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Osteria dell Arco

#15 of 129 Restaurants in Alba
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Piazza Savona 5, 12051 Alba, Italy
(+39) 0173 363 974
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
TOP LOCAL FARE

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Vincent M
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Aireys Inlet, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for dinner. Nice pasta. Regular service. Good to eat but do not expect something very diferent.

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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband, 1 1/2 year old daughter and I had our "Thanksgiving" dinner at this wonderful restaurant. We did not have reservations but they were able to easily seat us and were very nice with the child bringing her some finger pasta quickly before she got fussy while we took our time to look at the menu. The courses were... More 

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Malaucene, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We have been to this restaurant often, and we make a special point of going into Alba to eat here any time we are in the region. On this occasion we arrived late (14h) after a long drive from Tuscany, but were graciously seated after a few minutes wait. The food here is always excellent, the ambiance charged with energy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate upstairs in the brasserie style restaurant. By 1.30 pm it was packed mostly with locals. My veal tartare with black truffles was wonderful and at euro 12 it was a a true gift from heaven! The very friendly waiter suggested a bottle of "Nascetta 2013" from the Rivetto winery - it was wonderful and only euro 4 more... More 

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Alba, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great ingredients perfectly cooked & combined! If you like piemontese wines, this is the place (together with locanda dell arco in cissone)...Reading the wines list was delightful ! I will strongly recommend the sicilian Gambas & a lot of other things on the menu. You can't go wrong when visiting this restaurant but don't forget to book your table in... More 

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São Paulo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I loved the staff and the food. Mario is a great sommelier and the chef is amazing. Thanks to the brothers and all team.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?