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“30 years back into Piedmont tradition”

Ristorante Belbo da Bardon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $140
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2012

The only hard thing is to get here, especially if you come from Asti or Torino. But, after climbing up and down a couple of hills, you enter any of the dining rooms and you start enjoying a fantastic ensemble of food, atmosphere and tradition.
The restaurant is family managed with peculiar (great) attention and care of any guest.
The dining rooms are exactly the modern translation of any traditional Piedmont "osteria", back to at least 40 years ago.
The food is terrific. They propose a combination of starters, about four. Anytime I took any of these combinations, it was delicious. If you are not interested in a full meal, I suggest to avoid the first main course (but take into account that pastas and agnolotti are great) and take the second main course. They bring a trolley with all daily choices on it. So, you can taste several samples, according to your desire.
If they have it on the trolley, I like to take "finanziera", a tasting, "heavy metal" recipe of the old Piedmont. Very well prepared here. But also "guanciale", ribs, briskets, stews are more than delicious. A valid alternative is represented by the wheel of cheese selections. One of my favorite choices as well.
Desserts come from the Piedmont tradition, as the rest, and they are great as well.
Wine list is amazing. You can drink whatever you can imagine and pay whatever you don't. But it is obviously part of the game, and the list contains some interesting labels with adequate cost.
If you have time and the place is not too busy, ask to visit the cellar. As small as exciting (for the wine filed there) and valuable. They have been continuously growing their wine selection, starting few decades ago.

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1  Thank Monferrato_Traveller
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We visited this amazing restaurant twice on our week long stay in Piedmont. The first time with another couple and the second time with a group of 20 family and friends. Both times we sat outdoors and really enjoyed the food, the wine and the ambience. There are no menus and the waiters speak very little English so be prepared for this. The wine list is so huge it reads like a book. There is something for everyone but you would need to know a little bit about wine to make an informed choice. We drank a 1997 Barolo (E 65) and a 2001 Nebiollo (E 45) both a steal and great drinking.

There are 4 courses- the waiter comes out and tells you what is on offer at the beginning of each course. There are several choices within the courses and you can have one or an assortment of each offering. The first course is Appetisers e.g steak tartar, stuffed and rolled peppers, mushroom and truffle salad and vitello tonnato.

Second course is pasta and OMG!!! Everyone at the table said it was the best pasta they have ever eaten. On both visits I had the same one- spaghetti with leek sauce. Do yourself a flavour favour and have this. Other offerings included spaghetti and small or large tortellini or ravioli with mushroom sauce, meat ragu, butter and sage sauce etc.

Third course is meat, and plenty of it. Choices included rabbit, veal, beef, sausages, beef, pork, casseroles, ribs, and shanks. Again you can have one or more meats with your serve. Simple veggies accompany this course.

By dessert time it's hard to find room but some people did. Again the waiter comes and explains each dish. Examples included chocolate and almond mousse, berries with ice cream, tiramisu, gelato etc. Lastly there is a cheese trolley that defies description. At Euro 60 pp, including wine, on our first visit, we thought this was exceptional value. On the second visit the price was in the same vicinity.

We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the area or even for people to travel a distance to. It is a unique experience and really highlighted how much we love Piedmont.

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Thank heatherjanice
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The only hard thing is to get here, especially if you come from Asti or Torino. But, after climbing up and down a couple of hills, you enter any of the dining rooms and you start enjoying a fantastic ensemble of food, atmosphere and tradition.
The restaurant is family managed with peculiar (great) attention and care of any guest.
The dining rooms are exactly the modern translation of any traditional Piedmont "osteria", back to at least 40 years ago.
The food is terrific. They propose a combination of starters, about four. Anytime I took any of these combinations, it was delicious. If you are not interested in a full meal, I suggest to avoid the first main course (but take into account that pastas and agnolotti are great) and take the second main course. They bring a trolley with all daily choices on it. So, you can taste several samples, according to your desire.
If they have it on the trolley, I like to take "finanziera", a tasting, "heavy metal" recipe of the old Piedmont. Very well prepared here. But also "guanciale", ribs, briskets, stews are more than delicious. A valid alternative is represented by the wheel of cheese selections. One of my favorite choices as well.
Desserts come from the Piedmont tradition, as the rest, and they are great as well.
Wine list is amazing. You can drink whatever you can imagine and pay whatever you don't. But it is obviously part of the game, and the list contains some interesting labels with adequate cost.
If you have time and the place is not too busy, ask to visit the cellar. As small as exciting (for the wine filed there) and valuable. They have been continuously growing their wine selection, starting few decades ago.

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1  Thank Monferrato_Traveller
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Excellent service, wine and food ;-)
The restaurant is a pearl in the beautiful landscape of Piedmont.

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Thank AneAJ
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

A great restaurant for any visit to Canelli (or to Piemonte for that matter) – being family, couple or business dinners. Outdoor dining in a great setting, fabulous antipasti, pasta and secondi and the most impressive wine list in the area. Especially the serving of secondi from large trays in the courtyard was a super experience.

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1  Thank FamJensenNorway
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