Locanda del

Enrico Bartolini

A sophisticated 2 Michelin-starred restaurant in Piedmont, the Locanda Sant’Uffizio Enrico Bartolini is led by the talented Resident Chef Gabriele Boffa, and celebrates a signature cuisine – a paean to Italian biodiversity inspired by tradition. The proposal is creative yet faithful to the territory, with delicacies exalted by the use of precious truffles and the finest local products.

Immersed in the enchanting scenery of the Langhe-Monferrato hills, criss-crossed with vineyards, and located in what used to be the monastery’s lemon house, the Locanda del Sant’Uffizio is driven by noble principles such as genuineness, seasonality and experimentation. It offers an unforgettable gourmet experience that attracts connoisseurs from all over the region.

Chef Boffa proposes a carefully thought-out menu, played on the measured alternation of memory and contemporaneity, which interprets typical excellent Piedmontese dishes and the authentic flavours of Italian cuisine in a modern key, accompanied by an emblazoned wine list with over 300 top labels stored in the prestigious “Wine theatre” cellar.


In this unique location, where history once again merges with modernity, the young and talented chef Gabriele Boffa from Alba and his staff also oversee the dining room and kitchen of the more informal Bistrot. Here they offer a menu with a strong regional identity, dedicated to the local ingredients of Piedmontese tradition renewed and made more creative by their contemporary approach.

The Bistrot’s cuisine is deeply rooted in the recipes of the past revisited with innovative touches and refined technique, in an intimate setting decorated in a refined minimalist style.

An exclusive and cosy setting, it is here that the rich and varied international breakfast is served to Relais Sant’Uffizio guests every morning.

Gabriele Boffa

Gabriele Boffa took his first steps in the kitchen thanks to his grandmothers, excellent cooks, who passed on to him with utmost spontaneity their love for raw materials, for tradition but, particularly, for the territory.
The beloved “Langhe” area, where he comes from, is a real treasure chest of excellent products and a source of inspiration for classic regional specialties but also for innovative dishes that enhance the clear and genuine local flavors.
His numerous experiences abroad allow him to land at the court of great masters of international cuisine, testing new creative techniques and revisiting traditional classics in a totally new guise.
He returns to Piedmont at the helm of the “Locanda Sant’Uffizio” with the desire to bring back to his land and people all that he received in his childhood and training years, preserving the strong identity of the territory but with an approach focused on progress: a winning formula that awarded him his second Michelin star in 2022 and a unique record for an Alba chef.