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Centre, Torino: 10 reviews and 3 photos

I have to make a tip about Chocowine, the only bar or restaurant in the world that has ever let me into the kitchen to prepare food that is actually served to the customers! One of the greatest moments in my life was preparing a pizza that was then served to real, live (paying) Italians!

Chocowine is a small winebar located at Via Botero, 8 (just off Via Garibaldi). The action picks up nightly around 10.30 pm, when young hipsters from Torino and the posh La Collina area descend upon Chocowine for the great selection of wines at fantastic prices. Dinner service is also available, but you should phone a few days in advance so they can prepare a menu suited to the size of your group and your taste preferences. Recently we had a dinner with two types of risotto (Milanese and with Barolo wine), followed by wild boar stew, and then a hazlenut cake. Fantastic! As the night goes on, the crowd spills onto the narrow street outside and the volume inside increases. Visit three or four times and they'll start to treat you like family!

To keep prices low, Chocowine requires that customers join the "Social Circle" for three euros (membership is valid forever). You will earn back your EUR 3 in one night- the prices are that good. The restaurant is owned by two Italians, one of whom is dating an English girl, so there will definitely be someone available to take your order in English!

Address: Via Botero 8
Directions: Very near Piazza Solferino (or two blocks off Via Garibaldi).
Phone: 011 1950 5206
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://www.chocowine.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 25, 2006
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