The 6 Best Gourmet Restaurants in Piedmont

Italy is highly regarded for, among many things, its diverse cuisine, great climate, picturesque landscapes, impressive villas, and a host of gourmet restaurants serving mouthwatering culinary delights. Some of the best restaurants in Italy are found in the Piedmont region.

Piedmont restaurants are specifically well known for maintaining centuries’ old traditional cuisine made from the region’s famous specialties such as truffles, stuffed pasta, hazelnuts, and meat casseroles served with the region’s best wines and a variety of chocolate desserts. Here is a look at the top 6 Piedmont restaurants serving unforgettable traditional Italian cuisine:

Antica Corona Reale


Located in Cervere, Italy, the Antica Corona Reale is a 2 Michelin star restaurant whose management has passed through successive generations for over 200 years. The restaurant has been in the capable hands of the Vivalda family since 1815.

The current heir Gian Piero Vivalda honed his culinary skills under master chefs such as Alain Dutournier and Georges Blanc before reinventing his family’s restaurant.

His predominantly Piedmont cuisine incorporates local ingredients such as cottage garden vegetables,           truffles, and herbs. The charm, family sense, and authentic ambience of the Antica Corona Reale make it a favorite for locals and visitors.

Piazza Duomo restaurant


Piazza Duomo restaurant lies in the old town section of the city of Langhe in Alba. It was opened in May 2005 by the Cerreto family, who are renowned wine entrepreneurs and local food prooters in the Piedmont region. It’s a 3 Michelin stars restaurant that promotes the culture of good living under the creative and talented chef Enrico Crippa.

Al Sorriso restaurant


Established in 1981 by the Valazza family, the Al Sorriso restaurant lies along the Via Roma 18 in Sorriso. It is the perfect place to sample original tastes of fresh and pleasant Piedmont cuisine.

It is a great place to enjoy total relaxation while sampling the best dishes of the region prepared by the Sorriso native chef, Luisa. The Michelin star restaurant takes pride in maintaining excellence and inborn flair of local Piedmont tastes.

Villa Crespi restaurant


If you are looking for the best Mediterranean gourmet, then try out the innovative menu at Villa Crespi restaurant. The 2 Michelin starred restaurant lies in he heart of Piedmont close to the beautiful Lake Orta is famous for its ambiance and distinctive cuisine by the creative Chef Antonino.

Combal Zero restaurant


This is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Italy. It is located along the Piazza Mafalda di Savoia in Rivoli, Italy. The 2 Michelin stars restaurant is built on one of the wings of the town’s 13th century castle effectively combining a modern design with historical architecture. It has a perfect mix of traditional Piedmont cuisine and delicacies from other parts of Italy.

Piccolo Lago restaurant


The Piccolo Lago restaurant is the perfect place to explore the ambiance and culinary delights around Lake Mergozzo, Verbania in the Piedmont region. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the traditional cuisine prepared by the 2 Michelin stars restaurant’s chef Marco Sacco.
A description of Piedmont gourmet restaurants would be incomplete without mentioning some of the impressive villas in this region. Villa Rubina near the village of Orta San Giulio is a perfect example of elegant villas around Lake Orta.

It has a garden that extends to the lakeshore, a private swimming pool, high quality furniture, car park, Wi-Fi connectivity, washing machine and all the modern amenities you may require. Other notable Piedmont villas include Villa Madina, Casa Saltini, Villa Falcone, Villa Oleandro, and La Casa del Lago around Lake Maggiore.