Enoclub is another fine restaurant that’s worthy of multiple visits. However, for me, I don’t like the physical location. It’s in the middle of the city, which leads to several issues like parking and finding the restaurant if this is your first time visiting Alba. Enoclub is in Piazza Savona where you won’t see it, any address – or anything identifying Piazza Savona - from your car, so you don’t even have any idea that you need to park in this Piazza Savona area. First bit of advice: look at a map before you drive!
One can easily see why the place is popular. Locals and wine professionals always have great things to say about it. This brings me to my second reason why this isn’t “my kind of place”: it’s popular and any fool can and will be in it. I don’t like crowds, even when they are all wine professionals.
Still, there are lots of great things about Enoclub! There is an excellent wine bar above the restaurant which is subterranean – so don’t come for the view! The remodeled cellar has a great ambiance and has that high-quality mix of old cellar and modern technology. The tables are all first class linens, settings and stemware.
The short menu had many interesting things on it, allowing us to be adventurous. Like most Italian restaurants, the tossed green salad is absent. I find it really odd that salads of the green-type are not on too many menus; nor are vegetables readily, obviously available. However, these are good people at Enoclub! They speak English and completely understood my companions’ need for a big, crisp, green salad! I also loved the plate of assorted salts that came out with the salads; various herbed, Hawaiian, black, pink etc.
The preparation and presentation of the plates were attention-grabbing and we all enjoyed the seasonal fare. We ordered caramelized Duck, Braised Guanciale, baked Lamb, and fried Pork. As a whole we traded bite and most of us enjoyed everything. The bill wasn’t cheap, but not outrageous, either. I never saw the actual bill (thanks, Kara & Dale!), but a sample menu is on the web with prices.
Excellent in every way accept for the personal issues I detail above. Because of which, I can't give it 5 stars.
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