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Gourmet Guide: Santa Rita district – Italian Cuisine

Gourmet Guide: Santa Rita district

For golosoni always looking for gastronomic gems: because there is not only the center of Turin

One of the most populous neighborhoods in the city of Turin, Santa Rita, known above all for its large fruit and vegetable market, reveals authentic gastronomic surprises.

Best veal with tuna sauce

Where to eat it
Trattoria alle Lavagne, Corso Agnelli 56B
A very small restaurant, so small that if you want to have dinner here, the advice is to book. Tasty and comforting trattoria kitchen, classic recipes and some with a nice creative touch prepared with quality products. The vitello tonnato is excellent, a tasty and soft walker, accompanied by its traditional sauce, the tonnata. If you want to give yourself a gift, order it with the Russian salad. Both are delicious.

Where to buy it
Gastronomy Gallo dal 1956, corso Sebastopoli 161
For over 50 years in the heart (and not only!) Of Turin's gastronomy, Gallo gastronomy has always proved to live up to its customers' expectations: a selection of the best products of the Italian territory, from cheeses to cured meats, to the best wineries, with more than 1000 labels selected by Fabio Gallo (president of AIS Piemonte). And among the products to put in the wicker shopping basket there are various dishes selected from the vast range of Gallo gastronomy, including veal with tuna sauce. We recommend a taste of anchovies in green, sautéed in Milanese and chicken galantine, perfect proposals for a summer version of the Merino Sinoira.

Best agnolotto

Where to eat it
The dinner with the flakes, Via Spano 16
It offers a curious and delicious twinning between Piedmontese and Sicilian cuisine. Here you will find a Piedmont tasting menu with mixed Piedmontese appetizer, traditional agnolotti, Fassone cut and desserts for € 30 excluding wines.
P.Š. Or excellent Cappelletti in broth from Fassone (autumn / winter season) at the Enoteca La Cantinetta, via Buenos Aires 73. Mark in the diary, open only for lunch. Interesting proposal for takeaway wines.

Where to buy it
Pastificio Peinetti, Via Tripoli 65
Specializing in the production of fresh pasta and gastronomy, the pasta factory is near the church of Santa Rita, which gives its name to the neighborhood. The Pastificio Peinetti over the years has been able to win over customers with orecchiette or cavatelli, but also for agnolotti. The agnolotti di Peinetti are prepared with roast veal, pork and lightly spiced with nutmeg. Usually served with roast sauce or butter and sage.


Fabrizio Racca, Via San Marino 95
We are not just talking about gianduiotti, but a real enchanted world, that of Fabrizio Racca and his sweet magic.
Fabrizio Racca has chosen the Santa Rita neighborhood instead of the city center, but his clientele arrives here, in Via San Marino, in the heart of Santa Rita from all over Turin and beyond. Unique are its desserts Monoporions or those with Bicchiere, the same cost, Euro 4.50 each to taste one of his sweet creations. In the single portions Il Diamantino three chocolates, meringue with red fruits (delicious and light) or Hazelnut, Gianduia and almond brittle. Tiramisù, peach, cocoa and amaretto biscuits in a glass. The game of the glass is really interesting, you buy the sweet, the glass can be brought back to the pastry shop, where it will be reused for other sweets (and discounted) or you can use it at home.
All the desserts of Fabrizio Racca can be ordered on the Fabrizio Racca website and the day after the order will be collected at the Via San Marino 95 store. Payment directly in the store. Highly recommended tasting!

Ice cream

Yummy Gelateria, Corso IV Novembre 110
Classic flavors such as chocolate, cream, fiordilatte or stracciatella, but also some delicious novelties such as the Yummy taste, a fiordilatte base with a dark chocolate coating and a crunchy almond and pistachio chip. Excellent proposal for ice cream cakes. Interesting service at home with Eat in Time (from the website).

Coffee and Pasticciotto Leccese

Reporting for The best Pasticciotto from Santa Rita (and perhaps from the city) paired with Quarta coffee, Elba pastry shop (Corso Orbassano, 96). Also try the Rustici Salentini, super good ones with béchamel, fiordilatte and tomato. In short, from Elba the classic Lecce breakfast, complete with a doc coffee.

Gourmet Guide: Crocetta district – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine

Gourmet Guide: Crocetta district - Italian Cuisine

The fifth Guide to the neighborhoods of Turin is dedicated to the district of the Crocetta, considered by the Turinese one of the most chic of the city

We have selected some addresses for you if you are looking for agnolotti, ice cream and gianduiotti to lick your whiskers and maybe organize the shopping (or take-away) for the day of Ferragosto.

Best Tuna Calf
Where to buy it
Baracco pasta factory, course Alcide De Gasperi 53B
Slow cooking at low temperature, the sauce prepared with a light mayonnaise base, enriched with capers. A lighter version of the classic traditional sauce.

Where to eat it
Taverna delle Rose, Via Massena 24
A restaurant outside the box, a location reminiscent of an old tavern, with white and red checkered tablecloths, exposed bricks, wine flasks, which resists the changing signs of the times. A traditional cuisine, with Piedmontese and Sicilian dishes. the tavern of roses never disappoints, a comfortable kitchen, an interesting wine list with unusual proposals like La Scolca, winemakers in that of Gavi (Al) or Orsolani, Cantina di Erbaluce di Caluso. They offer a soft and delicious version of Vitello Tonnato Bon Bon: small bites covered with tuna sauce prepared in an ancient way.

Best Agnolotto
Where to eat it
Restaurant union, Corso Carlo and Nello Rosselli 54A
A revisited version of agnolotto, the ravioli of the village with roast sauce and Gremolada, which we find in the tasting menu.
Or, in the maritime interpretation, those with cuttlefish ink with broccoli cream and confit cherry tomatoes. In the kitchen the chef Paolo Cecchi, son of art: the chef's family is that of the Cecchi pizzerias, one of the best known in town for pizza with the pan. The place is small (about 20 seats), better to book.

Where to buy it
Baracco pasta factory, course Alcide De Gasperi 53B
Expert pasta makers from the Monferrato for more than twenty years, their agnolotto, stuffed with beef and rabbit, was awarded by Slow Food as the Migliore del Monferrato.
An obsessive selection of raw materials by Diego Baracco and all his staff, uses only recipes belonging to his family for his products and the quality is the same that his mother used before him.
Products that have also distinguished themselves for the originality of the fillings: in addition to the classic, with beef and rabbit, also of wild boar, of donkey. but also potato gnocchi, Panzerotti di magro, traditional cappelletti to be served in Cappone broth. In the shop of Corso De Gasperi you can also buy the excellences of the Basso Monferrato such as wines, cheeses, meats, desserts and biscuits.
Note to the sweet tooth: the Turin store is also open on Sunday mornings, from 8 to 12.30.

Best Ice Cream
Mara dei Boschi, Corso De Gasperi 57
Mara also boomed in Crocetta, one of Turin's best-known ice cream parlors, conquering everyone even in one of the most chic neighborhoods in the city.
For an ice cream cone, especially in summer, you'll have to queue up and wait for your turn. But it will be worth it. The Marotto remains one of our favorites, the fabulous Gianduiotto Gelato, without dairy products, 100% Langa flavor with hazelnuts from Alta Langa Azienda Agricola. And then Mara de Bois, the famous Mara dei Boschi, which gave its name to the ice cream shop, but also orange and chocolate and the Absolute Pistachio.
And then the tastes of seasonal fruit, which everyone likes. If there is space left, try the fabulous brioche with ice cream.

Where to buy (and taste) coffee
La Hacienda, via San Secondo 17
A tiny coffee shop, which opened a few months ago, but which is already a reference point for coffee lovers with a capital C.
Two Colombian sisters, Leidy and Natalia Arias have chosen Turin to open the business. From Apìa, a very small city in the mountainous region of Risaralta (Colombia) in Turin. The coffee comes from there, from Apìa, and in Turin it is served in a filter (with different types), but also in an espresso version.
After a course of study of techniques and coffee in Colombia for Leidy, who makes her fall in love with this ancient and invigorating drink, so much that she decides to open her corner of Colombia in Turin, in the Crocetta district. Open every day except Sunday. Follow their adventures made in Colombia also on Instagram.

Best Gianduiotto
Odilla Bastoni Historical Shop, Via Fratelli Carle 38
In 2004 Gabriele Maiolani decided to open a laboratory, after an intense experience in France, where he learned the best techniques in cocoa processing, studying with the greatest professionals in the sector. In the Crocetta district he opens and dedicates the workshop to his mother, Odilla Bastoni, who has dedicated herself for almost all her life to painting on ceramics.
Gabriele selects for his products the best excellences, starting from the cocoa beans (from the Peruvian Criollo to the Venezuelan Trinitario) up to the hazelnuts, working exclusively with the Tonda Gentile PGI.
This is how truly unique products are born, such as its Gianduiotto, in the classic version without milk, a hazelnut cream that is addictive or its famous Nocciolino, a chocolate prepared with a nut in the heart of chocolate.

Collisioni: the agrirock gourmet festival to be enjoyed in Barolo – Italian Cuisine


From Eddie Vedder to Thom Yorke, from John Irving to Stefano Accorsi. From Barolo to Castelmagno. In the heart of the Langhe is arriving Collisioni, cultural compilation of music, literature, cinema and food and wine. And this year the festival dedicates more space than ever to wine and edible excellence. The first weekend of July, in Barolo.

If autumn is usually the season chosen to visit the Langhe, with tours not to be missed in the author's cellars, the summer season gives us the sunniest face of these unique lands in the worldnot for nothing, together with the Roero and the Monferrato, World Heritage – give her gastronomic excellence now intrinsically linked to an equally illustrious cultural production. Collisions is a great example. Next to the prestigious concerts and events cultural, here is a feeling of gourmet program.

In the days of the festival squares and streets of the village of Barolo they will become a real journey into the culture of wine and quality Italian food. All washed down with cocktails made with bubbles by the Asti DOCG Consortium, the official sparkling wine of Collisioni. The food and wine offer is not limited to the territory, therefore, but exhibits the flavors of Made in Italy food, dto Piedmont to Puglia, from Friuli to the Basylum, passing through Liguria, Marchis and Tuscany, while regarding the wine, devalue national boundaries to bring us the top of the world professionals. There are three gourmet lines of Collisioni.

The Wine Project, historical heart of the festival, leads to Barolo from 2 to 8 July the big names international companies in the sector: not only journalists, but above all sommelier leaders of restaurants and important chains of hotels, which raise the choice of wine to art and circulate the labels of excellence in the world. Visits to the territory, seminars, moments of play and meeting.

176584The Food project, 8/9/10 July, is a three-day presentation, tasting and talk about some leading Italian products, with a focus on prestigious Piedmontese cheeses like the Robiola di Roccaverano. Also important is the participation of Chefs such as Andrea Ribaldone, star of Identità Golose. Leading the Wine & Food project, the senior Editor of Vinous Ian D’Agata, that since last year has led the masterclasses of Indigenous World Tour, dedicated to local professionals in the world, to explore Italian wine regions and indigenous regions.

And finally, last but not least, come back the Palco Wine & Food, dedicated to wine & food lovers that every year they return to the Langhe to enjoy the great Italian wine and gastronomic excellence. A whole stage a free admission by reservation in the square of the Castle of Barolo, which will offer guided tastings and insights on great Italian wines and agricultural products, from Vermentino di Gallura to Caraglio garlic, from flours made superior to talented mixologists. After the sold out of the last three editions, with over four thousand participants last year, the protagonists on stage will guide the public into a real journey of flavors. Every two will alternate hours thematic meetings and guided tastings. In addition to winetasting and tasting of typical products, ai twinning and gastronomic marathons. will not miss the music and the intervention of artists, cartoonists and acrobats in interaction with the public. For reservations, to the Collisioni website here.

TOInside Win & Food, the 5 July goes on the air Bread Religion, the event dedicated to the bread and sandwich raised to idol: farmers, millers, bakers, star chefs, nutritionists, academic experts on yeasts and doughs, gathered to confirm once again that even the most common take-away food, the stuffed Italian sandwich, can become a tasty and healthy meal. Profuse gourmet sandwiches, of course! From 6pm to 2am, the sandwiches will be accompanied by live events and DJ sets.

Carola Traverso Saibante
June 2019


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