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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $51
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is along a first-floor terrace opposite the cathedral. The service is welcoming and attentive and the food is very well-produced and varied. We had a friendly conversation with our waitress who gave us excellent advice. It was a lovely evening and we would...highly recommend going there. You can also park easily in the courtyard of the building.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal last Tuesday. Food was very nice. Loved the wine. The host is very welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Great food and very friendly staff We felt relaxed an taken care off The food was excellent Not too pretentious I highly recommend this place

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Never doubted that this is an excellent place for a meal experience. The place (as written in my previous reviews) is inside an abbey and can imagine how beautiful experience could be dining in the loggia during the beautiful season. This time we had a...Piedmontese style veal tartare (14,00); sweetbreads (13,00); veal tuna (13,00); risotto with turnips (15,00) and the boiled beef (18,00) but this time no more colorful sauces… their dessert, that I praised so much (crema alla Moncalvo 8,00) was just OK… Bill this time at 109.00 paired with the quality, service and place offer… Time and things change!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

I ate there twice on my recent trip to Acqui Terme. The first time was in the fancier side. The grilled octopus was amazing! The wine was wonderful and the sommelier was knowledgeable and accommodating. Two dishes were plenty for a meal. Beautiful setting and...helpful, caring staff. A fair price for such a great meal. Around 50 Euro including wine. The second time was in the Pizza Parlor part of the restaurant. Same kitchen. Same wine. Simpler menu. Delicious pork, salad and wine. Very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

We read the reviews and expected it to be busy on Friday market day. Located alongside the cathedral and in a courtyard and on the first floor it is a quiet haven. We had not booked but a table for four was no problem and...a high chair found fir the baby. Set lunch offered sea or turf. Good value and good food. Service was excellent and sitting out on the terrace overlooking the courtyard on a warm day was very welcome.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

This restaurant is relatively hard to find but there are signposts. 8 of us turned up late one night and were treated to a fantastic meal in an excellent atmosphere. One of our group is a professional chef and said he was extremely impressed with...the standard of the cooking. I ate a squid ink risotto which was sensational, and then had the best tiramisu I've ever had. The price reflects the quality of food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends or family.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

exceptional service coupled with good food, what more can you want? Portions were generous, so much so we couldn't finish our 'secondi' of steak! If you want a great meal, in pleasant surroundings with warm and friendly staff look no further. would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Quite challenging to find this place, but at the end extremely please for the location, the tranquility within the city center and the friendliness of the dedicated and passionate restaurant owners. This restaurant offer a range of local fresh products and a fantastic wine list...with specialties from the close Piedmont region. We recommend to order Risotto or Pasta with fresh truffles, a real delicacy.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. Tables are outside on the balcony overlooking the square, which is a really charming set up. The staff were really friendly. In particular the veal Milanese was exceptional. We didn't make a booking and just turned up...which was fine.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to this place based on the many good reviews - what a disappointment. My main dish (secondo) was chicken and it was dry, grey and hard. It seemed as if it had been pre cooked and re-heated in an oven....My wife had tuna and it was the same experience. Considering the high price level, this was very disappointing and probably just one star. The wine and one of the starters were ok so I give it two.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Amazing view of the Duomo, great food, wines, and service. One of the best restaurants in Acqui Terme. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this lovely oasis when passing by Aqcui Terme and it was well worth it. We had a saffron pasta and some beef and local red wine. The service was excellent and we had help from an English speaking waiter.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is situated on the first floor it has a nice gallery where you can eat outside. A variety of fresh mushrooms and truffle dishes (very very tasteful) and also an very interesting wine menu. Nice atmosphere, nice service and very good food &...wines.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We stumbled upon the sign for this restaurant as we were near the Duomo and decided to go in. So glad we did! Everything was incredible. The food was creative, inventive and completely delicious. They even made me a salad that wasn't on the menu...per my request. The octopus appetizer was out of this world! I had the fish entree and I ate slowly just to enjoy every bite. They have a comprehensive wine list and we really enjoyed exploring what they had to offer. (We even ordered wine to ship home!) Above all, the staff and owner of the restaurant were friendly, kind and went above and beyond to make our visit enjoyable. Julia, the English/Italian waitress is a joy! Phillipo, the owner, was a total delight. This restaurant has all the components of a great evening - beautiful terrace and view, great staff and incredible food. (We did have lunch here 2 days later - Julia created a fresh, shareable lunch that we devoured. Excellent!) I hope to come back to Acqui Terme again just to eat here.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Il Moncalvo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5