La Ciau del Tornavento is situated in a beautiful location. Unfortunately the food, atmosphere, and service are subpar. In the night we visited the kitchen and the front of the house staff seemed overwhelmed. Most dishes were served cold, and the restaurant was so short staffed that a 2 course meal lasted 5 hours. Servers were inattentive and rude. We decided not to order deserts. This experience was by far the worst for us in a Michelin starred restaurant. Certainly not worth visiting over any other restaurant in this beautiful part of Italy.
1 Michelin star
Piazza Duomo is located on the first floor of a small building off a side street next to the cathedral in Alba. Being in the heart of Piedmont, in the midst of the truffle season Piazza Duomo offers a menu with a strong sense of place and a firm foothold on tradition. Chef Enrico Crippa demonstrates his talent with a series of small plates at the beginning of the meal. Subsequently, the menu revolves around white truffle and the classic dishes, which best reflect Piedmontese tradition! The agnolotti, a signature pasta of Piedmont, was cooked simply but to perfection! The potatoes cream was certainly the highlight of the menu. Smooth consistency and complex taste complemented and highlighted the smell of the truffle. The presentation and taste of the Mont Blanc was phenomenal. Service was impeccable and very attentive to detail. Piazza Duomo, being one of the best restaurants in Piedmont, respects and enriches the tradition of white truffle. Overall, a really amazing experience!!
3 Michelin stars