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“The Last Resort on a Monday Night in August?”

Restaurant Pizzeria Francese
Ranked #131 of 361 Restaurants in Asti
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We were there yesterday for dinner.
Pizza tasted sour, because clearly they had used pizza dough from the day before that had fermented (no such thing as "sourdough pizza"). Ingredients were sub-standard (cheese was plasticky and ham was dry and rubbery).
Servers were rude, down to berating us for not passing on a plate (server "had to reach for it") AFTER we had received our pizzas and started eating.
Our friend who had meat was not happy either. Meat was rubbery and tasted like it had been left sitting there for a while and had been microwaved.
Owner did not let us pay individually, but arbitrarily "split the bill" for us, although some of us had chosen very differently priced menu items. I did not particularly care for his patronizing, condescending attitude either. BTW, I speak native Italian, so it was definitely not a case of "lost in translation".
We had been at this pizzeria before, mid-week, in July, and fare and service had been better. Not much, but reasonable. So, what changed? It was a Monday night in August in a comparatively-speaking small town. Everything else was closed. No other pizza options within a mile or so.
So, unless, as it was for us, this is your last resort on a Monday night in August, I would not recommend eating here. They definitely exploit the lack of competition.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here. We ignored the pizza menu and went straight for the other menu. Good variety and prices. We had grilled vegetables with cheese and ravioli. Both were authentic Piemonte preparations and were delicious.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Our visit to Asti was extra special because of the food and hospitality we enjoyed at his restaurant. The pizza was delicious and the local delicacies were scrumptious.
If you go, try the vitello tonnato, maionaise, crudo. The pasta sauce is made with tomatoes from the Amalfi Coast. And the deserts.......!!!
If you had a Nonna and want to reminisce about home cooking and what it feels like to be in the embrace of a wonderful family, this is the place to go.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This pizzeria restaurant has a glassed-in patio in front, shaded from the sun, with a very large interior seating area. On the Monday noon that we dined here, the restaurant interior was busy with local bank and government employees.

The menu offers a typical range of Italian dishes and pizzas. We chose salads to start followed by a pizza to share. The salad was ample and fresh. The pizza was average.

The wine list is extensive but wines by the glass very limited. For red, we had a Dolcetto that was very so-so.

Service was prompt.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great pizza and pasta, very reasonable prices and friendly staff. Capuccino also very good :) We would recommend!

Thank Monika G
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