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Locanda del Pilone

Strada della Cicchetta 1, 12051, Alba, Italy
+39 0173 366616
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Strada della Cicchetta 1, 12051, Alba, Italy
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We were so looking forward to dining here, and had high expectations because of the “star”. There was nothing completely amiss, but very little which set this apart from some other restaurants in terms of taste and presentation, except Locanda del Pilone is much much...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Focus here is on the restaurant not the rooms. Staff are the strength and always pleasant and helpful. On the room side improvements needed as suites whilst pleasant and roomy have no real view blocked by a tree but are fully priced. Breakfast is minimalistic...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Onetiger42
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect meal in a stunning location. The drive to the restaurant is gorgeous — it is high up in the vineyards of Alba. I had the truffle tasting menu and my husband ordered ala carte. The wine menu is a billion pages....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Erinkbailey
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Away from the bustle of town and perched high on the hills surrounded by grape vines this truly is somewhere to get away from it all Totally peaceful and comfortable . Throw in a Michelin star restaurant and the scene is complete. This place has...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mevissapirie
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This was not my first visit to a Michelin restaurant and it won’t be my last, but I haver never ever before left halfway through a meal, feeling completely bewildered as to way they would have got a star in the first place! We got...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Gunn Iren M
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We stay there for Saturday lunch and we had a night at this hotel.. Authentic food, beautiful presentation of antipasti, fresh pasta with porcini, also gluten free home made bread and dishes. One the photo Sterlet with marinated in vinegar melon and black caviar

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nasty1111
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The location of this hotel and restaurant is lovely. Very calm and quite in the middle of the wine yards. A good place to relax. A great wine list for wines from Piedmont. However a few improvements could be made. Internet was a bit slow...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Goldcom
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is a real gem, you must visit this place for a nice dinner: great menu and cart to choose from. The staff is amazing and the food, oh the food ... a nice adventure! Negative: A\C is not great, so don’t dress up too...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nic0Mari
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a good restaurant, but too many shortcomings for a Michelin-star restaurant: 1. Let’s start with a layout: they have got 2 rooms. One (closer to the entrance) must be nice, the other (close to the kitchen) is a bit of Disaster: the door to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Dmitriy248
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, from the moment you enter you are greeted by wonderful staff, very friendly and professionally welcoming. We opted for the chefs tasting menu with matching wines and truffles. The bread arrived, amazing. Top class. The reason I opted for 4 star...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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