Even in Torino, which is in the North of Italy, it is possible to taste a Sicilian granita, especially in hot summer nights after a long day visiting the city.
Located in a trendy area, near the new University Campus Einaudi, Torre is a cafeteria a few minutes walk from the Royal Gardens. In fact, you can take the street called Corso Regio Parco, pass the Dora river and with a five minute walk, on the right, you will find Torre.
Here you can have breakfast, lunch or a snack. The environment is simple and friendly.
The specialty of this Sicilian bar is an handmade granita with the traditional brioche col tuppo and whipped cream. There are many tastes like coconut, watermelon, lemon, pistachio nut, nougat, cream but my favourite, that you have to taste absolutely, is almond. Since it is made with ice and fruit or syrups, the fruit flavours are lactose free.
You can sit inside or take something on the go. But it is at night, after 7pm that this place becomes extremely popular.
In fact, from a window facing the street, you can have the Sicilian granita and sit at one of the tables placed outside, take a stroll in Corso Regio Parco or sit in one of the public benches on the pedestrian path in the middle of the street.
You can enrich the granita with whipped cream and also ask for more that one flavour.
If you take granita on the go, you will receive a plastic glass. The sizes are small (2 euros), medium (3 euros) or big (4 euros) no matter how many flavours you ask. I suggest you not to try more than two tastes together. I generally take the medium glass. Adding whipped cream will cost an extra 0,50 euros.
If you sit, the granita has only one size and is served in a cup of glass. But at night, due to the municipality safety guidelines, it might be in plastic glasses too.
So, my advice is to come here from the city centre in the late evening or after dinner, for a nice walk in the nearby, have a granita on the go and return to the hotel to rest and recharge your batteries for the next day.
Torre Cremeria Bar
Corso Regio Parco, 28
Tested in July 2018