This is the story of an adventure…

Gran Torino was created in 2014 in Cabo de Palos, a charming seaside village in Cartagena, by Roberto Chiale. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, armed with a youthful and carefree attitude, he decided to bring to life a creative and ethical project, using food as a medium.

“I come from a land of small producers and quality products”, says Roberto, who hails from the Piedmont region in Italy. In 2012, he discovered Spain and settled down in Murcia, where he found a food culture focused on high quality products, “very similar in that sense to Italy.” The lack of authentic Italian restaurants in the area, along with his previous experience in the catering and pastry-making industries, drove him to open his first restaurant. Soon after he found love and a family in Murcia and embarked on this project: Restaurante Gran Torino.

The result is a proposal for honest, sustainable and artisanal cuisine. Roberto is happy to welcome visitors to his home in Cabo de Palos to share his love for Italy through his dishes.