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“Family Run Restaurant in an Ancient Building”
Review of La Loggia

La Loggia
Ranked #14 of 125 Restaurants in Acqui Terme
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We ate here as part of a group dinner on a small custom bike tour of Piedmont and the restaurant was selected by our guide who is a native of the Piedmont and knows the area well. The restaurant itself was an easy walk from our hotel in the center of town -- 5 minutes perhaps -- but La Loggia is not something you would just come across -- but it is worth finding. It located in a historic building on a small cobbled side street. You enter through a large wooden door into a lovely courtyard filled with plants. It was a rainy night in October, so we ate inside, but in the good weather the courtyard would be a lovely romantic spot for dinner. But the restaurant itself is lovely as well -- a series of rooms so each space feels intimate. The main dining area is really two spaces with one area up a couple of stairs, but open to the room below. The upper area has the original dark wooden beams in the ceiling.
The food is very much a family affair, with the restaurant owner's mother doing some of the cooking. The food is not fancy, but it was fresh and homemade. We started with a zucchini flan with taleggio cheese, then had gnocchi which was house made by the mother. It was light and actually tasted of potato. This was served with a creamy pesto sauce. But the "creaminess" was not from cream. The creamy effect is from thinning the pesto slightly with the starchy water from the pasta. This is the first time in the Piedmont that we'd had pesto, as we were now closer to Liguria, where Genoa is located, and which is the original home of pesto. In any case, the gnocchi with pesto was delicious and was a very ample serving. This was followed by chicken cacciatore which had a nicely browned skin and was sauted with peppers and onions. The chicken was nothing out of the ordinary, but felt like a nice meal in a friend's home. Dessert was a Nouget semi-freddo which was basically a layer cake with ice cream. I feel like this is the kind of place that you really can't go wrong. We had a set menu, but I think it was reflective of the over all style -- good, homemade food served with attention to detail in a lovely setting.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant has a large garden while being at the heart of town just behind the Bollene. The food was traditional but of high quality. Warm and cold antipasti, good pastas and an extensive wine list. They had no problem creating something for the kids (caprese sandwich) as starter.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best dinner in town. Perfect food and atmosphere. Wine from Michele Chiarlo that fits perfect to the food. Very friendly staff and good service

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden pearl width lovely garden, the weather wasn't in our favor so we got a table inside, we did not prebook, but the waitress welcomed us in anyway:)

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

After a week spent in Acqui trying several restaurants, I was impressed by this place. Inside is like a small castle, the food is prepared by the mam owner and the hand made raviolis are really specials. Try it and you won't regret.

Date of visit: February 2016
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