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Osteria L'Archivolto

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 25/26, 15076 Ovada, Italy
+39 0143 835208
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tartare” (3 reviews)
“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 25/26, 15076 Ovada, Italy
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A quick lunch stop on the way to Genoa airport turned into one of the 2 best meals of our 2 weeks in Piedmont, and that is a high accolade. Entered through a lovely square, deep into the restaurant before meeting anyone, but worth it...More

1  Thank Technomunch
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on way to Genoa airport. Traditional restaurant with friendly, helpful service. Each of our dishes was pure delight including the delicate vegetable warm vegetable mousse muse gueule. I ate the fassone Piedmontese beef which is certainly the softest most flavoured steak I...More

1  Thank DeborahCambridge
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We took the gastronomic menus and a bottle of local red proposed by the waiter. Good food, plenty, good quality except the dessert. The small terasse is very nice and service very friendly.

Thank PierreB13600
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Stopped here on the way from Nice, France to Milan, Italy. Was just 5 minutes off the motorway - and lunch was fantastic. My wife ordered the special of the day, 'fritto mist" while I ordered the pasta of the day. As usual, lunch became...More

Thank Owner-KonaKai-Resort
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

After couple of hours in the traffic we decided to have a stop in Ovada to rest and refresh. We walked in the historical city center and stopped at the L'Archivolto. The Osteria is quite nice, the table well prepared and the service impeccable. First...More

Thank Luigi M
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Even in Italy there is the good, the bad and the ugly, as far as restaurants go but this is not the case. This restaurant is great in so many ways. It is tastefully appointed, the personnel is eager to help and patient with kids...More

Thank maplehuggers
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

What a great find, will definetely go back to this lovely Osteria, run with passion and dedication . Local products, freshly prepared , excellent service, brilliant choice of wines. We loved the local antipasti, stuffed gnocchi with local cheese and mixed piedmont fried meats and...More

Thank silvalondon2017
Reviewed 14 November 2015

That's a good example of a traditional Italian restaurant getting a 1 star Michelin and then raising its level to an international stage. You could eat meat or fish and their most famous dishes are truffle based ,both black and white. They have too a...More

Thank stefano_pittaluga
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We've been here for a month and have tried many many restaurants. You can't go wrong here. Very friendly staff. Charming atmosphere. Fabulous wine list. Marvelous soups. Wide selection of dishes and a menu that changes. We have gone back at least a half a...More

Thank nonobanana
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed my fish stuffed ravioli. Beautifully presented. Recommended by our B and B Casa Wallace - their best recommendation so far.

Thank Tricia0763
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 25/26, 15076 Ovada, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Alessandria  >  Ovada
  • Phone Number: +39 0143 835208
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