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Osteria dell Arco

Piazza Savona 5, 12051 Alba, Italy
(+39) 0173 363 974
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Ranked #22 of 109 restaurants in Alba
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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124 reviews 124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you want average, this is the place to go. We shared a bland, thick soup (potato?) with pasta strips, porcini, and some black truffle shavings. We appreciated their serving it in 2 smaller bowls instead of one large one, but the flavor was "delicate," to put it kindly. Our first secondo was brasato vitello (veal shoulder) braised in Barolo,... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It pains me to write this review. This was our third time at this osteria, the first one being shortly after they had opened it, quite a long time ago and I rembember a culinary delight! Second time round a couple of years ago goodish but nothing more. This time, the last for sure, the worst experience in Piedmont! The... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Poached egg, cream and a lot of black truffle, what more does one wants to have a perfect lunch. Well we also ate great pasta dish, vitello tonnato and a perfect mushroom dish, accompanied by a great Barolo chosen from an extensive wine list. Really good

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Port Douglas, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Another great find, good location good service, excellent food and nice wine . What more to be said and all at a good price. It certainly wasn't slow just a at a perfect pace. Highly recommended. An English menu would help but this is not a complaint rather a suggestion.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was a big disappointment for us. A few years back we came here three times as lunch and dinner were so fantastic. Cuisine back then was authentic and wine list top of its class with some really rare finds to fair prices. This time we had a grumpy guy serving us very average food and the wine list was... More

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is probably one of the best restaurants in Alba, and if you don't have any dietary restrictions, you will have a wonderful meal here. My wife and I have a plant based diet and don't eat meat or dairy products, and we had a real hard time conveying that to our waiter. In fact, one of my wife's courses... More

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ATHENS
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We interrupted our discussions in the plant to be driven to this restaurant for a quick lunch between morning and afternoon meetings. The internal design was very cozy with bronze lamps hanging from the roof. For the first "round" I had a simple green salad followed by a great surprise: thin slices of raw veal crowned with a thick tunna... More

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We went to Alba for a few hours in the afternoon for food shopping. The main shopping street, Via Vittorio Emanuele, was pedestrian, but we were lucky to find parking on a street just off one end of the main street. There are some wonderful food shops there so it was worth the visit. This restaurant is situated in Piazza... More

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Denton TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

There can be few reasons to visit Alba. It's a pleasant, busy, modern town with cobbled pedestrain streets. Very little attractions, except high baroque churches as usual. Nice gelaterias and some mostly garment shops. Apart from that, unexceptional. Other than for wine tasting, that is. A good location for sampling wonderful varied wines, including of course the wonderful Barolo. Our... More

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were a large group, eight in our party meeting with four of our relatives from Italy. I loved the food because it was similar to my grandmothers from this region. I had a carpaccio appetizer that was great and gnocchi that were light and delicious.

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