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Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 18, 91502 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)9131 5333499
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small but excellent: Great place to savour good food!

A small and usually rather busy little restaurant in one the old military stables in the Röthelheimpark part of Erlangen's inner city. Food is freshly prepared (you can watch if you want), the menu is not extensive but the food on over almost always without fault and of excellent taste. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Erlangen, Germany
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Erlangen, Germany
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A small and usually rather busy little restaurant in one the old military stables in the Röthelheimpark part of Erlangen's inner city. Food is freshly prepared (you can watch if you want), the menu is not extensive but the food on over almost always without fault and of excellent taste. It is a busy place, so reservations are advisable. Also,... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent food prepared in front of you with really fresh ingredients ,small portions sizes great for lunch, friendly service, reservations recommended

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Berkshire
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have no idea why this place is rated so highly. The menu is very limited (and does not include prices). The wait for the main course was an hour, and when it came the portions were small. The desert (one choice) came with espresso, which we had to ask for. Then to cap it all we had to herd... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try the Salz and Pfeffer and it was completely full, so we went to the nearby Esscafe. We loved it! They offered us a Surprise-menu of 3 dishes + dessert for just 15€. Everything was delicious. The portions are not so big, but considering the number of dishes of the menu, it's perfectly fine. It's also really... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I went for dinner one night and was amazed at the great quality food. The night was made memorable by the staff who were lovely to talk to and made you feel really welcome. I went the next two days for lunch as I could not get enough.

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Erlangen, Germany
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great little place, and I do mean little. Get a reservation and you are golden. The food is VERY good here and you can watch the chef prepare the dinner from any seat in the house.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have been here many times. Each time was amazing. Fantastic place! Paolo's food and his smile are filling the stomachs with fantastic tastes and pleasure :) And if he plays guitar... Mamma Mia! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Small place but excellent italian food. The menu is limitted but everything is freshly made and of great taste and quality. For sure a place to come back.

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Erlangen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Have to agree with a previous post that this place is on the small side but the food is great, wine is great. It is a great place to grab a nice lunch or early dinner. You can sit outside and watch the world go by or sit inside and watch Paolo weave his magic in the kitchen!

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Friendly, delicious. Not much elbow room, but when it tastes this good, who cares?

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Address: Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 18, 91502 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)9131 5333499
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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  • Address: Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 18, 91502 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
  • Phone Number: +49(0)9131 5333499

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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