EDISU Piemonte ( Ente per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario) runs several canteens where you can have a meal in a friendly atmosphere near the place where your courses are held.
EDISU offers a wide range of highly nutritious meals based on the Mediterranean diet, which is considered to be the healthiest in the world and is therefore the most imitated.
Considering the fact that some students avoid certain foods on religious grounds or for other reasons, Edisu usually offers two or three options to choose from, one of which will be vegetarian. The full meal consists of a starter, a main dish, vegetables, fresh fruit or dessert, water and bread, while the mini meal is different in each canteen. In the university restaurants Galliari, Principe Amedeo, Lungodora and Castelfidardo it is possibile to have gluten-free meals. In order to access the service you have to download the proper booking form from the website:
You can have both lunch and dinner in the students’ canteens. The full charge is 7.50 € for the full meal and 5.60 € for a mini meal.
If you are prospective International student (out of exchange programmes) please visit for information about how to apply, service and costs (it depends on income): http://www.edisu.piemonte.it/en/services/food-services/who-can-apply-it
You can try to have the reduced fare (according to your income) submitting a form to the EDISU office.
All the students participating in exchange programmes (Erasmus, Bilateral Agreements etc.) can benefit from the lowest fare: € 3,50 for the full meal and € 2,40 for the mini meal.
Your Politecnico student card will allow you to eat at the students’ refectories.
IMPORTANT: should you extend your stay at Politecnico, always in the frame of an exchange programme, ask the Foreign Citizens Services Office or the Mobility Unit- Incoming about how to recharge your student card for having the lowest fare in the canteens.
For further information concerning the EDISU service please visit the website: www.edisu.piemonte.it
There are the following student canteens in Torino:
- Via Principe Amedeo, 48 with 240 places (the closest one to the Università di Torino)
- Lungo Dora Siena, 102/B with 230 places
- Corso Castelfidardo 30/A with 350 places (this is the closest one to the Engineering faculties) with another entrance from via Pier Carlo Boggio 59, ex Fonderie
-university restaurant "Taberna 1" - Via Paolo Borsellino, 42; 122 places.
In general, the student canteens are open from Monday to Saturday. The canteen in via Galliari is open on Sundays and bank holidays from 12.00 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. The via Paolo Borsellino canteen is open from Monday to Sunday from 12.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
For detailed information concerning also bars and restaurants affiliated with EDISU, please visit the following website:
These are the student cafeterias in Torino in the Politecnico di Torino facilities (no smoking areas):
- Bar Denise and Bar Ambrogio main campus
- Bar Smad – campus, via Pier Carlo Boggio 53
- MixTO – campus, corso Castelfidardo 34/A
- Bar Castello del Valentino – Architecture Departments, Castello del Valentino, viale Mattioli 39
- Pic-nic area – in the campus courtyard, beside the Segreteria Studenti-Cittadella Politecnica.