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Torino: Pizzeria Alla Baita Dei Sette Nani

Via Andrea Doria 5 , Phone: 011 535 812
Closing day: Monday

Reviewed by: rkorchid from NH, review #3361

When: 2009

Very well recommended and apparently locally popular pizzeria that we found very disappointing

Directions: East of the Piazza Carlo Felice near the Porta Nuova train station

We chose this place for a light evening meal based on a review published in a guide to Turin and its proximity to our hotel near the train station. In retrospect we should have avoided this cutely named Seven Dwarves in favor of the similarly named place across the street that we had scouted earlier in the day (Pizzeria Seven Up).

We managed to secure the last table and bench (there are only 10) by the front entrance. We started with a shared order of farinata, pieces of chickpea pancake that is supposed to be crisp and tasty. Unfortunately this was rubbery and tasteless. Perhaps we were spoiled by the fabulous one we had at Luchin in Chiavari in Liguria.

We then ordered one pizza to share. It was (fortunately) quite small and to our taste just dreadful. The dough was thick and spongy and tasted for all purposes like a frozen pizza that had been reheated in the microwave.

This may be a local preference, but certainly not ours.

With water, a beer, and a glass of wine the bill was 20 euros - when we got it. We asked for the bill three times and were ignored for over 20 minutes. This despite the sizable crowd that was out on the sidewalk trying to get in. We finally tracked our waitress down and paid in the aisle.

We know from two other experiences that there is better pizza in Turin.

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