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La Lumaca

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Via San Pietro 26\a, 12062, Cherasco, Italy
+39 0172 489421
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12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Budapest, Hungary
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454 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I tried the snails here , it is my second time! The first time can be back to 5 years ago in Paris. La Lumaca is a restaurant with very good atmosphere. We enjoyed snails, lamp and the red wine. Though the snails in the soup is not as good as the feelings in Paris, but it still very special.... More 

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Thank yueyingxiong
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, I had the superb 'tajarin' with white truffle, one of the speciality here and they were gorgeous. People is nice and place is comfortable. Good choice if you're in the city of Cherasco.

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Thank Ilaria N
Wilmette, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We love snails and this restaurant nailed it!! It had many meal choices with snails cooked in regional dishes. The owner and his wife are very friendly. He cooks everything fresh, as you order. We tried an old Barolo wine (1999) with our meal and it delicious and reasonably priced for Barolo, 11 euro. We couldn't have been happier to... More 

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Thank ewdenesha
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Chef Pietro and his wife Christine made both our visits memorable. We ate through the menu from antipasti to dessert. The food and the wine recomondations were perfect. The chef asked us during our second visit if we would be interested in a Risotto cooked in Barolo wine. It turned out to be my best Risotto ever. They let us... More 

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Berlin
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208 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Amiable Christina and her husband (the chef) are not only specialists in snails (lumaca). They offer a fine menu degustatione with 4 courses (different choices) for just 35 €. The dishes were very well seasoned, Christina brought us sea salt and a pepper mill for the best lamb chops (costelletto di agnello) that I ever had. We enjoyed the snails... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Yes you can get snail appetizer and snails 3 ways for a main course but the menu is much deeper than that. My wife would never eat snails and when I told her about La Lumaca she was wary, but she found a range of Italian dishes to satisfy her tastes. This was my second visit and even better than... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

To me this place stood out - there are a lot of restaurants in Cherasco that serve snails. However, I don't want to come to Italy to taste local snails served "A La Paris" as most places seem to have - drowned in butter and garlic! I want classic regional cooking and I think I found it here This is... More 

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Thank JamesCoote
Fossano, Italy
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I really liked the ambience of an old style trattoria set down in a kind of "cellar". The service was good and very patient with us. We had a great time and really can't complain about the food. I didn't eat the snails but my pasta and antipasto was average. My husband's snails were good but nothing outstanding. Overall I... More 

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Thank winesavi
Helsinki
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47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We had a quick dinner at this place. Great pasta and the chef introduced the ingredients after we had eaten. Additionally we got good recommendations of wineyards to visit.

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Thank Iinatravel
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We came to Cherasco especially to try their snails .. stumbled upon this restaurant, as it was Tuesday and a lot of the restaurants were closed. It's a lovely cosy place and the owners and staff were really friendly. We both sampled a glass of the local Barbaresco. The stand out dish was the Tajarin al sugo di lumache. Lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Pietro 26\a, 12062, Cherasco, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Cherasco
  • Phone Number: +39 0172 489421

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?