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Al Garamond

9.3/10
351
Via Giuseppe Pomba, 14, 10123 TurinSee map

Average price €42

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Compie diciott’anni il ristorante di Santino Nicosia. Una bella sala con la volta di mattoni, tavoli coperti da tovaglie bianche lunghe fino al pavimento, una candela accesa, luce soffusa… insomma un ambiente fine ed elegante, accogliente e rilassante, per una quarantina di coperti in tutto. Santino è stato per anni in sala in ristoranti che hanno fatto la storia della gastronomia torinese, ma ha poi deciso di passare dietro ai fornelli per esprime la sua idea di cucina, che è al tempo stesso siciliana (lì affondano le sue origini) e sabauda. Una cucina che unisce tradizione e modernità, creando piatti assolutamente originali. In sala vi accolgono la moglie di Santino, Gianna (ma è anche l’abile pasticciera del ristorante) con Guglielmo e Riccardo.

E vediamo qualche piatto di questa cucina che unisce le Alpi alle Madonie. Si parte con lo Spada ai sapori di Sicilia (ed è davvero un’esplosione di profumi isolani), i Gamberi di Mazzara del Vallo 100% con pasta di arachidi e confettura d’arance, a cui risponde la Sabaudia con il Crudo di Fassone ai sentori vintage “Tartare”, il Topinambour con uovo terme e salsa al tartufo. Da non perdere la strepitosa Caponata di melanzane con bottarga di tonno e cioccolato di Modica. Tra i primi lo Spaghettino del pastificio Gentile al carciofo, pistacchio e gamberi, e una Gricia tra Nord e Sud con lumache di terra e caviale di riccio di mare. E poi il Dentice con broccolo e polvere di colatura di alici, il Maialino delle Madonie con salsa d’anice stellato e patate ratte, e una sontuosa Finanziera torinese. Si finisce in bellezza con la Cassata siciliana, la Mousse di liquerizia, Morbido di mandorle con fichi secchi allo zibibbo e una Meringata di torrone con fondente al cioccolato. Ci sono due menù degustazione dedicati uno alle tradizioni siciliane e l’altro a quelle sabaude (5 piatti a 48€). Carta dei vini all’altezza con circa 250 referenze, in gran parte Piemontesi e Siciliane, ma anche scelte mirate sul meglio delle altre regioni.

Scritto da Bruno Boveri

Ha sempre coltivato la passione per il cibo e il vino. Per più di vent’anni dirigente nazionale di Slow Food. Collabora alle guide del Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, scrive di gastronomia ed enologia su riviste e siti internet. Inoltre è Presidente della prima web radio europea dedicata al vino: La Voce del Vino/The Wine Voice.

INSIDER tip

Santino è stato per anni in sala in ristoranti che hanno fatto la storia della gastronomia torinese, ma ha poi deciso di passare dietro ai fornelli per esprime la sua idea di cucina, che è al tempo stesso siciliana (lì affondano le sue origini) e sabauda. Una cucina che unisce tradizione e modernità, creando piatti assolutamente originali.

Rewards

  • Gambero Rosso

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €42
Agnolotti di Astice e suo sugo
€22
Spaghetti alla carretera con colatura di alici di sacca
€18
Guanciotto di vitello brasato su letto di cavolfiori
€22

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Brasato
Sapori di sicilia
Antipasti
Joue de bœuf
gianduiorto
crudo di gamberi
maialetto

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 351 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Shamila A.
    Shamila A.
    • one review
    10/10

    The waiter who served was amazing. He explained all the dishes on the tasting menu and substituted any that were not vegetarian for an alter alternative. The customer service was impeccable. My phone battery died and the waiter located a charger to ensure that we would be able to head home safely. Highly recommend and would definitely go back again.

  2. Dasha G.
    Dasha G.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    Classic beautiful restaurant with friendly staff. But the food was very salty!!! We took the menu of 7 dishes for each, the chef’s choice, and unfortunately practically all the dishes were too salty. Good choice of wines.

  3. Lorenzo A.
    Lorenzo A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Personale professionale e cordiale. Ottima cena

  4. Alastair W.
    Alastair W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant great staff high quality tasting menu

  5. Catherine R.
    Catherine R.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff. Good food except for some of the mousse- like accompaniments / sauces which lacked any discernible flavor. I think we had a fennel jelly on something but I can’t honestly remember what it was supposed to be. Same story with a peanut “jelly bean” concoction etc. Some serious rethinking necessary. All 4 members of our party shared the opinion that lack of attention to detail let the meal down. Looked great but tasted bland. Great wine recommendation.

  6. Robert H.
    Robert H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great service and a unique meal. A must go to.

  7. Michel C.
    Michel C.
    • 46 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent. Mix of great wine and fresh fish

  8. Michel C.
    Michel C.
    • 46 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent!

  9. Suzanne G.
    Suzanne G.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely creative food in a beautiful space. The hot food should have been served hot! Not like warm

  10. Stephen B.
    Stephen B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Elegant and efficient service enhanced a well balanced and distinctive meal and a reasonable price ...nice to have Travaglini Gattinara on the list as it complemented the meal well

  11. Patricia P.
    Patricia P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food, very nice atmosphere. Perfect place for a romantic dinner. Service was excellent.

  12. Ronald A.
    Ronald A.
    • 78 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent meal and service. Setting in a nice but noisy location.

  13. Ursula Z.
    Ursula Z.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    My favourite restaurant in Turino! Food, service, atmosphere - everything excellent! Highly recommended!

  14. Mark S.
    Mark S.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food is superb and with inventive dishes. Scallops with pistachio and cured ham was particularly notable. Classic Piedmonte wine list with the Alto Adige also well represented for white. Slight marks off for not taking Amex. You don’t expect that for a restaurant at this level. Excellent value.

  15. Matt L.
    Matt L.
    • one review
    10/10

    A fabulous meal. Great service, lovely setting, and extremely well-prepared and high quality food. Creative mix of flavors, broad selection and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.

  16. Claude Z.
    Claude Z.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food at a fair price

  17. George G.
    George G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very attentive wait staff and extraordinary attention to detail. The chef truly puts his heart into the preparation. A truly pleasurable mix of Sicilian and Piedmontese flavors and recipes. Knowledgable and helpful staff provides detailed explanation of the dishes on the menu. Highly recommended!

  18. Ann D.
    Ann D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing...

  19. Tim m.
    Tim m.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    The chefs tasting menu choices were reasonably priced and the items unique (who’d ever think of celery and cucumber in a dessert?). We chose the 5 course seafood menu which was fantastic. Two people and several glasses of wine and beer still only came to 140 euros.

  20. Yves C.
    Yves C.
    • 38 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent

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More information

Opening time

Pranzo: dal lunedí al venerdì dalle 12:30 alle 14:30

Cena: dal lunedí alla sabato dalle19:30 alle 22:30

How to get to the restaurant

Via Giuseppe Pomba, 14, 10123, Turin, Italy

Directions to get there

sotterranei Bodoni, Valdo Fusi

About the restaurant

FASCINO ANTICO - Il ristorante Al Garamond si trova all’interno di un palazzo ottocentesco che un tempo ospitava la scuderia del Reggimento dei Dragoni Piemontesi. I proprietari Nicosia accolgono gli ospiti con piatti tipici della tradizione locale.

PIATTI DA PROVARE – Vale la pena assaggiare i bucatini con le sarde e la tradizionale finanziera piemontese. Non si può uscire dal locale senza aver gustato la mousse di liquirizia arricchita con salsa al cioccolato bianco profumata alle viole.

PECULIARITA’ – La sala da pranzo, ampia e accogliente, è decorata con cristalleria di gran pregio e posateria d’altri tempi. L’atmosfera calda e avvolgente rende possibile cenare a lume di candela oppure condividere un pranzo con colleghi di lavoro per parlare d’affari.

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