This restaurant is located in a small rural town named Cervere in Italy’s Piedmont. It was around 200 years ago Antica Corona Reale was founded. Few restaurants manage to survive for that long and what is most impressive with this restaurant is that it is just getting better and better. The level of quality is maintained at its absolute top day after day. The Vivalda family truly has managed to keep a perfect balance between the traditional cuisine offered and the fact that we are in the twentieth first century.
Sometimes it feels like the time has stopped at Antica Corona Reale, but in this case that is not a bad thing. This is a genuine restaurant where quality and tradition blend together in a mix which is appealing to all your senses. Careful restorations have been made to keep the original style of the restaurant as it was already in 1855 when Alessandro Vivalda took over the premises and made it the legacy of the Vivalda family. The restaurant is actually older than that, the dining room dates back to the seventeenth century, but was then used as cowshed and horse stables.
Today’s Chef Patron is Gian Piero Vivalda and he is closely assisted by the former Chef Patron and his father Lorenzo Vivalda. Chef Gian Piero has made all the necessary steps to evolve and make Antica Corona Reale a top dining venue for today and the future. Since 1993, Gian Piero has refined and raised the quality of everything, from the service to the organically produced vegetables and herbs just next to the patio where you can have your meal as well. Chef Gian Piero did not just settle down and took over his father’s restaurant when it was time, no; he worked at several top dining places around Europe before he joined his father in Cervere.
Dine outside if you can and enjoy al fresco dining in a beautiful setting together with impeccable Piedmontese cuisine, like the traditional Gobbi stuffed with three roast meats, served on a napkin, or the snails from Cherasco with perfumes of the garden and San Pietro grass.
Antica Corona Reale is a true Piedmont classic and a must for all lovers of food.
Written by Andy