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La Violetta

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$$ - $$$
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Via Valle San Giovanni 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
+39 0141 769011
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oslo, Norway
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272 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Had a wonderful lunch here. The people are genuinly friendly. The mother of the family, over 80 years old, is still in the kitchen doing her thing. Food is great and a nice selection of wines. Absolutely coming back!

Thank thorhansen
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Six of us had a delightful lunch here last week. Not only is this homely gem welcoming and friendly but it delivers two if the local dishes superbly. The rich tajarin pasta melted in the mouth. Topped only by our first experience of finanziera - giblets and other delicious animal offal bits that less inventive folk would not give a... More 

Thank Rufus S
South of England
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295 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The is one of the best restaurants we have eaten in for many years. The food and wine was exceptional with local and regional dishes we hadn't tried before. We would definitely go again

Thank Southofenglandfoodie
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

It's a place you will never get tired to come back. Everything is simple and perfect, as it has been for years. In summer do not miss the aspic!

Thank Mariomonaco
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We had reserved for 19:00, we arrived and the gate was closed. The owner came out and asked if we could come back in 15 min, we declined and he let us in. He then explained that the kitchen crew was a bit delayed and was very apologetic about it. They had a "toy" house in the garden where our... More 

Thank Christian N
Fairfield, Connecticut
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

classic surroundings in a rustic setting, Violetta serves regional fare at reasonable prices and a solid wine list.

Thank jcrowne
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice location . Quite and very home made style. Unfortunately is not easy to find plates or have dinner in working days without reservation. In case of no reservation also in week is possible than restaurant is closed. Plates considerations : High quality no compromises. Service in room is very good but in case of not Italian people's you need... More 

Thank Giovanni C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is cosy and the decor is simple. The staff and service are just incredible - very nice and professional. The meal quality is very good. I wound highly recommend the mix entry dish, it's wow! Pasta is good as most of the time in Italy but nothing above average, I had porcini tagliatelle - we didn't have a... More 

Thank Gloria A
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Been here before and loved it so back we went this year. Just as we remembered - beautiful place, excellent food (vitello tonnato superb) and delicious wine. You can eat cheaper but it's worth it as a treat. Also so nice to be somewhere so posh feeling where kids are truly welcomed and made to feel special!

Thank SwissTGeneva
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

Piemontese food is conceptually very similar to Japanese food. When I was presented with my raw meat mini tower, with a drizzle of olive oil on the plate and a few slices of black truffle capping it I thought this was the epitome of essential, minimalist gastronomy, closed my eyes and enjoyed the wonder of exquisite flavors and aromas. There... More 

Thank Felipe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $140
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Valle San Giovanni 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Calamandrana
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 769011

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