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Stefano Fanti al Ristorante Circolo dei Lettori

#18 of 2,689 Restaurants in Turin
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Via Giambattista Bogino 9, 10123 Turin, Italy
+39 011 432 6828
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 281
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I've been here last week for a dinner with international guests. I could not choose better!! Mr. Fanti showed his kindness and professionalism since the time of the reservation. The setting is amazing and the staff very polite and attentive. The food is excellent, a great culinary adventure. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've been here last week for a dinner with international guests. I could not choose better!! Mr. Fanti showed his kindness and professionalism since the time of the reservation. The setting is amazing and the staff very polite and attentive. The food is excellent, a great culinary adventure. We started with a tris tasting of appetizers: Vitello Tonnato and Fassona... More 

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Torino
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have to say that the location is really nice, the very typical Turin style that I love. The service was excellent. The food was very good. It was a business dinner so I did not get to choose the menu, but nevertheless the quality of the food was very high. I am not rating it as excellent because none... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Torino is a bizarre city where bad dining experiences are not to be excluded. The Circolo dei Lettori is an excellent choice: it may be a bit more pricey than other places, but the premium you pay here is totally worth. Impeccable service, great ambience, very good food: what else do you need to be convinced. I visited the restaurant... More 

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place was not as hard to find as described. Food was great, and the wine parings chosen by the sommelier were surprising and excellent. Great experience. High recommended.

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was not very easy to find the restaurant because entrance looked like a Museum entrance and did not really saw any sign about a restaurant seeing from the street. Once you crossed the majestic door I was knowing it should become something special. I had to celebrate the birthday of my lovely wife and followed again the good advices... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were a party of 16 and we were concerned that the 7 course tasting menu might be a bit ambitious for them. Not so! It was an excellent meal and I would unhesitatingly go back. Granted, access is not the easiest thing to achieve (!), but once you've negotiated the large imperial looking front doors (turn left and go... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a disappointment !! No way of go song how to get I. Just a big door and they wouldn't answer the phone. How do they make their money ??? Not impressed

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Belford, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Write the directions down carefully, you will need to refer to them. But once inside and you start eating, you will find that it was worth it. The room itself is decorated with portraits by local artists and during the day the Circolo dei lettori is a haunt of writers and artists. We had the degustazione tasting menu which was... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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114 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really hidden away! We walked down Via Bogino to check out the place and make a reservation - no sign of it. Our hotel booked for us and explained it is inside a Palazzo. Found No 9, no mention of the restaurant, entered the palace courtyard still no sign, found a buzzer on one of the two doorways for circolo... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The first time I give 5 stars. Perfect in every way: - romantic location - very good Piemontese food - nice winelist with a great selection of wines by the glass. Be sure to follow the recommandations of the sommelier! - price -quality very good (most expensive secondo was 21€) it is rather difficult to find. It is inside a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giambattista Bogino 9, 10123 Turin, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin
  • Phone Number: +39 011 432 6828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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