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“Great Italian Food”

Albergo Ristorante Italia
Ranked #6 of 43 Restaurants in Varallo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Super food, great local wine choice, excellent customer service. Great choice of food on the menu at very reasonable prices offering good value for money. No complaints whatsoever!

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank Terry G
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went here for lunch with a colleague. We were recommended the anchovy soup starter and the veal Milanese. The anchovy was almost like a paste in a rich garlic soup. It was very strong but very very good. The raw veg was used to scoop up the anchovy paste. Excellent. The veal is nick named the elephants ear as its so big! This time rather than just breadcrumbs the veal was friend in eggs and crumbs so you had almost an omelet finish to it, lovely. All washed down with a bottle of Gattinara wine. Can't fault it.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Thank HampshireNat
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

As hotel guests, we usually eat out, and there was plenty of competition. We were, however, charmed by the simple elegance of the hotel dining room, and the table d'hote menu which changed daily, offered excellent value for money. A wide choice of local seasonal dishes was well presented, along with a few international stalwarts for the less adventurous. Children's tastes were also catered for. The deserts were not in-house, but sourced prom a patisserie a few doors away, and absolutely delicious. The service was friendly, helpful and well informed.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Thank Epicureanist
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Varallo is not a town that tops the list of places to visit in Italy for most, but if curiosity and a nose for authenticity should lead you up the Val Sesia to Varallo, the pleasure of its modest attractions will be amplified by a pause for a meal at the Albergo Ristorante Italia.

The restaurant offers traditional Piemontese food (Bagna cauda, garganelli w/ truffles and cream; beef stew w/ polenta, veal shoulder in a pastry crust) with the smartness of family management and service by seasoned staff in a simple but tasteful room. No wonder the restaurant was fully occupied the autumn afternoon when we visited, and we were glad we had stopped in to reserve a table before wandering among the streets and shops of the old town.

For those with an interest in Piemontesi wines, and not just the great "brand names", a notable feature of the restaurant is the refreshingly honest wine list, with reasonable prices and an extraordinarily wide selection of winemakers. Being novices in this domaine, we allowed ourselves to be guided by the hostess, who suggested a 2005 Sizzano from Lorenzo Zanetta, 60% nebbiolo, 20% bonarda, and 20% vespolina. EUR 15... We had never heard of Sizzano, let alone vespolina, but it was an excellent suggestion for our food choices.

This restaurant is not haut cuisine by any means, but it does have good honest food, fresh and well-prepared, at attractive prices, with attentive service and an ambience that lets you concentrate on the pleasures of the table with your family or friends without losing perspective.

Date of visit: November 2012
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Date of visit: September 2019
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