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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank garetjax72
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hesitant to visit after I read a review below about the ambience (80's neon lights). Not sure if we were at the same restaurant, but I can advise there are no neon lights and I certainly wouldn't call it 80s! I'm glad we didi visit! We dropped in on the off chance we would get a table and... More 

Thank jack06
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great casual restaurant in the beautiful town of Alba. We were there for the truffle fair. The food is classic Piemontese and very good. The service was fine.

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Bucharest, Romania
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Location: in the center of Alba Atmosphere: noisy, not so sexy a bit 80's neons lights very bright not cozy Service: overall capable and knowledgeable, a bit too fast and willing to help especially the sommelier and when the place calmed down FOOD: amazing brasato and tajerin with generous portion of truffles- the only pity is that the truffles are... More 

Thank Alessio L
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very good dinner, prices where in line with the restaurant in the area. The service was good and fast (maybe too speedy) the restaurant ambience is nothing special and the temperature was a bit warm.

Thank Guido U
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were a group of 5 and we got seated quickly (we had a reservation but we were a bit late for it). 2 people ordered the white truffle menu which consists of 3 dishes with white truffles. They do not add the truffles in front of you, it comes with a pre-set amount from the kitchen. no charm of... More 

Thank Victoria C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a nice if unspectacular dinner here. The veal cheeks were delicious braised in Barolo. The place is very busy, so book ahead. Staff were efficient, but not overly outgoing. Somewhat expensive, given there are less expensive Osteria's nearby with similar food.

Thank Bruce4fun
New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Because we did not want to navigate our car over the countryside roads at night, we changed our dinner reservation to lunch. We ate at 12:30 and the place was packed. My husband had the Shrimp, Cannellini cream and bacon as a starter and the beef with Barolo Sauce for dessert. I had caprese salad and agnolotti. Everything was delicious.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We ordered an onion and cheese starter that was superb. Other dishes were good to very good, and the honest, slow-cooked and ingredient centric approach was most appreciated. An excellent choice if you are in downtown Alba.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?