Del Belbo da Bardon

Via Valle Asinari 25

San Marzano Oliveto

+39 0141 831 340

Closed Wed p.m, Thurs/expensive



The 'Bardon' is well-known in the area, and it can be quite difficult to get a reservation. Set in a country house that has been a traveller's inn since the year 800, the restaurant maintains a Piedmontese culinary tradition that depends exclusively on local produce. The wine list is famously extensive - it features even the smallest local wineries.


Restaurant “La Violetta”

Valle San Giovanni 1

14042 Calamandrana

+39 (0)141 769011



La Violetta is very well-known for its traditional Piedmontese food and probably one of the best and most typical restaurants in the area.

Osteria Bun Ben Bon

Strada Vecchia Asti 66

14049 Nizza Monferrato

+39 0141 726347

Closed Tuesday night and all Wednesday/Moderately priced


  This osteria is close to the villa and one of the best eateries around. Open for lunches and dinners, they offer set menus as well as a la carte (also in English), a great atmosphere and service – highly recommended!

Ristorante Piazza Crova 3

3, Piazza Crova

14049 Vaglio Serra

+39 0141 732206 / +39 333 7682139

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Eves only for Monday, Thursday and Friday, both for Saturday and Sunday/Moderately priced



A lovely restaurant, with spectacular views across the valley from the balcony in the summer and an elegant cosy dining area in the winter. Fantastic food and great service. A la carte menu influenced by traditional food as well as neighbouring counties. Extensive wine list. Booking advised.

Agriturismo Barbanera

Frazione S. Giovanni Valle, 49

14042, Calamandrana Province

+39 0141 75335




Traditional meals, with a very slight Umbrian twist. Fantastic wine produced on the estate. The best thing is you can walk to this one from the villa. Reservation required.

Restaurant Vineria 'Locanda Fontanabuona'

Via Nizza, 595 Località Madonna, Mombercelli

+39 0141 955 477

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday/moderately priced




Set in the Monferrato hills south-east of Asti, the 'Locanda Fontanabuona' has a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Starters include focaccette accompanied by lardo di colonnata, the primi include tagliolini alle ortiche with melted butter and mint, and an asparagus flan with fonduta. Main courses include wild boar with polenta. The wine list includes Australian and Chilean labels as well as many local Piedmontese offerings.


Trattoria I Bologna

Via Nicola Sardi 4 , Rochetta Tanaro

+39 0141 644 600

Closed Tues/expensive



Stylish trattoria run by the famous Bologna family. Menu changes daily. Local specialities. Cash only.

Restaurant 'Il Boschetto di Vignole'

Via Guglielmo Marconi, 25, Castelnuovo Calcea

+39 0141 957 434

Closed Monday Evening and Tuesday/inexpensive



The 'Boschetto di Vignole' is a family-run trattoria that offers traditional home-style Piedmontese cuisine.

Ristorante 'Due Lanterne'

Piazza Garibaldi, Nizza Monferrato

+39 0141 702 480

Closed Monday eve and Tuesday/Moderately priced



Midtown restaurant serving excellent food. Fine wine list.

Restaurant 'Guido da Costigliole'

Relais San Maurizio, Santo Stefano Belbo, Localita San Maurizio 39

+39 0141 841 900

Closed Sunday/Evenings Only/Very expensive



Michelin-starred and expensive, but once quoted among the 10 top restaurants in the world by the US wine magazine 'Wine Spectator'. Food out of this world.


Pizza and Other

Pizzeria 'Pizza e Churrasco'

Piazza Veneto, 6, Belveglio

+39 0141 955 942

Evenings only; closed Tuesday/inexpensive

Best pizza around – worth the journey!

Pizzeria Restaurant 'La Terrazza'

Via Opessina, 9, Castelnuovo Calcea

+39 0141 957 166

Closed Wednesday/inexpensive


Great all round restaurant serving fish, pizza, pasta and steaks. Booking advised at the weekends.

Pizzeria Restaurant 'Da Enzo'

Corso Asti 27, Mombercelli

+39 0141 955 909

Closed Monday/inexpensive


Large restaurant which opens from 7pm, offering pizza, pasta, fish and steak dishes. Usually no need to book.

Ristorante La Rotonda

Via Migliardi 9, Nizza Monferrato

+39 0141 726 035

Closed Mon/inexpensive


A casual, modern restaurant, very popular during the summer season for its large swimming pool. Delightful food is served in the evenings at the pool side.

Enoteca Ristorante I Caffi

Via Verdi / Vicolo del Voltone 1 , Acqui Terme

+39 0144 325 206

Closed Sun pm, Wed pm, and all of January/Very expensive


Town center location; booking is necessary. Exciting 'tasting' menus, with wines to match each course, either from the list or from the well-stocked enoteca.

Credit cards now accepted.