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From local bars to Michelin starred restaurants


These places can be reached within 15mins by car

Enobottega Masnaiot

A local wine bar offering good selection of local and non local wines.  Also some very nice cheese. 

Piazza Giovanni Balbo, 10, 12054 Cossano Belbo CN, Italy

Tell: +393343123580

Ristorante Belbo da Bardon

If you like your meat, this is the place to go. Wide selection of meat arriving on a trolly. Also, one of the best wine list in the area.

Regione Valle Asinari 25,  San Marzano Oliveto 

Tell: +39 0141 831 340

Bar Roma

Family owned and run bar. Favourite place for lunch by both the locals and the travellers. 

Tel: +39 0141 844252

Agriturismo San Bovo

This is the closest agriturismo which also has a restaurant.  Its on the same hill.  5 min by car or 15min walk.   Traditional good piedmontese.

Localita’ San Bovo, Via Pianella 16
12054 Cossano Belbo

Tel: +39 0141 88328

Azienda Agrituristica La Bossolasca

Family run authentic regional cuisine.

Località Robini, 22, 12058 Santo Stefano Belbo

Tel: +39 0141 840613

La Piazzetta Trattoria Pizzeria

Very good pizza plus more.  One of the favourites of the locals.  Seems always full on weekends.

Tel: +39 0141 855363

Bar italia

Great Gelato!

Guido da Costigliole

One of the first michelin star restaurant of the ares.  Guido is set within the 5 star hotel, Real San Maurizio.  During summer, enjoy the fine dining on their terrace with a beautiful views amongst the vineyards.

Località San Maurizio, 39, 12058 Santo Stefano Belbo

Tel: +390141844455

San Marco Ristorante

Charming little gem in Canelli serving up very good classical dish. Fine dining. 

Via Alba, 136, 14053 Canelli AT, Italy

Tel: +39 0141 823544

Ristorante Stazione

More up market piedmontese in Santo Stefano Belbo.  Make sure to chose the table in the smaller room for the ambiance.

Piazzale G. Manzo, 6, 12058 Santo Stefano Belbo CN, Italy

Tel: +39 0141 844233

Osteria Verderame

A small charming osteria in the village of Castiglione Tinella.  Always excellent cuisine reasonably priced.

Via S. Andrea, 1, 12053 Castiglione Tinella CN, Italy

Tel: +39 0141 855806

Bun da Mat

An excellent local Gelateria.

Piazza Umberto I, 36, 12058 Santo Stefano Belbo CN, Italy

Tel: +39 338 467 1809

Cascina Collavini

Traditional Piedmontese cooking in a beautiful countryside atmosphere. 

Strada traniera, 24 14055 Costigliole d’Asti

Tel: +390141966440

Ristorante Civico15

Good place to go if you want to try something bit more from the south of the country.  The chefs are from Tuscany and Sicily. S. Leonardo, 10, 14053 Canelli AT, Italy

Tel: +393294379547


Our favourite places but little bit longer to get there. They are worth visiting.
Just don’t drink too much!

Ristorante la Ciau del Tornavento

A Michelin stared restaurant with amazing view. It has one of the grandest wine cellars in Italy.

Koki Wine Bar

Run by a very knowledgable former sommelier, Koki.  Place to go if you want any insight into which Cantina you should be visiting. 

Piazza del Municipio, 30, 12050 Barbaresco CN, Italy

Tel: +39 0173 635121

Il Centro

This is our favourite restaurant in the region. Its a one star Michelin.  Less pretentious than Tornavento.  Very classical decor and dish is also classical.  But I think for the taste, its the best.

Via Umberto I°, 5, 12040 Priocca CN, Italy

Tel: +390173616112


Cosy restaurant in the hill top of Neive.  Tasty regional cuisine with a twist. 

Piazza Negro, 4, 12052 Neive CN, Italy

Tel: +39 349 8086005

Osteria taStè

Its just outside of Barbaresco village on route to Alba.  The location of the restaurant is on the hill with beautiful view towards the vineyards and hills.  Excellent spot for sunset. Food is modern Piemontese. Lovely selection of antipasti.  

Strada Nicolini Alto, 10, 12050 Barbaresco CN, Italy

Tel: +39 3393092019

Osteria Dell'Unione

Traditional Piemontese in the village of Treiso.  A small osteria with a nice seating outside covered by vines.

Via Alba, 1, 12050 Treiso CN, Italy

Tel: +390173638303

Osteria del Vicoletto

One of our favourite restaurant in Alba.  Modern Piemontese.  Go to place if in Alba. 

Via Bertero, 6, 12051 Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +390173363196

La Piola

Another place in Alba.  If you can’t afford Piazza Duomo, maybe you can go to its brasserie.  Bit on the high end but its still consistent and good.

Piazza Risorgimento, 4, 12051 Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +390173442800


One of the old establishments of Alba.  A pleasant place for a nice glass or something to eat for late lunch or early dinner as the kitchen is almost always open.

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 12, 12051 Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +390173364603

La cantinetta di Barun

A newly opened wine bar in Neive by the owners of Ca Barun winery.  Great place to visit for nice selection of hidden gems of Langhe wines. 

Piazza Italia, 6, 12052 Neive CN, Italy

Tel: +393331179127


In the village or Barbaresco.  Traditional good Piemontese cooking.  Nice place to visit for summer lunch with its beautiful terrace seating area. 

Strada della Stazione, 12, 12050 Barbaresco CN, Italy

Tel: +390173635223

Ristorante Borgo Sant'Anna

Excellent one star Michelin near Monforte D’Alba. Modern Piemontese with lots of influence from the Southen sea based dishes. Beautiful location in the middle of the vineyard.

Località S. Anna, 84, 12065 Monforte d’Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +3901731950332


Although lacking little in the atmosphere, still one of the best restaurant in the region.

Via Roma, 57, 12043 Canale CN, Italy

Tel: +39017395857

Osteria Veglio

A place to enjoy a nice summer lunch in their terrace overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyards near La Morra. Modern Piemontese. 

Frazione Annunziata, 9, 12064 La Morra CN, Italy

Tel: +390173509341

Locanda Fontanazza

A small restaurant at the edge of La Morra with some innovative take on the local cuisine.  Always a great place for pasta. 

Strada Fontanazza, 4, 12064 La Morra CN, Italy

Tel: +39017350718

Le Torri

At the top of  the village of Castiglione Falletto, one of the Barolo villages.  Great location for a summer lunch outside in their terrace.

Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 10, 12060 Castiglione Falletto CN, Italy

Tel: +39017362937

Birrificio Citabiunda

A micro brewery and pizzeria.  If beer and pizza is your thing, this is the place to go. 

Via Moniprandi, 1, 12052 Neive CN, Italy

Tel: +39017367129

Albergo Ristorante Garibaldi

Its far away, about 1 hour drive.  But for anyone who is serious about Italian food, this is a place well worth the visit. Atmosphere of the place is splendid and the quality of offering absolutely top notch. 

Via Italia, 1, 14010 Cisterna D’asti AT, Italy

Tel: +390141979118

Ristorante Repubblica di Perno

Piemontese with a bit of a twist.  Lovely small eatery in a small village near Monforte. Always tasty and excellent food.

Vicolo Cavour, 5, 12065 Monforte d’Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +39017378492

Osteria Lalibera

The dishes bit more refined without going to Michelin star restaurant. Also a good place to go for their fish.

Via Elvio Pertinace, 24, 12051 Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +390173293155


Modern Piemontese with a twist.  Great place for lunch on your wine tour through the Barolo country. 

Via Alba Monforte, 114, 12060 Castiglione Falletto CN, Italy

Tel: +39017362882

Trattoria Del Peso

Traditional Piemontese with some twist. Simple but always excellent.  Its a course menu and do only lunch.  Great value for money.

Via Vezza, 3, 12050 Castagnito CN, Italy

Tel: +390173213148

Ristorante & Albergo di Charme 21.9 Flavio Costa

Fuoco Farina

Great Pizza and more.  Probably the best Pizza in the area presented by a famous Italian chef, Fulvio Marino and his team. Rossetti, 6E, 12051 Alba CN, Italy

Tel: +390173063485

Ristorante Albergo Ca'Vittoria

Little bit of a drive out but a recommendable fine dining experience with a Michelin star in a beautiful surroundings. 

Via Roma, 14, 14016 Tigliole AT, Italy

Tel: +390141667713

Ristorante Le Due Lanterne

Traditional Piemontese in centre of Nizza Monferato, delightful town at the heart of the Barbera country. 

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 52, 14049 Nizza Monferrato AT, Italy

Tel: +390141702480