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“Cullinary treasure in a castle”

Stefano Paganini Alla Corte degli Alfieri
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$52
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: A few kilometers from Alba is the StefanoPaganini restaurant, located in the castle of 1700. Surrounded by an immense green park and composed of refined salt and affrescatevi host in style in the most important day of your life. Space and capacity The restaurant by the clear and elegant colors, presents a welcoming entrance used as a café and three rooms connected to each other one of which is decorated with frescoes. Opposite is the park and the romantic lookout Vittoro Alfieri. In space you can set up the stalls and enjoy the natural scents so you can make walks or to relax after a buffet breakfast. Offered services dinners tastings receptions Catering banqueting service interior and exterior floral design photo-video service Car rental service event organization event coordination planne wedding counseling Other services For its historic charm and the beauty of its landscape the ristorantesi suitable to host events in style, so professionals and individuals who wish to donate to your event a touch of sophistication can go to this location. We organize cooking classes and wine tastings.
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went for the five course chefmenu and it was a 'wonderful' experience.
Stefano Paganini worked for many years with Davide Palluda and this
shows in his delicious dishes.
A friendly maître guided us perfectly through the evening.
A must go for foodlovers.

Thank Wim D
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Tonight my mother brother sister and I celebrated my mother's 80th Birthday at this incredible restaurant. From the beautiful building to the friendly and professional service to the wonderfully prepared meal this was a truly memorable meal.

We selected the "menu with your eyes closed" with 4 courses including traditional carne cruda and vitello tonnato appetizers. Delicious gnocchi with asparagus as a primo and braised veal as a secondo. Each dish was wonderful with unique and refined flavour not heavy or or overly strongly flavoured just perfect.

We have been to this area before and dined at several top restaurants Stefano Paganini stands out from the rest as our favorite by far. If you plan to spend a day or two or a month in Piemonte make sure a stop at this restaurant is in your plan!

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1  Thank Henry R
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Located in an ancient castello this restaurant has a few rooms furnished with a few tables in each room. Sophisticated interior with white walls and high ceilings gives an echo to all the talks inside. Out of three menues have no doubt to order chef's surprise. You will never regret that! Delicate flavours, combinations of the food will charm you. Make sue You try the starawberry sorbet... It's the best I have ever tried in my whole life!

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Thank Dasjona
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We were recommended to try this restaurant by one of the local wine producers. It is in wonderful surroundings, i.e. in the castle at Magliano Alfieri, which is a sleepy hillside village off the Alba-Asti motorway. You won't find it by accident. As previous reviews have said Stefano Paganini is a talented, passionate chef who is heading for much greater recognition. His wife also does a great job in front of house. Around €70 per head for 3 superlative courses (+ appetisers and patisserie with the coffee) and top quality wine that included Negro Giuseppe Pian Cavallo Barbaresco 2008 and a Massolino Chardonnay. This was our first time there and we rated the food alongside Al Castello di Grinzano Cavour, La Ciau del Tornavento and Io e Luna, some of our favourite higher-end local restaurants. Our only criticism, if you can call it that, was that some of the servings were a little on the large side, but everything disappeared.

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Thank royalgolfer
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

I won't repeat what others have said, I would just encourage others to patronise this restaurant. The location is somewhat isolated but the views from the dining room are quite spectacular with sweeping vistas of the valley below. The Castello is nicely decorated with a calming environment and interesting art on the walls.

We went twice; for lunch we had the three course tasting menu (with three amuse bouche included) whilst for dinner we had the five course Chef's choice menu. The ladies had the fish option and the men the meat option. Everything was fresh, interesting and superbly presented. The wine selection was excellent and exceptionally economically priced. Stefano's wife runs the front of the house in a very able manner and speaks a little English (more restaurant English than general conversation). We had lunch at a Michelin star restaurant in the area and thought this was a much better choice.

Highly recommended.

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2  Thank TiburonTony
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