Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Restaurant Review: Caffe della Basilica

My bet for one of the best restaurants in Torino has to be Caffe della Basilica. It is located in the city center right next to the church that holds the shroud of Turin. The menu changes every night according to the chefs mood, we rarely have the same thing twice, and it's always good. What makes this restaurant unique is that it is built on some Roman ruins. If you are lucky enough to get a table downstairs be sure and look down at the glass floor. You can see right down to the ruins which according to the waiters used to be Roman food cellars. The best appetizer I had there was a light and flaky croissant with a center of warm gorgonzola and walnuts. A wonderful second I had was veal roast slowly cooked in grappa. It is still undiscovered by tourists and definitely affordable. You can't go wrong with this gem!
Caffe della Basilica
Via della Basilica 3 - Torino
tel 349.3549553

1 comment:

LindyLouMac said...

This sounds like our sort of place! I especially like the sound of the croissant stuffed with gorgonzola and walnuts. Yummy!