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C'era Una Volta

Reg. Serra Masio 30, Canelli, Italy
+39 0141 824392
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the owner” (4 reviews)
“alessandro” (2 reviews)
“village” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Reg. Serra Masio 30, Canelli, Italy
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went to this place twice because we liked it a lot. It is a little bit outside of the village but very easy to reach. The owner is very friendly. He offered us a nice vino frizzante as ab Apero when we arrived. The...More

Thank mbrunetti1
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with family (including Italians). Every item we ordered was very well made, with outstanding taste and bringing out the flavors of the individual ingredients. Thoroughly enjoyed the carpaccio, pork, risotto and desserts.

Thank n_srikant
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in, it felt like home. Each course outdid the previous, and the starter was incredible! Alessandro was the most amazing host, with great wine suggestions and the right outlook on how to make customers happy. Next year, we’ll be back!

Thank Nahsta
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A cozy, simple family restaurant where you can taste regional recipes and local wines and ingredients. If you can eat the whole menu (a choice between 3 or 4 antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci), you will roll back to your car, or choose to spend...More

Thank Silvia N
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very good service. Nice food and wine. What you would expect from an Italian restaurant in Piemont. Get some mosquito repellent if planning to eat outside

Thank borisdan
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Why does somebody like one restaurant better than the other? There can be so many reasons but probably the food is the main thing. The problem in Piemonte is that there are so many places where you can eat really well and most of them...More

Thank scor1910
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This place is a hidden gem, "worth a detour": down to earth food, reliable wines of the region, very friendly service - we shall return.

Reviewed 28 May 2015

The food here was not the best. The staff were friendly and there was a small playground for the kids to play with. Everything tasted good, but there were problems too. The gnocchi with cheese was small and the cheese was clumpy, and some of...More

Thank rcrichmond
Reviewed 3 January 2015

The extremely gracious and welcoming owner, Alessandro, gives everyone who walks through the door exceptional treatment. We have a house in the area and have often eaten here with our children and enjoyed the outdoor garden where the children can play before and after dinner....More

Thank Christina35777
Reviewed 2 October 2014

this restaurant is a bit out of the main roads and surroundings are just green, there are even some animals just to the side. some kids playground is available but limited but great for kids. for what the place is, the food is better and...More

Thank puregourmand
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reg. Serra Masio 30, Canelli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Asti  >  Canelli
  • Phone Number: +39 0141 824392
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