Literally only a stone’s throw away from Porta Genova, Don Pietro is one of the many relatively new little wine places popping up all around town, most of them run by young wine aficionados. Pietro’s tiny space is easily overlooked while walking past it, so keep your eyes open whenever you happen to be in Via Vigevano.
The small, intimate and well-kept wine bar cum shop is not bigger than round-about 30 square metres, with no more than a dozen bar stools squeezed in between the counter and the floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with a curated selection of wines from all regions of Italy. The bottles are carefully selected and sourced from little innovative and very individual producers. Trust me, Pietro is great in researching interesting wine makers who put all their passion and craftsmanship into high-quality products. You won’t find any commercial bottles here. Instead, Pietro is an amazing ambassador for autochthonous or forgotten grapes, wine regions or production methods.
What’s more, it doesn’t end with the wine. Along with it comes an outstanding selection of cured meats, artisanal cheeses and pickles. Also in the realm of choosing which food to offer with his wines, Pietro is a genius. The result is a truly unforgettable experience of spending a nice evening and treating your taste buds to little delicious and super-tasty somethings. Dare to ask Pietro for advice or just get him to start storytelling. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and the plan to return soon.