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Ristorante Il Circolo dei Lettori

Via Bogino 9, 10123 Turin, Italy
+39 011 432 6828
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Ranked #11 of 2,320 restaurants in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $55 - $69
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Turin, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Mandatory to reserve in advance. You enter a charming courtyard of one of most elegant mansions in Torino. Adiacent to Circolo dei Lettori club, now become a cultural institution in the center of the city, you go thru a stair and you arrive to this hidden gem. You can breathe here a piece of history of Torino, On the walls,... More

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Cesenatico, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were invited to lunch with a group of friends, the host has reserved a specific table a month before and to her surprise they have changed the table location without notifying her, so after a rocky start we started to enjoy the different types of wine choosen. The food is good, service friendly and the atmosphere great but what... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

in their work, in their environment, in their job. This restaurant is everything that people on this site claimed it is: a bit hard to find (not if you read the reviews carefully), lots of atmosphere, dignified, excellent service, excellent wine, excellent food. The array of choices from the menu

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Itala, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

In a magic atmosphere, breathing culture an old fashioned environment I had beautiful dinner with my parents. Delicious piedmont cuisine and an excellent service.

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Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Tucked away in a historical building just off one of Turin's main central streets, this restaurant is really capable of giving you a literary bohemian feel of when this was more of an Artists' cove than a Reading Club (that's what it is). In any case the hubbub of Culture is pleasantly represented by the varied tester menu (if you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Il Circolo dei Lettori is a private literary club, which has opened its doors to the public for the restaurant and cafe. Hidden on the first floor of a typical Turinese palace with a lovely internal courtyard, Il Circolo dei Lettori offers a rare glimpse of this notoriously reserved city's cultural life. I went for a business lunch one day... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I was impressed by the located (tucked away in a nice building off Via Po) and, more importantly, the quality of the food and service. The service was attentive, professional, and never over bearing. The sommelier was particularly impressive. One of the better meals I've had in Turin and will definitely return.

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Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Attended this restaurant daily for lunch while at a conference. Food was presented in a buffet style and while varied each dish lacked flavour, seasoning and interest. Ironically, the name of this restaurant was unknown to me and having read a guide book/ review I picked this very restaurant for a romantic evening meal - having arrived at the location... More

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Taunus
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

There is no sign for the restaurant and even when you think you found the place it is not sure you discover the way to the restaurant. However, it is worth it! Not only is it an amazing building and overall setting, the cuisine is exquisite! Better make sure to reserve a table! You then will be served with local... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Normally we choose our restaurants from a Michelin or similar guide but now we chose to follow the reviews from this website. And we were certainly not disappointed. What a great place! Four courses of Italian cuisine for only 37 euros in a beautiful restaurant in an old palazzo in downtown Turin. And this four course dinner served no less... More

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