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“superbe Italian pasta in the center of Berlin” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Madchenitaliener

Madchenitaliener
Alte Schonhauser Strasse 12, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 40041787
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Ranked #831 of 6,085 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $0 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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6 restaurant reviews
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“superbe Italian pasta in the center of Berlin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

As it started raining and hailing we rushed into this restaurant to have a drink at the bar. All the tables were taken and while sipping our beers we could glance into the kitchen and see the chef prepare some delicious pasta's, which smelled great as the waitresses carried them to the tables. We could witness all ingredients to be absolutely fresh so we decided to expand our drink with a meal.
As we moved to the terrace (incredibly hot inside) there was a mix-up with our order and we had to wait a little bit longer than expected. The two girls serving the resto were also overburdened and a bit stressy, but overall they did a great job.
The wine was tasty and affordable and the pasta as expected: superb. We tried tagliatelli rusticana, mjum.
Despite of the problems with service, a nice experience. Would definitely go back.
If you want to go, definitely book a table.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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british columbia, canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“simple good pasta place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

casual with a short menu of good pasta choices. Excellent value with good wine.

Visited June 2012
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 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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“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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