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Osteria dell Arco

#17 of 146 Restaurants in Alba
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Piazza Savona 5, 12051 Alba, Italy
(+39) 0173 363 974
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 153
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  • 204
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good wine list, good service, great food - and a Slow Food establishment!

We went for a light lunch and the day was extremely warm, so the air-conditioning in the Osteria was very welcome. The restaurant offers a good variety of dishes made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, accompanied by a good wine list (primarily wines from the region, thank goodness, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
KevinJGG
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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went for a light lunch and the day was extremely warm, so the air-conditioning in the Osteria was very welcome. The restaurant offers a good variety of dishes made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, accompanied by a good wine list (primarily wines from the region, thank goodness, and priced very reasonably). Service was very welcoming and helpful and the food... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Firstly to be fair to the place, the food was amazing and the wine was a home run! (Great wine list - Pira Barbera I can highly recommend) However, the service really let it down for me. I was on my own and had booked at able after I couldn't get in the night before (no worries about that, I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were advised by pur hotel host and i was really glad ha advised this osteria. Plenty of choice of daily fresh pasta! This restaurant also,does slow food! The vitello tonato was awesome, with the veal sliced thin and the Tina was extreme soft almost like a cream, decreten with fresh beans and dried tomatensoep, real yummy. The gnocchi were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had not intended to be in Alba during the heatwave that occurred in Italy in early July. Upper 30's C. Our hotel was air conditioned but did not have a restaurant and Arco was a short walk away and also had air conditioning. We booked and in the early evening, off we went to dinner there and what a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

A good place for families. Always crowed with local people. Very good food for a fair price. The waiters are fast and quality is amazing. If you make a reservation for fish the cook prepare it very good.

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Freinsheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very nice Restaurant. The food was excellent. The wine card very impressive. We will come back this year.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This restaurant coped with 12 of us as a group without a problem. Rabbit, veal, offal, grilled vegetables, excellent wines of the region, everyone had a meal to remember. To finish, a decaffenato machiatto . Service excellent.

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Aireys Inlet, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of two top restaurants we dined at while in Alba (the other Osteria la Libera see separate review. This restaurant part of the slow food movement serves up local quality food matched by an extensive well priced wine list that includes a good selection available by the glass. Home made pastas were.wondeful such as gnocchi with asparagus... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Slow food is an italian food movement that stands for locally sourced, bio diverse and small farm ingredients. Osteria dell Arco follows this principal and does it well. Best pasta I had in Italy, and terrific food all around. Great place to eat in Alba.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after walking in the town. The front door is set back into a court yard so you may walk by. The setting was fine and the service was accommodating. We had a light antipasto and gnocchi with funghi with a local wine. The charge was 30 Euros. The restaurant was filled with locals. We recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Savona 5, 12051 Alba, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba
  • Phone Number: (+39) 0173 363 974

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?