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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Tasty local food ( from a local point of view). The food is mostly hand made and despite being a little pricy they have a very good choice of foods and wines. Side note: bread and grissini are gorgeous

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Poor service, food not great and the cost is too high for the overall quality. Also they don't accept separate payments with bancomat (one payment per person, only group payments). There are many good restaurants in Acqui Terme, don't go in this one!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Intrigued by the wines list showing off the cream of italian bubbles and having read very good reviews we decided to try this place. Location is only few minutes away but not in the city center nor in a pedestrian area as many others restaurant...in town so we decided to eat inside rather than using one of the outside tables as it was hot (and inside was nice and fresh) and there is nothing to see in the little square but cars parked around the alfresco space. Inside, also, the place gives you the correct feeling with all the walls piled up with very good selections (several types) of bottles of wine, and two or three tall wine fridge are showing the best italian sparkling wines you can find normally only in specialised wine-shops. Off we go. Nice table, nice atmosphere and not very large but nice selection of local dishes (this changes every day). Ordered a very good "Franciacorta Nihil Dosaggio Zero Tenuta Ambrosini" which was delivered at the correct temperature and in nice appropriate glasses. Considering the retail price and the restaurant price I worked out it was very honestly only 35% up (bear in mind this is a high quality franciacorta ... to give you perspective cheap prosecco around the world get normally priced 4 to 7 times the retail price). Anyway. We ordered a very local selection of cured meat as starter: Filetto Baciato, lardo and bue affumicato (the latter is a kind of vintage / gran cru of the bresaola) and 6 oysters. While the cured meat starter was delicious, well presented and 'confortable', for the waitress, the oysters were not perfectly open, a little poor in the presentation (no ice and in a regular plate) and only served with lemon option - which is my least favourite way - I had to ask for Tabasco (I did not dare asking for shallot vinegar as in my experience is not a thing in Italy). But there was no reason to order oysters in this town - it was our fault. As main course we had - accidentally - a magnificent 'penne with tuna and pesto di pantelleria' which is not very known even to Italians: tuna, mint, basil, parsley, fennel fronds, garlic, capers, tomatoes, black pepper, olive oil and almonds: just google 'Pesto Pantesco' and add tuna (minced) and almonds (small flakes). Main course was superb. Unfortunately the dessert we wanted to order was finished so we decided we would go for a walk and have a couple of ice-cream scoops in a cone from "Cremeria Visconti" instead. The tables seemed to be occupied by local customers as nearly everyone but us knew what we think was the owner who came and spoke to some table about the wines in a very friendly and pleasant way in the room. Overall, i strongly suggest going there, sitting inside to be surrounded by the walls of wine bottles and quietly have some good meals with an excellent italian wine.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We loved our dining experience at Trattoria Pappa & Vino. They have the option of indoors or outdoor seating. Our server took time to review the entire menu with us in English, including the long list of specials for the day. We were looking to...enjoy some local favorites and he was most helpful in guiding us to some special things to try. He also paired a beautiful Dolcetto from Marenco (a winery in Strevi you should not miss visiting if you have time - tell Michela her new friends from Texas sent you:). Everything we had to eat was delicious and beautifully prepared: antipasti of local select meats and the Langhe insalata off of the special menu. For pasta we enjoyed the Rosemary fettucine and tajarin with funghi. We asked our server to select a dessert and to pair a dessert wine. Once again he did not disappoint - the dish had Zablione cream, hazelnuts and torrone garnish. It was exquisite and perfect with another wine selection from Marenco.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

My partner and I were impressed by this place. Excellent local, seasonal produce and excellent wine list with plenty of local choices. My starter of leek and polenta with goats cheese sauce was outstanding. My pasta with seasonal mushroom was also good. My partner had...steak which was soft and cooked to order. Had no room for desert but they looked good. Enjoyed local wine recommended by the waiter. He spoke excellent English and was very friendly. Would defiantly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

We had a wonderful time spent here while staying 1 night at a nearby hotel in Aqui Terme. The food was good, fresh and tasty. Service was very professional and wine list was exhaustiv. Don't miss out this place for lunch or dinner. The quality...is excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a business connection. All locals on a cold January day. Super friendly staff with excellent English. Good menu - both food and wine. The oyster and duck as a starter was good. My monckfish as a maincourse was cold...but my wife enjoyed the cod.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

We celebrated my Husband's birthday here in September with a large group of friends. Everything was lovely and the service was impeccable!

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed December 19, 2015

From the phone call to make the reservation to the end of dessert, the friendliness of the staff was amazing. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the delicate white tartufo was the best. We also enjoyed some wild boar and local wine. A thoroughly...enjoyable experience!More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and the staff wonderful, so friendly. They gave us very good advice and they even spoke English (although we always try our best to speak Italian in Italy). I one word: wonderful!! Or in Italian: saporito!!

Date of visit: August 2015
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