atmosphere with relaxing jazz music, wonderful food and wine and very reasonable prices. We highly recommend it!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Bonsai-CA
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We have had many great lunches, dinners and parties here. Beautiful atmosphere with relaxing jazz music, wonderful food and wine and very reasonable prices. We highly recommend it!!

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San Diego, California
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16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Not recommended. My zuppa di pasta e fagioli tastes like it came from a tin. My braised chicken thighs in red peppers are actually roasted chicken legs with some peppers tossed over them. The chicken is cold and dry. Disappointing.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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66 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Rustic restaurant in a charming cellar. The food is really good, not outstanding or innovative, but really good. Amont other courses we had the risotto with mushrooms. Excellent. Extensive wine list. Good service.

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Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We arrived in Asti for a one night stay after a 400 mile drive from Bourges. We had wandered around the streets and stopped in a couple of bars but we were hungry. We saw the tasting menu advertised outside the restaurant and wandered down the stairs into a wonderful brick vaulted room. It was cool and peaceful, our waitress... More 

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Castle Pines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Old school (think 50s, 60s Italian classics) music is the backdrop in this subterranean, historical setting. Not sure what was here a hundred or more years ago when this was built, but it's beautiful now, with the original brick, iron gates that house various caches of wine bottles, and classy lighting that, from an aesthetic standpoint, really brings the whole... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Gorgeous atmosphere with brick dome ceiling and walls. Modern white chairs juxtaposed with the very old structure gave it a clean comfortable look. Unfortunately we do not speak Italian, but the waitress did her best to steer us in what turned out to be a truly memorable dinner. The cheese plate to start was wonderful and she had me try... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful to look at, with brick arched ceilings and a very nice layout. The menu had some good choices and there was a nice wine list. Unfortunately, we were there on a day when they were trying to provide entertainment in the form a of a keyboard player / singer. For such a small restaurant the music... More 

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Scotch Plains
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night, when many of the other restaurants were closed. When we arrived there were only 2 other guests, which should have been a warning.....food was pretty flavorless -the vegetables were soggy, the pork tough and the duck terribly salty....the first course of 3 meat ravioli, but the mushroom risotto was the worse I've ever had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Amongst our better meals in Italy. In an ancient vaulted cellar below street level, with lots of atmoshere but also stylish with modern twists. We intended to have just one course and ended up having three because the food was so clearly excellent. Recommended.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

very nice and warm atmosphere, in the heart of the town excellence, cordial and friendly service portions are abundant and tatsy not too large variety but the right one: fish and meat option lovely wine, yet not expensive the one suggested by the manager will go back soon, for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Cappellai, 5, 14100 Asti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Asti
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 599906
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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