We weren’t looking for Pasticceria Il Rugantino, when it found us. Are you wondering how? Through some friends we invited for lunch, who decided to delight us with a pastry tray: even if it isn’t recommended by any guide (maybe because it is in Santa Rita quarter and not in the city center) it was a very pleasant discovery.
The first thing you notice when tasting pastries are the velvety custard and the contrasting sweet and sour combination. The second thing is the fresh richness of the cream-filled beignets, small delicious towers ready to “explode” in your mouth. Every single pastry makes you want another one, to know if it’s really possible to go beyond such a great taste. Nothing new, if you are a “sweet” kind of person; but if you have also preferred savory flavors and nevertheless you are bewitched by these pastries, well, you’ll know that it’s really an high-quality product. Just one small flaw: the price; but we don’t mind paying for a great product.
But the best thing was trying Il Rugantino for breakfast. It may sound redundant, but we want to repeat how perfect zeppole are (casket of sweetness, which contain an egg custard in pure Rugantino style); how buttery and soft the croissants are with their generous filling – we highly recommend the white chocolate cream, much better than gianduja one. Unfortunately, we think that Segafredo coffee is not the best choice for such a delicious place.
Where: Corso Sebastopoli, 211, 10137 Turin