What are the best restaurants in Piedmont? In this article, we have selected 10 that you absolutely must try in 2024.

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Travelling through ristoranti, osterias and bistros in a beautiful northern Italy region. Find out which are the best restaurants in Piedmont according to Visit Italy.

The Piedmontese cuisine is prosperous, rich in preparations, dishes and unique ingredients. A real treasure trove that makes this region a cult destination for food lovers worldwide. We have selected 10 excellent places to represent a succulent gastronomic empire on which the sun never sets.

Our list of the best places where to taste the true Piedmont gusto includes young, dynamic novelties and storied certainties, all united by the skillful use of local raw materials as the beacon that lights the way. Find them all in our edit below. 

We have 10 perfect suggestions to satisfy eyes and palate, from a fairytale villa on the lake to an historic buildings reborn to new—tasty—life. Keep calm and stay hungry: here is what you need to know for a true gourmand Italian journey

Bistrot Antinè, Barbaresco

The best restaurants in Piedmont: Bistrot Antinè

Barbaresco is a small town in the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato UNESCO World Heritage area. Famous for producing the eponymous wine, this pretty village near Cuneo is an attractive destination for food and drink lovers. Here you can eat in one of the best restaurants in Piemonte: the lovely Bistrot Antinè. Fresh and modern, chef Manuel Bouchard's restaurant proposes brilliant cuisine that brings out the flavours and aromas of a jewel of an area. A well-chosen minimalist menu, a fine wine selection, and a sober and elegant ambience warmed by an attentive and amiable staff make Bistrot Antinè a must-recommended. Even for an audience of young gourmets.

Via Torino, 16, 12050 Barbaresco CN

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Villa Crespi, Orta San Giulio

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Villa Crespi

A small secluded island, the magic of the lake, a location Aladdin would love, and the Michelin-starred cuisine of a charismatic chef like Antonino Cannavacciuolo: the starter pack for a top-notch escape from reality. Welcome to Villa Crespi, a luxurious 5-star relais that astonishes with its unique oriental charm, complete with arabesque details, minarets, arches, and Moorish decorations. In this eclectic 19th-century residence, you can live an Arabian Nights dream (in one of the fourteen super-refined suites) with a full belly (thanks to the three-Michelin-starred restaurant). Expect a top-level journey of style and taste. The menu is a masterful tribute to Cannavacciuolo's beloved regions, Campania and Piedmont.

Via Giuseppe Fava, 18, 28016 Orta San Giulio NO

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Cannavacciuolo Bistrot, Turin

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Cannavacciuolo Bistrot

Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo's Turin bistrot, a few steps from the Neoclassic Chiesa della Gran Madre, is more than a mere spin-off of Villa Crespi, chef Antonino's sumptuous three-starred restaurant on Lake Orta. This two-storey venue equipped with a scenic outdoor area boasts a super chic and refined ambience. Anyway, don't be put off by the extra sophisticated environment, because a cool staff and a reassuring feng shui-inspired set-up make its atmosphere cosy and casual. So, what can you expect from Cannavacciuolo Bistrot? A clear culinary format synthesised in the mouth-watering menus by Emin Haziri, the young chef at the helm of the Michelin-starred Bistrot. All the dishes are a well-combined explosion of northern and southern Italy flavours. The wine list is among the most interesting in town.

Torino, Via Umberto Cosmo, 6, 10131 Torino TO

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Osteria San Maurizio, Ivrea

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Osteria San Maurizio

We move to Ivrea, the city of Adriano Olivetti's tangible utopia and one of the capitals of Italian carnival celebrations. In Rione San Maurizio, you'll find one of the best restaurants in Piedmont: Diego and Cinzia's cosy osteria. The menu rounds up traditional dishes revisited with no risk of blasphemy. The experience of Diego Mancin, a chef with a long list of collaborations with European cuisine's great names (like Gordon Ramsay and Gualtiero Marchesi), is all in his preparations, changing season after season. The mouth-watering tip: try the seared scallops. The bonus: a well-stocked wine cellar with an attractive selection of labels.

Via E. Guarnotta, 1, 10015 Ivrea TO

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Anna Ghisolfi, Tortona

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Anna Ghisolfi Restaurant

Among the best restaurants in Piedmont, Anna Ghisolfi's in Tortona stands out for its lively concept and menu. You'll find it in the central Via Giulia in a spacious, bright, crazy location: the ancient Oratorio del Crocefisso, a deconsecrated church from the 16th century. Amidst the wrought-iron tables spread out along the nave, the eclectic chef prepares dishes with a flash of originality and great passion. Watch her at work in the open kitchen positioned in the ancient apse: a true altar of taste. Seasonality with a focus on the vegetable element marks the menu. A careful choice of wines and an all-female brigade complete the mosaic. You'll definitely enjoy your meal. 

Via Giulia, 1, 15057 Tortona AL

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Osteria Gallo Nero, Montecrestese

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Osteria Gallo Nero

From the wide windows of Osteria Gallo Nero, Val d'Ossola unfolds into a seductive mountain landscape. For their guests, Moreno and Roberto Malvicini have conceived a bright and relaxed gathering place where every detail, from architecture to gastronomy, harmoniously blends with the environment. Born as a brewery in 1997, the restaurant in Montecrestese—just a short distance from trendy destinations like Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore—has evolved over the years to turn into a reference point for aficionados of local cuisine. The menu reveals traditional dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients: Ossolani gnocchi, crepes, Piedmontese snails, salumi and cheeses from the valleys. All preparations generously draw from the rich native gastronomic heritage.

Osteria Gallo Nero, Via del Piaggino, 10, 28864 Montecrestese VB

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Locanda Rossignoli 1913, Casale Monferrato

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Locanda Rossignoli 1913

Locanda Rossignoli 1913, a standard Piedmontese trattoria in the historic centre of Casale Monferrato, ranks among the best restaurants in Piedmont, where you can experience authentic Monferrato cuisine. You'll find great classics such as agnolotti, bollito, vitello tonnato, Fassona beef tartare, and, naturally, some great homemade desserts. But there's also a good vegan alternative and high-quality options for coeliacs. During Christmas and Easter, typical holiday dishes are prepared. For a complete immersion in regional flavours, you can choose from three tasting menus. Combining elements of an elegant gathering and a relaxed tavern, Locanda Rossignoli offers a convivial and carefree atmosphere. Just a few steps away from the restaurant is Ca' del Gine wine bar, where you can sip the finest local wines and taste traditional dishes while enjoying a DJ set.

Via G. Lanza, 10, 15033 Casale Monferrato AL

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Del Cambio, Torino

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Del Cambio

Nestled in the heart of Turin's social hub, the bustling Piazza Carignano, Del Cambio is a kind of landmark for locals, a delightful place to step in at any time of the day. There's the legendary gourmet restaurant, the stylish Bar Cavour, the prestigious Cantina, and the Farmacia Reale, a gastronomic pastry shop revered by food bloggers (you know the cube-shaped croissant that's all the rage on Instagram and TikTok? ). An elegant 17th-century building hosts them all right before Italy's first parliament. It's a location like no other: Cavour, Balzac, and Nietzsche used to dine in its Sala Risorgimendo, while the adjacent room features an impressive opera by iconic artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. In addition to chef Matteo Baronetto's surprising menu, which has earned Del Cambio a Michelin star, the wine list is exceptional. The special experience to do: dining at the exclusive chef's table.

Piazza Carignano, 2, 10123 Torino TO

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Locanda Sant'Uffizio, Cioccaro di Penango

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Locanda Sant'Uffizio

A project by the acclaimed Tuscan chef-entrepreneur Enrico Bartolini, Locanda Sant'Uffizio is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in a refined relais in Cioccaro di Penango. Nestled amidst the vineyards of Monferrato and Langhe, the hotel occupies a former 16th-century monastery. With sweet rolling landscapes, refined rooms, and a luxury spa in an idyllic setting, it's an idyllic retreat. The icing on the cake is undoubtedly the restaurant led by the talented resident chef Gabriele Boffa. His cuisine is both creative and tradition-inspired, offering a modern reinterpretation of local classics. The venue—housed in the old monastery's limonaia, surrounded by a delightful Italian garden—seems to be made to live memorable moments. There's also a Bistrot, where you can enjoy the house's specialities in a more relaxed setting.

Strada Sant’Uffizio, 1, 14030 Cioccaro di Penango AT

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Ristorante Carignano, Torino

Best restaurants in Piedmont. Ristorante Carignano

Grand Hotel Sitea, one of Turin's esteemed temples of hospitality, is home to the Carignano Restaurant, a historic Michelin-starred venue with over ninety years of legacy. The kitchen is graced by the creativity of Davide Scabin, among Italy's finest chefs. There's no à la carte menu here: dining at Carignano is akin to a guided tour through taste, blending Piedmontese tradition with creative flourishes. At the time of writing, the gastronomic journey is dubbed LGBT#1, Long Gourmet Brainstorming Time, featuring nine courses plus one served as per the logic of Up&Down commands. It begins with robust and structured flavours, descending into lighter, fresher dishes, almost overturning the conventional service order. This same culinary ethos characterizes the Carlo e Camillo Bistrot, too.

Ristorante Carignano, Via Carlo Alberto, 35, 10123 Torino TO

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