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Il Centrale

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Piazza Giuseppe Romita 10, 14036 Moncalvo, Italy
+39 0141 917126
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Low profile yet excellent find. Superb food, local traditionaltecipes with a personal touch. Friendly service bu owner. From the pasta to deserts you cannot go wrong. Nice local wine list. Parking ok.

Thank Romanbiker
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This looks like an average village bar from the outside but walk in, and to the back, and it's a cool gracious space with stunning full length windows and a view to die for. The food is authentic for the region, carefully cooked and elegantly served. The staff are really friendly and enthusiastic, happy to make suggestions and offer advice.... More 

Thank Tracey C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Exceptionally good food and very friendly service. The restaurant appears recently to have had a make-over and now feels more cozy and up-to-date. The outside seating area has also been improved.

Thank RenskeNeeltje
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not quaint and could do some efforts to make it look better. But as a foodie, it's well worth the visit ! Food very good ! Service and wine list also good.

Sao Paulo, SP
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

The restaurant uses very fine ingredients and outstanding technique in the kitchen. And this is worth the visit. However, they need to improve on service. On the day we visited, only one person was in charge of all of the tables. And the excellent food experience was partly ruined by the fact that we were served the main dish 35... More 

Thank Rob303631
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The decor with the 1970s illumination ensures that no browny points can be won for a romantic atmosphere. I suppose it may cater mainly for business lunch clients. BUT the food is something quite different. It is excellent. The chef is clearly talented and sensitive. We had a ravioli which could stand viz any 2 Michelin star restaurant. The bolito... More 

Thank Yoram A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is mainly about the battuta si fassone and e very time I head back to my home town, I need to have this traditional recipy, which is a perfectly matured and dressed rear meet. The restaurant, is a family run trattoria and always busy, reservation is more than recommended. Todsy, we ordered the battuta di fassone in the traditional... More 

Thank Ralf I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We had booked a villa nearby the city of Moncalvo in Ponzano Monferrato. When arriving we were, of course, very hungry and ended up in the first restaurant we found open. We did not have to be disappointed for this outcome. Service was friendly and the place was very fancy and clean inside. I had the best risotto of the... More 

Thank issuJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We were having only lunch, but what a hidden gem it was! Do not let the plastic facade of the building fool you, the restaurant was one of the best places I've visited in Piemonte. Very good wine list and local food made of excellent ingredients. Highly recommended!

Thank Pekka P
Portland, Oregon
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food was impressive, and the service was just right. We were amused by the contrast between white tablecloths and fancy tableware juxtaposed with a waitress in a shirt with a sparkly cartoon character on it. She was very attentive and prompt but also very quiet. The place was pretty quiet at lunchtime and the pastas were all good but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Romita 10, 14036 Moncalvo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Moncalvo
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 917126

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