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Il Baluardo

Piazza d'armi 2, Mondovi, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in Mondovi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Excellent formal French-Italian restaurant, recently opened in Piazza (old town) part of Mondovi. Italian-French Chef Marc Laterni and his American sommelier wife do a masterful job, creating delicious seasonal dishes paired with local wines in an elegant, modern room with a theatre kitchen and a small coutyard garden for appertifs n open theatre kitchen and a charming pocket courtyard garden.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Excellent formal French-Italian restaurant, recently opened in Piazza (old town) part of Mondovi. Italian-French Chef Marc Laterni and his American sommelier wife do a masterful job, creating delicious seasonal dishes paired with local wines in an elegant, modern room with a theatre kitchen and a small coutyard garden for appertifs n open theatre kitchen and a charming pocket courtyard garden.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our second trip to il Baluardo, having dined there several years ago, an evening which left us with such a memorable experience of this Michelan one star restaurant. This time, we traveled to Mondovi for the express purpose of dining at il Baluardo again, and once again, we were rewarded with another wonderful evening. The total dining experience... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went there with high hopes. It was our first big night out in Mondovi having just arrived from London; and we were all looking forward to being feted at this one Michelin star restaurant. There were 9 of us and we were very warmly greeted and given a lovely table on the upper level. 2 of our party knew... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I was on a business trip and our Team visited this restaurant. What a pleasure it was! The food was great (all 20 people agreed), the wine pairings perfect and the service met every need. I only wish I lived here to enjoy the experience again. I would highky recommend this restaurant if you are anywhere in the area.

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Cadiz, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I've here several times....each surpasses the last. Beautiful restaurant. Overall a super experience. Highly recommended!

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This restaurant deserves all the attention that it gets. Marc Lanteri is a soft spoken French chef who with his lovely American-Italian wife Amy Bellotti have created a divine place that is on top of the hill in Mondovi Italy, between the sea and close to Torino. It is worth the trip, as Chef Lanteri's unique takes on local cuisine... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Had the opportunity to eat here recently with friends and family and what an experience! We had a array of wonderful flavors prepared before our eyes in the beautiful "theater style kitchen." The wines were paired by our sommelier perfectly with these amazing dishes. Some of the magic we experienced included: Jerusalem artichoke amuse bouche w/ shaved white truffle to... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were the friends joining David-in-Kent-UK who wrote the last review about this superb restaurant in the delightful old town of Mondovi. From start to finish it would be impossible to fault anything. The ambiance, service and food were exceptional. Each course of the tasting menu we chose was exquisite with such well balanced flavours that one wanted to linger... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Two friends from Burgundy, visiting us in Mondovi', joined us for dinner at Il Baluardo last night. We had the menu "Il Territorio" with wines chosen by the sommelier to go with the meal. Everything was memorable and wonderful - from the first amuse bouche (a delightfully fluffy pea soup) to the final desserts (I had a chocolate sphere with... More

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Amsterdam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place was recommended to us by the chef of l'Esperanza. We did not know what to expect and were suprised to find such an elegant little place in beautiful Mondovi. A small restaurant with excellent service, exquise food and very friendly staff. Our kids loved the open kitchen.

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Kentfield, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We ate at Il Baluardo a year ago, and it has been our most talked about meal since. We returned this year and once again were blown away by the amazing menu, quality, presentation, service and ambience.

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