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Piazza Risorgimento, 4, Alba, Italy
+390173 442800
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant but avoid the busy time

My local friend suggested to eat here but the place gets busy so we were there first thing during the lunch time. The place is owned by Piazza Duomo (3 stars Michelin) and serves a simple menu. We thought that the service was fine and efficient but it gets deteriorated towards the end of the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Rabat, Morocco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

For a seasoned traveller, for an experienced men or woman, for a cultivated being who knows Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese, mithologies about the Langa, its exclusive foods, wines, truffles and secret rituals, nothing is worst than being plucked badly in Alba Cathedral square! Yes the plucking place is right in front of the Cathedral and took (I would better... More 

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Alba, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great spot in the center of Alba overlooking the Cathedral and below the famous Piazza Duomo 3 Michelin star restaurant guided by the excellence of chef Enrico Crippa. La Piola being the "outlet" of Piazza Duomo is certainly reflecting the quality, dedication and the professionalism of the Ceretto family .food wise absolutely fantastic job and servers were explicative and quick.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

shortly... Staff unprofessional and rude, choice is very poor, food is not authentic. Instead of the Vitello tonato, that means veal with the sauce that made with tuna and capers, they serve the veal and the tuna salad that in French is used for the sandwiches. In menu was the pasta with the fresh tartuffo, they bring first the pasta... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My local friend suggested to eat here but the place gets busy so we were there first thing during the lunch time. The place is owned by Piazza Duomo (3 stars Michelin) and serves a simple menu. We thought that the service was fine and efficient but it gets deteriorated towards the end of the meal as the place gets... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

La Piola is the "bistro" below and owned by the same folks who run the 3 star Michelin Piazza Duomo. The place was really crowded. Uncomfortably warm and stuffy. Above average prices for below average food. And service way below average. We will not go back.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We even had to take reservations in order to get a table at lunchtime in La Piola. Upon arrival we queued up for the registration at the bar. There, we were ignored by the staff and furthermore, other people were cutting the line and were placed on their tables instead. After a while, we were finally seated. The waitress just... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We wait for 1hour for a simple pasta primo. Very bad experience. To avoid on Saturdays as the duomo place is crowded with the market's vans.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We arrived shortly after the restaurant was supposed to open for an early dinner. The door was locked. We should have taken that as a sign to go elsewhere. An annoyed staff member unlocked the door and told us to sit anywhere. The menu was very uncreative with the same 4 "Piedmont" specialties as everywhere else. Again, a sign to... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Located in the main square of the old town, we liked both the location and the elegant design. We were looking for a restaurant that could offer traditional and simple dishes, in an area known for outstanding cuisine. As recommended by our landlord, we tasted famous "thisties"in fondue with truffles and the the 'tajarin", a special pasta found only here.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was my first ever disappointing Italian restaurant experience - if we just want good food then we can get this from a delicatessen and cook it ourselves - I expect something more from a restaurant and especially one in Piedmont. I will be working in Alba for several weeks, I won't be coming back to La Piola ------- I... More 

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  • Address: Piazza Risorgimento, 4, Alba, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba
  • Phone Number: +390173 442800

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