In the southwest of Piedmont, in the province of Cuneo, at 600 metres high you will find Cravanzana, an ancient village of the Belbo torrent valley. That represents the natural setting of the most of Cesare Pavese’s and Beppe Fenoglio’s books. The hamlet and its majestic castle are located on the higher part of the gentle and suggestive Langhe hills, which have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
In a healthy location, surrounded by hazelnut-trees, woods and fields, far from cities and factories, you will meet the Robaldo family, who runs the Restaurant Hotel “Da Maurizio”, formerly "Del Mercato",since 1902.
Walking on the several paths and admiring the authentic landscape after having tried our specialities will be very nice. You will taste our typical Albese meat carpaccio, the piedmontese Ravioli or the Noodles, the stewed Guinea-fowl with herbs or the Chicken with peppers and finally our Hazelnut Desserts. Cravanzana is one of the main centres of the production of this noble nut.
In the summertime it is possible to eat on the panoramic terrace. In autumn the atmosphere is permeated by the scent of the White Truffle of Alba and by the fragrance of the cep mushrooms which sprout in the woods of the valley.
Our place was born as an inn which was crowded during the market days and this is the reason why it had that historic name. Today the restaurant is considered a must for cheese lovers. On the trolley you will find more than 25 varieties of cow, sheep and goat cheese, which are selected depending on the season.
Also, the wine is a local product which is very important. For this reason, Mr. Maurizio has selected for his guests a wine list that contains 250 different affordable quality labels which mainly come from the local region.
The hotel has 11 comfortable and cosy rooms. They overlook a pleasant landscape and they are easily reachable by means of a little lift. All of them have a free Internet Wi-Fi connection.