Turin boasts four starred Michelin restaurants, true pillars of Piedmontese cuisine. Get ready for your new restaurant to- do list.
Four starred restaurants offering a triumph of flavours, aromas and untold creativity.
Located in the basement of Eataly, with a separate entrance from via Nizza, Casa Vicina celebrates the gastronomic tradition of a famous family of Piedmont restaurateurs with an array of fabulous dishes that are distinguished by the meticulous choice of ingredients and impeccable presentations. Although the menu features the names of classical dishes of Piedmont and Italian culinary tradition, remember that at this family- run locale simplicity was rewarded with a Michelin star. Casa Vicina also boasts one of the best wine lists in Italy, with a selection that encompasses every major wine- growing region.
Via Nizza 224 c/o Eataly Lingotto.
T: 011 19506840. www.casavicina.com
Set against the sophisticated backdrop of the pedestrian area of piazza Carignano, Del Cambio, which opened in 1757, is not only a restaurant but a piece of history. Following an in- depth renovation, the famous 18th century ‘salotto’, the favourite haunt of Italian politician and entrepreneur, Count Cavour, re- opened in 2014 under the stewardship of chef Matteo Baronetto. Restored to its former splendour, the ‘salotto’ has once again become a symbol of Savoy elegance and gastronomic sophistication: a perfect blend of tradition and the authentic flavours of Piedmontese cuisine and innovation. In addition to the restaurant, other highlights include the Bar Cavour, a sophisticated cocktail bar, where the kitchen stays open until late at night, the nearby Farmacia del Cambio which offers delectable pastries created exclusively by Fabrizio Galla as well as Del Cambio products re- imagined by Matteo Baronetto. Informal, quick and contemporary, amidst its intricately carved wood panelling you’ll find a fabulous selection of sweet and savoury products which can either be sampled on- site or ordered to take away.
Piazza Carignano, 2. T: 011 546690. www.delcambio. it
Thanks to the magical culinary skills of chef Marcello Trentini, Magorabin earned a Michelin star. Its dishes feature a skillful blend of Mediterranean and Piedmont tastes and influence, further enhanced by an excellent wine list. Located just steps from the Mole Antonelliana, the locale boasts a warm, cosy atmosphere, ideal for a refreshing break during a sightseeing tour of the city. In addition to the à la carte menu, make sure to try its four tasting menus named after the elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire.
Corso San Maurizio 61/ b. T: 011 8126808. www. magorabin.com
Vintage 1997 is the comfortable retreat of discerning diners in search of traditional Piedmontese fare prepared with healthy ingredients and an excellent wine list. At the end of 2017, its longtime chef Pierluigi Consonni handed over the reins to the locale’s owner Umberto Chiodi Latini who reorganized the kitchen staff: all talented professionals, who guaranteed the seamless transition into the restaurant’s new incarnation. The locale’s new chefs have continued to maintain the high quality of the traditional cuisine served here, while at the same time adding a few innovative touches to the dishes.
Piazza Solferino 16/ h. T: 011 535948/5136722.