The area of Porta Palazzo is the melting pot of Turin. The market vendors and the surrounding shops sell food and objects from all over the world. In this multicultural context, inside the quiet Galleria Umberto I — a covered passage from the late 19th century — you can find Hafastorie.
Hafastorie is a restaurant and café where the Piedmontese culinary tradition meets the Moroccan one.
The menu offers high quality dishes from Piedmont like agnolotti del plin and vitello tonnato, together with others from Morocco like couscous, taboulet, and tajine with meat and prunes. There is also a really nice selection of spiced teas, infusions, and sweets.
You can come here just for a coffee, to have an aperitivo, or for lunch and dinner.
What I like about Hafastorie is the design and furniture because they give me a sense of warmth. The place has a contemporary and modern look, but every object reminds me of the traditional Moroccan colors, patterns and materials. Designed by an Italian designer, the tables, decorations, ceramics, and tapestries have been realized by Moroccan artisans. There is also a big shelf with products and objects that you can buy. I am particularly in love with the ceiling decoration made with hundreds of Moroccan glasses.
To all this you should add an extremely nice and welcoming staff.