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La Lumaca

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Via San Pietro 26\a, 12062, Cherasco, Italy
0172 489421
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wilmette, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We love snails and this restaurant nailed it!! It had many meal choices with snails cooked in regional dishes. The owner and his wife are very friendly. He cooks everything fresh, as you order. We tried an old Barolo wine (1999) with our meal and it delicious and reasonably priced for Barolo, 11 euro. We couldn't have been happier to... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Chef Pietro and his wife Christine made both our visits memorable. We ate through the menu from antipasti to dessert. The food and the wine recomondations were perfect. The chef asked us during our second visit if we would be interested in a Risotto cooked in Barolo wine. It turned out to be my best Risotto ever. They let us... More 

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Berlin
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208 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amiable Christina and her husband (the chef) are not only specialists in snails (lumaca). They offer a fine menu degustatione with 4 courses (different choices) for just 35 €. The dishes were very well seasoned, Christina brought us sea salt and a pepper mill for the best lamb chops (costelletto di agnello) that I ever had. We enjoyed the snails... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Yes you can get snail appetizer and snails 3 ways for a main course but the menu is much deeper than that. My wife would never eat snails and when I told her about La Lumaca she was wary, but she found a range of Italian dishes to satisfy her tastes. This was my second visit and even better than... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To me this place stood out - there are a lot of restaurants in Cherasco that serve snails. However, I don't want to come to Italy to taste local snails served "A La Paris" as most places seem to have - drowned in butter and garlic! I want classic regional cooking and I think I found it here This is... More 

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Fossano, Italy
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I really liked the ambience of an old style trattoria set down in a kind of "cellar". The service was good and very patient with us. We had a great time and really can't complain about the food. I didn't eat the snails but my pasta and antipasto was average. My husband's snails were good but nothing outstanding. Overall I... More 

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Helsinki
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a quick dinner at this place. Great pasta and the chef introduced the ingredients after we had eaten. Additionally we got good recommendations of wineyards to visit.

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Thank Iinatravel
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We came to Cherasco especially to try their snails .. stumbled upon this restaurant, as it was Tuesday and a lot of the restaurants were closed. It's a lovely cosy place and the owners and staff were really friendly. We both sampled a glass of the local Barbaresco. The stand out dish was the Tajarin al sugo di lumache. Lovely... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We were driving and my wife saw this nice place and ask me to stop, Very friendly owners and very nice wines and food. We came back 3 more times during our weekend stay at Sinio and every time we have the same very pleasant experience. Last visit I had a big Gelato and was delicious !! Pietro's wife sit... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I've ate here a few times now while in the area on business. I generally stay in Cherasco for the main purpose to go to this restaurant again. Very friendly owners, Pietro the Chef/owner will visit your table to speak English to help with the menu selections and his wife always a very friendly host. Excellent older vintages of wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Pietro 26\a, 12062, Cherasco, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Cherasco
  • Phone Number: 0172 489421

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?