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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pranzo - Osteria del Vecchio Gallo

For lunch today we've decided to try someplace new - Osteria del Vecchio Gallo (Osteria of the Old Cock) and unlike our other Alba dining experiences, this one left us a bit disappointed.

The kitchen seemed to be struggling with the numbers - service was slow and the dishes presented weren't quite to the standard as we've come to expect.

For starters

Vitello Tonnato

While the vitello was nice and pink, the tonnato lacked character.

Carne Cruda

A small serve that seemed overdone with lemon.

For mains

Ravioli del Plin con burro & salvia

While the starters were just passes, this pasta dish was a bit of a fail. Undercooked ravioli, the plate swamped with water, the sage was raw and hadn't been cooked off in the butter, while the butter itself was virtually undetectable due to all the water in the plate.

Tajarin con tartufo nero

It did have a good quantity of truffle but the pasta was rather bland and undercooked.

It's a difficult decision but I'd probably pass on returning for the reason that there are so many excellent and consistently excellent places to dine in town. While the starters were passes they weren't on par with others we have had.

The details:

Osteria Del Vecchio Gallo
Via Cavour 13

Phone: 0173 441 647


Always check the website for the latest opening hours


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