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“Good quality, good value”
Review of Ristorante Essenza

Ristorante Essenza
Ranked #78 of 8,396 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $62
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
Description: ELEGANT OR INFORMAL DINING AT IL RISTORANTE "essenza" Il Ristorante "essenza" of Berlin interprets the excellence, elegantly and style - presents a dining concept inspired by the sophisticated cosmopolitan moods of the modern world. The spacious dining in lower restaurant area , with eight of windows on Potsdamer Paltz and the gallery on the upper floor on creates a refined and comfortable atmosphere made unique by the elegant décor and architectural details in warm shades of wood and gold tonality. The open wine cellar offers a marvelous view of its prestigious assortment of wines (380 a different vinery) - from exclusive international labels to wines produced by small bio-dynamic wineries - while on the opposite of the restaurant, the striking just open kitchen shows the team of chefs actively at work. THE RESTAURANT PHILOSOPHY Il Ristorante "essenza" of Potsdamer Paltz in Berlin presents a combination of traditional Italian and regional dishes that are enhanced through international influences, state-of-the-art culinary techniques, and the use of ingredients of superb quality. The constantly evolving menu features local and seasonal products to enhance the Italian flavor of the dishes in a taste experience with balanced dishes. Buon appetito!
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good quality, good value”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Ate here late in the evening, 11.15-ish, after concert. Staff were very accommodating, even though we ran on until after they probably wanted to leave, they didn't rush us. Beef carpaccio starter lovely, main pasta dishes all good. Good wine list with knowledgeable waiter. Four starters, four mains, wine, water, coffee, 40 euros a head.

Visited October 2013
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great meal in a super location”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Found this restaurant right here at TA. We were going to the Philharmonic and wanted a nice meal beforehand. Bingo. Our waiter was superb. His wine recommendations we perfectly matched to the food and did not break the bank. We both had starters and entrees. Presentation and flavors were 5/5. Considering the quality of the experience we thought the tab was quite reasonable. Absolutely worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Asker, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

So nice restaurant, really good food and good service. Best meal we had in Berlin! Really interesting menu. Highly recomend!!

Visited October 2013
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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“Great find”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found this restaurant by chance on Saturday evening. The restaurant was almost full but they found us a table upstairs. The menu is very interesting - not your normal Italian standards, and the standard of cooking was excellent. Service was also good. Particularly enjoyed both of our pasta dishes - beetroot ravioli and biglio with scallops.

The wine list is pricy - a lot of the ,locals were drinking beer ! We had one of the cheapest bottles, (€25), but were delighted with the quality - worth the money. When the bill arrived we were pleasntly surprised - considering quality of the food it was worthwhile

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Meal”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We happened across this restaurant and saw that it had a decent rating. It was fantastic - the beef carpaccio is the best i have had and we all had pasta and all of the plates were perfectly cooked and really tasty.
We found it very reasonably priced too.
I would hughly recommend this restaurant!!

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