Restaurants in Turin
Turin is the birthplace of the slow food movement, trumpeting locally produced dishes and regional cooking. Excellent examples are found across the city, but Turin also offers up everything from cheap and cheerful sandwich shops to elegant fine dining restaurants. Specialities include agnolotti, a meat filled egg pasta served with gravy or butter and sage, and bagna cauda, a sauce based on anchovies, garlic and olive oil in which you dip cabbage, Jerusalem artichoke, peppers and other raw vegetables. Don’t miss the wide range of high quality cheeses either - most are handmade in the Alpine valleys.
The Turin restaurants below have been handpicked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €40)
Moderate (€25 to €40)
Cheap (up to €25)
These Turin restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent, tax and service. A pane e coperto (bread and cover) charge may also be added. If service hasn’t been added to your bill, and it has been good, leave a tip of a few euros.
Slap bang in the centre of town, this Michelin-starred restaurant is set in an historic building designed by Alessandro Antonelli, opposite the architect's Mole Antonelliana. The food here is an inventive take on Piedmontese classics, such as onions ravioli with grana padano cream and duck agnolotti pasta with boiled figs sauce.Address: , Corso San Maurizio 61/b, Turin, 10123
Telephone: +39 11 812 6808.
Ristorante del CambioCuisine: Italian
The city's most famous restaurant, dating back to the 18th century, del Cambio attracts politicians and businesspeople who come to be seen in the sumptuous surroundings and enjoy the rich Piedmontese dishes and Barolo wine. If you really want to splash out, try the nine-course tasting menu.Address: , Piazza Carignano 2, Turin, 10123
Telephone: +39 11 546 690.
Vintage 1997Cuisine: Italian
One of a handful of restaurants in Turin with a Michelin star, Vintage 1997 is one of the best and its serves up exquisite, flavoursome food in an elegant wood-panelled dining room. Expect delicate presentation of dishes such as lobster tails with fillet of grilled rabbit or linguine with squid ink, cuttlefish and artichokes.Address: , Piazza Solferino 16/h, Turin, 10121
Telephone: +39 11 535 948.
Eataly LingottoCuisine: Italian
Opposite the conference centre in Lingotto, this is the original Eataly outpost, before it became a mecca of authentic Italian produce (they now have stores in New York, Istanbul and Japan). This food emporium has delis and restaurants dedicated to single ingredients such as pasta, pizza, meat, fish, vegetables, salami, cheese and pastries). Casa Vicini here has a Michelin star.Address: , Via Nizza 230/14, Turin, 10126
Telephone: +39 11 1950 6801.
La BadessaCuisine: Italian
There is a monastic theme at this cosy restaurant whose name means 'Mother Superior'. It serves simple, 'peasant-style' dishes and offers particularly good value at lunchtime. It's a good choice for vegetarians as it offers a decent vegetarian set menu. There is also a four-course tasting menu.Address: , Piazza Carlo Emanuele 11 17, Turin, 10123
Telephone: +39 11 835 940.
This former car showroom in San Salvario has been transformed to look like a traditional Turin cafe. Popular with locals, the food is modern and fresh, with particularly of good carpaccio. With framed pictures on the walls, it feels as though you could be eating in someone's living room.Address: San Salvario, Largo Saluzzo, 25/H,, Turin, 10126
Telephone: +39 11 669 6693.
Caffe MulassanoCuisine: Italian
One of several historical cafes in Turin, Caffe Mulassanois credited with inventing tramezzino (toasted triangular sandwiches) when he brought a toasting machine back from the US at the end of the 19th century. Visit in the evening for a Mulassano Spritz and an array of canapés such as mini pizzas.Address: , Piazza Castello, 15, Turin, 10123
Telephone: +39 11 547 990.
Due MondiCuisine: Italian
In the vibrant San Salvario district, close to the train station, this restaurant (meaning 'Two Worlds') is a favourite among locals looking for a cheap place to eat. The food is a first-rate selection of traditional Piedmont dishes such as bagna càuda (hot garlic and anchovy dip).Address: San Salvario, Via San Pio V, 3, Turin, 10121
Telephone: +39 11 669 2056.
Stars and RosesCuisine: Italian
The decor is a little kitsch at Stars and Roses, but the food won't disappoint. Serving an excellent menu of traditional Italian food, including fried calamari, gnocchi, tuna carpaccio and stuffed courgette flowers, it's the thin, crispy pizzas that keeps people returning – especially with its an inventive list of toppings.Address: , Piazza Paleocapa 2, Turin, 10121
Telephone: +39 11 516 2052.