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Top Choice Sweets in Cuneo

Arione

This 1920s-vintage chocolatier and cafe invented the Cuneesi al Rhum, a large, rum-laced praline wrapped in cellophane. The chocolates came to the attention of Hemingway, who made a detour from Milan en route to Nic…
Top Choice Piedmontese in Cuneo

4 Ciance

A warm, unpretentious place that makes everything from scratch, including the bread. Local specialities (beef cheek in Nebbiolo wine) are requisitely earthy but plated with an unexpected elegance for such a well-pri…
Steak in Cuneo

Bove's

This dark corner bar may seem like a Brooklyn transplant with its tiles and high stools, but it's the real deal, serving up high quality Piedmontese cruda (raw minced beef) and steaks since 1929. These days they've …
Piazza in Cuneo

Piazza Galimberti

Arriving in Cuneo's gargantuan main piazza, you'd think you'd just touched down in a capital city. Finished in 1884, it sits aside an older portico-embellished town founded in 1198.
Gastronomy in Cuneo

Osteria della Chiocciola

Slow Food–affiliated Chiocciola's upstairs dining room is the colour of buttercups and makes for a soothing setting to linger over expertly crafted local, seasonal dishes. Its lunch menu (meals €15 to €23) is a fabu…
Gastronomy in Cuneo

Delle Antiche Contrade

This former 17th-century postal station is the culinary workshop of Ligurian chef Bruno Zambon, who melds the fish of his home region with the meat and pasta of his adopted one. There's an express two-course lunch d…
Museum in Cuneo

Museo Civico di Cuneo

Cuneo has some wonderfully dark and mysterious churches. The oldest is the deconsecrated San Francisco convent and church, which today hosts this museum tracking the history of the town and province.
Cafe in Cuneo

Bar Gelateria Corso

Go-to cafe for gelato, gossip and cups of ultra-thick hot chocolate.