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Al Boeuc

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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Bersani 28, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 339 584 0039
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small and typical tavern close to the main square. Very nice atmosphere. We have made a travel through the menu, trying a little of everything that was proposed that evening . Everything was delicious. The owner was very nice and the service very good. The wine recommended was perfect. Excellent choice for a cold Friday evening!

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galliate
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting Al Bouec for the past 20 years! and it is always a great experience.. Wine from all over the places chosen with the finest attention and cure; lovely finger food to properly taste the wine and finally a wonderful atmosphere and kind touch from the guest.. all good ingredients for a great experience.. we'll be back again... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is the most atmospheric little enoteca we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. It is hundreds of years old and oozes charm.The very pleasant owner is warm and welcoming. Wine is fabulous. Food is fabulous (try the traditional Piemontese Bagna Cauda). Whats not to love?

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Thank Lynn F
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this cozy restaurant with very friendly staff. The selection of wines is wide, unlike the food choice. Nevertheless the products were fresh and very tasty.

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Thank Rosa F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wine tasting with a hiking group. We couldn't have been more impressed. Three wines, lovely dishes of bruschettas, a fondu of anchovy, garlic and oil with vegetables, truffle on bread. It was all delicious and the owner and his family delightful. One block back from the main street in Orta San Giulio.

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Thank Raphjh
Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were hosted by VBT, Bea and Claudia, to a 3 course wine tasting. The wine tasting menu was appealing. The local favorite, an anchovy fondue served hot with fresh vegetables and bread, bruchetta, cheeses, meats and dessert. A u inquest find on the shores of lake orta. One road back from the main square

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London EC1
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The setting is picturesque and we opted to have the wine-tasting menu with tapas-style platters. Overall I'd say it was good value and an unusual location but the service was a bit lackadaisical, the young waiter (there was only one that we could see) had to be hauled over to the table each time we wanted the next glass to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Fantastic service, great wines and interesting local foods to eat. Especially recommend the Bagna Caöda which is essentially a warm white anchovy garlic and olive oil dip for fresh veg to be dipped into. Delicious!

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Thank louisey804
Arlington
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My husband was quite taken with the dark, hidden alleyway restaurant. I was a bit skeptical, but I let him pick since it was our first visit to Lago Orta. We sat at a small table in the alleyway instead of inside (funny smell inside.) The waiter asked if we wanted aperitif or cena. We said cena which is dinner.... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

That place is somewhat away from the lake front but worth the detour. Italian "tapas" style for lunch, we do not regret our choice in food, wine and desert.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bersani 28, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 339 584 0039

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