“Sansa” is the pet name locals use when referring to the San Salvario neighborhood. This was and currently is one of the night movida cores of the city. But lately, it has also become rich in different kinds of restaurants. In the past, you could mainly find Piedmontese “Piole”, local diners, for a quick and typical meal. Now, you have a huge plethora of places of different origins (Greek, Indian, Caribbean, to name a few).
In this great meltin’pot I found “La Terrasanta”, the first Palestinian restaurant in Turin. I was searching for a great falafel, and I found it. No booking in this posh kebab stand. You wait with your single falafel and hummus treat to tickle your appetite. I tried za’atar focaccia (a great oily, thimy, sesamy thin bread), a meat mix plate (shish kebab, shish tawook and shawarma with a lot of greens on the side) to try different meats and recipes. To complete the degustation we also tried kibbeh (ground lamb big fried meatballs) and we went for some falafel and they were the life. No garlic invasion at all, crunchy and steaming hot.
I found that everything was very gently spiced, suitable for every mouth. Veg friends also have a good range of options. Everything is halal. The waitress and owner are gems of kindness. If you need some warmth, it is highly recommended.