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“Thoroughly enjoyable”

Osteria der Katzlmacher
Ranked #170 of 3,767 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $38
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cuisine with passion. This is how the host Giorgio Cherubini describes his way of presenting to guests good quality Italian cuisine based on the finest ingredients. The restaurant is characterised by pewter plates and massive pillars which end up on the ceilings as oversized hands. The place is cosy and the food tastes good. It certainly agrees with the upmarket clientele. The staff are friendly and serve a range of dishes including cuttlefish with polenta, saddle of rabbit served with artichokes and melon salad served with strawberries. The restaurant serves a selection of Italian wines.
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

A very warm and friendly restaurant with excellent food and service. The staff is all Italian and couldn't be nicer. The food was beautifully and delicately prepared. We had the Bronzino for two and it was delicious. Good wine list also. Highly recommended.

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Giorgio C, Inhaber at Osteria der Katzlmacher, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thanks for the good review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and meal in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon
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Munich, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Bustling, Loud and Friendly”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Since Katzlmacher has moved to the center of the old part of town it has become bustling and loud. On the weekends when it is full (make a reservation) it is too loud for my tired ears, so during the week is more to my taste.

And the food is great. We started with sautéed artichokes in a basket of parmesan cheese that was a hit for all who tried it. And afterwards the pasta with fresh white truffles, which disappointed me a bit. There were plenty of truffles, but they lacked the strong earthy flavour I love so much, and the sauce seemed to be pretty much pure butter. (I think it must be a case of knowing your truffle supplier and relying on getting the best...) But then the chocolate Crème Catalan for dessert restored my mood perfectly. The wines are very good, so expect to pay for them!

Our friends both had fish. Since we sat near the table where the waiters filet the cooked fish and dress the plates I could see lots come out of the kitchen. It all looked good and was prepared with expert care like a good Italian waiter can do.

It's a great place for middle-aged people to live it up a bit. The menu comes on a hand held chalk board, the waiters all Italian, and the place friendly and lively. A fun evening.

  • Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Munich is a northern Italian city”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Inventive and original version of pesto. Pasta alla arribiata was a spicy delight. Excellent wine list. Friendly and personable service, including an clever, illustrated explanation of the name - katzlmacher. Zabagionle at the end was really special.

Visited November 2012
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Giorgio C, Inhaber at Osteria der Katzlmacher, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thanks for the good review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and meal in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon
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Belvidere, Illinois
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Very good Italian in a city of sausage!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

By day 3 of our visit to Munich I wanted something different besides Bavarian food. I consulted my Frommer's guide as they have never steered me wrong and came upon this restaurant. We were promptly seated and given a table. They offered to hang up our coats as well. The waiter brought over the menu on a pizza paddle and explained what each item was. He spoke very good English and that was helpful. We had the artichoke salad, pumpkin ravioli, chanterelle mushroom risotto and apple cake. Everything was great except the apple cake which was ok. The portions were just right, the food hot, and the service great. We did think that it was on the expensive side for what you got, but would definitely go there when we are back in Munich.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Christine T
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Giorgio C, Inhaber at Osteria der Katzlmacher, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thanks for the good review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and meals
in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great service. . . Great food!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We go back to this restaurant each time we are in Munich. The staff has remained basically the same as it was on our first visit several years ago. They recognize us now and always make us feel very welcome. The pasta here is delicious and the fish dishes are always excellent. The menu continues to be presented on a pizza board but you can count on the staff to be very helpful in explaining it and making suggestions. The decor is sort of a cross between art gallery and art deco which, to us, is part of the charm of the place. We will definitely continue to return.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Evelyn C
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Giorgio C, Inhaber at Osteria der Katzlmacher, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thanks for the good review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and meal in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon
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