The Best Restaurants In The Aurora Area Of Turin, Italy

Photo of Carlotta Bosi
9 February 2017

At the heart of Torino Aurora, there is a borough called Borgo Dora, full of antiquities shops and crawling with students. Between the tight-knit streets, there are many interesting restaurants bursting with classic Italian fare. Check them out.

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Il Cortiletto

Restaurant, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
This family-run restaurant welcomes customers to a friendly and intimate environment. The place is quite small, with only a few tables. However, the menu is long and encompassing so to offer the best choice of traditional Piedmontese cuisine. There’s also a characteristic al fresco dining area from which the place takes his name.

Osteria del Balon

Just a few steps away from the Turin Eye, Osteria del Balon offers traditional Piedmontese dishes. The menu changes daily and it’s written on a blackboard at the entrance. During weekdays, especially at lunch, the place is crawling with students, making the environment cheerful and lively. Upon request, aside from the dishes of the day, customers can order a truly fine mixed salad.

Osteria del Balon,via Borgo Dora 28, Torino, Italy, +39 0114368755

Bocciofila Mossetto

Bar, Restaurant, Italian
This is a true osteria. Set on the bank of the Dora, right behind the area’s youth hostel, Bocciofila Mossetto features traditional homemade dishes served in a very informal and pleasant environment. If the weather is warm, customers can enjoy the characteristic patio while eating dishes of the day with good local wines.

Fratelli La Cozza

Close to the Turin Monumental Cemetery, this place has kitsch design and decorations on the walls. This decor contributes to making Fratelli La Cozza a fun and cheerful place to have a real Neapolitan pizza in Turin. Owned by the Italian television presenter Piero Chiambretti, this pizzeria features a long list of pizza, ranging from the traditional to the most creative.

Fratelli La Cozza, CorsoRegio Parco 39, Torino, Italy, +39 011 859900

Trattoria Da Dino

This family-run trattoria serves excellent food at a reasonable price in a lovely and characteristic setting. Da Dino features traditional Piedmontese dishes along with good local wines. The staff is friendly too, perfectly reflecting the neighborhood vibe. This restaurant is also a bar, so it opens really early and it’s open until nighttime. So, customers can enjoy breakfast and happy hour all in one sitting.

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