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Il Podesta'

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Via Dei Cappellai 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
+39 0141 599906
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Asti late on a Monday night about 10 and headed to the square and saw this restaurant with people eating outside so went and sat down. Friendly staff we had our little 5 year old with us and they offered to make her pasta with sauce and cheese which was on the menu. I have the octopus... More 

Thank Zoemorganbateman16
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Great restaurant in a beautiful vaulted cellar in centre of town. With contemporary decor, just how we like it. The menu was in Italian, German and English and the waitress spoke reasonable English. I ate, Stew of Small Octupusses (yes that is what the menu said!) White Ragu with homemade tagliatelle Chocolate Pudding (nothing like it sounds) My wife had... More 

Thank Gareth497
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location : in the center of city , 50m far from oldest church of Asti in the center also shops. It's possible to walk in the center of a nice city like 1000year ago. Many shops around and the restaurant just in the middle of city. Restaurant is located under floor at the base of one of oldest palace... More 

Thank Giovanni C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We have had many great lunches, dinners and parties here. Beautiful atmosphere with relaxing jazz music, wonderful food and wine and very reasonable prices. We highly recommend it!!

Thank Bonsai-CA
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Not recommended. My zuppa di pasta e fagioli tastes like it came from a tin. My braised chicken thighs in red peppers are actually roasted chicken legs with some peppers tossed over them. The chicken is cold and dry. Disappointing.

Thank pbridge1300
Stockholm, Sweden
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400 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Rustic restaurant in a charming cellar. The food is really good, not outstanding or innovative, but really good. Amont other courses we had the risotto with mushrooms. Excellent. Extensive wine list. Good service.

Thank Olle O
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We arrived in Asti for a one night stay after a 400 mile drive from Bourges. We had wandered around the streets and stopped in a couple of bars but we were hungry. We saw the tasting menu advertised outside the restaurant and wandered down the stairs into a wonderful brick vaulted room. It was cool and peaceful, our waitress... More 

Thank Tiggerii
Castle Pines
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Old school (think 50s, 60s Italian classics) music is the backdrop in this subterranean, historical setting. Not sure what was here a hundred or more years ago when this was built, but it's beautiful now, with the original brick, iron gates that house various caches of wine bottles, and classy lighting that, from an aesthetic standpoint, really brings the whole... More 

Thank theatie17
Waldport, Oregon
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Gorgeous atmosphere with brick dome ceiling and walls. Modern white chairs juxtaposed with the very old structure gave it a clean comfortable look. Unfortunately we do not speak Italian, but the waitress did her best to steer us in what turned out to be a truly memorable dinner. The cheese plate to start was wonderful and she had me try... More 

Thank Laurie M
Roswell, Georgia
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244 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful to look at, with brick arched ceilings and a very nice layout. The menu had some good choices and there was a nice wine list. Unfortunately, we were there on a day when they were trying to provide entertainment in the form a of a keyboard player / singer. For such a small restaurant the music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Cappellai 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Asti
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 599906

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