Brasserie am Gendarmenmarkt
Art-Déco restaurant inspired by turn-of-the-century high-class French brasseries. There is a separate salon with two beautiful terraces. Serving German-French cuisine and new gourmet creations ranging from tarte flambée to sophisticated three-course dinners.
›› Mitte, Tauben Str. 30, Tel. 20 45 35 01, www.brasserieamgendarmenmarkt.de
In this authentic French brasserie you can enjoy delicious food from the open showcase kitchen with a red, enamel oven. Touching an oversized pig, made of old tiles and porcelain, will bring you luck.
›› Tiergarten, Potsdamer Platz 3, Tel. 3 37 77 63 40, www.desbrosses.com
Popular restaurant serving simple traditional food at reasonable prices. The ingredients are imported from France or bought at a regional organic farm.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Bötzowstr. 39, Tel. 4 25 05 06, www.chez-maurice.com
Elegant Art-Déco restaurant with a terrace with two branches on Ku’damm and on Unter den Linden. Dishes include Barbary duck with creamed cabbage or the “Parisian secret.”
›› Charlottenburg, Kurfürstendamm 207-208, Tel. 8 83 35 30
›› Mitte, Unter den Linden 39, Tel. 2 04 44 22
Classic specialties and its own patisserie make the Entrecôte a stylish meeting-place for lovers of fine French food.
›› Mitte, Schützen Str. 5, Tel. 20 16 54 96, www.entrecote.de
Head chef Stefan Wohlfart manages to keep a skillful balance between rural French cooking and gourmet cuisine at this restaurant with a classy wooden decor. The menu ranges from steak tartare to oysters and lobster – a small piece of France on the banks of the Spree.
›› Mitte, Schiffbauerdamm 5, Tel. 28 59 90 46, www.ganymed-brasserie.de
A not too chic restaurant which will win you over mainly with its carefully selected classics and authentic coziness.
›› Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Str. 68, Tel. 60 03 12 93, www.lacrapule.de
This authentic little restaurant with real Parisian charm is just five minutes walk from Charlottenburg Schloss. Here you can enjoy traditional food made with select ingredients at fair prices, in summer also on the beautiful garden terrace.
›› Charlottenburg, Schloß Str. 60, Tel. 3 42 20 40, www.le-piaf.de
Riverside restaurant serving gourmet creations from Provence with matching wines. You can watch the boats on the Spree during your meal.
›› Mitte, Spreeufer 3, Tel. 3 02 75 67, www.leprovencal.de
Celebrities such as Madonna, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro have already enjoyed a meal here. If you want to indulge yourself you may want to follow their example.
›› Charlottenburg, Kant Str. 152, Tel. 3 13 80 52, www.parisbar.de
You can acquaint yourself with the fabulous world of French cuisine in an especially enchanting way in this restaurant. Surrounded by walls that are lovingly painted with innumerable flowers, candles and Art Nouveau elements, Parisian charm blossoms. The view from the gallery is especially pretty.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Knaack Str. 30/32, Tel. 44 03 80 12, www.poulette.de
Toulouse du Lac
Gourmet restaurant in the middle of the forest at Tegeler See, bar, winter garden and terrace. Serving excellent French and international cuisine.
›› Tegel, Schwarzer Weg 71, Tel. 4 33 70 63, www.restaurant-toulouse.de
Despite the elegant atmosphere, the food tastes homemade. Fresh bread from the inhouse bakery.
›› Charlottenburg, Sybel Str. 45, Tel. 31 51 80 90, www.babis-ouzeri.de
Very popular bistro with an artistic atmosphere, which serves excellent seafood as well as traditional Greek cuisine. It’s an art gallery and restaurant in one.
›› Charlottenburg, Grolman Str. 35, Tel. 8 85 47 47, www.cassambalis.de
Classic Greek restaurant which offers diners a wide variety of Greek dishes served with a full portion of vacation feeling. Very popular.
›› Schöneberg, Grunewald Str. 16, Tel. 2 16 79 57, www.taverna-ousies.de
Tasty Greek food and friendly service have attracted many customers for many years.
›› Kreuzberg, Friesen Str. 12, Tel. 6 92 27 16, www.restaurant-z.de
Typical Greek food in a suitably lively atmosphere. Giant servings, tasty and inexpensive. The Romiosini has a total of seven branches in Berlin.
›› Charlottenburg, Neue Kant Str. 17, Tel. 30 10 55 06
›› Charlottenburg, Pestalozzi Str. 37, Tel. 30 83 12 53
›› Tiergarten, Budapester Str. 13, Tel. 85 62 17 76
›› Wilmersdorf, Bundesplatz 2, Tel. 81 48 78 70
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Cantian/ Mila Str. 4, Tel. 44 05 89 00
›› Tegel, Berliner Str. 103, Tel. 43 09 59 99
›› Spandau, Seegefelder Str. 134, Tel. 372 17 97
Tavern with an art gallery, presenting live shows and Greek music in a Mediterranean ambience. Sometimes the owner, Greek actor Kostas Papanastasiou, takes the stage and sings. Many Germans know him from the popular weekly soap opera Lindenstraße, which has been running for 20 years.
›› Charlottenburg, Grolman Str. 28, Tel. 8 81 52 61, www.terzomondo.de
A new restaurant that wins you over with its concept and quality, firstly with its Mediterranean charm in the interior and design, and secondly with its first-class, imaginative food, with many specialties from the land of Olympians.
›› Schöneberg, Motz Str. 45, Tel. 21 96 89 94, www.taverna-trilogie.de
Schöneberg’s trendy people and others have met here for years to party in style until late in the night with wine, ouzo and food delicacies from the land of the Hellenes. Worth trying are the fish dishes such as ocean perch with fresh herbs or giant shrimps on a skewer with rice. The dishes taste especially good in summer in the large beer garden. When there’s live music at weekends, it’s not uncommon to see people dancing on the tables.
›› Schöneberg, Haupt Str. 163, Tel. 7 82 45 39, www.ypsilonberlin.de
This well-known Berlin pizza restaurant attracts young and old customers with its pizzas from a stone-lined oven and business lunches. Two central locations in Mitte and Charlottenburg. Reservations highly recommended. Open 24h.
›› Charlottenburg, Bleibtreu Str. 49, Tel. 3 12 14 33
›› Mitte, Georgen Str. 2, Tel. 2 01 02 22
Recognized as the best Lucanian restaurant in the world in 2002, this restaurant serves traditional food from Lucania, southern Italy, made from the finest ingredients, in a classic atmosphere.
›› Schöneberg, Fugger Str. 27, Tel. 2 11 66 42, www.muntagnola.de
Ana e Bruno
Top-quality gourmet food based on Italian cuisine. The wine list leaves nothing to be desired.
›› Charlottenburg, Sophie-Charlotte-Str. 101, Tel. 3 25 71 10, www.ana-e-bruno.de
Charming, stylishly decorated, high-class restaurant that serves excellent Tuscan and Italian food.
›› Charlottenburg, Marburger Str. 5, Tel. 2 11 86 87, www.bacco.de
Typical Italian food, complemented by a wide selection of international wines, all served in a stylish ambience.
›› Kreuzberg, Yorck Str. 82, Tel. 7 86 29 89, www.bar-centrale.net
Bocca di Bacco
Stylish first-class Italian restaurant in central Berlin. Movie stars have tasted the exquisite meals of kitchen chef Loriano Mura.
›› Mitte, Friedrich Str. 167/168, Tel. 20 67 28 28, www.boccadibacco.de
A mixed crowd of guests is attracted by the excellent wine and homemade pasta served in stylish ambience.
›› Mitte, Alte Schönhauser Str. 4, Tel. 2 83 18 95, www.cantamaggio.de
Innovative Italian cuisine. Traditional dishes, made from unusual ingredients, take you on a visual and culinary voyage of discovery.
›› Mitte, Hannoversche Str. 2, Tel. 27 90 83 14, www.cavallino-rosso.de
Extravagant pizza and Sardinian specialties found nowhere else in Berlin.
›› Charlottenburg, Windscheid Str. 24, Tel. 3 24 68 82
An imposing brick vault and romantic candlelight make for a special atmosphere in this trendy Italian restaurant.
›› Charlottenburg, Bleibtreu Str. 7, Tel. 3 13 55 43, www.filou-berlin.de
Chic, roomy restaurant serving contemporary Italian cuisine. The pasta is handmade in the restaurant and can be bought at a large fresh-food counter.
›› Charlottenburg, Lehniner Platz, Tel. 3 23 33 18, www.francucci.com
Classics from Veneto and Lombardy, prepared freshly in a great little kitchen – complemented by a selection of more than 200 wines.
›› Kreuzberg, Pückler Str. 20, Tel. 6 18 80 98, www.goldenerhahn.de
Elegant interior and traditional Italian cuisine. Daily homemade pasta and steamed fish are the highlights of the menu.
›› Charlottenburg, Walter-Benjamin-Platz 8, Tel. 31 99 78 45, www.i-portici-berlin.de
Bustling waiters serve rustic pizza and pasta in this always packed, genuine Italian restaurant.
›› Kreuzberg, Grimm Str. 30, Tel. 69 50 66 10
A small restaurant, serving a great selection of starters and homemade pasta, that has what takes to become a favorite Italian for many Mitte residents.
›› Mitte, Acker Str. 17, Tel. 28 38 77 22, www.locandapane.de
Schöneberg’s legendary pizza place. Careful: extremely spicy.
›› Schöneberg, Willmanndamm 15, Tel. 7 81 12 93
Modern ambience and exquisite food at the Gendarmenmarkt.
›› Mitte, Charlotten Str. 59, Tel. 20 94 50 71, www.ristorante-malatesta.de
Creative Italian food creations at moderate prices.
›› Kreuzberg, Südstern 14, Tel. 32 53 45 83, www.noiquattro.de
Osteria No. 1
High-class Italian food, which is best enjoyed in the Mediterranean courtyard.
›› Kreuzberg, Kreuzberg Str. 71, Tel. 7 86 91 62, www.osteria-uno.de
Pan Degli Angeli
Bustling restaurant, serving down-to-earth Italian classics and great homemade pasta.
›› Charlottenburg, Stuttgarter Platz 20, Tel. 36 41 26 27, www.pan-degli-angeli.com
Whether home-made antipasta, pasta or fish carved in front of the guests, the freshness of the ingredients is just as important here as their diversity. The restaurant is well-known for its creative menus.
›› Frohnau, Ludolfinger Platz 2, Tel. 4 01 91 32, www.pantalone.de
Selected dishes such as beef carpaccio, tortelloni with truffles or breast of duck, all at moderate prices and served in a friendly atmosphere near the Deutsche Oper. A highlight is the piano bar.
›› Charlottenburg, Richard-Wagner-Str. 13, Tel. 3 42 14 14, www.restaurant-papageno.de
Unpretentious family-owned restaurant, offering food for any budget; very popular.
›› Charlottenburg, Schlüter Str. 69, Tel. 32 76 46 41, www.pascarella.de
Bustling trattoria with Italian charm. Rumor has it that Bruce Willis dined here!
›› Schöneberg, Eisenacher Str. 38, Tel. 2 18 81 99, www.petrocelli-berlin.de
Here you can order a huge variety of Italian delicacies in a rustic yet comfortable environment. Reasonable prices and also a fine selection of wines.
›› Steglitz, Breitenbachplatz 4, Tel. 8 24 57 88, www.piazza-michelangelo.de
Trattoria del Corso
Friendly neighborhood restaurant, offering good food at average prices.
›› Schöneberg, Haupt Str. 70, Tel. 85 40 14 59, www.trattoriadelcorso.de
The female owner of what used to be East Germany’s only Italian restaurant still serves traditional food at reasonable prices.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Husemann Str. 35, Tel. 4 40 73 33
At this unfussy restaurant, the owner himself throws the pizza dough into the air, making one of Berlin’s biggest and most delicious pizzas.
›› Kreuzberg, Liegnitzer Str. 28, Tel. 69 81 46 05
Vale un Peccato
First-class Italian delicacies, such as homemade pasta with Parmesan and truffles, always make a visit to Heidelberger Platz worthwhile.
›› Wilmersdorf, Aßmannshauser Str. 26, Tel. 82 70 52 75, www.vale-un-peccato.de
Despite the somewhat old fashioned and dark appearance of the decor, this Italian restaurant is among the best in the city. The food is delicious and of the highest quality, and the service leaves no wish unsatisfied.
›› Zehlendorf, Spanische Allee 1-3, Tel. 8 02 89 21 & 8 02 11 43, www.villa-medici-berlin.de
Vino e Libri
You can devour the contents of the many books stacked up to the ceiling on the large shelves as well as the Italian delicacies floating from the kitchen over a glass of wine in this cozy restaurant.
›› Mitte, Tor Str. 99, Tel. 44 05 84 71, www.vinoelibri.de
The snug layout with an antipasta counter and wine rack, along with a diverse menu creates a welcoming Italian ambience straight away. The young team here serve the best of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as crispy thin pizzas from a brick pizza oven that many consider the best in the city. To go with this, there are full-bodied wines from Tuscany. A tiramisu for dessert is simply a must.
›› Schöneberg, Winterfeldt Str. 58, Tel. 26 07 55 47, www.winterfeld-berlin.de
This is the right place to come if you’re fond of Spanish food. You can enjoy warm and cold tapas as well as authentic Spanish dishes such as paella, Basque-style trout or roasted breast of chicken with Manchego cheese and Iberian ham – all against a backdrop of walls painted fiery-red and decorated with lots of pictures of Spanish dancers and blue tiles.
›› Charlottenburg, Savignyplatz 2, Tel. 54 71 02 71, www.andalucia-berlin.de
Very cozy tapas bar which serves not just Spanish appetizers but also a whole range of delicious fare such as soups, tortillas, salads and much more. The harmonious decor with its Moorish tiling and wine shelves creates a Southern European flair.
›› Mitte, Dircksen Str. 40, Tel. 28 04 25 60, www.atame-tapasbar.de
The extensive menu offers mainly fish and seafood, but naturally also has classics such as paella and a large choice of tapas and tortillas.
›› Mitte, Hannoversche Str. 2, Tel. 2 82 91 53, www.barcelona-berlin.de
Artists and intellectuals meet here with off-duty waiters and restaurateurs to ring out the evening together with a good Rioja and Spanish music.
›› Charlottenburg, Wieland Str. 6, Tel. 3 12 99 29, www.el-borriquito.de
Southern flair and rustic ambience. Great selection of tapas and other Spanish and Portuguese delicacies.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Wörther Str. 33, Tel. 28 59 90 26, www.lafil.de
Mar y Sol
Typical Andalucian restaurant, decorated with racks full of wine bottles. Great selection of tapas.
›› Charlottenburg, Savignyplatz 5, Tel. 3 13 25 93, www.marysol-berlin.de
The Melia Tapas with its country-typical food reflects Spanish temperament, especially in the huge assortment of different tapas. The rest of the menu is also worth a look, as is the range of Iberian wines. Not to be missed is the live Spanish music on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
›› Mitte, Friedrich Str. 103 (im Hotel Sol Melia), Tel. 20 60 79 01 45, www.meliaberlin.com
Spanish flair, excellent food and delicious cocktails make this restaurant worth a visit. This authentic restaurant is full of Spanish holiday spirit.
›› Mariendorf, Alt-Mariendorf 32, Tel. 74 07 97 40, www.mundo-berlin.de
Enrique Servan serves cuisine from the Iberian peninsula and the Andes with added influences from Asia, Africa and North America, all promising an unexpected dining delight that should on no account be missed. For examples, how about Pata Negra ham with Quinoa salad? If you prefer something more traditional, choose the baked king prawns with chilli and garlic, followed by a excellent Crema Catalana for dessert.
›› Wilmersdorf, Pfalzburger Str. 83, Tel. 88 92 92 44, www.restaurante-serrano.de
Sol y Sombra
Over gazpacho or paella, the local clientele enjoy the tasty Andalucian cuisine here.
›› Kreuzberg, Oranienplatz 5, Tel. 69 53 38 87, www.solysombra-berlin.de
This new Spanish restaurant on Rheinstraße creates its own atmosphere through dim lighting, rustic wooden furnishings and a colorful picture collection on the walls. The food includes tapas, tortillas, paella and Spanish ham and sausage specialties. Spanish wine rounds off a culinary excursion to the Iberian peninsula.
›› Friedenau, Rhein Str. 32, Tel. 8 52 94 22, www.tapas-espana.de
Red-brick walls and Spanish waiters create the perfect ambience for an evening of tapas, wine and long conversations.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Sredzki Str. 45, Tel. 44 04 92 24, www.vinablanca.de
Popular, trendy tapas bar at the Hackescher Markt. In summer it has a great atmosphere.
›› Mitte, Rosenthaler Str. 37, Tel. 28 39 12 13, www.yosoy.de
Guests can enjoy a large daily selection of fresh fish and Portuguese specialties in this comfortable wooden interior.
›› Friedenau, Dickhardt Str. 27, Tel. 8 52 26 60, www.carlos-tapas.de
Fish dishes are a must in Portuguese restaurants. Casa Algarvia offers a selection ranging from sea wolf to swordfish and cutlass fish to gilthead. Perfectly accompanied by Portuguese wine and traditional fado songs.
›› Charlottenburg, Goethe Str. 61, Tel. 31 80 81 10, www.casa-algarvia.de
Traditional Spanish and Portuguese cuisine at reasonable prices, with a large selection of fresh fish.
›› Charlottenburg, Marburger Str. 2, Tel. 2 13 55 85, www.lasepia-berlin.de
ers not only cultural pleasure, but also Italian dining adventures in the San Nicci restaurant. Against a backdrop emulating the Golden 1920s, food creations such as grilled monkfish with a citrus fish sauce and delicious pastries are served. Many celebrities come here.