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“Very pleasant surprise”
Review of Ristorante Essenza

Ristorante Essenza
Ranked #80 of 8,861 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $65
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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!
Reviewed May 8, 2014

I confess we only went to this restaurant because we failed to get into our first choice, but we turned out to be very happy with our misfortune. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and very Italian. The menu is imaginative and well executed, especially the swordfish carpaccio which was truly excellent.

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Thank Alan J
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Close to Potsdamer Platz on the apex of the street with the entrance exactly on the apex of the building.
From the initial greeting to the helping on with the jacket at the end of the meal, the service was attentive and thorough. The menu is not the standard Italian fare on offer everywhere. It is full of interesting and different choices. Everything we tried was excellent. The Swordfish Carpaccio was especially good. Hilary really enjoyed the pheasant. Very smart decor and ambience. Not the cheapest option in the neighborhood, but worth the money. We needed the waiter's advice a couple of times. His recommendations were excellent.
Well worth a visit.

Thank Lipowa
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went for a dinner alone. Excelente food,elegant and cosy, great wine-list. I ate a pomodoro salad, and a beef with vegetable. One of the best beef I have ever had, perfect done. And of course don't forget to taste the tiramissu.

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Thank FlavioL_1975
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very good food, nice quiet atmosphere, nicely decorated. The tomato soup is certainly excellent and lamb was beautifully prepared.

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Thank Chris H
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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We were walking around Potsdamer Platz and happened by this restaurant. Great menu, great service, nice wine list, reasonable prices. I have lived in Germany for over a year now; this was truly one of the best meals I have had.

Thank E Darrin C
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