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Monforte d'Alba: Trattoria della Posta

Monforte d'Alba , Phone: 39 17 37 81 20

Reviewed by: Amy from MA, review #2582

When: 2007

This was our "blow out" lunch of the trip. This is a lovely country restaurant with sophisticated food and an unbelievable wine list.

Directions: Two kilometers out of Monforte, toward Roddino.

Stuffed onion, photo by

This is a charming restaurant, with top-quality food, atmosphere, and service. It was nice enough for the business lunches that were going on around us, but informal enough on the patio for a couple's young daughter. We ate out on the little patio on a warm summer day. The interior is also lovely. There's a wonderful-sounding tasting menu, but we elected to order off the regular menu since we weren't up for that volume of food. Someday I'd like to return for it, though.

With the help of our knowledgeable witress, we ordered a beautiful half bottle of Barolo. First, we were brought a little taste of fresh mozzerella as a treat. We began with two antipasti, both highly recommended. One was sweet peppers, stuffed with two slightly different tuna mixtures. The other, even better, was a whole onion stuffed with cheese and sausage, with a small slice of pate on the side. We fought over forkfuls of this one. Next up was an order of the best agnolotti al plin that I had on the trip. It was obviously homemade, the filling was delicate and full of flavor, and the simple butter-sage sauce just highlighted the thin pasta. The kitchen thoughtfully split the order into two small bowls. We also shared a second course of fantastic rabbit with Barolo, served with a side of wonderful, carefuly cooked mixed seasonal vegetables. Another little treat appeared, tiny dishes of light panna cotta. We ended with a delicious peach mousse. Lunch for two, with wine, water and coffee was €88.

Reviewed by: wino666 from CA, review #659

When: 2003

Traditional food with great, well priced wine list.

Directions: Just outside of Monforte d’Alba.

Trattoria della Posta in Monforte d”Alba; Very Highly Recommended **** Modern Italian country décor. Extensive and reasonably priced wine list. We started with a goat cheese mousse with aged balsamico followed by veal carpaccio - which was the best I’ve had. Next, a roasted onion stuffed with ground veal and murazzano cheese that was outstanding. Then a nice tajarin with a veal sauce and next very good chicken cacciatore. A nice little selection of cheese with a wonderful gorgonzola. All this accompanied by an excellent ’98 A. Conterno Cicala Barolo. For dessert a beautiful egg custard with a caramelized sugar top and an excellent panna cotta. All this for less than the bottle of wine would have cost us in a restaurant back home!

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