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

Had lunch in the little glass annex on the piazza which in itself is a great idea: it still feels calm while you are sitting almost in the middle of all the hazzle of the marketplaze. Food itself was delicious and everything went smoothly considering we were a party of 15. Definetly to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had lunch in the little glass annex on the piazza which in itself is a great idea: it still feels calm while you are sitting almost in the middle of all the hazzle of the marketplaze. Food itself was delicious and everything went smoothly considering we were a party of 15. Definetly to be recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We didn't have the chance to try Piazza Duomo because it's closed for Summer, so we ended up dining in La Piola instead. Our dinner was average and below our expectation.

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Holte, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were four experienced foodies on a gastro-travel. We had an okay salad, an Faison tartar which was fresh but with an average taste experience (which means the supplier could do better). The pasta was a disgrace considering our expectations in a piemontese gourmet restaurant: the texture and taste suggested ready-made pasta, with some storage time in plastic in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

There are certainly many good restaurants in Alba, but for sure La Piola is one of the best. When in town, we try at least once to enjoy a good meal there. The restaurant is located in the centre of the city on the Piazza Risorgimento, hardly to be overseen, as the pavilion extends to the rim of the piazza.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had lunch recently at La Piola and were very satisfied. Friendly service and even thoug we had - because of the heat outside - only first courses and deserts, we enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was very busy and therefore loud, so I am not sure it would be enjoyable for a nice dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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Location and Contact Information

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

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