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Loazzolo: FrankinoQuartino 5 , Phone: 0144.83536
Closing day: Monday
Reviewed by: lkmaloney from TN, review #2941
Great family restaurant with delicious pizza - patronized heavily by locals.
Directions: Located on the main road through Loazzolo - the parking lot is across the street.
You will need to have a reasonably detailed map of the Piedmonte to see this town's location. We were wandering at night looking for a place to eat and not having much luck. A fairly well traveled road runs through this town and as we came into it we saw the Ristorante da Frankino on one side of the road and the parking lot on the other side. The parking lot had a quite a few cars in it, so we decided this must be the place.
When you first go in it looks tiny, but they show you to a room behind the bar area that's quite large. It was full of tables and the tables were full! Mostly local families and friends (I think we were the only foreigners in the room.) I had spaghetti and clams, which was very good, and my husband had pizza that I shared and which was sooo delicious. It was a real family atmosphere and very warm and pleasant.
I can't remember what we paid for the two of us, but it was fairly inexpensive. We paid with a credit card, and didn't check the bill too closely. When we were leaving, the young woman who had been our waitress told us in a very embarrassed way that she had made a mistake on our bill. The owner (who we think may have been her father) caught the mistake - it was in their favor and they refunded the money to us in cash. This is not an experience we have had frequently!
If you are in the area of the Piemonte between Acqui Terme and Alba and want to have a good casual and inexpensive meal in a really honest family restaurant - this is the place.
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