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“Appalling food and service!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Madchenitaliener

Madchenitaliener
Alte Schonhauser Strasse 12, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 40041787
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Ranked #578 of 5,657 restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $0 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mitte
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Appalling food and service!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

15 minutes wait for a menu. 15 more minutes before the order is taken. The wrong wine is sent - I ordered a 2006 Vapollichella DOC Ripasso - I received a 2010 standard Vallpollichellla. Main course - after having to get up to ask the waiter where it was arrived 45 minutes after the starter plates were cleared!
The food was awful - main course of "Fresh Fig" Taglliatelle was a drenched in a overwelming "sweet and sour"sauce which lacked any subtlety and was inedible.
The Taglliatelle with Prawns and Summer Truffles had no sign of the truffles, the prawns were tasteless and too much lemon was used in the sauce. Why this place is so popular with the locals is beyond me.

Visited August 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best meal in Berlin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We tried twice to get a table at this small and intimate restaurant and on our last try we managed 3 seats at their bar - little did we realise how great our meal would be.

As we were sat at the bar we got a birds eye view of both the kitchen and bar action. The staff were great (even though our german is a non-event) and the food was amazing. We started with a meal platter complete with excellent olives and bread. For our main course we all chose a different pasta from the board - mum had a simple truffle pasta, I had and amazing bresola/ caper/ tomato + rocket linguine. The staff were more than happy to let us try a number of wines before we found one (or several) we liked and we enjoyed many laughs with them over the bar throughout the course of our visit.

I think this restaurant is a real hidden gem and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hannover, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice food, but: Why the name??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

Maedchenitaliener (or: girls' Italian) seems to have become an institution on Alte Schoenhauser Stasse. I have been a few timies, and it is always packed. There is not so much variety on the menu, but what they do they do well. Try the pasta with ripe figs - heaven. Deserts are so so, but all in all a great place.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best small, coyz restaurant in Berlin Mitte”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

My favorite, must visit place when I go to Berlin.
Small and cozy atmosphere, italian cuisine, family style run, not expensive, amazing food, nice service, .great value for money... and you have to try the signature pasta dish with figs and balsamico vinegar! Also very nice the pasta with black truffels, or the starter figs with buffalo mozarella. All my friends loved it so far, must try tip.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid
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19 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best pasta con tartufo!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

The white truffle pasta is simply amazing. not easy to get a table so I recommend to make a reservation.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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