Where to Eat and Drink in Turin

Turin, often known as the Paris of North Italy, is an underrated and under-visited city. If you haven’t heard of it, check more about the city in this post here and here. Turin (Torino) is a heaven for all the food enthusiasts and coffee lovers, after all it is from this part of Italy where great companies such as Ferrero, Lavazza, Fiat etc. originated! So you can only imagine the fantastic choice of food and drinks in the city. Here is a list of 11 such places that I explored where you can eat and drink the best in Turin.

Where to Eat and Drink in Turin

There are several eating options available in Turin from quick cheap eats of pizza by the slice, focaccia or ciabatta to a more sophisticated dining experience of being in family run food restaurant and ornate coffee houses. I’m exploring a mix of everything here:

1. 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 behind the busiest street of Mole Antonelliana.

Via Giulia di Barolo, 50/A.

2. Caffeteria Reale:

Thanks to Lucia’s blog I found out about Caffeteria Reale which seems to be in the Royal Palace but unknown to a regular traveler. Popular among locals, Caffeteria Reale has a great selection of coffees and china. An embellished linen and classy setup always is a big win for me. If you’re in Turin, definitely visit Caffeteria Reale for a quick drink. Easy on the pocket too!

Piazzetta Reale, 1

3. Baratti & Milano:

Another great find in Turin (thanks to Lisa from ItalianKiwi) is Baratti & Milano. This places comes highly recommended for excellent caffe`, chocolates and candies. It is also a great place to pick gifts for home.
Piazza Castello, 27

4. Pastificio de Filippis:

I went here just for a quick lunch but ended up staying longer. Filippis is bang in the middle of the busiest street and serves the yummiest Piemontese food. Highly recommend you to try their gnocchetti and pair it with a glass of Barolo and fresh salad.

Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange, 39

5. La Fermata:

Another great place to eat and drink in Turin is La Fermata. If you visit here, go Ligurian and focus on the Farinata. The place is much more modern compared to all other places in Turin. It has free WiFi and a relaxed service. The Caprese salad is equally good and worth trying!

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 6

6. Arsenico e Vecchi Merletti:

Arsenico e Vecchi Merletti is a fabulous place to eat and drink in Turin. Not only is it away from the crowds but also less known amid travelers. Arsenico’s service is quick and food delicious, especially their gnocchi and fresh breads. (Arsenico e Vecchi Merletti is the name of a movie)
Via Sant’Agostino, 30

7. Pasticceria Gertosio:

A great choice of a place to eat in Turin is Gertosio. Trust me, I went here every time I was there in the city and tried a different pastry every time. The man behind the counter started recognizing me and he would say something like, “Dovrebbe provare qualcosa di nuova!” (You should try something new!) 

Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange, 34

8. Bar Abrate: 

Looking for a cool place to hang out?? Possibly with a street view of old trams and hustle of the city?? Visit Bar Abrate on Via Po famous for a fabulous aperitivo experience at a great price. You will love their elegant vibe and pastry selections.
Via Po, 10

9. Caffè Fiorio:

One of those “must try” family run places that is 3 centuries old is Caffe` Fiorio. It’s marble top tables and impeccably dressed waiters will woo you as much as the selection of ice creams and bicerin. Fiorio seems to be a common name in the region as I saw the same Cafe in the town of Alba as well!
Via Po, 8

10. 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 the city since over 75 years. It is a great place for a quick bite in Turin.

Via Tolmino, 50

11. Bistrot Turin:

This is a no frills place on Turin’s most happening street “Via Po”. They serve authentic Piemontese food which you should ask for. The waiters would love to give you suggestions. The price isn’t too high and I’m glad to have my friend Adriana who helped me choose the starters and the pasta.
Via Po, 21/B

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 plan to visit Turin and the region, consider staying at B&B Vibrisse Torino

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Credits- Adriana Oberto Photography


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  • Andrew
    September 29, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Lovely post and useful as we will be in Torino early November. Thanks for liking my cognitive cellar therapy blog. There will an alarming number of Italian wines to come in the next six weeks! If you need info on Melbourne get in touch. Salute, Andrew

    • Italophilia
      September 30, 2018 at 7:25 am

      Happy you liked it, Andrew. I’m excited to know more of your Turin trip! Buon viaggio

  • jessicaadza
    February 12, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Ishita, i cannot wait to revisit Torino next week. 🙂 Soooo excited for bicerin, coffee, and all the agnolotti!! Thanks for all the recommendations – i’ll be sure to book mark them. Grazie mille!

    • Ishita
      February 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Super! Happy you are going to use ..🤩🤩 safe travels!

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  • Helene Dsouza
    December 29, 2017 at 12:31 am

    We passed Turin when I was still small to go to France. Unfortunately we never stopped there. At the time the city looked so huge from my car seat. If I ever get to visit Turin, I would of course focus on the food and enjoy the soul of the city piece by piece. 🙂

    • Ishita
      December 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

      It is a big city but it is so underrated. You would enjoy it.

  • awtytravels
    December 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Drinking should also require a quick trip down to San Salvario!

    • Ishita
      January 7, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Next time then 🙂

  • Tony
    December 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, look at all those amazing places to eat and drink! Great options indeed, and those pastries look incredible! My mouth is watering! 🙂

    • Ishita
      December 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Haha 😛 That was the mission it is accomplished. Keep dreaming!

  • Anuradha Goyal
    December 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    You make me feel hungry. I usually do not see destinations from a culinary angle but I am tempted to look at Italy as one.

    • Ishita
      December 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Oh yes! Italy is so much more than pizza and pasta. Although I have to admit I can’t get enough of it when I am there. It is so different from the one we get here.

  • The Wayfarer
    December 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to go in March.

    • Ishita
      December 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      I can’t wait to hear your stories! Are you on Instagram??

  • amindfultravellerblog
    December 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Haha, my kinda post! Those cakes look divine, yum 😉

    • Ishita
      December 26, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      I am hungry every time I look 😉

  • marilyneb
    December 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I also loved Caffe Torino in Piazza San Carlo – gorgeous little pastries, hot chocolate and a lovely olde worked atmosphere to relax after a hard day’s sightseeing. So many gorgeous choices across Turin.

    • marilyneb
      December 26, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Oh, I also had my first Bicerin in the Caffeteria Reale that you featured. It was a lovely little spot!

      • Ishita
        December 26, 2017 at 6:57 pm

        How cool. Lovely spot indeed. x

    • Ishita
      December 26, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Indeed. Caffe torino is another great spot. I have San Carlo as another favorite.

  • IngridMadisonAve
    December 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Wow! Love the pics of all the delicious food. 😋 Thanks for the tips on where to go.

    • Ishita
      December 26, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Happy to hear. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Sheree
    December 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Those are some great recommendations, I’ll give them a try on my next trip.

    • Ishita
      December 26, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      When do you visit next?? Thanks so much for reading 🙂


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