With its outdoor space in the shadow of Palazzo Carignano, for more than a century Gelateria Pepino has been part of the landscape and life of Turin. This historic café perfectly knows Turinese tastes and how to tempt their palates: many creations have royal coat of arms imprinted on; footballer Claudio Marchisio does not give up his fruit tart; Alberto Angela has a predilection for Pinguino alla crema, as John Turturro has for the first courses made of home-made fresh pasta. Born in 1939, Pinguino is the oldest ice cream on a stick, in a cultural climate that deemed consuming ice-cream bar during a walk a too daring habit. Overcoming that cliché, it continues to be a delicious break company for Turinese and out-of-towners.
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Piazza Carignano, 8
Service is sober, welcoming, refined, just as it suits to a typical Savoy salon.
Over the years, the tiny ice cream parlor has become a real café. Gourmet suggestions have expanded and now cover all day times: from breakfast to morning break, from lunch - traditional dishes have joined international trends in a contemporary version - to a snack, from aperitif up to after dinner, based on high-quality cocktails and blends.
Gelateria Pepino has always been a lounge where Turinese indulge in an insanely delicious treat or an intimacy moment surrounded by the suggestivePiazza Carignano setting.
Everyday h. 9.30 am - 9:00 pm
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
In 1939 Pinguino was created "bare" to become "covered" only later. The current chocolate coating, in fact, was designed to prevent the ice cream from melting during the greediest Turinese strolls.