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La Piola

Piazza Risorgimento, 4, Alba, Italy
+390173 442800
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Ranked #21 of 112 restaurants in Alba
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We enjoyed the "outdoor" dining area, which was actually glassed in, affording warmth as well as a great view of the town's activity.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

In the very heart of Alba, I was a little scared before entering as it seemed to me a tourist trap. We ate in the veranda, looking onto the main square. It was a very nice experience, the quality of the food was excellent and the regional products were respected with elegance. The waiters were attentive and welcoming. The final... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This restaurant offers a limited menu but expect every item to be exquisite! Set below one of the greatest (and most expensive) restaurant in Italy - Piazza Duomo, it offers 2 large dining rooms and a veranda onto the Piazza Duomo (scenic). Rather original. First off, amazing and kind staff. Attentive to our needs and always helpful. Second, traditional menu... More

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Costigliole d'Asti, Piemonte, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Terrific place for a casual lunch in Alba, overlooked by the cathedral. This is the sister restaurant to the more famous (and expensive) Michelin starred Piazza Duomo.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

You cannot be mistaken is the same kitchen of the restaurant upstairs Il Duomo 3 stars Michelin. Of course the difference is more the simplicity of the plates compared to the other,but the base is the same different atmosphere can be family oriented and much less expensive.The owner a great producer of wines.Bingo you have everything.Very good

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

La Piola's location can't be beat - and the food is something special. They really let the ingredients shine with simple and classic Piedmontese dishes. The menu is not MASSIVE but everything we tasted was good. Also saw a few plates coming out that looked off-menu, so be sure to ask what else might be possible (and keep your eyes... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Pros: Great location in center of Alba Food and service was great (Salads, truffle pasta, panna cotta were delicious) Modern decor Cons: None

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were here twice for lunch and experienced good food with very attentive service. The fact that the outdoor restaurant or veranda is glazed and airconditioned is a big plus on a hot summers day!

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Shanghai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Grazie, Chef !!!! My wife and I shared a lunch-time meal at La Piola, this being a return visit on a scorching July day - an encore to a lunch there on a freezing day in December 2009. We shared a few courses - anchovies on toast dressed with parsley sauce and sitting in a base of creamy tomato reduction.... More

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Stockholm
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We got there and was waved to sit where we wanted to, the restaurant more or less empty. It would have been nice to sit outside - but we did not get invited to do that. We asked for a suggestion of wine to go with our food, and got a bottle that was not on the list. It was... More

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