Trattoria Rosa Rossa

Via Carlo Alberto, 5
closing: Lunedì tutto il giorno, domenica a cena
Tel: 011645873

Located right in the old town of Moncalieri, a stone’s throw from the “Real Collegio Carlo Alberto”. Up until the end of the Eighteenth Century, the premises formed part of the church of San Francesco; later, these became an Osteria (a traditional tavern), preserving their charm and elegance. The cuisine respects reverently the Piedmontese tradition: Paola Manni, the floor manager, and her husband Marco Carcini in the kitchen, offer typical local starters such as vitello tonnato in the “ancienne” version (without mayonnaise), Fassona meat Battuta, Moncalieri’s tripe salami, and cardoon and Jerusalem artichoke flan with fondue. The selection of first courses includes purple yam gnocchi, risotto with chestnuts and Castelmagno cheese, and a pumpkin soup with hazelnut Seiràs pralines. A special mention goes to Rosa Rossa’s “hunched” Agnolotti with roast sauce, handmade on the fly. Among the second courses, you can find “humble” dishes such as the traditional Finanziera, the Savoiarda tripe, the Cherasco Snail, but also Ruchè-braised beef. The desserts – such as bonet, pannacotta, and hazelnut cake with zabajone – are all homemade. An interesting selection of homemade, sourdough aromatic bread is also offered. The wine list is comprehensive, and it features classic Piedmontese wines produced by well-known wineries. The price for the Piedmontese tasting menu is 34 € (excluding wine), for dining a la carte around 40 €.

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