Trait d’Union: "A well hidden gem" Top 5 Page for this destination Torino Restaurant Tip by marco2005

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  the first courtyard of Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua
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It has been a corner stone in the Torino top restaurants (since 1988).
It has reopened just few days ago.

Here in Torino it is quite easy to eat very well. This is another restaurant of this sort.
So nothing to say about the cuisine: as good as the other better Torino restaurants (going deep is a matter of personal taste and preference).
What is peculiar to this one is his location.
Embedded in the heart of Quadrilatero Romano (the most ancient district of Torino), the Trait d'Union is hosted in a charming palace of 16th century: Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua.

The restaurant is well hidden. No neon sign on the street.
You have to book your table. You have to ring at the door bell. You have to enter in the first courtyard. Take your time to say "wow" looking around. You have to ring at another door bell and enter the second courtyard. After the second "wow" the restaurant entrance is on your left.
The inside is total white (as the actual fashion pretends) but is not so cold.

One gossip: the countess of Verrua, who lived in this palace, was the lover of the king Vittorio Amedeo II. It is said that she eventually fleed to Paris once discovered as a spy sent by king Louis XIV.

Favorite Dish: I've tried the fish menu (40 euro) and also the meat menu (35 euro): both very good.
As a minus I can just underscore the slowness of the service.

Address: Via Degli Stampatori, 4
Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: +39 011 5068905
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 4
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 8, 2008
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