Piedmont Eating, drinking and dancing
(+39 0173 95857)
Enoteca del Roero
A popular place in Canale, this restaurant, in a former 19th-century nursery school, is one of the dons of fine dining for this region; closed Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes.
Via Roma 57, Canale
(+39 0123 456789)
Hard to beat for style and service; book a table out on the terrace, loosen your waistband and go the whole four-course hog. If you’re smart you’ll do it the tasting way when it comes to the acclaimed local white wines.
Monterotondo Resort, Frazione Monterotondo, 56, Gavi
(+39 01419 16292)
Locanda del Sant’Uffizio
This charming restaurant is a four-star hotel in the heart of Monferrato. The gardens and the sage-green 17th-century building make a magical setting, even if the service isn’t the most smiley. The cuisine is geared to the gourmands that flock here for fancy fodder.
Strada Sant'Uffizio, 1, Cioccaro di Penango, Penango