Quadrilatero district, typical cold Turin night: we decide to try a new place suggested by TheFork (by the way, if you have never used the app, use code 7B9D9D01 on your first booking and get 1000 Yums for a €20 discount). Thanks to a promotion, we chose Zerosettantacinque, a promising place with an high rating, even if in the city center there are more famous ones.
What is the major risk when booking a restaurant named Zerosettantacinque? If you fear that here food is just a “side dish” for excellent wines, do not, because food is good, really good.
We are promptly welcomed by self-produced bread and typically Piedmontese grissini – not that crunchy we must admit, but definitely tasty. We chose to start with hand-chopped beef and a trio of Parmigiano Reggiano (shaved, crispy and mousse). And if we are used to shaved parmesan, and if crispy parmesan was really good, we were surprised by the mousse: fresh, soft and savoury, a perfect match for raw meat. Regarding the first courses, both fish and meat dishes were great: maccheroni with monkfish and clams were very creamy; tondelli filled with figs and raw ham on a tasty parmesan cream were well balanced thanks to the contrasting falvours of sweet figs and salty ham.
We obviously couldn’t help but trying wine: Erbaluce for fish dishes with no doubt, and for meat… get advice from the staff.
Where: Via Carlo Ignazio Giulio, 4/G, 10122 Turin