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Osteria dell Arco

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Piazza Savona 5, 12051, Alba, Italy
+39 0173 363974
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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189 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A foody trip in Alba would not be complete without visiting this headquarters of 'Slow Food'. It is neatly tucked behind a large piazza, quite tricky to find, but well worth the effort. The interior is typical Piedmont and within 30 minutes of our arrival for lunch was full and bustling. An excellent varied menu, great food and service and... More 

1 Thank Nick E
Moscow, Russia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Hidden slightly out of the sight in the inner courtyard off of Alba's main square, this small homey osteoarthritis works a lot with local farmers to promote and support areas producers. Result? Very solid regional dishes with interesting recipes, and a great small town shop atmosphere. Highly recommend!

1 Thank redheadhunter
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182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food, good wine and excellent service! What else can you ask? The treat is really delightful, the environment is simple but warm, the rithm is great as they keep you "busy" but still giving you time to rest between different dishes. The quality and presentation of the food is good. Maybe the "gnocchi" cheese sauce was a little... More 

1 Thank FT1973
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had lunch in a very snowing day. It was a wonderful meal. The appetizers were very good, and all main courses, as well, but the "star" was the gnocchi!

Thank sergiolicia
Katonah, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Juxtaposition of almost stately laid-back elegance with studious attention to slow food scruples. For all that, one of the finest meals we had in Piedmont. Traditional appetizer offerings, like the carne cruda, were well-prepared with characteristically fresh ingredients. We tried the outrageously rich 40-egg Tajarin, with and without white truffles commemorating the season: both versions well worth having. Unobtrusive but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the food is very high and the attention they ive to each plate is visible, the wine list is extensive and has reasonable prices. The décor leaves a little to be desired however it must be noted that it is typical for the area and is plain in comparison to... More 

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Milan, Italy
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had dinner here with a german couple on a truffle tasting tour and chose to try this restaurant after reading so many exciting reviews on TA. We had expected to find prices on the expensive side but also expected the quality to match the prices. Instead the rabbit was not up to the standard probably been cooked much earlier... More 

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Table booked 2 months ahead. But cold welcome. Made us wait 30 minutes without a smile. Paid no attention to us. Made us feel like we were a big problem for them.

2 Thank Nick H
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256 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were exited about this restaurant because we heard very good about it and we were for sure not disappointed. There is a good and relaxed atmosphere both with the interior and the staffing, they seem to enjoy it. The risotto is probably the best I have ever tried. Got the rabbit afterwards which also was spotless. My friends also... More 

Thank Torben K
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had dinner with the family during white truffle season. The uova in cocotte with white truffles was one of the best versions I have tried. Lovely balance and light texture, in contrast to some versions where it can be too rich. The rest of the family had very good carne cruda, tajarin with sausage ragu and grilled squid. The sliced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Savona 5, 12051, Alba, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba
  • Phone Number: +39 0173 363974

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