Insider’s Guide to Barbaresco and Barolo Restaurants

Barolo Restaurant
On a sunny day the terrace at Renza's is always full.

The Insider’s Guide to Barbaresco and Barolo Restaurants is a list of casual and fine dining options as well wine bars around the Langhe.

A question I get a lot is where to eat in the Langhe. During heavy tourist season I’m forever emailing recommendations to visitors, tour clients – even the locals ask me where we go. I guess because we like to explore.

That said, I decided to compile a Barbaresco and Barolo restaurant guide, complete with favorites around the villages as well as in the primary wine town of Alba. Of course, once I started hitting the keys I realized there were just too many for one post. So, in addition to the Insider’s Guide to Alba Restaurants, we now have the Insider’s Guide to Barbaresco and Barolo Restaurants. Just putting it together makes me hungry!Cucina Piedmont Italy

Neither is an exhaustive list. There are so many amazing Alba, Barbaresco, and Barolo restaurants, I couldn’t possibly fit them into even two posts. Not to mention, there just aren’t enough days in the year to try all the dining options here!

These guides highlight our favorites as well as the places that get the best feedback from our friends and Barolo wine tour clients. It is also an ever-evolving list of updates of standout dining experiences.

Please, drop me a note in the comments on your favorites – I will try them when I can and I hope that sharing yours will give our readers even more places to check out.

Barolo Restaurant Guide 

Barolo Restaurants in Serralunga

Vinoteca Centro Storico 

Serves up great local fare (don’t miss the potatoes!) and an extensive wine selection including the best Champagne list in the Langhe. Owner Alessio is very particular about his menu, from food to wine. Word to the wise: don’t even think about ordering a cappuccino!

Champagne Sabering
If you are in for a splurge, get a bottle of Champagne and ask him to saber it for you. He does it with the bottom of a wine glass.

Find it! Vinoteca Centro Storico

  • Address: Via Roma, 6 Serralunga d’Alba.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner; closed Monday.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 017 361.3203.
  • Price: Prices range from 8€ to 14€ for a plate.
  • Wifi: Yes.
Centro Storico Serralunga
Vinoteca Centro Storico has the best Champagne list in the Langhe.

Barolo Restaurants in Castiglione Falletto

Ristorante Le Torri

Historic fine dining in Castglione Falletto. Amazing traditional fare with a killer wine list, both in selection and price. The changes-daily tasting menu has got to be one of the best deals in town.

Indoor and outdoor seating with gorgeous vineyard views. Always a favorite.

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Ristorante Le Torri, Castiglione Falletto.

Find it! Le Torri

  • Address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 10, Castiglione Falletto
  • Hours: Open for lunch Wednesday to Monday; closed Tuesday.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173 62937.
  • Price: Prices start at about 30€ / person for a full meal. 

La Terrazza da Renza 

A favorite lunch spot with the best vineyard-facing terrace in the area. Food is served family-style and they bring plates of local specialties (all based on what is available that day) until you ask them to stop – or, basta as the locals say. 

Find it! Renza’s

  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 6, Castiglione Falletto,
  • Hours: Open for lunch Wednesday to Monday; closed Tuesday.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39.0173.62909 or
  • Price: For all courses (generally four or five if you do dolce) runs between 25€ and 30€ per person, with wine, water, and coffee.
Barolo Restaurant
On a sunny day the terrace at Renza’s is always full.

L’Argaj Ristorante

Take note, because L’Argaj is open on a Monday – not always easy to come by in the area. Traditional fare with a kick. Try the tasting menu or order a la carte.

Find it! L’Argaj Ristorante

  • Address: Via Alba Monforte 144, Castiglione Falletto.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (12:00-14:30) and dinner (19:30-21:30); closed Wednesday evening and all day Thursday.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.62882 or book online
  • Price: Prices start at 8€ to 14€ for a plate.

Barolo Restaurants in the village of Barolo

Ristorante Brezza

Part of the historic Brezza Winery, they also have an adjoining hotel – all located right in the village of Barolo. Traditional menu and you can even schedule a tasting before or after your meal.

Find it! Brezza

  • Address: Via Lomondo 2, 12060, Barolo.
  • Hours: Open for lunch and dinner. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.56354 or
  • Price: Prices range from 7€ to 12€ for a plate

La Vite Turchese

A fun and kitschy wine bar in the main village of Barolo. They serve wines by the glass from all over Italy and other parts of the world – very unique here. I have even seen wines from Napa Valley on the by-the-glass list!

Enjoy your drinks with meats, cheeses, and other traditional aperitivo-style options. Wines available for take away and they do wine shipping on request.

Find it! La Vite Turchese

  • Address: Via Alba, 5, Barolo.
  • Hours: Monday, 14:00-19:00.
    • Wednesday, 14;00-21:00.
    • Thursday to Sunday, 10:30-21:00.
    • Tuesday, Closed
  • Price: Varies by glass and plate.
  • Wifi: Yes. 

Barolo Wine Bar

Barolo Restaurants in La Morra

Osteria More e Macine

An area favorite located in La Morra, the highest village in the Barbaresco and Barolo regions. They offer traditional Piemontese food and have a great wine list – by the glass and bottle. Make sure to plan for some time to explore the village of La Morra, especially with a trip to the viewpoint where you can see all the Barolo and Barbaresco villages on a clear day.

Find it! More e Macine

  • Address: Via XX Settembre, 18, La Morra. 
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch, dinner, and aperitivo, 11:00-22:00
  • Contact: Reservations recommended for lunch and dinner, +39 0173.500395 or 
  • Price: Prices range from 7€ to 14€ for a plate.
La Morra Restaurants
The view from the Fontanazza terrace is made even better with a bottle of Barolo.

Locanda Fontanazza

Fontanazza – you just can’t beat the views! They opened just a few years ago offering traditional dishes, but often with innovative twists. A favorite of local wine producers and industry types for the great food and location. Book a table to get a seat on the terrace during warm months.

Find it! Fontanazza

  • Address: Strada Fontanazza, 4, La Morra.
  • Hours: Weekends for lunch and dinner. Check for week day dinner times. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.50718 or
  • Price: Prices range from 7€ to 14€ for a plate.
  • Wifi: Yes.
La Morra Fontanazza
Unique touches on traditional dishes at Fontanazza, like this steamed artichoke with cheese sauce.

Osteria Pizzeria Per Bacco

One of the best Barolo restaurants for pizza. Definitely, don’t miss it. Per Bacco has a large patio as well as indoor seating with a great wine list and a selection of artisan beers – you know when you need to clear your palate after a long day of tasting tannic Nebbiolo.

Find it! Per Bacco

  • Address: Via Roma 30, La Morra.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (12:00-15:00) and dinner (19:00-24:00); closed Monday. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.50609 or
  • Price: Varies, pizzas start at 7€, regular dishes start at about 10€ a plate.
La Morra Restaurants
Easily one of my favorite pizza places in the Langhe.

Osteria Veglio

Osteria Veglio is a great lunch or dinner stop when you are looking for a little higher end (but, it doesn’t break the bank) dining with a lovely vineyard view. In the spring and summer, request a table on the terrace. The food here is simply divine!

Find it! Osteria Veglio

  • Address: Frazione Annunziata, 9, 12064 La Morra.
  • Hours: Tuesday to Saturday for lunch (12:30 to 15:00) and dinner (19:30 to 23:00); closed Sunday and Monday. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended.
  • Price: Prices start at 25€ for a full meal.

Osteria Veglio La Morra


Mangé is a great casual choice for morning coffee, aperitivo, and some wonderful lunch or dinners. It’s casual with a bit of a kitschy feel – I’m pretty sure the tables in the dining room are old school desks!

Find it! Mangé

  • Address: Via Roma, 3 La Morra.
  • Hours: Open daily, 7 to 21:30.
  • Price: Prices start at 25€ for a full meal.

Osteria Arborina

Arborina, under the direction of Chef Andrea Ribaldone, is high-end dining in La Morra. This Barolo restaurant was recently awarded a Michelin star. It’s situated in the La Morra vineyard area and offers a progressive approach to traditional cuisine.

Find it! Osteria Arborina 

  • Address: Frazione Annunziata, 27.
  • Hours: Open for lunch and dinner, closed for dinner on Sunday and all day Monday.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended.
Osteria Arborina Barolo restuarants
Osteria Arborina in La Morra.

Barolo Restaurants in Monforte 


Not just fantastic traditional food, but also a great wine list and a lovely old cellar. A great Barolo restaurant for fine dining.

Find it! Saracca

  • Address: Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 5, Monforte di Alba.
  • Hours: Open for aperitivo and dinner. Inquire for hours. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended for dinner.
  • Price: Prices start at 30€ for a full meal.

Repubblica di Perno

Located in one of the outlying sections of Monforte, Repubblica di Perno has become a local favorite since its 2014 opening. Traditional fare with a little extra freshness from top chef Marco. Dine inside or on the patio with vineyard views.

Find it! Repubblica di Perno

  • Address: Vicolo Cavour, 5 – Fraz. Perno, Monforte d’Alba.
  • Hours: Open for lunch (12:00-14:00) and dinner (20:00-22:00) Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Closed Sunday to Wednesday. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.78492 or
  • Price: Prices range from 8€ to 14€ for a plate.
  • Wifi: Yes.
Monforte Restaurant
Baked onion stuffed with cheese at Reppublica di Perno. What more do you need?

Bar Barolo Enoteca

Located in the center of Monforte, Bar Barolo is a wine bar and ristorante serving aperitivo and light lunches.

Find it! Bar Barolo

  • Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, Monforte d’Alba.
  • Hours: Open for lunch and aperitivo. Inquire for hours. 
  • Contact: +39 0173.789243.
  • Price: Varies by wine and plate.

Barolo Restaurants in Novello

Ant Ristorante

Unique dining experience by Chef Alex, a fellow Colorado expat. The concept ristorante features a creative set menu each night and a venture through the cellar to select your wine – no wine list or menu, but a full sensory experience. The guys were set to open in April 2020 when COVID shut down their plans. They pushed through, opening in the summer of 2020, then rolled with the punches of closures, partial openings and more. The dining room experience is spectacular and the food can’t be beat. I ordered the spicy whole chicken twice during lockdown.

The dining room is quite small, so can accommodate parties of six or less. For something bigger, contact them for options.


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Find it! ANT Ristorante

  • Address: Via Ferrero 8, Novello. 
  • Hours:
    • Open daily for dinner (20:00-21:30);
    • Sunday open for lunch (12:30-14:30), dinner (20:00-21:30)
    • closed Monday and Tuesday. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 348 546 7902 or book online.
  • Price: Varies.

Barolo Restaurants in Verduno

Trattoria dai Bercau

 Amazing Piemontese fare away from the primary Barolo villages. Another one of those rustic traditional locations where they bring you food, food, and more food until you say stop.

Make sure to try a bottle of Pelaverga when you eat here. The red grape is only found in the Barolo commune of Verduno; 12 producers make about 140,000 bottles a year. The lighter red drinks nicely slightly chilled in the summer months, showing Verduno’s traditional notes of strawberry and white pepper.

Find it! Bercau

  • Address: Via Valfrè Beato, 13, Verduno.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (12:00-14:00) and dinner (20:00-22:00); closed Monday. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 172.470243 or book online.
  • Price: Prices start at 28€ for a full meal.

Castello di Verduno

The Castello di Verduno is charming with a beautiful dining room and lovely gardens. The food is rich and traditonal – perfect for pairing with the wines of the area. I

Find it! Castello di Verduno

  • Address: Piazza Canonico Borgna Don Pietro 9, Verduno.
  • Hours: Open daily, inquire for hours.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended,
Castello di Verduno restaurant
Egg, fonduta, and truffle at Castello di Verduno. Simply divine.

La Cantina

Whether you are looking for a nice glass of wine with a delicious aperitivo plate or a morning coffee with a mouthwatering pastry, La Cantina is the place to go. It’s a total local’s hangout with pretty much all Italian spoken. But, don’t get intimidated, the owners speak English. The lady of the house, Vicky is British and she knows her way around the kitchen. Seriously, go here for something sweet.

Find it! La Cantina

    • Address: Località Cantina di Rivalta 28, Verduno ( La Morra, Frazione Rivalta).
    • Hours: Open daily, 7:00 to 23:00, closed Thursday.

Barbaresco Restaurant Guide 

Barbaresco Restaurants in Tresio

La Ciau del Tornavento

A favorite fine dining Barbaresco restaurant with one Michelin star. Traditional foods with an innovative edge and unique dishes from outside the area. For an extra treat ask to see the wine cellar. They also rent rooms.

Ciau del Tornavento Barbaresco Restaurants
The wine cellar at La Ciau del Tornavento holds 60,000 bottles of wine — 80 percent are from Piedmont.

Find it! La Ciau del Tornavento

  • Address: Piazza Baracco, 7, Treiso.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (12:30-14:30) and dinner (19:30-22:15); closed Wednesdays and all of February.
  • Contact: Reservations required, +39 0173 638 333 or
  • Price: Prices start at 50€.
Barbaresco Restaurants
Truffles, egg, and cheese.

Barbaresco Restaurants in Barbaresco

Campamac – Osteria di Livello

Campamac is an amazing addition to the village of Barbaresco featuring an incredible array of meats and fresh, traditional plates.

Find it! Campamac

  • Address: Strada giro della Valle 1, Barbaresco.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (12:30-15:00) dinner (19.30-23:00). Closed Wednesdays. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.638139 or book online
  • Prices: Prices start at about 15 / 20€ a plate; steaks are sold by weight. 
  • Wifi: Yes.
Campamac Barbaresco Restaurants
Goose plin – a unique spin on a traditional pasta at Campamac in Barbaresco.

Osteria TaSté

Okay, this place is seriously just cool. It’s located in a refurbished old school house, with an amazing wine cellar, incredible food, and view that will make your eyes pop. We wish it was open for lunches during the week because we would take tour clients there all the time! Traditional fare and plenty fantastic wines – make sure to ask to see their wine cellar.

Find it! Osteria TaSté

    • Address: Strada Nicolini Alto 10, localitá Tre Stelle, Barbaresco
    • Hours: Open daily for dinner; closed Mondays; open for lunch Saturday and Sunday.
    • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.253025.  
    • Prices: Prices range from 8€ to 16€ for a plate.

Casa Nicolini

Set in an old farmhouse with views overlooking the primary Barbaresco vineyard area. They have outdoor seating and a private dining room. When planning your stops at Barbaresco restaurants, make sure to schedule Casa Nicolini during lunch or just before sunset so you can take in the incredible view. On a clear day the Alps may be visible. 

Find it! Casa Nicolini

  • Address: Strada Nicolini Basso, 34, Barbaresco.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 0173.638139 or book online
  • Prices: Prices range from 8€ to 14€ for a plate.
  • Wifi: Yes.
Barbaresco Restaurants
Casa Nicolini in Barbaresco’s main vineyard area.

Barbaresco Restaurants in Neive


Amazing little gem in the heart of Neive’s historic center (head to the tippy tippy top). Incredible ingredients and spectacular wine list. You’re bound to run into winemakers anytime of the day. 

Find it! Umano

  • Address: Via Borgese 26, Neive 
  • Email:
  • Hours: Monday: 19:30-22:30, Tuesday – Saturday12:30-14:30, 19:30-22:30
  • Reservations Recommended. 
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Ribs at Umano.


Great Barbaresco restaurant for traditional fare in a charming old building – and, they take their wine list very seriously. They offer one of the best tasting menus around, four courses at 24€ (excludes wine). 

Find it! Degusto

  • Address: Via Cocito, 7, Neive.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (12:00-16:30), aperitivo / dinner (19:00-23:30).
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39.0173 67380 or book online
  • Prices: Prices start at 24€.


Outdoor and indoor seating for lunch, aperitivo, and dinner situated in the historical part of Neive. Traditional fare with a nice wine list.

Find it! L’aromatario

  • Address: Piazza Negro, 4, Neive. 
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch, aperitivo, and dinner.
  • Contact: +39.0173.677206. 
  • Prices: Prices range from 8€ to 14€ for a plate.
Barbaresco Restaurants
Aperitivo at Aromatario.

Al Nido della Cinciallegra

Easily one of my favorite wine bars in the whole of Italy. Find regional foods, delicacies, and shelves and shelves of local wines. By-the-glass offers include sparkling, white, red, and sweet wines starting as low as 3 euros each. Do all your souvenir shopping here – with a glass of wine in hand! 

You can do a tasting at the counter or grab a seat outside – only two tables, but the locals always find places to hunker down for their evening aperitivo. Plenty of delicious nibbles will accompany all your drinks.

Find it! Cinciallegra

  • Address:Via Cocito, 7, Neive. 
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30-19:30. 
  • Wifi: No.
Barbaresco Wine Bar Cinciallegra
Cinciallegra Wine Bar in Neive.

Donna Selvatica

One of the newest Barbaresco restaurants, situated in the historic centro storico of Neive. Incredible terrace view that overlooks the Langhe vineyards; perfect for a warm day. 

Find it! Donna Selvatica

  • Address: Via Rocca 13, Neive.
  • Hours: Open for lunch and dinner. 
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 335.8008282,
  • Price: Prices range from 9€ to 14€ for a plate.
Neive Restaurants
Fish isn’t the most traditional in the area, but restaurants like Donna Selvatica do it right.

La Torre del Monastero

Located in the lower part of Neive, Torre’s as we call, is owned by a lovely husband and wife team who keep their wine list plentiful and make some of the best steaks around. We especially love to visit in the fall for porcini mushrooms – tried the fried morsels for your antipasti.

Find it! La Torre del Monastero 

  • Address: Località Santa Maria del Piano 14, Neive.
  • Hours: Open daily for lunch (10:30-14:30), aperitivo / dinner (17:30- 23:30); closed for lunch Monday and Tuesday.
  • Contact: Reservations recommended, +39 339.7953482. 
  • Prices: Prices range from 7€ to 14€ for a plate.
La Torre Piedmont, Italy
La Torre del Monastero in Neive.

Enjoy these Barbaresco and Barolo Restaurants! 

And, there you have it.  A working list of places to indulge your taste buds in the Langhe.

Don’t forget to drop a note on your favorite Barbaresco and Barolo restaurants – don’t be shy in telling me what I’m missing! 

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