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By Lauren Hill | October 17 2017
Exceptional dining spots are dotted throughout Turin, reflecting the traditions of Piedmontese cooking and the high standard of local ingredients, but among these a handful of restaurants stand out for their culinary flair. We take a look at the five best restaurants in Turin.
Earning a Michelin star for its creative cuisine, Magorabin is known for successfully executing inventive plates incorporating new flavors and ingredient combinations. While the four tasting menus—land, water, air and fire—are designed to bring together the perfect combination of dishes, diners can also choose from the a la carte options, which are equally as artfully presented. Wine pairing also includes a cocktail, which is served alongside the dessert.
The Michelin starred restaurant Vintage 1997 lies on Turin’s Piazza Solferino, with a series of tasting menus that includes Mediterranean and Pietmonese options, as well as a vegan menu, territory menu, and the more indulgent Lunapark menu. Alternatively, guests can dine a la carte with options like balsamic lacquered cod, sea bass with olives crumble, and lamb with herbs and artichokes to choose between. The comprehensive wine list mainly places the focus on Italian and French labels.
Within its centuries-old setting on Piazza Carignano, the Michelin starred Ristorante Del Cambio combines a respect for its heritage, the art of Italian and European cooking and the quality of ingredients used to create its menu of contemporary plates; try veal chop Milanese-style, Piedmont-style agnolotti, or red mullet with tomato, aubergine, olives and capers. The most iconic hall to dine in here is the ancient Sala Risorgimento where frescoes, antiques and chandeliers tell the story of its past, but guests can opt between four dining rooms or book the chef’s table. The award-winning 17th-century wine cellar is then said to contain more than 19,000 bottles.
Located with a food market near Lingotto, Casa Vicina comprises a wine cellar and an intimate dining room where premium local produce is used in dishes that have won the restaurant a Michelin star. Expect a menu of classic Italian plates with a contemporary twist, incorporating local game, fresh vegetables and hand-made pasta. Owing to the passion behind the food here, each dish is executed to the highest standard.
Since opening in 1999, this fine dining restaurant has established a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Turin for the convivial dining experience it provides in an intimate space, and for its modern interpretation of the traditional cuisine of Piedmont and Sicily. Within the modern dining space of its historic location, diners can savor dishes such as chestnut gnocchi with cinnamon, spaghetti with wild goose, and rabbit with capers and roasted peppers. Alternatively you can go for the five, seven, or ten-course tasting menu, or dine at the chef’s table. The wine cellar contains around 400 carefully curated labels, with a particular emphasis on Piedmont and Sicilian wine, in-line with the culinary offering.