A guide in the guide is that of the authentic countryside osteria which is such for its location, environment, furnishing and cuisine. Ai Nebbioli is a real institution, with its outdoor dining area crowned by the bersot, its warm dining room, full of objects but also beautiful photos that pay tribute to the work of Maurizio Fontana who together with Katia Kissov has inaugurated a successful management of this eatery. The prices are very good and the long journey in this trattoria that stands under the Shrine of Madonna Della Guardia will be worth it, as you pass among the renowned zones of the cortese of Gavi. A wine, which, alongside the Dolcetto will be present with excellent producers on the wine list. We start with the starters, which have the more convenient quality price ratio of the entire GuidaCriticaGolosa (average price €3): fried panissa (don’t miss it, chickpea based), bell peppers with anchovy and bagnet, goat’s cheese, Russian salad (fresh, by the book). The first course options (average price €9) are very good ravioli di Gavi ('a culo nudo', with Barbera cream, with porcini, butter and sage), a little less the risotto with Montebore and saffron pistils (a little heavy). Delightful the tagliatelle with Prà pesto, potatoes and beans, the bucatini cacio and pepper, or the perfect and corroborating Genoese minestrone. Now on to the second dishes (average price €11): stockfish accomodato (could this heavenly dish be missing?) or grilled Fassone beef strip steak, aubergine and provola pie, and finally the “elephant’s ear” veal Milanese. It is summer and in this case our desserts (average price €5) were: peach tarte-tatin (warm with ice cream); glasses with fresh fruit lemon cream and limoncello; apricot, almond and amaretti cake; dark chocolate hearts of Novi and raspberries; peach sorbet. Pure bliss!