Sotto La Mole / Torino

Via Montebello 9 Torino 10124
Opening Hours
Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:30 - 14:00

The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark building in Turin, Italy, named after its architect, Alessandro Antonelli. A mole in Italian is a building of monumental proportions.Construction began in 1863, soon after Italian unification, and was completed in 1889, after the architect's death. Originally conceived of as a synagogue, it now houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and is the tallest museum in the world.. A representation of the building is featured on the obverse of the Italian 2 cent euro coin.HistoryConstructionThe building was conceived and constructed as a synagogue. The Jewish community of Turin had enjoyed full civil rights since 1848, and at the time the construction of the synagogue began, Turin was the capital of the new Italian state, a position it held only from 1860 to 1864. The community, with a budget of 250,000 lire and the intention of having a building worthy of a capital city, hired Antonio Antonelli. Antonelli had recently added a 121-metre-high dome and spire to the seventeenth-century Basilica of San Gaudenzio in Novara and promised to build a synagogue for 280,000 lire.The relationship between Antonelli and the Jewish community was not happy. He proposed a series of modifications which raised the final height to 167.5 meters, over 46 meters higher than the dome in the original design. Such changes, in addition to greater costs and construction time than were originally anticipated, did not please the Jewish community and construction was halted in 1869, with a provisional roof.

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olga vladimir en
Best gastronomic experience in Turin so far! The staff is very nice, the food is fantastic, the prices are reasonable ! Definitely recommend it!!! GooglePlace - December 2017
Eleonora Scrimali it
Locale piccolo e accogliente proprio di fronte alla mole. Personale molto preparato. Servizio sempre attento ma mai invadente. La cucina è ottima. Ho festeggiato la mia laurea e devo dire che è l'ideale per chi vuole fare un pranzo elegante ma anche alla mano e caloroso. GooglePlace - November 2017
Kara Purcell Walsh en
Gem of a restaurant. We did the tasting menu, and each course was excellent. Wonderful wine list. Staff was welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend. GooglePlace - October 2017
Yevgeni But en
Here you can find a very original cuisine of piedmont. We had risotto con zafferano e mozzarella (great choice) e Rolata di coniglio (best I ever had). Very friendly staff. If you look for quality this is the right place. Nevertheless, the restaurant is rarely visited and the atmosphere (although fine designed) is quite sterile. After disappointing visit of a well known historical location, very surprised by the quality here. Highly recommended! GooglePlace - July 2017
Francesco M en
The food was great and the service excellent, however the place would need a touch up to make it.more cheerful and welcoming. Nonetheless a great experience. GooglePlace - January 2016