Family Owned & Operated Since 2000
Caffe Torino joined the Oro Valley Community in February 2000 as a coffee/lunch establishment, but changed its direction quickly as Daniela and her mother Edy started cooking authentic home recipes of Italian goodness. Through the years, Daniela has maintained the highest quality and consistency of her ingredients and has never changed her direction of family recipes. After her mother Edy retirement in 2006, Daniela/Executive Chef and David Royle/co-Executive Chef have continued the same style of executing these recipes. In 2013 we opened our second location called Caffe Torino in the Foothills. This location offers one of Tucson’s finest patios. The patio is shaped like the state of Arizona with the amazing water feature creating the Colorado River. At this time we are going through the initial process of expanding the Oro Valley location. This new venture will bring true Italian pizza as well as an exciting new bar and Happy Hour menu.
Thank you for your patronage through the years.
Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine
When Daniela Borella and her family moved from Italy to Tucson in the late ‘80s they soon realized that there were no authentic Italian restaurants in the area. With little experience or background in the restaurant business but lots of passion for making good food, they decided to open a small Italian café that served simple Italian cuisine in a family atmosphere. Daniela’s mother, Edy was the original chef and she was cooking the food that she served to her family for many years. She is now retired but still a big part of the operation of the restaurant with her input and inspiration. Daniela’s father, Italo was also involved in the operation of the restaurant providing the fresh made pasta and running daily errands, unfortunately he passed away in March of 2013. He is greatly missed by everyone. Daniela is now the executive chef and she continues cooking her mother’s food with the same passion. The recipes have been in the family for many years and the making of fresh pasta has been a tradition that goes back to many generations. Daniela’s father passed in 2013.
Coming Soon, Pizza at Oro Valley
Please check back soon to find out about our new pizza!
Caffe Torino in Tucson Lifestyle
“For the last 13 years, Oro Valley has been quietly enjoying great Italian food created from family recipes brought directly from Italy. Fortunately, Caffe Torino owners Ollie Shouse and Daniela Borella are finally sharing these specialties at their second location in the foothills” – Tucson Lifestyle
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Daniela & Ollie
We look forward to personally meeting and getting to know each of you in order to ensure the best possible dining experience. ~ Daniela and Ollie