There used to be a lot of stalls selling fresh fish at the market on Piazza Madama Cristina in Turin’s San Salvario neighborhood, but today only Il Corallo survives. The quality of the fare on offer is unquestionable: the seafood comes from Sardinia, the supremely fresh fish, which is sold whole or in simply prepared ready dishes, from Liguria, Sicily or Tuscany, depending on the day’s catch. Ligurian pesce azzurro (blue fish, meaning sardines, anchovies, mackerel etc.), excellent either fried or marinated, is the star of the show. Also available, splendid red mullet, sea bass and bream, which Nino will be happy to expertly fillet for you. Also magnificent are the scallops, red shrimp and swordfish, all fished in the Mediterranean. Brochettes, sauces for risottos and fish soups are prepared for customers on request. The stall is open from 7am to 1.30pm from Tuesday and telephone orders are also accepted.