Lower Langa

La Cantina Wine Bar

Restaurant in Verduno

Business Hours

Mon & Tue → lunch
Wed → only bar
Thu → closed
Fri & Sat → lunch and dinner
Sun → lunch

Closing Day

Thurday

Holidays

August 20 → September 02

In the small hamlet of Rivalta, at the beginning of the road that connects it to Verduno, you find yourself almost automatically in the parking lot of “La Cantina“.

The tactical position, the numerous parking spaces and the panoramic view allow it to have a reputation that goes back more than 50 years, considered a bit like an icon of the Langhe.

An addition to these are for sure the convivial atmosphere and the hospitality of the owners, that in the various managements have always been able to make the customer feel at home“.

La Cantina

A story that
begins in 1966

in Verduno

From father to son

The year was 1966 when Battista, with the help of his wife Silvana, opened the first "Bar Trattoria" in Rivalta.

The two cooked simple dishes every day to give an extra service to their customers, but the place was considered more as a meeting point, in an area where at the time there were few others.

Their son Emiliano, who grew up in the family bar and well aware of the attraction of the Langhe, decided in 2007 to invest in a new look for the business, in line with the current trends.

He completed the work in 2017, a year that saw a new beginning for "La Cantina": now managed by Emiliano and his wife Victoria, the restaurant took the form of "Wine Bar" with attached a Wine Shop, with the aim of evolving in time, bringing the focus on catering.

Starting from breakfast - with homemade cakes and desserts - and high quality aperitifs, the two slowly begin to offer cold dishes, small snacks and salads.

In 2018, the kitchen officially reopened.

The Kitchen

The choice of a genuine and homely gastronomic proposal is the strength of Emiliano and Victoria's cuisine.

Each ingredient is carefully selected and purchased fresh every day, with a preference for local products: bread made with Bra flour, high quality meat, fresh vegetables of the farmers give the visitor an example of traditional local cuisine.

The dishes, although decorated with the aesthetic touch of Victoria, don’t try to amaze with complex combinations, but reflect the concreteness and simplicity of the restaurateurs.

The kitchen is open every day for lunch, while dinner is available only on Fridays and Saturdays, preferably by reservation.

Specialties

Veal with tunafish sauce

Tasting Menu

Starting at 33€

Wine by the Glass

Starting at 4€

Special Menu

  • Vegetarian: Yes
  • Vegan: Upon Request
  • Celiac: Upon Request

N° of Seats

40

The wines

The pride of "La Cantina" is the courageous choice of management of the wine list, curated by Emiliano.

The owner, passionate about wine, became aware of the Coravin and its benefits and decided to give customers a different proposal from the usual winery.

With this new technology it is in fact possible to consume the wine without uncorking the bottle, preserving it from oxidation and allowing it to be kept longer.

This allows Emiliano to offer customers a vast selection of wines “by the glass”, as well as the opportunity to dine combining the right wine with each course.

Excluding a selection of wines that is never lacking in “La Cantina”, the paper is in constant development, and from week to week it is possible to discover wines of all kinds, which go beyond the boundaries of Langhe.

Coravin

The Coravin is a “gun” loaded with an inert gas – the Argon – which prevents oxygen, the greatest enemy of wine, from coming into contact with it.

Using a very fine needle, the Coravin pierces the capsule of the bottle and pours the wine in the glass, replacing it with gas.

The cork closes spontaneously after the hole: in this way, anyone who has the curiosity to taste any wine, today can do it without the commitment of buying an entire bottle.

At “La Cantina” there is a varied and high-level wine list dedicated to this new mechanism.

Prices & Services

Menu and wine by the glass

Menu

Starters

  • Vitello Tonnato - Roasted Veal with Tuna Sauce, Corn Crisps and Caper Powder € 10,00
  • Battuta di Fassona Piemontese - Veal Tartare, Castelmagno Cream, Lemon Gel € 9,00
  • Morbido - Poached egg, Creamed Baby Peas, Rice chip, Sage Bread Crumbs, Aroma of Parsley Oil € 10,00
  • Tris Piemonte - Trio of starters, Veal Tartare, Roasted Veal with Tuna Sauce and Russian Salad € 16,00

Pasta

  • Tajarin al Ragù - Piedmontese Spaghetti with Raw Beef Tartar and Barolo Ragù € 10,00
  • Gnocchi - Potato Gnocchi with Cream of zucchini and Confit tomatoes € 9,00
  • Bisque di Salmone - Spelt Spaghetti with a Bisque of Salmon and Tomatoes, Confit Cherry tomatoes, Caper Powder, Parsley Oil € 11,00
  • Risotto al Verduno Pelaverga - Pelaverga infused Carnaroli Risotto, Creamed Gorgonzola Cheese, with a hint of Cocao and Mint € 12,00

Main Course

  • Scamone - Seared Steak with Aubergine Puree, Baby Peppers, Dried Olives, Mushrooms and Gravy € 16,00
  • Rolata di Coniglio - Piedmontese Roasted Rolled Rabbit with Cauliflower and Marinated Cabbage €15,00
  • Salmone - Fillet of Salmon, Courgette Puree, Cauliflower and Lemon seasoning € 15,00
  • Mix of seasonal vegetables € 11,00

Homemade Desserts

  • Bònet - Traditional Chilled Chocolate, Amaretti and Hazelnut Pudding with Amaretti crumble € 7,00
  • Cheesecake - Deconstructed Cheesecake on a biscuit base with Meringue, Rasberrys and Blueberries € 7,00
  • Tiramisù - Mascarpone Cream, Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits soaked in Coffee and Cocoa € 7,00
  • Panna Cotta - Panna Cotta (cooked cream pudding) with Vanilla, Almond and Chocolate Crumble with Caramel Sauce € 7,00

Tasting menu

  • Tasting menu "Piemonte" 40,00€ (excluding wines)

Platters

  • Mixed Cheese Platter - €.12,00

“Coravin” Wine List

Bubbles

  • Metodo classico Piemonte € 5,00
  • Alta Langa € 5,00

Whites

  • Roero Arneis € 4,50
  • Sauvignon € 5,00
  • Chardonnay € 5,00
  • Moscato secco € 4,00
  • Pelaverga vinificato in bianco € 4,00

Reds

  • Pelaverga € 4,00 / € 5,00
  • Dolcetto € 4,00
  • Barbera from  € 5,00 / € 6,00
  • Nebbiolo € 5,00 / € 7,00
  • Barbaresco € 8,00 / € 10,00
  • Barolo € 8,00 / € 12,00
  • Other wines (ask the staff)

Services

Pets Allowed Terrace WiFi Parking Lot Garden Cafeteria

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi ATM / Bancomat

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