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Il Grecale

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Via Giordano 8, 12060 Novello, Italy
+39 0173 731193
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
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Thu - Tue 19:30 - 22:00
Fri - Tue 12:30 - 14:00
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our hotel in La Morra recommended Il Grecale to us in case we needed a break from eating mostly meat based Piemontese dishes. Lucky we made a reservation a few weeks ahead of our trip. The restaurant was packed with local Italians. We were the only foreign tourists that night. The restaurant was having a special menu Seafood Street Food... More 

Thank Kit Lai P
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This 5 year old ristorante in the ridge top town of Novella is absolutely fabulous! The maitre'd speaks good English, the service is good, & the food excellent. Il GrecAle specialises in fish, but I had a very good veal dish.

Thank Leo E
Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had a great lunch here after a Winery tour. The menu covers most of the traditional dishes of the region served in a modern and innovative way and plated to PERFECTION. A wonderful and very interesting experience. They also have a fish menu which is not easy to find around the area. Keep up the good work! ( helpful suggestion.....maybe... More 

Thank isel2016
Fribourg, Switzerland
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We chose Il GrecAle since it was a across the street from our hotel (no driving necessary after dinner). We were four for dinner and the eating experience was definitely something new in my hospitality experience. The menu was very innovative and one could feel that the chef was trying to place traditional italian food of the region with some... More 

Thank IvanIvanovic
Biella, Italy
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

a Must for all fish lover and .............non! we had a great evening in all the way, food, service and fantastic view!

Thank P B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We were in Novello and the man of the food market gave us the advice to eat over there.We went in at noon for a lunch. The choice was excellent and the food was prepared " with love" for the Italian cuisine. We were in the region for two weeks and this was simply the best!!! The staff also give... More 

1 Thank Marleen A
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I visited this restaurant with a group of friends, having been told it was particularly good for fish.. a welcome change from the veal-heavy local more typical cuisine. Well it was, but so much more! I shared a starter taster plate with my husband which was a good idea as each exquisite item (there were 9) was enough for a... More 

Thank M1nstrel
Geneva, Switzerland
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We've had dinner here last year on our visit to the area. The complementary welcome drink and food of the restaurant was already a great start and it continued to be great with the delicious starter (I had veal tartare with truffles and my boyfriend had a selection of various starters, which was great too). The main course was delicious... More 

1 Thank SnowCat2015
Columbia, Missouri
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I don't eat meat, so when my wife and adult son and I planned our trip to Piedmont, I made a reservation at Il Grecale as my one night of a seafood menu. They also have a traditional menu, so they had plenty of choices as well. The menu listed four different seafood appetizers, and the waitress explained that I... More 

Thank twfwinedude
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

During our stay in Barolo, Italy, we decided to take a hike through the vineyards to Novello and have lunch - that’s what you do on a gorgeous blue sky day. Novello is a very small town surrounded by vineyards with a population of approx. 1000 people. We chose to eat at il GrecAle based on the menu and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giordano 8, 12060 Novello, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Novello
  • Phone Number: +39 0173 731193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?