Turin is a city with a past, which is also reflected in the food. It has restaurants that have been operating for hundreds of years. Yes, that’s not a mistake, hundreds. Porto di Savona is one of them and one of the oldest in the city. It opened its doors in 1863, which technically means it hasn’t been around for hundreds.
Porto di Savona is not far from the banks of the Po River, overlooking the well-known Piazza Vittorio Veneto. It is a short distance from the National Cinema Museum and other attractions that you will probably pass by during your visit to the city.
Unlike other restaurants with a glorious past, Porto da Savona does not leverage its reputation in the direction of luxury. It serves good, local, satisfying, delicious food – and maintains fair pricing so that almost anyone can enjoy a meal there. This is also why there are not too many mannerisms, sophisticated and luxurious designs, or exaggerated words on the menu. The only food cooked with knowledge has been passed down from generation to generation for over a hundred and fifty years.
The food in the restaurant is of course Italian. On the menu you will find classics such as aniolotti, gnocchi, vitello tomato ravioli and for dessert panna cotta. The on-site bar has an excellent selection of aperitifs if you want to drink something small. Vegetarians can easily find something to eat, and even dishes have been adapted for those sensitive to gluten.
The fact that it is a relatively popular restaurant means that sometimes you can walk in the door and find that there is a place. Despite this, during the tourist season, it will be more challenging to get a table and if you want to sit in the best places. Try to reserve a table in advance.
The restaurant is open every day of the week. Opening hours vary slightly on weekends, but the place opens at 12:30 and serves lunch until 2:30 or 3:00 pm on weekends. At 19:30, Porto di Savona opens again for dinner, served until 22:30.