Sunday, September 26, 2010

Antiche Sere

In Torino old typical restaurants are still called "Piòla". This photo has been taken at Antiche Sere a typical piòla where Antonella, her parents, her brother (cook) and her sister in law manage at best. Time seems locked at last century but fresh, good and simple food, with superb wine and Antonella's smile take you to present day.

A Torino i ristoranti tipici si chiamano ancora "Piòla". Questa foto è stata presa alle Antiche Sere una tipica piòla dove Antonella, i suoi genitori, suo fratello (in cucina) e sua cognata gestiscono al meglio. Il tempo sembra essersi fermato allo scorso secolo ma il cibo genuino e semplice, l'ottimo vino e il sorriso di Antonella vi portano rapidamente al presente.
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3 comments: said...

I love places like this!
Great photo Fabrizio.

hanna said...

Wonderful photo; you've really captured the spirit of the place. I love restaurants like this too--no pretense, just simple, good food and a pleasant atmosphere. This seems to be a much more common sight in Europe than here in the US; I really wish we had more cafes/restaurants of this type.

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

lily and Ann, thank you very much. I am happy you appreciated what I did at first about the rstaurant: ""no pretense, just simple, good food and a pleasant atmosphere"" as Ann said.

Yes, it's true it's not difficult to find them mostly in Europe than elsewhere (in West side). The problem is that we have those things under our eyes daily so, often, we didn't notice (and appreciate) them as they would deserve.