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Locanda del Pilone

#26 of 144 Restaurants in Alba
Certificate of Excellence
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Strada della Cicchetta 1, 12051, Alba, Italy
+39 0173 366616
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Delray Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

There were 7 of us in our party and we all would return in a minute. The food is inventive, beautiful and quite delicious! Deep wine list as well. We all enjoyed white truffles on our plates for at least 1 course, some had more. Don't miss the cheese course as the cheese cart is lovely and filled with so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Overnight trip with friends specifically to dine at this restaurant. We had the grand tasting menu with 10 courses and the meal was excellent! Service great. Wine pairings great and at reasonable price. Wished we would have stayed another night at the hotel. Definitely deserving of its Michelin star. Highly recommend making this a special stop for a special meal.... More 

1 Thank windy_city_wolfs
Tromso, Norway
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The restarant is situated on a hilltop with fantastic views. It has a star in the Michelin Guide and it is very well deserved. The food and the wine was fantastic and the service impeccable.

1 Thank Lindaosollied
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

From the dining room that reminds of a vault cellar you see the yard of this gorgeous winery. The large selection of cheese and the delicious slow cooked veal fillet were just divine! We drank a 16year old barolo from the region that make the night just superb. Not mentioning the excellent and attentive service. Prices are a bit higher... More 

Thank Ramona R
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394 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Situated on the top of a hill overlooking the magnificent slopes with vineyards - a very beautiful scenery. Very friendly servants and nice atmosphere. The restaurant has one Michelin star now - and the food and servings are on this level. We had a glass of sparkling wine - and it was accompanied by a few snacks - but the... More 

1 Thank Roarmaag
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Attention to details without being too fussy. A fresh interpretation of local classics in full respect of tradition (like incredibly tiny raviolini del plin with roasted duck filling in a surprising cream of boraggine) combined with inventive delicacies (like the pannocchie di mare e di terra - tiny babycorn and canocchie scampi - in piglet broth). It is quite a... More 

Thank Laura L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We booked a Junior Suite last August. On arrival I was so disappointed. It was on 2 levels both of which were dysfunctional. It was small for 2 people and 2 large suitcases. The balcony looked on to the inner courtyard so that the magnificent panorama of the surrounding countryside was not available. Luckily the other Junior Suite became available... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Located in hotel by the same name the selections were varied but interestingly the dinner menus for women did not include prices and the menus for men patrons did include the prices!!! Wifi is marginal at best and requires some skill and patience to access. The food is creative, and there were a number of tapas which were not expected... More 

Thank BobWE
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

A one Michelin star restaurant with serious ambitions for a second. Over-delivers and really deserves a second star in my opinion. Delicious food, extensive and very reasonably priced Barolo/Barbaresco list. Warm, wonderful service - a definite return visit.

Thank Marc B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Fantastic. Sofia and her team were brilliant. Food, wine, location and staff - all perfect. Own label Barolo (!!!) was excellent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada della Cicchetta 1, 12051, Alba, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba
  • Phone Number: +39 0173 366616
Just five kilometers from Alba, up a winding, scenic road flanked by vine-covered hillsides, a foodies paradise awaits: Locanda del Pilone, where one can stop for lunch or dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant and stay for the night, in traditionally furnished rooms with modern comforts such as wi-fi connection.Surrounded by 360-degree views of rolling foothills and in the distance, the Italian Alps, Locanda del Pilone is an ideal destination for food and wine lovers in search of world-class hospitality and an authentic Piedmontese experience rolled into one.Il paradiso dei foodies vi attende a soli 5 km da Alba, lungo un maestoso paesaggio collinare vitato. Alla Locanda del Pilone vi potete fermare per un pranzo o una cena nel rinomato ristorante stellato Michelin, e trascorrere la notte nelle deliziose camere in stile tradizionale al primo piano, dove troverete i piu moderni comfort come la connessione wi-fi.Con una vista che spazia a 360 gradi raggiungendo perfino le alture alpine, la Locanda del Pilone e una destinazione obbligatoria per gli amanti della gastronomia, come per gli entusiasti in cerca di una memorabile esperienza in Piemonte.

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