Authentic Italian trattorias are very difficult to spot nowadays, especially in Turin. The city food landscape has evolved a lot in the last 10-15 years, with loads of new cafes and restaurants opening all around, especially in the borough of San Salvario and in the city centre.
If you like to spend an evening (or even a lunch break) far away from the noise, far from the booze scene, drive or walk or take a bus to Borgo San Paolo. Head to Trattoria Mombercelli and prepare yourself to go back in time to the ’80s. This vintage trattoria is literally amazing: the owner is Ms. Elena and in the kitchen you will find her husband and mother cooking delicious and simple food you will remember for life.
By having dinner at Trattoria Mombercelli you will have an insight into what Italian home cooking was like 20 years ago or more: delicious pasta, soups, meat and fresh fish, without forgetting the veggies. Customers at the Trattoria Mombercelli feel at home, many are returning ones, so the atmosphere is amazing and friendly.
Have your dinner, taste different foods, and let Ms. Elena bring you coffee at the end alongside Vin Santo and cantucci, a typical sweet snack they use in Tuscany made of a biscuit with almonds you have to dip into sweet wine. Amazing.
The price is a bargain too.