How many times did you happen to wish to “stop before”? When eating, just like in life, it’s always difficult to understand when to go on and when not. This happened during our dinner at La Ferramenta del Gusto Emiliano. If we stopped before, now we would just be singing its praise; but unfortunately, we have some criticisms, too.
This (new) local – and its familiar atmosphere – is just outside the “nightlife” area of San Salvario. The name speaks for itself: it aims at bringing under the Mole the typical flavors of Reggio Emilia (but also Modena, Parma and surroundings). How? By delighting people with a wide choice of cold cuts from selected suppliers. The best selection is available by ordering Gran Tagliere di Canossa: it includes cured meats and gnocco fritto (a fried dough), but also little onions and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese shavings. We fell in love with all of this at each bite: the sweetness of fiocco di culatta, the strong taste of coppa, the “melty” culatello, a savory bologna, the delicious strolghino (we ordered it twice)… and then the airy gnocco fritto, which matched perfectly with meat. For those who want to taste something different, we suggest (the double) tigella club sandwich: three disks stuffed with salad, fresh tomato and the inevitable cold cuts – which have a leading role in this place – are at the same time a simple but surprising idea. Maybe it’s due to 100% Italian pigs, or because meat has no preservatives, but the result is satisfying on the palate.
Ironically, what left us a bitter taste was dessert: poor choice, poor plating, poor taste, at the limit of mediocrity. But we want to talk about what we liked and not about what we didn’t like. Just a warning – and we strongly recommend you to follow our suggestion: try the cold meats and stop before… ordering dessert.
Where: Via Giuseppe Giacosa, 10A-Bis, 10125 Torino TO