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“Amazing Food, Wonderful Atmosphere, and great staff!”

Ristorante Cinzia Christian & Manuel
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Ranked #7 of 149 Restaurants in Vercelli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$76 - US$141
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: The Costardi brothers are putting their money on fine cuisine inside the Hotel Cinzia, a family-run business for four generations. After taking over the family inheritance, they are building up a proposal involving catering that is innovative but, at the same time, firmly rooted in the local surroundings. Christian and Manuel grew up in an area famous for its rice fields and decided to bet on a creative style of cuisine where risotto is the prominent player, included in an interesting menu with over twenty variations all based on local seasonal raw materials with a strong emphasis on lightness and attention to wellness. A playful, contemporary and balanced style, which always remains in touch with their roots and finds perfect synergy between the Costardi brothers: Christian looks after the savoury dishes, while Manuel takes charge of the sweeter side, with continuous cross-contaminations, in search of a culinary expression that is free from rigid patterns. The dining area service area is managed with finesse and masterly skill by Elisa Bellavia, one of the best sommeliers in Italy, who guides their guests in the discovery of the finest wines.
italy
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“Amazing Food, Wonderful Atmosphere, and great staff!”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

The food was incredible, the wines were amazing and the service(speaking English) was exceptional. Our host explained in detail what we were eating and where the paired wine was from and its characteristics. One of the most delightful and exquisite dinning experiences I have ever had.

  • Visited December 2013
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Excellent late dinner at Ristorante Cinzia Christian & Manuel”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We had an excellent late dinner at this hidden gem. The regional menu - "terriorio" - with wine pairing was a natural choice for both of us. Excellent, friendly service, good wines and well presented tasty dishes. We left the restaurant around midnight with a good feeling. This restaurant is definitely worth stopping for.

  • Visited May 2013
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“rice buyer surprised about rice”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We booked the hotel Cinzia via booking.com without knowing the restaurant. I'm here in the area to buy rice for our company. The first evening I had my dinner at Cinzia. I'm very suprised about the quality of the risotto, they really know how to choose the right quality of rice and to prepare it in exact the right way. The combinations of flavours is fantastic. I can really recommend the risotto with the truffel, my colleague the risotto with rabbit and duck foie gras.

  • Visited April 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Best risotto ever!”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

What an extremely pleasant surprise! To us Vercelli was not an obvious stop unless a friend had told us to visit the restaurant.
Risotto is obviously the speciality, and this is undoubtedly the best risotto we've ever had. In addition, the service was absolutely superb!

  • Visited March 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“Great One Star Restaurant, off the beaten path”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Vercelli is not exactly a tourist destination. It is in the Po valley rice growing area. Flat as a board and rice paddies for miles. However, this restaurant is worth seeking out.

My wife and I were driving from Zurich down to the Piemonte for a week vacation, and scheduled an overnight stop here just to eat in the restaurant. It was worth the drive. The food is fantastic. Local (three pages of risottos on the menu), inventive, beautifully presented. There is great stuff coming out of the kitchen. Christian was very friendly (Manuel was in the kitchen all night). The service is very good. The star is well deserved.

It's expensive, but not that bad for a one star. Worth seeking out if you are in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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