Turin (Torino) is heaven for all the food enthusiasts and coffee lovers. There are several eating options available in the city right from quick cheap eats of pizza by the slice, focaccia or ciabatta to a more sophisticated dining experience of family run food joints, ornate coffee houses and high end expensive restaurants. Here’s a handy list of everything you would possibly need for your first few days in Turin.
Where to Eat and Drink in Turin:
Osteria in Vino Veritas: If you are looking for a range of Piemontese wines, cozy atmosphere and fresh agnolotti (typical pasta from the Piemonte region), head to Osteria In Vino Veritas (in wine there is truth). It not only stays true to its name but also has the most homely atmosphere just a little south of the famous landmarks of Mole Antonelliana.
Via Giulia di Barolo, 50/A.
Caffeteria Reale: Thanks to Lucia’s blog I found out about this Caffeteria which seems to be popular among locals. It was in a small alley next to the Reale Palace and had a great selection of coffees not to forget the range of china all across the room and embellished linen.
Piazzetta Reale, 1
Baratti & Milano: Another great find thanks to Lisa from ItalianKiwi who not only recommended me some great places to visit but also sent an itinerary to see Turin. Baratti & Milano is one of those places that you should spend more time in. Their range of fancy wrapped chocolates and candies is amazing and is great to pick for gifts.
Piazza Castello, 27
Pastificio de Filippis: I went here just for a quick lunch but ended up staying longer. Bang in the middle of the busiest street, Pastificio de Filippis serves the yummiest gnocchetti that I paired it with a glass of Barolo and fresh salad.
Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange, 39
Arsenico e Vecchi Merletti: Another great spot away is Arsenico e Vecchi Merletti-a quaint place from the crowds. Arsenico’s service is quick and the food is delicious. Try their gnocchi and fresh breads like I did. (Also, Arsenico e Vecchi Merletti is a movie name too)
Via Sant’Agostino, 30/a
Turin has by far some of the best food I've tasted in all of Italy! I ate the gnocchi with parmesan cream, mint and poppy seeds and on the other side was the Focaccia which was enjoyed by @turinepi 😍🍽️ The wine was Bonarda Piemontese. If you haven't read my love letter to Turin yet, do head to @turinepi 😎😊 #Italophilia . . . . . #gnocchi #foodiesofinstagram #italianfood #italygram #turinheart #torinodigitale #igerstorino #iloveitalianfood #italiansdoitbetter #cucina #cibobuono #cucinare #mangiare #onthetable #placesofturin #italyfood #dudeandthefood #pastalover #pastatime #iloveitaly #lovelettertoitaly #thekitchen #foodtalkindia #ilovepasta #piemonte #igerspiemonte #bonarda #focaccia #parmesan
Pasticceria Gertosio: Another favorite because I went here thrice and tried a different pastry every time. The man behind the counter started recognizing me and every time I went he would say something like, “Dovrebbe provare qualcosa di nuova!” (You should try something new!) Pick anything!
Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange, 34
Bar Abrate: Looking for a cool place to hang out?? Possibly with a street view of old trams and hustle of the city?? Consider going to Bar Abrate for a fabulous aperitivo experience. Love their elegant vibe and pastry selection too.
Via Po, 10
Caffè Fiorio: One of those “must try” family run places that is 3 centuries old. You should visit Fiorio only for its marble top tables and impeccably dressed waiters! Try their own selection of ice creams and bicerin. There is a Fiorio in the town of Alba as well.
Via Po, 8
Delper: Looking for fresh bread, pastries, focaccia, pizza, grissini?? Visit Delper, just around the corner at Via Garibaldi. It is packed with locals and why wouldn’t it be…. Delper has been serving since over 75 years. A great place for a quick bite.
Via Tolmino, 50
Apart from the places above, I recommend visiting any of the Gelaterie in the city. My favorites are La Romana and Gelateria Pepino.
If you need reasons to visit Turin, I can probably give you many (psttttt …10 of them already in the link in bio) but for starters let's talk about gelato 😉🍦 do you enjoy it any/all seasons like I do?? Or is it a summer only thing for you? . . . – . . #italophilia #inmybelly #foodiesofig #gelato #gelateria #whatiate #whatitalyis #turin #torinodigitale #turinheart #placesofturin #lestradeditorino #gelateria #iloveitaly #iloveitalianfood #italyfood #cucina #mangiabene #ciboitaliano #cibobuono #laromana #igerspiemonte #italylover #italyness #italygram #framesofitaly #postcardfromitaly #gelati
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