Mambo Delizie Italiane
Instead of dancing the mambo, Turino-born owners Debora and Paolo make our taste buds waltz in their atmospheric cafeteria decorated with a vintage couch, mismatched furniture, salvaged finds, a wooden cubed ceiling and a window display full of charcuterie and cheeses. It’s the perfect spot for a transalpine meal after a trip to the beach, with antipasti (mozzarella di bufala, tomatoes, Parma ham, homemade pesto and gressins, €13 a plate) and incredible pasta! For us, the night we went: incredible orange ravioli made with squash, thyme, speck, pine nuts, powdered amaretti and Parmesan (€17); incredible agnolotti with shredded roast beef cooked in red wine (€17); before an impeccable tiramisu (€6). To wash it all down: spritz (€7), local Cath’ beer (€4.50), a Sicilian red from Terre Normanne (€5) or a Piedmont white Gavi (€18 a bottle). À la carte €28-42. // J.G.