Where to eat in Alba? 5 restaurants to satisfy your culinary curiosities and your taste buds

Where to eat in Alba is the first question a tourist asks when they arrive in the city. The capital of Langhe is known for its restaurants, its typical dishes and for its good wine.

There are numerous restaurants in Alba and, to be honest, it is difficult to be disappointed by them. The quality of the raw materials, the variety of dishes and the research behind every plate are elements that characterize almost all the places in the city.

In this article we want to introduce you 5 restaurants in Alba that will not leave you disappointed.

1. OSTERIA ERA NUOVA

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A characteristic restaurant located in front of the Church of San Domenico. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating (if weather conditions permit). On the menu there are many typical dishes from Langhe tradition, such as tajarin, gnocchi with Piedmontese cheeses, raw meat and fassona steak. During the week for lunch, 2 dishes of your choice for 20 euros.

Address: via T.Calissano 7/b, Alba, Italy

Reservations: +390173 229051 

Opening time: from 12.30 to 14.30 and from 19.00 to 22.00

Close: Monday

Vegetarian options on the menu: Yes

Dishes for celiacs: No

Average price for a meal: 30 euros

Distance from La Meridiana d’Alba: 45 meters – 1 minute walking

Advice: The restaurant does not have many seats so it is always advisable to book.

2. THE PIOLA

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Refined venue overlooking the Duomo square. It is possible to eat both in the internal rooms, finely furnished, and in the outdoor seating area. From here it is possible to see the square and the facade of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Wide choice of traditional dishes. Numerous dishes with white truffle (hand-cut Tajarin with white truffle, ice cream with white truffle, raw Fassona meat with white truffle). Refined and elaborate wine list with red, white, sparkling and sweet wines.

Address: Piazza Risorgimento, 4 – 12051 – Alba (CN)

Reservations:+39 0173 442800 – info@lapiola-alba.it – or viacontact form

Opening time: from 12.15pm to 2.15pm and from 7.15pm to 9.15pm

Close: Sunday evening and Monday

Vegetarian options on the menu: Yes

Dishes for celiacs: Yes – Notify the restaurant first

Average price for a meal: 40 euros

Distance from La Meridiana d’Alba: 110 meters – 1 minute walking

Advice: A place to celebrate a special occasion.

3. ALDENTE – TRATTORIA ALBA

Al Dente reproduces the typical Italian tavern in its decor. Also the flavors are traditional, as is the warm welcome of the staff. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. During the summer it is also possible to eat in the outdoor  seating area. The setting is evocative and the atmosphere is familiar. The menu with Piedmontese dishes changes weekly, but you will always find it displayed on the blackboard.

Address: Via Pertinace, 1/A – 12051 – Alba (CN)

Reservations:0173 363300 – aldente.hornet@gmail.com – or viathe fork

Opening time: Monday from 7.15pm to 10.30pm, from Tuesday to Sunday 12.15pm – 2.30pm and 7.15pm – 10.30pm

Close: Thursday

Vegetarian options on the menu: Yes

Dishes for celiacs: No

Average price for a meal: 35 euros

Distance from La Meridiana d’Alba: 230 meters – 3 minutes walking

Advice: Restaurant worth trying for those who love a traditional atmosphere, but don’t want to give up quality.

4. VENTUNO.1 RESTAURANT AND SHOP

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Restaurant in Alba with the desire to combine flavors of the north with those of the south, to offer its customers a unique experience. The decor of the restaurant is elegant and minimalist. The menu includes Piedmontese dishes, but not only. During the International Truffle Fair it is possible to try a special menu on Saturday evening, which has the White Truffle of Alba as its protagonist. Wide choice of wines.

Address: Via Cuneo, 8/A – 12051 – Alba (CN)

Reservations: (+39) 0173 290787 –form on the sitethe fork

Opening time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm and 7.00pm – 10.30pm

Close: Wednesday and Thursday for lunch

Vegetarian options on the menu: Yes

Dishes for celiacs: Yes – Notify the restaurant first

Average price for a meal: 35 euros

Distance from La Meridiana d’Alba: 350 meters – 5 minutes walking

Advice: Restaurant in Alba capable of offering something original, but also presenting Piedmontese dishes. The best in terms of variety of the menu.

5. IL CORTILETTO ALBA

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Well-known restaurant in Alba. Guests can enjoy their dishes in the courtyard, a finely furnished outdoor space or in the internal room. The internal part develops into a cellar with a vaulted ceiling with exposed bricks. The menu has the typical dishes of Alba as its highlight. The aim is to bring original flavors, authentic recipes and local ingredients to the table.

Address: C.so M. Coppino 27 – 12051 – Alba (CN)

Reservations: +39 0173366005

Opening time: During the week open only in the evening from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

Saturday and Sunday also for lunch from 12.00 to 14.00

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Vegetarian options on the menu: Yes

Dishes for celiacs: Yes – Notify the restaurant first

Average price for a meal: 30 euros

Distance from La Meridiana d’Alba: 400 meters – 5 minutes walking

Advice: Ideal place to try all the traditional dishes. The restaurant in Alba offers a sampling menu for 35 euros.

If you are planning a few days in Alba don’t forget to include at least one of these restaurants. A visit to Langhe cannot be complete without tasting the typical Piedmontese dishes.

After dinner, do you want to enrich your experience in Alba by spending a night right in the historic center? Contact us to book your room.

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