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spacesasha Apr 21, 2011 07:30 AM

I am going to Turin for a conference at the University. Could you please suggest some yummy places to eat in this vicity. I don't eat meat but fish is fine. Thanks for the suggestions.

  1. Villasampaguita Apr 22, 2011 08:28 PM

    My student friend at Torino U. who is a native Piemontese and appreciates local cuisine recommends:

    La Spada Reale, http://www.ristorantelaspadareale.com/

    Ristorante Porta di Po, Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1e.telefono:011 8127642 ;

    Il Gatto E La Volpe Di Linzalata Massimo, Via Antonio Fontanesi, 33, 10153 Torino Trasporto pubblico: Fermata 576 - ANDORNO 011 8126882

    Look forward to your reviews!

    5 Replies
    1. re: Villasampaguita
      spacesasha Apr 23, 2011 02:30 AM


      1. re: spacesasha
        VILLAFAVOLOSA Apr 23, 2011 11:28 AM

        Spacesasha, I've been to La Spada Reale and they do not serve Piemontese cuisine. It is a pizzeria that also makes some good Sicilian style seafood dishes.

        1. re: VILLAFAVOLOSA
          Villasampaguita Apr 24, 2011 12:58 AM

          Ciao VF, a gentle reminder that the OP didn't specify Piemontese cuisine, but asked for Yummy places near the university and for seafood. Since we are landlocked in Piemonte, seafood could not be local cuisine, although of course you live much closer to Il Mare then Torino :-)

          Funnily enough my student friend's grandparents are from Sicily, so there is the connection.

          Buona Pasqua

          1. re: Villasampaguita
            VILLAFAVOLOSA Apr 24, 2011 06:40 AM

            There most certainly are Piemontese preparations of seafood and fish dishes. Historically anchovies and tuna have played an important role in Piemontese cuisine and there are many local recipes using seafood, such as Acciughe al verde. Although "landlocked", Turin is only about 2 hours away from the Mediterranean and has some of the freshest seafood available in Europe.

            I simply wanted to let Spacesasha know that Laspada is basically a pizzeria. I always think it is a better practice not to recommend a place unless I've personally been there.


            1. re: VILLAFAVOLOSA
              Villasampaguita Apr 24, 2011 07:53 PM

              I agree about recommending places that you have been too , but I am not been near the university and I do know my friend has good taste. Spada Reale has a nice website though. And yes any Piedmontese cook and my wife is acknowledged as one of the best, know about the accuighe traditions of Piedmont and the historic trade over the Maritime alps, but I don't care much for baccalad! Cheers.

    2. Villasampaguita Apr 21, 2011 12:37 PM

      I will ask a good friend who is a student at Torino U, and get back to you in a few days

      1. VILLAFAVOLOSA Apr 21, 2011 10:04 AM

        Our favorite seafood restaurant in Turin is Da Benito. I've been there many times and was always impressed with the food. They are not in the central part of the city, but the food merits a cab ride. The restaurant is at Corso Siracusa, 142 in Turin.

        1. jen kalb Apr 21, 2011 08:09 AM

          I searched our rather limited Turin Restaurant database for "fish" and came up with attached list http://www.chow.com/search?query=fish...

          1. erica Apr 21, 2011 07:53 AM

            Quite a bit of threads here on Turin; here is a report I wrote in 2009, about two restaurants:


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