La Villa Hotel and Restaurant

Asti – Our friend found this lovely small boutique hotel in a former 17th century villa on top of a hill in Piemonte that allows you a spectacular view.

It offers a cosy lounge with a fire place for colder days as well as a beautiful pool and outside terrace for sunny lunches and dinners under the stars.

One funny thing to mention though… have to pay for your food with cash…the English landlord Chris Norton will explain to you 🙂


Ristorante Donatella – Versace style in food!

Oviglio/Asti – This November we went for a long weekend to Piemonte in Italy to enjoy the truffle season. We found out that the season was exceptionally good and prices for the truffles therefore not as high as previous years.

Donatella gives the truffle a pride of place on the menu in this special season of the year. The dishes are selected to give the “Tartufo”-scent priority what also delighted our taste buds.




Truffle Market Alba

Alba – On our weekend trip we visited the truffle market in Alba. The scent was almost making us high and we could not resist to have some pasta with fresh truffle….fantastic!





Osteria Antiche Sere

Torino – Very authentic and homely restaurant located in a dark street in the outskirts of Torino. Really sensational food, only locals. The food is simple but very good and you feel like at home at „mamma’s“ table. Toilet is outside in the patio.

No website
Via Cenischia 9
Tel: +39 011 385 43 47

Davide Palluda

Canale – This restaurant was recommended to me from a friend and it was really worth going the way out to Canale, a little town about 30 mins from Torino. The food is delicious Italian elegant dining. The restaurant is not easy to find, look out for something like “Enoteca”.