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“We come back certainly”

Osteria Dei Sognatori
Ranked #20 of 205 Restaurants in Alba
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 25, 2013

They don't take reservations but during luchtime (not weekend) it is not neccessary.
Anna was a charming enthousiast waitress. Unfortunately onlu in weekend and on monday.
She was treating us like a familyguest.
Of course we ate too much.
It is so easy when you have nothing to choose. You take what's in the pot. We took all.
The bill was only 74 euro including a liter housewine, coffee, digestive, one dolce (a mix of three).
And we got a bottle of wine as present to take home.

This is one of the few restaurants where spoiled eaters as we are, are more than satified.
This is one of the few restaurants where we really felt like a welcome guest.

Go by lunchtime otherwise you can't sleep because you are so full of food!

They have every day a new menu (of course according to seasonal conditions).

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Thank extravacance
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you want to eat where the locals eat then this is the place to go. On Sunday evenings most places are closed so finding a place to have dinner was hard. Thanks to the hotel we got the last table at the Osteria (even though they don't take reservations). We arrived to find the restaurant completely full. Be patient as the menu will be verbal and will depend on what ingredients are available. The gentleman who served us was inspired by our request for a certain wine and decided to offer us 3 different wines to taste from. The appetizers were delicious and varied. We decided on boar stew that was wonderful. Overall we enjoyed the meal, were happy to be eating in a place that the locals frequent and were pleased with the attentive service provided. The price for our meal was very reasonable for what we received and were offered. Try it and go with the flow. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Georgia S
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

If your looking for that quintessential little italian restaurant serving local family food then this is worth the visit. If your looking for by the numbers service and attention to details you are going to be disappointed unless you are at a michelin star establishment. Good food by good people is what you will get here. They will ask if you would like antipasto and if you say yes, you will have 3-5 courses of food brought out to share, then you will be asked if you would like a primi or pasta course and may be given an option as to a choice or two. Then you will be asked if you would like a secondi, or meat course and given a choice or two and finally asked if you would like desert. You will also be asked if you would like to have white or red wine with your meal and if you say yes, you will get half litres of your choice. You may also ask for the wine list and there are some pretty good choices. I found a 98 Barbaresco for $45 euros that was completely perfect for our meal and very reasonably priced.
All in all, it was actually too much food for the two of us, but we made friends with the people beside us and ended up having two bottles of wine, and the 6 or 7 courses for about $110 euros. We feasted and had a very memorable evening, we took our time, trusted our hosts and managed to slow down a bit. Don't expect fast service, just roll with it.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Good ratio price vs quality. Nice atmosphere. A very kind waitor found the way to serve us even was mid afternoon.

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Thank storelli64
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

One of our best meals. Friendly staff we turned up at around 9.30pm on a busy Saturday and put our name down for a 10.30pm booking (we were lucky to get in). Amazing value and delicious food. The roast lamb secondi in particular was excellent. Will definitely go back if I'm in Alba again.

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Thank eatydrinky
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