Piazza Castello, 29, Turin, Italy
011 440 7138
NileGuide Expert tip:
When you leave don't forget to grab a bag of sweets from the mouth watering selection, sugar coated almonds, hazlenut pralines and their signature Cremino and Gianduiotti Chocolates.
Official confectioner to the Savoy Royal Household, this grand café sits on the corner of the Galleria Subalpina and Piazza Castello opposite the Royal Palace. Opened in 1858 by Ferdinando Baratti and Edoardo Milano, the café moved to its present site in 1875 and soon became the meeting place of Turin's great and good. Today the yellow marble façade and the classically dressed windows offer an insight into what lies inside, crystal chandeliers, wooden paneling, gilted mirrors and stuccoed ceilings. Its a great place to watch elegant Torinese devour their espresso's and the delicious house pastries. The house speciality however is the hot chocolate, a creamy, dense and velvety concoction, now available as a ready made mix to drink at home, but this is not a good idea. Sip your hot chocolate here, inside Baratti & Milano, and absorb the elegance, history and aromas of this Turin Institution. On your way don't forget to grab a bag of sweets from the mouth watering selection, sugar coated almonds, hazlenut pralines and their signature Cremino and Gianduiotti Chocolates.