La Ciau del Tornavento

Marco Lombardo, Nadia Benech and Maurilio Garola


For Italians, the name of this restaurant is particularly onomatopoeic and memorable. Indeed, La Ciau del Tornavento is one of the most famous appellations in Italy, and one of those restaurants that deserves a visit at least once in a gourmet’s life. Located in the town of Treiso, in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe – land of fine wines, truffles and hazelnuts, and a gastronomic mecca for Italians and fine food lovers from all over the world. On clear days, impressive views of the countryside allow your gaze to stretch as far as the Alps. Chefs Maurilio Garola and Marco Lombardo rule the kitchen, while Nadia Benech heads the dining room. Look forward to a fine Piedmontese dining experience, as well as incursions beyond the region’s confines, plus a healthy dose of seafood. The restaurant’s herb garden, or “aromatorium”, is a kind of living cookbook, providing fresh seasonings and inspiration year-round. Even on a day-to-day basis, each dish may take on unexpected endowments. The menu features Ossobuco with amberjack tartare, toasted veal tongue with red shrimp from Mazara del Vallo, Liquid tortelli with cardoons, anchovies and Alpen butter, Agnolotti with duck-caramelized onion-and-foie gras filling, Roast wild duck, and Roast and fried kid. Take time out to visit the wine cellar, one of Italy’s most sensational, stocking over 65,000 bottles.

La Ciau del Tornavento

P.zza Baracco, 7
12050 Treiso (CN)
+39 0173 638333

Number of seats 70 | |

Closed Wednesday, Thursday
Holidays From 1 February to 15 March
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard, American Express