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TORINO Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.torinoferndale.com/
  • Phone: (248) 247-1370
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, French / Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Garrett Lipar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bermuda
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered lots across Nine Mile or street parking in neighborhood north of Nine Mile.
A word from TORINO
Prix fixe 9 course chef's tasting menu, changing monthly. Seasonally focused cuisine. Handcrafted cocktails, unique wine list, and craft beer.

Please call if you have trouble booking with Opentable, we may have private rooms or bar seating available by phone only.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was amazing. It got better and better with each course. The wine pairing was amazing. The wines were perfectly paired and brought out the amazing flavours of each dish. And the service was amazing. All of the staff were knowledgable about the menu and truly seemed to care. We cannot wait till we return!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The tasting menu is a great concept, and the food was wonderful, but it took us over 10 mins. to get our first drink order. It would have been nice if they waited to bring our first course out after the drinks were served; most people prefer something a bit more flavorful than water with dinner. This is most likely because the bartender was paying a lot more attention to the cackling (unattractive, sorry) women at the bar - people go here for thoughtful dining experiences, they should not have a "bar crowd" there - especially when dinner is $89 for food only, THEN wine and drinks in addition (moderately/fairly priced for bottles of wine, expensive for mixed drinks). Seating was not very comfortable. Our server was prompt and attentive."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We loved the meal and the ambience of Torino's. This was our second dining experience there and on this visit we ate in the larger room with two other couples. It was great!! We could not ask for a better experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful food and wine pairing menu. We especially loved the vegetable and fish courses. Service was friendly, efficient, and attentive. We have dined at many restaurants in New York and other places around the world and the food was right up there with some of the best. Congratulations to the fine team at Torino!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in every thing was first rate. We ordered a couple of cocktails which were totally different then anything we had before anywhere. Then the plates started coming, each one was better then the next. The service was great, plates and silverware were changed after each course. We thought we would not be full after we finish we were."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food tasting experience is amazing, but after, you will want to go somewhere for dinner. The service is to perfection, but works really hard to rush you out the door. The food and beverage pairing is amazing and worth the try. Overall a marvelous experience, except for feeling really rushed and somewhat still hungry when all was said and done."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Everything about Torino was amazing. We chose the wine pairing with the food and the whole experience was awesome. They also easily accommodated our gluten free request. Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had been wanting to eat at Torino for a long time. As it happened the nine course meal began the month of June. We went on a Friday evening at 6 pm. We let them know ahead of time about some food allergies and none appeared on the menu. We opted for the wine tasting and experienced almost all new wines to us. Food was sometimes playful looking and other times very elegant and/or pretty. We enjoyed all but one dish as neither of us like venison or mushrooms. They both happened to be in the same course. Would go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "What dining out should be. Each dish has its own flavor, texture, and character without being overly complicated. Tasted items I would not normally order and now would if they appeared on a menu. Tasting menu offers the best of ingredients and chef's skill. And a very attentive staff. The evening, pleasurable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Presentation of food was spectacular and service, but the amount of food was sparse. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Delicious! I would recommend the wine pairing. Thoughtfully chosen to bring out the unique flavors of each dish."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Outstanding pairing of wines with each course - small plates give you a wonderful taste experience without overloading you - wish the restaurant was in a more scenic setting "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Creative, well executed. Great food and drinks in general. A must in the area."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The chef's tasting menu is a breath of fresh air and so creative!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "You shouldn't expect to feel stuffed when dining at Torino. You go to Torino to taste bursts of interesting fresh flavor combinations in your mouth. You're not chowing down, you're tasting. It's a treat for your taste buds! We left Torino and headed straight away to "como's" for pizza. Our 18 yr old son(hallow leg)was still very hungry, however, he wanted to know when we could go back to Torino! Both kids LOVED it. New family favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant tries to recreate a closed menu experience typically founded in Top Restaurants recommended by "Guide Michelin", but there are some improvements that need to be done. I had the opportunity of experimenting some of this closed 5 courses menus experiences in several recommended "Guide Michelin" restaurants, but probably this was the smallest portion that I have experiment, and some of the courses where to Basic for a closed menu chef experience, but for the price we payed wasn't so bad. The Menu changes every week, so I recommend to give a try along with the wine suggestion and enjoy the experience. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I cannot say enough good things about Torino. Each course is a work of art. Your tongue is alive with the flavors. The imagination that goes into the selection and presentation of each dish amazes me. I would love to be in one of their menu planning meetings for the week to come. It would be so interesting to hear how they come up with their creations. If you are a foodie at all, you will love this place!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The whole dining experience was perfect - food was original, delicious, plentiful and fun. The waitstaff were energetic and knowledgable. The actual dining area was intimate and warm. Definitely a place that we will return to"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Trorino is an amazing restaurant - one of the best gastronomic experiences in the state. It's unique take on food will leave you dazed. As with most tasting menus, the portions are small and leave you wanting more. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Torino won restaurant of the year for reason. Their food is creative, delicious and carefully presented. Definitely worth a trip to Ferndale. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Going here, you are not merely feeding your belly; You are feeding your soul. Perhaps that was a bit hyperbolic, but this is not just like eating at any ordinary restaurant, be it a five-star establishment. Think of it more and as such as to be entertainment for your senses of smell and taste. Each course is proportionally built up with the next, and given ample time to appreciate. With the menu changing weekly, it is not of much use to elaborate on the particular food itself, but to give complete trust to the chef and his creations. Wine pairings, especially for the final courses, send things over the top, and for a pair of intimate diners, I would recommend at least one be ordered. -Dr. Hannibal Lecter P.S.Cocktails were also exceptional."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Fantastic, imaginative food. Tasting menu is reasonable and innovative."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We were excited to go to toreno we had a good experience before left a little hungry that time but enjoyed the creative food. shockingly the portions were even smaller this time. We are all thin people who eat out often and have never been served so little food. It is arrogant of the chef to think this is acceptable or sustainable. We ordered 2 pizzas while still at the dinner table to meet us at home because we were starving. That's just wrong after paying 300 for dinner. This place won't be around much longer if they don't change their ways. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Torino is a great change of pace dining experience. Loved the opportunity to dine on the unique foods and preparations . My wife and I enjoyed it and highly recommend it if you are a little adventurous with your palate "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Tasked with impressing my D.C. Foodie parents, I took them to Torino for my birthday to show them Michigan has good food too. Well, needless to say they were very impressed, mentioning that Torino could stand it's ground in any major city. The staff was excellent, the right amount of personable and professional- which is always appricated. Our food, surprising, interesting, and not leaving us overwhelmed. I loved trying new indeed owners such as lichen and flash fries roots, or introducing my family to fiddleheads, which we're the best I have ever had. After I forgot my ID when celebrating my 21st birthday, they offered me a drink on the house when I return- very thoughtful. Highly recommended for a celebration or romantic evening. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A truly spectacular meal and experience, Ferndale is not only the best restaurant in Michigan but one of the best in America. What Chef Garrett Lipar churns out of a minuscule kitchen is truly stunning, both in looks and flavor. Imaginative, innovative, smart avant-garde food that delivers and delights. The price is low and right and the bar is stocked with exceptional liquors, including many mezcals and amaros. Service could be a little more polished, but aside from that, Torino is very close to perfect."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had my first dining experience at Torino. Loved the food, location, wine etc. I think fixed tasting menu (that varies weekly) is a great concept and the portions were small but perfectly sized that you didn't feel overwhelmed at the end of the meal. My only small issue was we arrived for a 9pm booking (it was the only available time) and it felt like the meal was rushed because we were seating late, when we order a cocktail to start the staff told us the kitchen closed soon and so they would need to bring it and start the food at the same time. So if you want a relaxed meal, take an early time and enjoy the experience, its worth it. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It is amazing what the chef can do with such a small kitchen! Just amazing food, and servers are exceptional. They all help each other! Great experience!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "More cons than pros here. Sorry. There were some delicious ingredients and beautiful presentations during my seven-course tasting menu experience; but at this point in the course of American gastro-culture, the execution here is too fussy, way too pricey, and too reliant upon a hit-or-miss concept that almost completely missed on every course at the time of our visit. This might have been interesting ten years ago, but the only thing really ground-breaking here is that a place like this is in Ferndale."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This week I spent an enjoyable evening at the Torino Restaurant in Ferndale. The format I have seen in Europe, but never in Detroit each course can with its signature wine. This enhanced the dinner experience greatly by accentuating each course and left me with wonderful memories. I also noted the extreme care and attention to detail displayed by all members of the Torino "crew," so refreshing!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Terrific flights of food and wine. Very creative, portioned just right so you aren't too full at the end. Every one of the courses and wines got an introduction by one of the wait staff and bartender. Keep in mind that all of the tables have both persons sitting on the same side so might be a little awkward for a business dinner."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was one of the greatest dining experiences my husband and I have had. Very unique offerings with one of a kind flavor combinations. Extremely attentive staff."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went to Torino's for a special occasion, and from start to finish, the dining experience was very special. Imaginative dishes, great wine pairings, friendly staff all work to create a nice atmosphere. Small and intimate, and definitely one to look forward to."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Presentation of each tasting was exceptional. Preparation of each tasting was extraordinary. Taste of each tasting was an adventure in combinations of unusual flavors and ingredients. Left you satisfied, like a long trip to an exotic island!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very creative ingredients and unusual but delicious pairing of flavors- many layers to each dish. Beautifully presented in a tasteful modern interior. Comparable, if not better, to many restaurants I've tried in NYC, Chicago, etc. This is my go to restaurant when entertaining out of town guests- they are always impressed and delighted with this truly exceptional restaurant."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It's always a treat to dine at Torino. The Torino experience is more than just a meal. It's an adventure. For what you get and the feeling you walk away with, the price is a STEAL. Any other city in America, the same meal would be $500+ I can't say enough about this little gem and the all the wonderful people who work there."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We have eaten in the best restaurants in New York, Washington, Chicago, London, Paris and many other cities, and I would much rather eat at Torino than at any of them. The food is far more creative and tasty while still respecting the ingredients, and the servers and feel put the others to shame, just the right balance of casual and highly effective. This is our third trip to Torino and the main thing that has changed is the clientele. There is a new game we played this time, "Is that group here only because of the Free Press Restaurant of the Year Award?""
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the creative menu items and the interesting, unexpected mix of flavors. Love the tasting menu format and it's well executed here, but it could use one more course, maybe two- it seemed too short. We ended up having a snack that evening, something we have never done after having tasting menus. So glad to see someone make a bold move like this in metro Detroit!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Torino has really upped their game. First, their always changing fixed price tasting menu is genuinely inventive. All courses were good, with a couple exceptional (the duck in particular was fantastic). The wine pairings are OK - I'd say more inoffensive than substantial compliments to the food. It also seems like they've really solved their kitchen capacity problem with the entire meal delivered within 90 mins or so (as opposed to the 3-4 hours it had taken before). Service is EXCEPTIONAL. I can't say enough about how their coordination of servers appears to be trying to mirror the sort of service you get in Michelin starred restaurants and, casual look aside, they do it really well."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I cannot think of a meal in any country or city that stands out like the one we had on a Thursday night over 2 and 1/2 hours. The combination of flavors and scents, the wine pairings, the freshness, the attentive and knowledgeable service--all combined to make the single most fantastic dining experience of my life. And frankly, if the service had been bad, if the place was a dump, the quality of the food would have made up for it. Superb. Outstanding. 6 stars!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014