Lower Langa

L'Acciuga nel Bosco

Restaurant in Dogliani

A fine and modern cuisine established on the Via del Sale (Salt Road), combining Piedmont and Ligurian traditions, in an old late 19th century farmhouse; a peaceful oasis nestled in the green hills of Dogliani in the Langhe.

Welcoming you will be the owners: Ettore the chef and Alessia the maître. Thanks to studies at the Chefs Association in Turin and FoodLab with Govanni Naviglia, a course at Villa Crespi with Antonino Cannavacciuolo and an internship at the Boscareto in Serralunga d’Alba, they’ve managed to give a touch of originality and imagination to traditional cuisine.

While preparing the dishes the flavors are literally broken down, only to be reassembled on your palate.

The dining room

The typical characteristics of antique furniture, the Langa stone walls and the wooden vaults are in contrast with the modernity of the dishes served. From the dining room you can see the entire kitchen brigade at work and follow the preparation of the dishes and courses, and perhaps discover the chef’s secrets.

The cuisine

Inspired by local traditions, chef Ettore’s dishes will surprise you for originality and meticulous attention to quality and health. The meat is cooked at low temperatures so as to preserve all its organoleptic properties: the cut remains moist, incredibly tasty and does not undergo any weight loss nor dispersion of liquids. Worth highlighting are the light and tasty spuma (a light non-alcoholic drink); whether hot or cold, made with vegetables, fruits, cheeses, herbs and spices, mounted professionally to garnish all dishes, from appetizers to desserts. To tempt you: the exquisite parmigiana esplosa (parmesan eggplant), egg ravioli with a sprinkling of truffle and juicy tongue cubes, soaked in milk for 24 hours.

The menu

Just as the seasons change, so do the dishes we serve. The menu is closely tied to seasonal products and is reinvented every month. The ingredients are only top quality: the CO.AL.VI. meat is guaranteed strictly of Piedmont origin; fruits and vegetables come from the Cascina del Mulino Agricultural Farm, Punto Campagna Amica della Coldiretti. The extensive list of wines produced locally are of the utmost quality and genuineness. Some of the labels on our wine list are: Cantina LeViti, Abbona Marziano, Giacomo Vico, Negro Giuseppe, Cascina Castlet, Andrea Oberto, Germano Ettore and of course we have grappas, liqueurs and tonic liquors.


The Acciuga nel Bosco restaurant is located at Cascina Martina, a beautiful agro-tourism farmstead with a rustic and cozy atmosphere. Available are three comfortable bedrooms and two lovely studio apartments that will allow you to discover the surrounding area.

Business Hours

Tuesday and Friday
20:00 → 00:00

12:30 → 14:30

Closing Day

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Spoken Languages

English, Italiano

N° Seats


Menu Price


Wine by the glass


Additional Bed



Pets Allowed Terrace Direct Sales Parking Lot

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard American Express


The dishes vary from month to month. For example, in June chef Ettore proposes:


  • Venere rice oysters with buffalo mozzarella, anchovies and tomatoes
  • Wholemeal bread with ricotta, honey and grated lemon


  • Knife cut beef with red pepper brunoise
  • Asparagus cream with caprino cheese and marinated yolk
  • Veal in tuna sauce with poached eggs
  • Parmigiana Esplosa


  • Tajarin with Piedmont pesto
  • Acquerello risotto with Barbaresco sausage


  • Tongue with glazed Tropea red onions and red dip
  • Pork ribs with caramel apples, balsamic vinegar and thyme
  • Carrot cream with chestnuts and coconut flakes
  • Ligurian rabbit


  • Tiramisù
  • Saffron pears with amaretti mousse
  • Strawberry Fields: crumble with chocolate strawberries, vanilla ice cream, yogurt and strawberry coulis.

Tasting Menu starts at 35,oo €Customized menus upon request in case of allergies, intolerances or food preferences.

Business Hours

Tuesday and Friday
20:00 → 00:00

12:30 → 14:30

Closing Day

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday



The Cascina Martina agritourism offers three comfortable bedrooms and two characteristic apartments for your stay in the quiet Langhe countryside, in an authentic farmhouse dated late 1800s.

The prices are per night and per room, starting at:

  • 60,00 € including breakfast, for a single room
  • 75,00 € including breakfast, for a double room
  • 80,00 € excluding breakfast, for the studio apartment that sleeps two

In addition, we have a room on the ground floor, which is ideal for disabled guests and we’re more than happy to welcome your  four-legged companions, who can stay in the room which has an exit to the back of the farmhouse.

Other services:

  • breakfast 5,00 € (where not included)
  • additional bed for 30,00 €
  • free wi-fi
  • wine tasting
  • free stay for children under 5 years of age

L'Acciuga nel Bosco

Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 12, 12063 Dogliani CN
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