Pistacchio (or iPistacchio) is a well-known bar/patisserie in Cenisia quarter, one of the reference points for Sicilian food in Turin and, once you try it, you’ll understand why.
It’s normal to fall in love with this place if you like typical Sicilian desserts, but if you generally don’t go crazy for cannolo or pistachio cream, then things are a little bit different. And we’ll tell you why.
At Pistacchio you will find French croissants, which dough is rich and buttery and which taste and smell are irresistible: besides, you can choose among so many fillings, such as apricot jam, nutcream, chantilly, zabaglione, ricotta, chocolate or pistachio cream – the last one literally flies off the shelves. We highly recommend to not order just a croissant, but also some typical Sicilian pastries. Among them there is “iris”, which looks like a Berliner with an external breading and a very generous chocolate chips ricotta filling (the same used for cannoli); and especially “cartoccio” that has the shape of a cream horn, the dough of a Berliner and the cream of a cannolo. Speaking of cannoli, don’t miss them: even if they are pre-filled, they are crunchy and fragrant outside, sweet and soft inside.
We just have some doubts about Moak coffee, which is not so intense; besides, on Saturday mornings the place is always quite crowded. But if you don’t mind about these little things, you will experience of the best breakfast in Turin… with Sicily in your heart.
Where: Corso Racconigi, 18/b, 10139 Turin