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Il Podesta'

Via dei Cappellai, 5, 14100 Asti, Italy
+39 0141 599906
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Ranked #43 of 233 restaurants in Asti
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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75% Recommend
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Castle Pines
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Montreux, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The steps down to the osteria lead you to the incredible discovery of the oldest place in Asti ! The vaults dating 1200 overhang the whole dining-room, giving it a very authentic and out-of-the-modern-world atmosphere ! The tappas-like simple dishes are excellent, the selection of only local cheeses outstanding, especially when you are enjoying them together with a excellent glass... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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239 reviews 239 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

This modern funky enoteca serves tapas style food and some other a la carte dishes. It is a refreshing change to the traditional dishes served in Italy. A local contact took us there, it ia short walk from Piazza Statuto in the medieval area. We had several types of toppings, including vegetarian, over french baguette bread, a big bowl of... More

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