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Piemonte is easily associated with good food. Good pizza, however, is hard to come by. If you are looking for Pizza, Monforte is the place to go. Right in the Piazza is an excellent pizza place. The have other dishes of course but it is a common place to get pizza. They also have a very good wine list and because it’s located in the piazza, it is usually quite lively. One Friday during our vacation, we had Friday Pizza here. I got my usual Margherita with prosciutto! It was belissimo!
If you are staying in the Barolo area, More e Macine is a must! The restaurant is located in La Morra, along the “main road” (if there is such a thing in La Morra…)
Do not be fooled by the rather “simple” look, the food is great, wine list superb and staff incredible! Ito, the main man, is hilarious, a die hard juventus fan and a big champagne drinker. You can come to More e Macine for coffee, an aperitivo, lunch, dinner, or just to say hi! There is no occasion unfit for More e Macine.
You will also most likely run into the local winemakers, as it is a popular place for them to get a glass of champagne and hang out.
Welcome to Vinoteca Centro Storico! This is where the infamous Ciccio works, a man who also goes by the name Alessio. He is said to have the best champagne list outside of France, and I don’t think that is far from the truth.
Apart from his excellent taste in Champgane, you also get really good food, a freindly staff and a great wine list. Ciccio’s wife also works there, and the two of them have created a marvelous restaurant. There is room for everyone, not just the regulars that have accumulated over the years.
And more often than not, Ciccio does something crazy, like offer a blind tasting of a 1978 Barbaresco, Albino Rocca. If you’re lucky you will witness or even take part in these crazy shenanigans, and have a good story to tell your friends. You will also often run into winemakers from the area, who are there to enjoy a meal or have a quick drink with Ciccio.
Centro Storico is located in Serralunga, in the center, (Via Roma 6). You can call them at +39 0173 613203. They are closed Monday.