Among the hills and vineyards in Monferrato a Michelin star was born, the one of our restaurant LOCANDA SANT’UFFIZIO, thanks to the expertise of our italian chef Enrico Bartolini and the young talent Gabriele Boffa, resident chef, who achieved this ambitious goal.
Nestled in the enchanting surroundings of the Monferrato vineyards - in what was the former Limonaia of the monastery - and inspired by such concepts as authenticity, seasonality and experimentation, La Locanda del Sant'Uffizio Restaurant delivers an unforgettable gourmet dining experience with its renowned Italian classics and regional speciality dishes.
La Locanda del Sant'Uffizio showcases a contemporary signature cuisine, with high quality fine dining in Piedmont. The chef's traditional flair and innovative style enhances the regional delicacies, focusing the spotlight on the precious truffles of the area and Piedmont's selected local produce.
La Locanda Restaurant, embellished with a stunning historic Italian garden, boasts authentic contemporary Italian recipes and a list of Piedmontese, Italian and imported finest wines, with a variety of over 300 carefully selected labels housed in the prestigious Sant'Uffizio Wine Theater.
Enrico Bartolini was born in 1979 in Pistoia, and raised to have an appreciation for fine dining and gourmet meals. At a young age, he developed his love of cooking and he rose through the ranks to become a decorated and respected chef. Aged just 29, Enrico Bartolini was awarded his first Michelin star. Just four years later, a second star was awarded, plus three Gambero Rosso forks and three L’Espresso cappelli awards.
By 2017, Chef Bartolini's legacy is well established. He picked up three additional Michelin stars for his work at the Casual Ristorante, the La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini, and also for the LDC Hotels Group's GLAM Restaurant at the Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel.
In November 2018 another Michelin Star, just here at the Locanda Sant'Uffizio Restaurant.
This gives Enrico Bartolini the most Michelin stars of any chef in Italy. Through his work here at the Restaurant La Locanda del Sant'Uffizio, and for his other culinary endeavours, Chef Bartolini continues to forge his lasting reputation as one of Italy's finest chefs. His individual style, passion for food and creative flair all allow him to create inspirational menus for our restaurant, delighting our guests.
- Locanda Sant'Uffizio Enrico Bartolini - Dinner à la carte everyday except Tuesday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Lunch from 12:30 to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday
- Bistrot Sant'Uffizio Enrico Bartolini - Dinner à la carte from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm everyday except Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch everyday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
- Breakfast available daily between 07:30 and 10:30
- Pool Bar Sant'Uffizio - everyday untile Sept 30th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Cocktail Bar Sant'Uffizio - everyday from 3:30 pm
Between May and September, the outdoor pools at Relais Sant’Uffizio are open for all guests to enjoy. This means the fabulous Pool Bar is also open, serving delicious snacks and drinks. The Pool Bar serves a delightful light lunch menu, which includes salads, sandwiches and a selection of main course dishes. Wines, beers, cocktails and spirits are also served from the bar.
When the pools are closed or when the weather is less than perfect, there is an indoor bar available for guests’ use. The Limonaia room will also serve light lunches and drinks throughout the day, opening at 12:30 pm after breakfast service has ended.
World-renowned for its fine white truffles, the sophisticated cuisine and the fabulous wines of Monferrato and Langhe, the Piedmont region has proved to be an ideal venue for gastronomy enthusiasts.
In the exclusive scenery of Relais Sant'Uffizio, set in the heart of the region, Enrico Bartolini's talented team - led by resident chef Gabriele Boffa and Maitre Francesco Palumbo - re-interprets tradition with his unique touch of modern and crafts a contemporary style menu exalting the precious products of the territory.
Two tasting menus enrich the à la carte dining proposal, all consisting of excellent regional specialty dishes, naturally leavened bread, and locally sourced seasonal ingedients as fish, meats and vegetables.
"The Locanda" Restaurant, embellished with a stunning historic Italian garden, boasts an authentic contemporary Italian cuisine and a list of Piedmontese, Italian and imported finest wines, with a variety of over 300 carefully selected labels housed in the prestigeous Sant'Uffizio "Wine Theater".
The Monferrato region is known across the world for its production of the finest grapes, which are pressed into some highly prestigious wines. Locally grown Barbera d'Asti, Grignolino and Barolo are poplar choices in our restaurant La Locanda, and can be discovered by guests during tasting tours. In the hotel's bars, the wine theater stocks over 300 regional varieties, including fine French champagnes and deep Italian reds.
Private tours and sessions can be arranged with Maitre, who is Relais Sant'Uffizio's resident wine specialist. Guided tours for couples and groups can be arranged on request and are included in many of our exclusive guest packages.