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

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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
Great start to our first meal in Alba

The owner of our flat recommend this and Enoclub. Piola was closer to our place and it was later in the night so we gave it a try. Quickly arranged a table in the enclosed glass space on the square. Quiet yet a good view of the square and activities about. Good wine list and fun, fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The owner of our flat recommend this and Enoclub. Piola was closer to our place and it was later in the night so we gave it a try. Quickly arranged a table in the enclosed glass space on the square. Quiet yet a good view of the square and activities about. Good wine list and fun, fresh descriptions of the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We chose this restaurant since it is a Bib Michelin. Then we learned it belong to the Ceretto winery family. The restaurant is located in a nice plaza, the service is wonderfully attentive and the food splendid. The wine, well, they are selected from the Ceretto wines and they match the food splendidly well. We decided to spend the night... More 

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our host recommended La Piola for our first night. We had arrived late and wanted to eat somewhere simple, but with good local food. We were introduced to the local signature dish, tajarin al ragu, which is one of the most flavorful pastas ever. The chalkboard wine list is extensive and includes several local Barberas at very reasonable prices. (note... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I liked this place but in my view it is overrated -for many reasons...-. Nice location, average good food...but finding exclusively the wines produced by the owner was really disappointing...especially if you don't like them. Especially in a city where you expect to find everywhere a certain selection. At the end of the day, why not to offer other wines,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by a local business person and it certainly didn't disappoint. Generous sized serves, served with a smile and humour. The mixed plate was a fantastic representation of the local cuisine followed by tarjarin (angel hair pasta or tagliatelle as Australians know it) with a meat sauce. I was really full after these dishes and gave... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Since we moved to Alba, this becomes to one of my favorite restaurants. The menu is normally quite limited with like 4 or 5 plates for each section. But everything is delicious and the price is normal. It's located just beside the Duomo, and they painted it in water green which is my favorite color. It's cozy, modern and discrete.... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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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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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
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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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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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Address: Piazza Risorgimento, 4, Alba, Italy
Phone Number: +390173 442800
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba

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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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