Gaia Scienza, Torino

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    Gaia Scienza: Great food without pretention

    by FamilyOfSix Updated Apr 8, 2006

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    We ate at La Gaia Scienza (adults plus kids) just after the winter olympics. The hotel staff were quite surprised that we even knew of it, since it's well off the beaten track, but did say that behind the "ugly front door" lies some great local cooking; we weren't disappointed.

    When you arrive inside, you are confronted with a bare-looking bar that initially looks as if only a good cup of coffee might be on offer. But sure enough, once they check your reservation (and you'll most likely need one) they'll take you through to the back where rustic tables are illuminated by candle-light.

    The staff are very friendly, and they do have a high chair should your child need one. The food is wonderful. We opted for the orecchiette alla Gaia and farfalle with salmon cooked in vodka as primi (which we shared with our children and they loved) followed by various dishes such as grilled Argentinian angus beef, local sausages with polenta, and octopus. We had a reasonable bottle of Barbera with it (EUR13).

    People go here dressed casually, it's informal and a good address to keep for great local food at a decent price. We will go again.

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  • Gaia Scienza: the Stinco is a must!

    by Andyf1963 Written Oct 23, 2005

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    This is a lovely little place off the beaten track.the staff are very welcoming,go at night its cosy without being contrived,.

    Favorite Dish: Everything on the menu is so nice including the Stinco.good value for money.

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    Osteria La Gaia Scienza: Like in the past

    by piccolina Updated Sep 10, 2002

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    is one of my favourite place. A nice place, brigthing
    from the light of candle in a particular atmophere.
    La
    Gaia Scienza' was in between the XIV and XVI century a group af artists
    able to say the truth against the political man of the time

    Favorite Dish: Carne
    all'albese, porcini in umido o dorati, stinco al forno, tajarin alla
    boscaiola, penne al gorgonzola e noci, goulash e bollito misto,
    bourguignonne, bagna caoda, fritto misto piemontese..and wonderful cakes..

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