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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The waitress insisted on talking to us exclusively in English. Yes we looked like foreign tourists, but it obviously never entered her mind that we understood Italian, let alone bothered to take into account that we replied in a perfectly honest Italian. Be that as it may, plenty of truffles and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The waitress insisted on talking to us exclusively in English. Yes we looked like foreign tourists, but it obviously never entered her mind that we understood Italian, let alone bothered to take into account that we replied in a perfectly honest Italian. Be that as it may, plenty of truffles and hazelnuts, Ceretto wines to chose from, a nice lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Delicious meal. Antipasti fiori di zucchini, agnolotti del plin, with nuts and a lot of truffle. Torte di nocciola with sabayon. Great value. Nice atmosphere and airconditioning. Outside above 30 degrees at night

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We spent two nights in a row in this restaurant. Solid staff, great food and local Ceretto wines. My wife enjoyed the Langhe Arnais and I did some studies of the Ceretto Barbarescos.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 60 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 87 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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