Osteria Madama la Barbera was suggested to us by a local when we asked for a place that has great local dishes and good seafood. The restaurant is located on the side of a plaza close to the Town Hall of Asti. We sat outside, as is was a very nice and warm July evening. We felt the local relaxed and happy atmosphere that was created by the location and especially the very nice staff.
We had two courses in the restaurant. For the starter we had one aubergine dish. The dish itself looked very simple but it tasted delicious! The texture and the flavours were spot on. The other starter was a pasta carbonara which also was very tasty. For the main course we took the seafood platter that had different kinds of octopus and vegetables in it. It was one of the best seafood dishes we have eaten, as all the ingredients were fresh and delicious and the dish was not ruined with any sauces or too much seasoning. Simplicity was the keyword.
If you want to have delicious food and good service in an authentic atmosphere, this is the place.