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“One of Turin's gems - a must for bubbles lovers”
Review of Ristorante Brande'

Ristorante Brande'
Ranked #1,476 of 3,729 Restaurants in Turin
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Crocetta
Reviewed 13 May 2013

In my memory, i Brande' was a nice upscale trattoria specializing in local fare. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when on my last visit I discovered that in the meantime the promising trattoria had evolved into an excellent restaurant, clearly under an innovative chef's impulse. While local classics haven't disappeared, now the dominant theme is fish, with an openness to Asian cooking styles but a clearly preavailing Mediterranean inspiration. We were four and shared some dishes, and I was impressed by the quality of the "crudo" (it included bream, yellowtail, bonito and shrimp), followed by an excellent tuna filet in a revisited tataki style; also the millefeuille of eggplant and bream was more than good, and so were the desserts. The wine list is excellent too, with a wider selection of French wines - obviously alongside the even richer Italian list - than anywhere else in Turin (at least in my limited experience). What is really unique is the size and quality of the list of French Champagnes and Italian Spumanti: I am a red-wine person but am ready to bow in front of such wealth. It's just a pity that most of it seems to be stored at room temperature, so that I had to ask to cool down even the Sicilian red I had chosen. Finally, service is competent and nice, and prices adequate, while the location in a minor street close to the Porta Nuova station is not up to the many qualities of this restaurant.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I've been to this delightful restaurant three times in the last 4 months and it has become my favorite place in Torino. The kitchen specializes in the freshest possible fish served raw ("crudo") dressed with olive oil and salt. Several of the preparations feature delicate sauces on the side - a favorite of mine is made from Jerusalem artichokes (tapinambour) cooked sous-vide. The service is personable and attentive, the 3 smallish dining rooms are relaxed if a tad overlit, and the location is about a 5-minute walk from the main train station. The wine list is deep in both Piedmontese red and white wine as well as offerings from Tuscany, Champagne and places further afield. My only complaint is that the extensive wine collection is stored at room temperature in the dining room - this collection deserves a real cellar! When there, try the tasting menu that focuses on crudo as it will give you an excellent introduction to the subtleties of this type of preparation, which few tourists know about. Each of the plates is beautifully prepared and presented. Brande' is worth a detour if this type of preparation interests you. I will be back!

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