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.

Rossano

Rossano Allochis of Cavour (TO), 1976.

A 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

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 trattoria with 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 dolcetto, barbera, 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.