Il Vigneto

Restaurant & Countryhouse

Il Vigneto offers guests 6 confortable rooms, a suite which can accomodate 2 double beds, a junior suite with its own balcony and four double rooms; all furnished with esquisite attention to details.

Our Restaurant propose a traditional and creative menu.

Our guests are welcomed by spectacular, unobstructed views of fine vineyards and ancient castles, quite and relaxing ambient.

The two managers are Rossano and Manolo Allochis: Rossano taking care of the dining room and Manolo is the Chef.

After few years and experiences in Italy and around the World, they decided to start a new challange: open IL VIGNETO….a restaurant, a country house with 6 rooms on the top of one important hill, under the Barolo area with a spectacul view.


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Rossano Allochis of Cavour (TO), 1976.

passion for the job, inborn versatility and a spirit of adventure have led Rossano to hold a number of increasingly prestigious positions: he has been a waiter in famous Italian and British Restaurants, a barman at the Villa d’Este in Cernobbio on the Lake of Como and at Gleneagles Grand Hotel in Scotland, head waiter at Alfredo’s Restaurant at Disney World in Orlando and hotel manager for two years on board of a private yacht in Monte Carlo.


Manolo Allochis of Cavour (TO), 1978.

Finished the Hotellerie school Manolo start his experience in various local restaurant, then spended a season in France, Lione, at the Leon de Lion restaurant, had an important stage at the Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, moved to Valle d’Aosta at the Hotel Miramonti as head chef, in Elba Island for a seson; he also emproved his skills at La ciau del tornavento, a star michelin restaurant…last occupation before to become executive chef here at IL VIGNETO!

Our History

The farmhouse where lived Modesto Lodali, a hazelnut farmer, stock breeder, and small wine producer, was built in 1915. He owned approximately 45 calves and produced homemade wine for his friends and a few families in the area.

Il Vigneto prima della ristrutturazione

After Uncle Modesto passed away, in 1997 the farmhouse, which by that time had been abandoned for many years, was inherited by Walter.

He and his mother, Rita, started renovations and completed the work in 2001. They had the brilliant idea of opening a trattoriawith a few rooms in this perfect location, called IL VIGNETO, which means “vineyard” in Italian.

This very appropriate name was chosen because the trattoria is located at the top of Ravinali Hill surrounded by dolcettobarbera, and nebbiolo vineyards.

In September 2005 the new management of the brothers Manolo and Rossano Allochis, respectively the Chef and General Manager… (discover the rest on our website!)

In the meantime Walter Lodali has focused his efforts on wine production, making great strides in the past few years to achieve an exceptional level of quality that is highly appreciated both in local markets and around the world.


Johnny Backman

A real genuin restaurant and small hotel on the top of a hill with stunning wievs andrun by a family giving you the best service

Kai Gajewski

Very good food. No big portions but high quality.

Suchet Padhye

Great dinner, some fantastic wines and the location is beautiful.

Alexander R

A must do for best scenery, views, romantic setting during dinner! Some comments to be made on service. Decor: *****+ Food: **** Service: *** The audience is a bit posh, dressed up and up style. The restaurant is part of a hotel or residence, which looks very nice, attracting mostly couples. We were there with our 4 yo, made sure she ate in advance, although they tailored a pasta for her. A menu with the Piemontese traditional dishes but also some specials such as snails. The fried shrimp snack were quite popular. They serve amuses (3 types, veg, fish, meat) and friandises with the coffee. The starters were quite ok, see photos. We had tajarin al ragu and cacao ravioli with gorgonzola. The ravioli was excellent, a rare dish. My wife got the tajarin with a hair (!) in it, discovered it immediately, acknowledged, and the dish was taken away, replaced with a new one 15 minutes later. An apology would have been nice, since we could not really enjoy dinner together now. The dish itself was good. They made a special ‘baby’ pasta for our daughter, which she unfortunately did not like. She loved the small brown buns though. We had a very nice Pescaja (Roero Arneis) wine. Service is quite formal, not engaged, not attentive. We had to wait quite long for our wine to come. We also had to wait much too long for our bill to arrive, the waiter obviously forgot. Overall we felt a bit forgotten, while other tables got all the attention.

Gloria Wong

This has been my favourite restaurant in the area and I tried to have dinner here whenever I visit Langhe. In our latest visit we were very happy to find sand high quality of cooking and service, with new “creation” of classic dishes like Vittello Tonnato. Don’t ever miss any of the antipasti they are stunning. The wine list is very long with and very good range in prices and prestige. We were rather surprised the mark-up is far below when we typically find elsewhere – so a good place to try a high end bottle as you will have the excellent food to pair.




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