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Osteria Tacabanda

#23 of 246 Restaurants in Asti
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Via Al Teatro Alfieri, 5, 14100 Asti, Italy
(+39) 0141 530 999
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply awsome

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
marco c
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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Siena, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I was here the other day for lunch with my boyfriend and my parents. My boyfriend asked some cops where was a good place to eat traditional food in Asti and they told us this place. Well we were very very happy with our lunch. We ordered two appetizers, cavolo with gorgonzola cheese -very good and then bagna caoda with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Recommended by our hotel and a good choice. An atmospheric basement tavern with creative versions of local food (after a while traditional regional food can all seem a bit similar, but this was interesting and high quality).Right in the centre of Asti. One of the better meals we had on an extended tour of Northern Italy.

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Rome, Italy
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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

In Monferrato eating well is not hard, and Tacabanda in Asti is no exception. I have tried it in various seasons, always at lunch and with my family, and it's a pleasure for us to come back: the menu is rich, essentially focused on Piedmontese cuisine, and the choice of the most famous local red wine (Barbera) is simply terrific.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The food was unbeatabe and the service was great. Good information from all the staff about the wine and the food. Presentation was also good and the setting, downstairs in a funky basement was really good fun. Lovely place to go with friends for a night out. Highly recommended.

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Monza, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We were going to another places to eat and if was crowded. So we had to leave. Ended up being the wisest choice. Great service, great food. Really an enjoyable evening.

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France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We have been to Asti eight times, and have eaten in most restaurants, which are generally excellent. The Tacabanda however, was an exception. The outside tables are fantastic, and the setting is beautiful. They also have a very good wine list, and we were expecting a great meal. The pasta course was tasty but overcooked, and the angelotti was really... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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