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Osteria Tacabanda

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Via Al Teatro Alfieri, 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
(+39) 0141 530 999
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding osteria!

We were exhausted walking narrow streets of Asti when we saw the restaurant. Food was good but the desserts blew our minds away. Definitely must, while visiting in Asti!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Pekka P
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The 'Tagliolini al burro con gelato salato gusto tartufo bianco' were to die for and the rest of the dishes we had were great too. A lot of the personnel have Down's syndrome, which is a fantastic project in itself and the service they offered was excellent - thank you for a good evening.

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Thank Jesper S
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We were exhausted walking narrow streets of Asti when we saw the restaurant. Food was good but the desserts blew our minds away. Definitely must, while visiting in Asti!

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Thank Pekka P
Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We just had a fantastic lunch at this Osteria, tucked away in a quiet street just out of the way of cars and shoppers. The food was superb. The wine list extensive. The service good. The host cared. The price was reasonable. And to top it all off this Osteria employs staff with intellectual and physical disabilities (download). It is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Delicious, creative food attentively served by special needs waiters. We especially loved pasta with white truffle ice cream, codfish w kale and hazelnut pannacotta. Delighted with local wines but even more with the social impact of this ethical enterprise!

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Thank Elena E
Alba, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The employees are special individuals. It's a great initiative that the owner demonstrates with this concept. The food was great specially the starter pepperoni with cream cheese and chestnut mushroom soup. Good value for money.

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Thank Rujuta S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Tagliatelle w meat sauce, fresh pasta w truffles, codfish soup all fresh and tasty. Deserts included tiramisu, cake baked into an apple, panacotta and various semiffredo variations (ice cream) all fresh and fabulous. Open Sunday! Servers included attentive well-trained "special needs" personnel. Asti as an aperitif of course!!

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Thank Elena E
Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Hidden in a lateral alley but in the hearth of the town, this restaurant is one of the best I have ever been! Environment The restaurant is in a renovated basement, so the number of seats available is limited. The reservation is strongly suggested, but the ceiling with vaults and old bricks is very nice and suggestive Service: Rapid and... More 

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Asti, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Situated in one of the most interesting Asti area, near Teatro Alfieri, San Secondo Basilica, Il Punto bookshop, Tacabanda, is a very cosy place where to have a quick lunch or an elegant dinner. At the end of a stair, there is a barrel vaulted room, with brickworks and basement windows wells, often there are art exhibitions. Cooking is light,... More 

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Turin, Italy
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385 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

... not only the food is very very good with a wide selection of local specialties, not only it is a very cute place with great atmosphere, but also is a very nice way to help other people. The chef who is the owner too, will most likely be happy to explain the whole project and talk about the great... More 

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Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Having been to Tabacanda over 10 times now, I still feel the urge to go again! Great for their lunch special at only 11 Euro's, the night menu is also not to be missed. A great wine list compliments the local typical Piedmont food. If you are up to it, try the horse cheeks (guanchotti di cavallo), they are amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Al Teatro Alfieri, 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Asti
  • Phone Number: (+39) 0141 530 999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?