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Caffe Umberto

#16 of 142 Restaurants in Alba
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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Piazza Savona, 4, Alba, Italy
+39 0173 33994
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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Booked this as last night in Alba nice meal. We should have looked at the menu for the night before sitting down. Odd selection of items that most in our party couldn't/wouldn't eat (eg. 3 veal dishes). Rabbit was overcooked, dry and lacked flavor. Risotto had an odd cheese sauce which truffles didn't compliment. Man who waited on us very... More 

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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Despite being 30mins late to my booking because my train was delayed, the staff were kind enough to offer me a table anyway. After choosing to have the veal tartare with white truffles, the meal arrived very quickly. Bear in mind they do not have tap water so you do need to pay a little for water. I was given... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Located in Piazza Savona square, ambiance is nice, both outside where you can see the world go by, and also the inside which is beautifully decorated, yet simple, but showcasing different wines from the are which are nicely visible on the wall. A good selection in the menu with dishes such as salsiccia di Bra and ravioli del plin which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Very professional. The food was OK. The fish dish had no flavor whatsoever. Had the rump steak which was excellent. The gnocchi was excellent by itself however the sauce was downgrading the quality if the dish.

Thank ajvandet
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Decided to come here for dinner one evening whilst on holiday in Canale, and after reading a few reviews online and looking at the menu thought it would be a lovely place to eat! We sat on a table outside in the square which was so fun, lots going on in the square that evening so was great being in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great lunch at a nice square in the centre of Alba. Very good wines also. We always go back when we are in Piemonte !!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Like eating is a wine seller underground. Local wines and excellent appetizers. The cheese tart and cod salad are especially good. The duck with orange glaze is excellent.

1 Thank sfp5044
Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Nice menu and good service for an elegant Caffè in one of the main squares of Alba. Good selection of food and wine - a little overpriced but well worth it.

Thank mackodenes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

A great break from the traditional Italian meals served in many other restaurants close by. Food was of a very high and educated standard and service attentive and welcoming. English is well spoken. Excellent wine list. Good pavement atmosphere for 'people watching' - we would revisit to try more dishes. Offers a seperate small vegan menu. Well done Caffe Umberto

1 Thank Emma305
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We visited Alba during the truffles fair and enjoyed every minute of it. Had lunch at Caffe Umberto - Enoclub Ristorante, a beautiful restaurant. they gave us a table downstairs since it was full and no other table available. We had a cocotte and a tamarin tartufo bianco, both with truffles - absolutely delicious. And given the quality of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Savona, 4, Alba, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Cuneo  >  Alba
  • Phone Number: +39 0173 33994

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