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C'era Una Volta

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Reg. Serra Masio 30, Canelli, Italy
+39 0141 824392
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Brussels, Belgium
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108 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Why does somebody like one restaurant better than the other? There can be so many reasons but probably the food is the main thing. The problem in Piemonte is that there are so many places where you can eat really well and most of them stick to the local classics. La cuccina casalinga (mother's kitchen) is hearty, tasty and wholesome... More 

Thank scor1910
Melbourne, Australia
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490 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This place is a hidden gem, "worth a detour": down to earth food, reliable wines of the region, very friendly service - we shall return.

Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The food here was not the best. The staff were friendly and there was a small playground for the kids to play with. Everything tasted good, but there were problems too. The gnocchi with cheese was small and the cheese was clumpy, and some of the homemade pasta clumped together in uncooked lumps. The ravioli were a real highlight. The... More 

Thank rcrichmond
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The extremely gracious and welcoming owner, Alessandro, gives everyone who walks through the door exceptional treatment. We have a house in the area and have often eaten here with our children and enjoyed the outdoor garden where the children can play before and after dinner. In the winter a cozy wood stove warms the dining area which has a homey... More 

Thank Christina35777
Bern, Switzerland
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

this restaurant is a bit out of the main roads and surroundings are just green, there are even some animals just to the side. some kids playground is available but limited but great for kids. for what the place is, the food is better and friendly service. maybe not the best resto but if you have covered a few, it... More 

Thank puregourmand
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This place is very nice, has a terrasse and it is easy to take your children in the evening. The owner is very friendly and the food good; he has a small slide and some children toys.

Thank Ellen V
Fujisawa, Japan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I have been there many times already. Owner is a nice guy. We can enjoy traditional local food with reasonable price.

Thank tomtom100
Turin, Italy
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We've been at the C'era una volta last saturday with my family during a one-day trip to the Langhe. We had picked-up the address using this very website. I should say that the main asset of this restaurant is the owner : super kind and available, always smiling, it is a true pleasure to be welcomed and served by him.... More 

Thank Giuseppe F
New England
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Two of us had a mid-week dinner at C'era Una Volta in April, 2012. We both chose an asparagus flan for aperitivo, a veal cutlet and a cheese ravioli for the main course. A bottle of Dolcetto D'Alba and a bottle of water made a total cost of 50 Euros. I would characterize the food as a very high level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reg. Serra Masio 30, Canelli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Canelli
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 824392

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