Quick info
What to expect
Meeting point
Ask a question
Food & winery tours

Merenda Reale® 1800 at Gelateria Pepino

Based on 1 review
Availability: Every day
Duration: Flexible
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Take part in Merenda Reale®, a gourmet journey into the past
  • Enjoy 19th-century chocolate specialties such as Bicerin, Bagnati and Gianduiotti
  • Enjoy a snack at Gelateria Pepino, where the famous Pinguino® ice cream was invented
What to expect

Take part in Merenda Reale® ('royal snack'), a delicious and original way of traveling back to the golden age when Torino's cafés were places of culture, politics and sociability. The snack will be served at Gelateria Pepino – where the famous Pinguino® was invented and patented in 1939 – in an environment whose architectural features evoke the atmosphere of a nineteenth-century café.

In the nineteenth century, thanks to its sophisticated confectionery, Turin had earned the reputation as the 'capital of flavor' throughout Europe, as it was dotted by a constellation of pastry shops and meeting places. Even the Royals did not refrain from venturing out of the Palace to take a stroll under the arcades of Via di Po and savor a 'bicerin' - a beverage made with coffee, fior di latte, and hot chocolate - which then became a morning ritual. Many delicious delicacies were created after the eighteenth century: 'chifel', a variation on the Viennese croissant; 'foré', a kind of bagel; 'bicciolano di Vercelli'; a shortcrust 'brioss'; 'parisien', the so-called 'democratic' bread... In the Risorgimento period, 'garibaldin' (a slice of simple buttered bread) and 'garibaldi' (a biscuit made of shortbread with raisins and apricot jam) became very fashionable. Finally, brand new hazelnut-based specialties were created in the second half of the century: Chivasso 'noaset' ('nocciolini'), 'cri-cri', 'givu', and the hazelnut chocolate that would come to be known as Gianduiotto.

The menu includes 2 courses:

  • 'Bicerin' with the three 'stisse' (three ingredients: chocolate, milk cream, and coffee) accompanied by a selection of 'bagnati' (biscuits to dip)
  • A plate with Chivasso 'noaset' (nocciolini) and other chocolate specialties (2 Gianduiottis, 'cri-cri' and more)
  • Read more
    What's included
    • A delicious “Bicerin” served with irresistible “bagnati” and other chocolaty specialties
    What's not included
    • Admission ticket to the Royal Residences
    • Anything not specified in the 'WHAT IS INCLUDED' section

    8, Piazza Carignano, 10123 Turin TO

    Meeting point:

    Gelateria Pepino


    Every day from 9.30am to 12.30am and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm

    Read more
    GELATERIA PEPINO SAS di E. G. Cavagnino & C.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    What people say about this experience
    Based on 1 review
    Excellent (1)
    Great (0)
    Average (0)
    Poor (0)
    Bad (0)

    You might also like

    Day trips & excursions
    Must see

    Try a real once-in-a-lifetime experience by renting a wonderful vintage car for the whole day: enjoy...

    £ 349

    THE FUTUR IS IN TORINO ON 6-7 JULY 2019! EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! claudio@movement.it +39 3...

    £ 35

    Sabato 11 Maggio 2019 GENAU pres. Donato Dozzy (Spazio Disponibile / IT) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ Ingres...

    £ 6

    27 Aprile 2019 | Audiodrome Club | Strada Mongina 9, Moncalieri SHOUT! for IndepenDANCE pres. MATADO...

    £ 9

    18 Maggio 2019 | AUDIODROME CLOSING PARTY Level 1 con SHOUT! pres. DENNIS CRUZ Level 2 con TBA Ingre...

    £ 9

    Sabato 22 Giugno 2019 GENAU 5th Anniversary REBEKAH (Soma - Mord / UK) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ Ingresso...

    £ 6
    £ 10
    Sorry, it's sold out