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Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 18, 91502 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)9131 5333499
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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
Great place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2014
Ana C
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Erlangen, Germany
via mobile
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Berkshire
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The owner, Paolo, is very friendly and great fun. He is not always there at lunch times. For me, however, the choice is rather limited and sometimes rather average.

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Erlangen, Deutschland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Italian food never tasted so good as it is in the Esscafe. The dessert with espresso is a favourite of mine. Also the wine list is good, prosecco always cold and the food outstanding. Would recommend the "small" portion for those watching their waistlines. Salad is alway fresh and morish. Love it!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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