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Il Podesta'

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Via Dei Cappellai 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
+39 0141 599906
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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tigliole, Italy
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a place on a Tuesday when most of the good restaurants are closed for lunch. Il Podesta` was open and since we had never been there before, decided to take a chance. We were not disappointed. In actuality, the place had only one or two empty tables (other restaurateurs, perhaps you should be... More 

Thank pratomorone
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We had a dinner in this very cosy and welcoming restaurant. The food, properly presented in the dishes, was very tasty and premium quality. Wide choice of good wines, served both in wine glass either in bottle, at your choice. The staff is kind and able to guide through the Piedmont cuisine path.

Thank Kapp8
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food, elegant cosy ambiance, fabulous service, English speaking staff is great help Good collection of wine and right in square in town centre, very convenient from hotels nearby in Asti

Thank hs2066
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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505 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?