After years of average Italian food in Berlin (with some exceptions), German’s most loved cuisine is experiencing a hype – with interesting concepts and especially new sources for Italy’s biggest pride: fresh and hand-made pasta. And Pastificio Tosatti just off Helmholtzplatz will satisfy your cravings for Italian noodles in all shapes and sizes.
It’s run by former web-designer Matteo Tosatti, who, when he was bored with office-routine, decided to go to pasta school in Bologna to learn the trade and then opened his pasta shop in Prenzlauer Berg, where he now manufactures pasta behind a huge window for everyone to marvel at.
I heard of it just weeks ago, however, it’s been there since 2014! Sometimes I marvel at how secretive Berlin can still be.
Maybe the re-discovery of Italian food helped spur interest, but actually let’s just indulge in fresh pasta. I chose ravioli filled with leek and white cheese (9,50 Euro), but without the salsiccia, and enjoyed it a lot. The filling could’ve been more intense, but the pasta was perfectly al dente and tasty. When I was about to leave, long-time fans came in to call for the ragù, and I saw their faces light up when they discovered a big pot in the display. Very promising, I must say.