In Turin, not to far from the metro station Carducci (near the Molinette hospital) there is the historic gelateria (ice-cream shop) Silvano.
As the name suggests, the place was opened and run by Silvano in 1960, even if now the owners are other people, Alessandra Girardello and Enrico Senatore.
Even if there has been this change, the common things about these owners is that they all want to propose the classical fresh and genuine ice cream made in Piedmont.
For a sweet and easy break, you can savour several different tastes, such as a little melba or a tasty espresso with cream.
If you are there around lunch time, order the big salads and the fresh dishes prepared on the spot. If you are in the afternoon, ask for a delicious hot chocolate or an ice cream.
The ice cream there, in fact, is not only something pleasant for your taste, but it also art. In fact, milk and ice cream are mixed together in a natural way, giving you a very unique and sophisticate products that change according to the seasons: in winter, especially during Christmas, do not miss the Silvano’s specialties, while in summer ask for the Alessandra’s kiss, which is a rich mascarpone cream having hazelnuts and white chocolate flakes. It’s one of the most favorite flavours by clients, even if some of them prefer the mocaccino, a new taste which will let you fall in love with it.
The place is nice and the inside is well decorated, having lots of lights, giving the idea of one of the American exclusive bars you can see in the movies. Another good reason to go there and order something. A gelato, for example.
Silvano, gelato d’altri tempi
Via Nizza 142
Telephone: (+39) 011-6960647