I used to avoid Italian restaurants in Albuquerque - I've been to Italy many times and nothing here was even close to authentic (except pizza at Farinas). Finally, we have food that receives 5 stars whether it is served here or in Torino. Where do i start? The food is fresh fresh fresh and absolutely to die for. Last night I had asparagus and prosciutto (sorry rabbi) salad - it tasted like the asparagus was harvested yesterday and the prosciutto was some of the best I've ever had. I then had fresh pasta with homemade pesto - truly an amazing dish. My wife had fresh fish that tasted like it was caught a few hours earlier - the preparation was unreal. For dessert, we had tiramisu - just like in Italy - some of the best we've ever had.
Why is the food so good? It is a truly "mom & pop" restaurant whose owner's have culinary degrees from both Italy and France. Daniela is always present making sure the food and service is top notch and that all her customers are happy.
We've sent friends and family to Torino's and there verdict is the same as mine - Make a reservations now - this is Albuquerque's best kept secret for now....
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