The second appointment with the Neighborhood Guides in the city of Turin the center of the city is the protagonist, with a selection of more or less known or famous addresses, including Agnolotti, Bao-Zi and Vitello tonnato.
Best veal with tuna sauce
Where to eat it
Pharmacy of Change
A very traditional version is good at La Farmacia del Cambio. The meat is first scalded and then cooked at low temperature. To make the tuna sauce capers, anchovies and tuna are blended and then a small percentage of mayonnaise is added. All to compose a truly unique dish, which you can taste in the historic place of Piazza Carignano or inside the Central Market of Turin, where La Farmacia del Cambio has recently inaugurated its second sales point.
Sorij, via Matteo Pescatore 10
Over the years the Sorij vitello tonnato recipe has undergone minor changes, but it remains delicious. With the arrival of the new chef Andrea Fasano, the already good version of Sorij has been slightly modified: low-temperature vacuum cooking, traditional tuna sauce and drops of celery and carrot and crispy wafer.
Where to buy it, delis
Baudracco, corso Vittorio Emanuele II 62, a delicious tradition for more than 50 years serving customers. A stone's throw from Porta Nuova, right in the center, you can enter this temple of taste and choose what you like best. Every week a new menu, between tradition and creative dishes, the vitello tonnato is obviously one of the dishes always in paper. Don't miss the tasting of bagna cauda with pan-fried eggs, green anchovies and a real paradise of cheeses, from Baudracco they select fabulous directly from the Piedmontese margari.
La Bottega Guido Gobino, via Lagrange 1
For 10 years one of Turin's favorite shops to buy gianduiotti. Gobino gianduiotti are produced with the extrusion method, which allows the creation of each chocolate without the use of molds, typical of the ancient Turin chocolate-making tradition. Have you ever tasted the Tourinot?
Best ice cream
Alberto Marchetti, corso Vittorio Emanuele II 24, via Po 35 bis; or Casa Marchetti, Square CLN 248
He is considered one of the masters of Italian ice cream, not only of the Turin one: selection of maniacal raw materials, continuous research, an avant-garde laboratory in the CLN square, his home, as Marchetti likes to call it, where it is possible to watch the production ice cream and take part in one of his courses, always very popular. He is also present in the brand new space of the Mercato Centrale Torino, in Porta Palazzo. We leave you the joy of enjoying one of his fabulous ice creams.
Where to eat it
Consorzio Restaurant via Monte di Pietà 23
One of the best tables of the city and perhaps of Italy the one of the Consortium. A 100% Piedmontese tasting menu for € 35 and in paper the agnolotto Gobbo for € 13. In the Hunchback, as it is affectionately called, the filling is usually prepared with roast veal, pork, rabbit, pure pork sausage, endive and fresh eggs in addition to spices and flavorings. To taste them, tradition recommends roasted sauce or just grated Parmesan cheese to not cover the delicate flavor of the filling. The Hunchback of the Consorzio Restaurant deserves a detour, like many other dishes, including the Grive di pig or crunchy Anchovies.
Where to buy it, delis
Bruzzone brothers, via Maria Vittoria 34
The Bruzzone brothers produce fresh pasta in the laboratory / shop in Via Maria Vittoria. It is possible to buy different formats of fresh pasta including traditional agnolotti prepared with stone-ground flour: a super-tried recipe, that of the great-grandmother Maria, who decreed that the Bruzzone Brothers agnolotti are among the best in the city. It will be possible to buy them to cook them at home or, if you take an irrepressible desire to taste them, taste them on the spot.
The recipe, as we said, is family and includes three types of roast in the filling, nutmeg, 24 month Parmigiano Reggiano Dop.
Best Chinese dumpling / BAO ZI
Mu Bao, via the Academy of Sciences 2E
Greedy Cantonese street food in the center of Turin, opened in December 2018 by Suili Zhou and his brother Bin. Excellent Bao, the steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables, prepared in the best Chinese tradition, which gives a nod to the small stalls of street food in the middle of Hong Kong. The place is really tiny (only 5 places!) We recommend you order the bao-zi and the braised ravioli (or steamed) and enjoy them comfortably seated in your dining room or on the sofa, devouring TV series. To taste the Black Char Siu Bao, a sandwich made with charcoal and stuffed with caramelised organic pork, Peking Bao with Peking duck or, for dessert, Bao with cream, filled with duck egg custard.
Where to buy the best coffee
Costadoro Diamante with an interesting selection of specialty coffee and single origin coffee from all over the world. In their corner inside the Diamante, the Costadoro Social Coffee, as well as buying your favorite coffee, you can also taste the coffee prepared with different extraction methods: from espresso to V60, from French Press to American coffee.