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La Violetta

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Frazione Valle San Giovanni, 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jcrowne
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we were recommended to come here by some italian friends who are originally from the region. Im glad we made the effort, It is off the beaten track but do-able with a sat nav. we arrived at 1.45 and worried that we might be too late, but the owner could not be more friendly and welcoming even though we speak... More 

Thank midgyminx
Milan, Italy
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you want amazing food typical of the Piedmont region, great atmosphere, and fantastic service, then this is the place for you! I followed a friend's recommendation, so decided to venture out to Calamandrana to have lunch at this absolutely delightful restaurant. It's not exactly on the way to anything, so you have to look for it, but boy oh... More 

Thank Magenta33
Bern, Switzerland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this restaurant is probably one of the most classic restaurants in the region, you can tell by the table covers and attire of the service and the fact that there is no prices for the Menu. And if you don’t ask for the wine card, they suggest a good wine but might be pricy. This is a higher quality restaurant... More 

Thank puregourmand
Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Our first day in Piemonte started with difficulty finding our accommodation. I stumbled upon La Violetta in the afternoon to seek some help. Although no English was spoken I had great assistance from what turned out to be our host for dinner that night!! Like other contributors it takes a leap of faith to order a full meal with no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $140
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, 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: Frazione Valle San Giovanni, 1, 14042 Calamandrana, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Calamandrana
  • Phone Number: 0141769011

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