Imagine a shaded backyard, furnished with simple wooden tables and chairs, in which dishes full of dainty smelling risotto with chanterelles are served for your enjoyment during lunch break. Imagine the risotto dish was preceded by a beautiful cold soup made of tomatoes and followed by a delicious mascarpone cream with seasonal berries. Imagine you’d only pay 13 Euros for this stunning lunch menu.
Lavanderia Vecchia is famous all over Berlin, but actually for its dinner menu feasts, starting at 7.30 and finishing after 11pm, serving antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci for a smashing price of 45 euro including half a liter of wine. You better plan on not eating the day before you go and the day after. An easier version of the same kitchen is presented during lunch, where the cooking quality might not be as breathtaking, but still pretty good and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Despite the hurrying, sometimes confused waiters.
You can make it a quick lunch as well, sparing yourself either the first or the last course, but if you feel like you’re in for a treat, I advise you to go get the full lunch menu. And have a good afternoon’s sleep after that, because traditional Italian kitchen is not a light one, but worth every calorie.