Choosing a place to eat in the Langhe, Monferrato or Roero is very difficult. Do you know when you stand in front of the ice cream counter and you have to choose “only three flavors” but you would like to taste at least twelve? Well, choosing a restaurant in the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero is more or less like that.

The choice is multiple, the quality is very good and the chances of finding something special is highly probable.

So I’ll give you some ideas, restaurants, and trattorias that I love, but know that the best way is just to wander around and stop and browse.

Each village has its own traditions and specialties. Each season brings with it scents and flavors that you find in the dishes and then the inevitable excellent wine will do the rest!

Let’s go then to sketch this small list of restaurants of the heart.


gemma di roddino e i tajarin

Restaurants & Inns in the Langhe

Le tagliatelle "stese" ad asciugare

The Langhe and its full-bodied flavors

Let’s imagine a tour starting from Alba. Here we also find starred restaurants (even a 3* Michelin, Piazza Duomo restaurant) but you’ll find these on your own!

I would say that a meal at the Osteria dei Sognatori, classic Osteria with menu by voice or written on the blackboard, friendly and casual atmosphere. They do not book.

Other nice, quality place for a quick meal  Osteria dei Birichin. Young owners, good products and good quality wine by the glass.

For a dinner or a more complete lunch, I recommend the Restaurant Osteria dell’Arco. An important part of the SlowFood movement since its origins! On the website you can also find the Osteria del Boccon Divino di Bra which shares philosophy and belonging.

Leaving aside the mythical GEMMA di Roddino which has now become a monument of the Langa 🙂 and that I photographed while kneading its famous tajarin!

To taste something while wandering around the Langhe, the matter gets even more complicated, because the choice is really wide. And so I give you some ideas with the village to visit:

Neive and the Aromatario – Roddino and Uri Sapori condivisi – Monforte and the Restaurant I Rebbi – Serravalle and La Coccinella – Alta Valle Belbo Ca’d Tistu (very involving experience!) –

A special mention, for a special occasion, definitely La Ciau del Tornavento di Treiso!

But you can also feel emotions going to small villages like Castino, where you can eat at Trattoria del Peso (it has no website), or enjoy lunch or dinner in Bossolaschetto. Da Fabiana

I will add more names and keep you up to date on my places of the heart in the Langhe!


Salsiccia di Bra

The Roero which belongs to the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato area. It wedges as a territory but has its own distinct personality. Needless to say, the SlowFood movement was born in Bra, the capital of Roero, and from here it leaves to reach the entire world of catering and food tradition to be handed down!

Bra and sausage. Bra and its excellent meats. But also Bra and its gardens and its cheeses. We remind you that Cheese and cheeses peacefully invade this town every two years. And then it is worth trying the historical Ristorante Battaglino ,

the Boccondivino I mentioned earlier, but also the Caffè Boglione, a historic place where you can taste a good dish in a refined and historical environment.

Turning in the Roero is worth going to Canale that with its Enoteca del Roero allows you to taste some dishes and excellent wines.

Typical tavern in Monteu Roero is the Cantina dei Cacciatori with excellent house wine in carafe.

I love very much in Cisterna d’Asti the   Ristorante Garibaldi c

he will amaze you with his Mixed Fried!

Remember that the Roero area is famous for its white wines. You absolutely must taste a good Arneis or Favorita.


Chickpea Farinata of Nizza

I would say to start with La Miraja. Winemakers and wine producers for many generations. Today they run a farmhouse that offers events, menu of the month, traditional dishes always accompanied by excellent wine.

Good place is the Ristorante San Carlo di Tigliole

of Asti (very cozy and pleasant personal environment)

If you are in Acqui Terme (maybe taking a SPA tour) you might have a lot of appetite! I can advise you Trattoria Manzini

where they also make excellent gachas! For the gachas I recommend a trip to Nizza Monferrato, of course, and you can have lunch or dinner at Le due Lanterne (no website).

For a dinner, an apericena or a glass of wine in joy, in San Damiano d’Asti, you can try the Agrivineria la Cava dei Vini (no website).

Farmhouse of excellent level, near Alessandria, is surrounded by greenery and of excellent quality,  Ristorante Olimpia .

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