Situated in a strategic position in front of the busy street market in Corso Sebastopoli, this small butcher’s shop was opened in 1952, and it was here that Piercarlo Barberis learned the ropes when he was just 16. He is now deputy chair of the Turin provincial butchers’ association and his father Domenico, 86, still accompanies him to select calves in the Alba area. The feather in the shop’s cap is its beef and veal: the hand-chopped raw fassone veal is delicious as are the hamburger, kebabs and meatballs, which are prepared fresh daily. The shop joined the Coalvi consortium just over a year ago and is an authorised point of sale for the original Bra veal sausage. There is also a wide selection of other meats, such as rabbit, chicken, turkey and pork, and the charcuterie features excellent boiled salami from the Alba district. In the delicatessen corner we recommend the anchovies in parsley and garlic sauce, cheese and pasta. Closed on Sunday and Thursday afternoon.