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Kartauserstrasse 14, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 / 61 78 78
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, not so friendly service

i live in Ireland but have visited Mainz on 3 separate occasions. Each time I have dined in this restaurant. It is run by Italians and the food is authentic and really really good. The prices are average, the wine list comprehensive. However the staff are not your usual friendly relaxed Italians... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
ADF40
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Dublin, Ireland
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

i live in Ireland but have visited Mainz on 3 separate occasions. Each time I have dined in this restaurant. It is run by Italians and the food is authentic and really really good. The prices are average, the wine list comprehensive. However the staff are not your usual friendly relaxed Italians. They rush you through, in fairness the place... More 

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sydney, australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great food in a nice place. We went for a family lunch over the busy Xmas period and with some food intolerances needed a bit of help which we were willingly given, despite a full house being demanding on the service team. Especially the pumpkin pizza is worth mentioning - a great adaptation of an italian classic... Reservation recommended.

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Mainz-Kastel, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very typical Italian restaurant but this one is a bit cheaper and more casual than its sister restaurant Il Contro. Most of your choices are pasta, pizza, and salad but they have very creative dishes especially featuring seasonal ingredients. Biggest plus is that they have gluten free pasta for all you people like me with Celiacs. They do sometimes take... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Large selection of pasta and pizza dishes which have all been of a good quality in my experience. Salads also more imaginative and better dressed than most places I have been in Germany. Place is tastefully decorated, and service has always been of a high standard. Only small gripe is that in busy periods, the seating is packed tight, so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went there for a later lunch, about 1:45. The restaurant was more than 2/3's empty and the lady told us they were too busy to seat us and turned us away. Pizzas looked good but they were not accommodating at all. Won't be back

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Duluth, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Some of the best pizza I've ever had. Italy included .In addition, appetizer salad (with prosciutto, apple and walnuts) was fantastic. Two others had pasta they said was great. Hard to find...on a little side street...but worth the adventure for sure!

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Amman
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The ambiance of place is nice ... The waiters are soooooo rude, they aren't friendly at all , they treat clients as if they're beggars or are getting the food for free... Quality of food is not as expected to the prestige and reputation given to the restaurant , as it's not easy to get a reservation there so you... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Al Cortile is a very popular restaurant in the center of the historic shopping district just off Augustiner-Str. We had reservations for upstairs (street level) seating - an absolute must on a saturday night as a number of people were turned away just as we were seated. The food was very good - not inexpensive. The mixed anitpasti was very... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

been here a few times over the years and never been disappointed. always busy, even early, buzzing, great atmos. great Italian food. I had mussels in white wine to start and a pizza for main all of which was very good and I would recommend to all

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Mainz, Germany
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Pizza is good, the rest of the menu is average. Service is slow and somewhat unfriendly. Tables for two are small and crowded together. There are many more, much better Italian restaurants in Mainz

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kartauserstrasse 14, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: 06131 / 61 78 78

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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