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Italian in Berlin: Karloff

Karloff is a tiny space, 14 seats inside only, fitted into a neat square space, that not only holds the tables and chairs, but the wine shelfs and even the kitchen. A perfect use of space with a cosy yet stylish atmosphere, all done by the owner itself, Achille Farese. Don Farese, as the guy who looks through the small window facing Reichenberger Straße, calls him late at night, when we’re munching our second dessert. And a good name it is, because he’s a master host, making sure all guests leave with happy bellies and, or stay for another drink long after the last course was served. And about that food! The tastiest ingredients come together for a simple Italian meal boosting with flavor. For a mere 19,- for four courses!

Italian in Berlin: Cecconi’s

Torstraße 1, formerly only known as Soho House, and by now also home to the fabulous The Store and its Kitchen, got a new addition: a fancy Italian place going by the name of Cecconi’s. Originated in Venice, this Italian restaurant can be found in London, West Hollywood, Miami Beach, Istanbul and now also in Mitte. Serving dishes from Northern Italy in an Art-Deco inspired and quite luxe interior, it’s a prime spot for important business meetings, fancy dates and any time you want a decent pizza baked in the most gorgeous marble oven.

Pizza in Berlin: Standard

You can get a pizza on every street corner in Berlin. There’s a plethora of Italian restaurants and ‘pezzi’ places claiming to be good at putting a bunch of ingredients on dough and baking it. Thing is, they ain’t. The general standard is pretty low on the Berlin pizza scene, surprisingly low, given that there are that many pizza places. The worst offenders are usually those calling themselves Italian, or even Neapolitan, which is the very reason only one pizza place made it onto this site so far: it’s not even trying to be Italian. However, food times change, and there has been somewhat of a revival on the Berlin pizza front of late. Which is why I and some food-savvy friends have gone on a little tasting tour of five new, and fairly hyped, pizza places in the past few weeks. The original goal was to write an overview of this sudden influx, the result, however, is only one worthwhile recommendation. Although you’d never guess it by its name, allow me to introduce the tastiest new pizza place on the block: Standard.

Italian in Berlin: Nudo

Italian cooking is always kind of falling off the table when I think about interesting things to try and explore in Berlin. It somewhat is such a staple, that I tend to not think too much about it… But then, it’s such delicious food with so much potential…! Anyhow, I just recently heard about a fairly new menu-restaurant at Lausitzer Platz in Kreuzberg and so I cycled down from Mitte one surprisingly beautiful evening last week to taste-test Nudo with a friend.