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Osteria del Vecchio Gallo

) #134 of 152 Restaurants in Alba ££ - £££ Italian
Via Cavour, 13, Alba, Italy
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good26%
  • Average33%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (3 reviews)
“tagliata” (2 reviews)
“rabbit” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
Via Cavour, 13, Alba, Italy
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1 - 10 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Well well. It started with unfriendly and unprofessional staff (all of them non-italian, maybe eastern europe... i mention this cause they don't understand english nor italian). Once ordering, not sure why one must start laughing when we asked for a coke zero... After waiting for...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Solid place for a nice outside lunch during truffles faire. Decent food, service friendly yet a bit disorganized. Overall ok

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Like many other customers we were attracted by the look of the facility and it's location but the dishes were disappointing. Especially the pasta dish (tajarin) with the "so called" tartufo. The look seemed attractive but there was absolutely no taste of truffle. Impossible to...More

Thank Rudy V
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were advised by the hotel. The place looks great and classy. We went there for the truffles but were very disappointed. There was no smell or taste. The truffles must have been too old. The wine and starters were ok but not good enough...More

Thank HermKB
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We chose this restaurant based on the menu. The decor is lovely. However, the food was disappointing. We ordered the lamb chops, rabbit and chicken cacciatore. The chops were lukewarm, the chicken lukewarm to cold nearer to the bone, the rabbit was okay. I would...More

Thank Angelo B
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Vecchio Gallo has a very good location. Charmy corner connecting Old town with Duomo. It is a very small restaurant inside and and it good to enjoy outdoors seating provided the weather allows. The food is ok - carne cruda Albese, vitello tonato and pasta-...More

1  Thank cargomes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Having been here on a wine trip I returned on holiday with Mrs L. This experience was even better than last time. Benefitting from a lovely evening we sat outside on the pavement outside the restaurant. Service was again spot on - friendly, helpful and...More

Thank PLinacre
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had a light lunch here. Two pasta dishes, both tasteful but too heavy. The wine was good (white Arneis) and the service on the terrace pleasant. Low prices - but I would not come back.

Thank Jan Q
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Pleasant outdoor lunch spot with delicious pasta dishes and a nice selection of wines by the glass. The pasta with walnut sauce was exceptional; the gnocchi was above average. The service was very good with plenty of help for our limited Italian skills.

Thank Lisa_J777
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were fortunate enough to find a an outside table for lunch here during the Alba Festival. The onion antipasto was excellent, and the gnocchi first course was very good. The grilled lamb chops of the second course were perfectly cooked. A bottle of the...More

Thank Tom4628
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour, 13, Alba, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba
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