The Caffetteria Torinese in Palmanova, Udine has won Illy’s Bar Of The Year Award.
The awards were held in Rome and, at the same event, Caffetteria Torinese also took top place in the 14th edition of the Gambero Rosso ‘Bar d’Italia’ guide to bars in Italy. Caffetteria Torinese was declared winner by a panel of experts. The bar also won the votes of Gambero Rosso readers who participated in an online vote. Caffetteria Torinese is judged to be Italy’s top bar because of its original offerings and capacity to innovate.
Caffetteria Torinese opened in 1938 and specialises in seasonal local and Slow Food dishes. Among the items served at the bar are top wines, raw fish and meat, yogurt, brioches, teas, biscuits, fruit juices, traditional bread, hot chocolate and coffee. It is not the first time that Caffetteria Torinese has won the top place in the ‘Bar d’Italia’ guide: it also featured as Italy’s best bar in the 2011 edition.
The winner of the Best Aperitif Award given by Gambero Rosso and Sanbittèr was also announced at the event. The prize went to the D&G Patisserie bar in Selvazzano Dentro, Padua for producing the most original aperitif in Italy. The 2014 Gambero Rosso ‘Bar d’Italia’ guide lists 1,750 classic and innovative bars in Italy.
The bars are considered the best places in Italy to have a coffee, snack, cocktail or aperitif accompanied by finger food.