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Osteria Tacabanda

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Via Teatro Alfieri 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
+39 0141 530999
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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254 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a charming place tucked away near the theater. for several years i have been interested in the tabac parfait which is in reality a custard with tobacco flakes. and surprisingly good. the menu has the traditional Piedmont fare and is all good. i was there during the asparigi season and i recommend all asparigi dishes. note this in... More 

Thank Cynthia U
New York City, New York
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333 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Good (not phenomenal) for a lunch. Very low price menu option served with a glass of wine. What I didn't like was the setting in a basement without outdoor seating in March, on such a sunny day. I also found my main course of potatoes in cheese -- very bland. I expected some kind of creamy béchamel sauce. But just... More 

Thank Doby47
new york
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were so happy to lunch at Tacabanda where we had dined a few years ago. The food is excellent, the dining room very attractive and the service attentive. You will be glad if you choose this restaurant.

Thank debbielar
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Having read many of the reviews here we decided to give this restaurant a try and it turned out to be the worst meal of our Piedmont trip by far. We ordered the tagliolini with white truffle gelato as suggested by many reviewers - the pasta lacked texture and was bland, and the gelato, while interesting, could not save the... More 

Thank vierna1234
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I headed here for lunch after checking out the previous reviews. As others have pointed out a number of their staff are special needs, however this seems a bit besides the point (although I'm all for supporting businesses with an ethical edge). The food was very good--they do an excellent version of carne cruda and my local pasta was equally... More 

Thank expatinlondon17
Kelso, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had walked out of the nearby Gener Neuv, so had no booking for Tacabanda which meant we had to sit outside on a rather damp and chilly evening. However it was worth it. We had a lovely meal and were very impressed by the service. This ethical restaurant employs staff with learning difficulties, who did their jobs very well.... More 

Thank gardener707
Zurich, Switzerland
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308 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stopped in the Osteria Tacabanda for a small lunch and were surprised at their innovative and fresh dishes. Very nice service, highly recommendable.

Thank DaKe72
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Tucked away behind the piazza, next to the Asti Theatre, in a picturesque Asti laneway is Tacabanda (The Band Strikes Up). Chef Antonio produces delicious renditions of the local Piedmonte specialties (I tried the Strawberry & Nettle risotto) and waiter Niccolo was attentive and very helpful with suggestion for matching wine by the glass with our meals. My top tip?... More 

Thank Tracya21
Marietta, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great food, good quiet location...we sat outside for lunch...inside for dinner ..always a wonderful meal.great experience...and the help is outstanding...with disabilities, yet they were GREAT....

Thank 699chris
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Think that the idea of getting younger people with learning difficulties to be fully involved and appreciated cannot be commended highly enough. Keep up the good work! Menu was in Italian, but think there may have been a simple translation. Each course having about 8 choices, many of which seemed to be local specialities. the ‘owner’ spoke reasonable English, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Teatro Alfieri 5, 14100, Asti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Asti
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 530999

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