Turin is a vibrant industrial city, a place of cultural and architectural refinement surrounded by the breath-taking Alps. Enjoy ten of the best restaurants the city has to offer, from the most traditional to the unexpectedly modern.
Located inside the famous Italian food store Eataly, Casa Vicina’s minimalist and modern decor ensure that the main focus is placed on the food. This restaurant’s strongly contemporary vibe goes all the way into the kitchen, where great classics are revisited and given a modern spin using unusual and high-quality ingredients.
If you are looking for an authentic trattoria in the middle of the city, Dai Saletta is just that. With its checkered tablecloths and Italian flags, the restaurant is famous for traditional dishes such as tajarin or brasato al barolo. The wine list is filled with bottles from small local producers selected with care. Dai Saletta is a wonderful combination of simplicity and taste.
The tables inside Del Cambio are surrounded by chandeliers, mirrors, and red velvet chairs, giving it an air of grandeur from another century. This restaurant has counted among its clients famous political figures of the 19th century such as the Count of Cavour. Del Cambio is a great place to spend a couple of hours relaxing in a unique setting, experiencing Turin’s tradition from a privileged spot, whilst finishing a glass of wine from their impressive vaulted wine cellar.
The partners behind Consorzio see Turin’s food as being at the crossroads of many cultures and influences. Their unusual take on the city’s cuisine ensures variety and originality on the menu. Ingredients from different parts of Italy and neighboring areas meet to create what Consorzio’s team calls ‘innovative’ tradition. This philosophy extends to the cellar, where a wide range of bottles can be found. Consorzio is a place that reinterprets the city’s culinary identity with audacious associations.
The history of this small restaurant goes back a long way. Novels from the 18th century already mention its existence and it’s unclear which had the name first, this restaurant or the nearby Via Tre Galline (Street of the Three Roosters). Closed in 1988, Tre Galline reopened in 1991 with the mission of bringing this establishment back to its former glory by serving the region’s most traditional dishes, adapted to suit modern tastes.
Opposite the famous Mole edifice, and located in a historical building by Alessandro Antonelli just off the main road, Magorabin was opened by a chef with a strong personality. In fact, Marcello Trentini enjoys meeting his clients and discussing his dishes with them, often telling anecdotes about their origin and the unusual ingredients that he uses. One only has to know the significance of the restaurant’s name in order to understand it is a place filled with humor and surprises. In old Torino dialect, the ‘magorabin’ is a bogeyman that forces children to finish their meals. You will not struggle to finish the food here however, as it offers elegant dishes with a touch of whimsy, and boasts of a Michelin star.
Located on the very central Piazza Solferino, Vintage 1997 will charm you with its quiet elegance and home-made ice cream. Step into a red room with candelabras and wood paneling to try some of the city’s best traditional dishes. Try their selection of cinque piccoli dolci (five small desserts) to finish off the meal without having to choose between all the different desserts on the menu. The food is beautifully presented, with a lot of creativity and color, which does justice to its exquisite taste.
Located inside the iconic old Fiat factory, Torpedo is a restaurant that boasts a privileged setting as well as delicious food. You can try Piedmont specialties whilst enjoying the view of an old Fiat car displayed among the tables. As the car industry was such an important part of the city’s history in the 20th century, a visit to this restaurant will place you at the center of an important side of Turin’s cultural heritage.
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