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XII Apostel Koln

Altstadt-Nord
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Heumarkt 68-72, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0221 250 830 20
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Description: Nur wenige Minuten von Kölner Dom und Rhein entfernt liegt das XII Apostel...
Nur wenige Minuten von Kölner Dom und Rhein entfernt liegt das XII Apostel Köln mitten in der Altstadt, die den richtigen Rahmen gibt für die XII Apostel Speisekarte. Hier findet man den milden Petrus, einen scharfen Judas oder den beliebten Paolo. Die Rede ist von der Spezialität des Hauses, den riesigen, hauchdünnen und knusprigen Holzofen-Pizzen.
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  • 24
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice but should aspire for better

Perhaps it was because of the trade fair peak visiting time ...but waiting more than an hour for the food and on average 20 minutes for a glass of wine is not nice... It's a rather industrial place, old is ok but not more. The kind of place for large touri-groups/busses. Cologne ha so s many other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Perhaps it was because of the trade fair peak visiting time ...but waiting more than an hour for the food and on average 20 minutes for a glass of wine is not nice... It's a rather industrial place, old is ok but not more. The kind of place for large touri-groups/busses. Cologne ha so s many other better places ...... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Initially put in a little back area with no atmosphere, but changed to main room on request. Lovely candlelight and painted ceilings. Busy but not frantic. Such a friendly waiter from Italy, and amazing food. Pizzas as good as Naples. Steak from Ireland cooked perfectly. Wine served at the right temperature. Quite a relief after eating so much German food!

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Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was rude and sexist. Apparently women don't order for themselves. The arugala salad was ok -too much dressing, but the penne arrabiata,a house specialty, was really really bad. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have just returned from a week long business trip in Cologne and ate here twice. The place was a virant bubbling noise of chatter and clatter, a real great atmosphere. The food was very well priced and the Pizzas were very good indeed. The desserts were alo very good :-) Will definately return next January!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Food good, though salmon a little bit too salty. Restaurant itself however was lovely with an excellent atmosphere. Good location in Altstadt. Prices reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our hotel had booed us a table. When we arrived there was no sign of huge reservation but the waiter took us right into the back and found us a table. We waited quite a long time for any service and eventually our order was taken and then the starters arrived virtually immediately. No cutlery given so we helped ourselves.... More 

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lancashire
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45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We came here for lunch on saturday afternoon. Got a table on arrival, although very busy. We ordered bruschetta (not seasoned and no olive oil present- quite bland, but once we added these it was better) We also had the tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta (pasta too thick, so it was chewy, the sauce was cream based so quite... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Was recommended this restaurant by our hotel as a good place to for a really authentic pizza. Bring right on the edge of Heumarkt and with the Christmas markets in full swing, we were expecting it to be very busy. It was, but we found a seat quickly. The menu is quite extensive and the service was good. It is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Went here for a drink last night. Sat at a table 6 feet from the bar. Went to the bar to order drinks but was advised to wait at the table and someone would take our order as they couldn't serve us at the bar. Duly waited and after fifteen minutes decided to leave. Disappointed as we had been looking... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant as we were walking around cologne. It was a Saturday night and the local football team were at home so the town was very busy, as was this restaurant. They told us the wait would be about 20 mins which was fine. They showed us where to wait and had drinks brought over. It was about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heumarkt 68-72, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 0221 250 830 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups

Description

Nur wenige Minuten von Kölner Dom und Rhein entfernt liegt das XII Apostel Köln mitten in der Altstadt, die den richtigen Rahmen gibt für die XII Apostel Speisekarte. Hier findet man den milden Petrus, einen scharfen Judas oder den beliebten Paolo. Die Rede ist von der Spezialität des Hauses, den riesigen, hauchdünnen und knusprigen Holzofen-Pizzen.

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