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Osteria La Cantinella

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Via Acqua Gelata 4/a, 12060 Barolo, Italy
+39 0173 56267
Sun 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

There is nothing more to add about La Cantinella. Please dine here!!! This place is so good. I have been all around the world and have a good reference point. This family is amazing and the food and service are both superb. The only explanation for any negative review is that the reviewer is either rude, has poor taste or... More 

1 Thank californiatopiemonte
Browns Summit
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for another restaurant with a similar name that was highly rated but we were fortunate enough to eat here. Tagliorini con funghi, a very good veal osso buco, washed down with Barolo wine. A meal fit for a king. The owner and staff very friendly and accommodating.

1 Thank S7139VEjimg
Lausanne, Switzerland
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Went to La Cantinella for dinner, with the idea to try the truffle dishes. Ordered eggs with truffles and received two fried eggs. The truffles were brought on a small plate - two big ones and a very small one in the hand, which ended up sliced on top of the eggs. Amazingly there was no perfume or taste of... More 

Thank Michael M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great wine selection, well made and seasoned pastas, tender veal, and friendly staff. Conveniently they have 1/2 bottles of some wines; I wanted a local red, my wife a local white. Simply put, we just really enjoyed our time at this restaurant and I think you will too.

1 Thank johnkS2786ZE
Rhode Island
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this Osteria. It was on the pricey side, but to be expected for Barolo. If the food matched the price, the price would have been more acceptable. The dish I truly anticipated was the special, fresh pasta with black truffles(tartufo)€35. I think that is high for pasta, but thought the truffle experience would be worth... More 

Thank grotta96
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The smell coming from the kitchen before opening was enough to lure my wife, sister and I back for lunch. We all had a different pasta dish and a half bottle of barolo wine. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The osteria was cosy with a nice atmosphere for lunch. Everybody there were happy and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Hilton L
København, Danmark
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I, both had the vitello and risotto and were very satisfied. Delicious sauce for the vitello and the risotto was creamy and had a great rich taste. The staff was also very friendly.

1 Thank Juellund
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We were fortunate enough to find a table outside on the patio. They do have a large indoor area as well which is where they sent group after group so do try to come early or make a reservation. We shared the vitello tonnato for our starter followed by some seriously yummy mains, risotto with aged Barolo and eggs with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Well cooked and reasonable service. Try the risotto cooked in aged Barolo wine. But watch out for the chicken...

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The little terrace is a great place for a spot of lunch whilst being away form the hustle and bustle of the centre of town. Traditional fare, but done well and a good wine list to match.

Thank Ali K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Acqua Gelata 4/a, 12060 Barolo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Barolo
  • Phone Number: +39 0173 56267

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