Pastificio DeFilippis

October 26, 2010 / Food & Wine
Torino, Piemonte
defilippis1The Via Lagrange was once known for its high quality food shops and their magnificent displays of produce. You could buy anything from cheeses to fresh pasta, meats and fresh game, sweets and chocolates and more. Sadly they haven’t survived the supermarkets and are almost all gone.

The Pastificio Defilippis is still there and is over 150 years old; it is one of the few remaining food establishments once lining the street. They continue to make pasta using the old traditional methods, fresh ingredients and no preservatives. There are heaps of beautiful pastas including gnocchi, lasagna and filled pastas.

Try the agnolotti, a specialty of the region. They are a sort of ravioli which might be filled with a roasted meat ragu’, or drenched in a cheese fondue sauce or filled with spinach and cheese to name just a few. There is dried pasta in all kinds of extravagant shapes and colors (chocolate??).
defilippis2You can also find a selection of ready to eat dishes such as frittate, quiches and stuffed vegetables. Don’t feel like cooking? They have recently added a small restaurant where you can taste the specialties of the house.

Further along the same street at 36/A, check out La Baita del Formaggio which carries the regional cheeses of Piedmont. It was recommended by Gourmet magazine in 2004.

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8 Responses to “Pastificio DeFilippis”

  1. I have never been to Torino (yet!), but will save this note and be sure to stop by pastificio DeFilippis when I do. Grazie!

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  2. Mitra Nasri

    I am going to Italy in August. I will go to Torino and will stop by Pastifficio DeFilippis.
    Thanks for all the lovely and informative information about beautiful Italy!

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  3. Penny Ewles-Bergeron
    Penny Ewles-Bergeron

    Looks wonderful – have never been to Torino but it’s on my list! Also the old photo is a gem.

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  4. Lucille Palmucci

    Passed through TORINO only once, but my heart aches for Italy in general.

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  5. I bought some of this pasta in Torino, but I got it at a restaurant that also carried pasta. But I didn’t find the shop. Now I’ve got to go back, oh darn! My new project, after a recent visit to Italy, is to learn to make my own pasta, for ravioli.

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  6. Allison H

    Guess that’s a place the group will go to in order to experience that pasta! It’s pretty close to us too!!

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