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“Very odd experience”
Review of Al Borgo Antico

Al Borgo Antico
Ranked #61 of 185 Restaurants in Moncalieri
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We found this place on via michelin. As it was Good Friday and the place was opened we didn't even check reviews on TA. We were the only ones in the restaurant for the whole lunch, which was quite awkward. The lady serving was polite but distant/ indifferent. There was a mix-up with our order (not sure if because of my limited italian, as she didn't speak english) regarding the courses order. The vitello tonato was good, as were the mains (a pasta with ragu and octopus with potatoes), but fairly forgettable. There were no wines by the glass. There was also an incident with the dessert, as I ordered a tiramisu and got strawberries and cream instead. We even googled whether piedmontese tiramisu was different that the typical one but doesn't seem like it. And this time around there was no confusion with language as I pointed at the menu. All and all, I would definitely try other places nearby before going back to Al Borgo Antico.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Traveling in Italy and in nearby Torino, I came here for lunch with friends who knew the place well. It was small and quiet, and the woman who helped us was very nice. It turns out that she and her husband have been running the place for years, including a separate location, and she had an English dictionary behind the counter which I found very charming. As a vegetarian (and occasional pescetarian), I had some trouble navigating the menu myself but thankfully my friends were much better at Italian than I.

Food-wise, everything we had was delicious -- the seafood appetizer especially. Unfortunately, I couldn't eat the baby octopi because they were too whole and creature-like to me, so if you're squeamish make sure they substitute those (I think it was listed as "mixed seafood appetizer" on the menu). They tend to have local, fresh desserts, so when I went peaches were in season and we had a peach, chocolate, cookie crumble dessert which I forget the name of. It is traditional, apparently, and very good.

Hope you get there during peach season! Enjoy!

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Thank BossNova
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Enjoyed Truffle salad in a wonderful, quaint neighborhood in the hills just outside of Turin city center. Wonderful food, hostess and chef. This restaurant is a hidden gem and worth the short drive outside of Turin. You wont be disappointed!

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Thank stuck-in-detroit
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