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Travel: Where to Stay and Eat in Piedmont, Italy

Where to Stay

Le Méridien Turin Art+Tech

This hypermodern Renzo Piano–designed hotel has minimalist guest rooms.

Villa Tiboldi

(Pictured, top right.)Perched on a hill, this dreamy nine-room inn has a terrific restaurant. (Paul Allen likes it here, too.)

Where to Eat

Davide Palluda


Playful takes on regional flavors from chef Davide Palluda, plus a fabulous wine center.

© Bruno Murialdo

Davide Scabin


Chef Davide Scabin’s restaurant is one of the most conceptual places to eat in Italy.

© Alessandra Tinozzi



A vast store packed with Slow Food–approved artisanal foods. Inside, GuidoPerEataly–Casa Vicina serves updated Piedmontese comfort food.

© Fabrizio Zanelli

Locanda Mongreno

Chef Piercarlo Bussetti offers tasting menus: Medium, Hard and Extreme.

Piazza Duomo

Chef Enrico Crippa’s elegant cross-cultural food is a tour de force.

San Tommaso 10

El Bulli’s Ferran Adrià designed some of the coffee drinks and desserts—such as the all-foam Èspesso—for this Lavazza-owned café.

Trattoria Marsupino

Food and wine insiders gather here for some of the region’s best traditional cooking.


Published October 2008


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