When you think of restaurants in Italy, you probably think of pizza, pasta, or giant bowls of mussels with thick slices of crusty bread. The Italian restaurants in Torino we had planned to go to were closed on the day we visited, but we heard that one of the best Chinese food restaurants outside of China was in Torino. Locals from Piedmont flock here, so we had to check Muraglia Grande out for ourselves.
We took a cab from the center of Torino – it’s not in the most walkable neighborhood. This is a no-frills restaurant with really good food. The dining room is large and sparse, with large round tables and a small bar in the back. The day we were there, the owners’ children were working on their homework at a table in the corner.
We always start with wonton soup at Chinese restaurants, and theirs was probably the best we’ve ever had. In addition to a variety of noodles and pork dishes, we tried the razor clams, scallops, and even the jellyfish. All were delicious shared plates that we paired with beer. When in Torino, we highly recommend a stop at this off-the-beaten-path local gem.
Muraglia Grande, Corso Emilia, 2, 10152 Torino TO, Italy