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“Reasonable food and nice service”

Ristorante Piccolo Mondo
Ranked #414 of 8,662 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $300
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Westend
Reviewed November 3, 2013

When visiting a country that is not far away from the home of the best cuisine in the world (yes, I mean Italy. French and spanish cooking may magnificent on occasion, but the everyday food you get in the average italian restaurant remains the best average in the western world), when visiting such a country, and the country's capital, you have some expectations on what will be offered.
The location of the restaurant is in a fashionable part of Berlin, while off-centre, it is still considered a place where people with a lot of money spend them. And their time.
The food was average, which, frankly, was a disappointment. I had expected more. I had the tri-pasta which was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. The small entrées and the complimentary olives where very, very basic. The wine selection was good, and we had an excellent bottle of red wine. However, we kicked off dinner with asking for a glass of champagne, and I am guessing here, but we did not get champagne. I payed for champagne, but we got two glasses of excellent Italian sparkling white wine, that, technically, is not allowed to be labeled champagne. I have to be perfectly honest here and state that I may be mistaken - I haven't tasted every champagne, and every bottle, but I have drunk a lot of champagne in my time and when you go to a fancy italian restaurant, and order champagne (which, by the way, was one of the most expensive drinks on the wine-list) you expect something that you'd recognize.
The waiters were nice, the outdoor veranda was a bit to smoke-infested for my taste, and I will not be going back. There are too many italian restaurants out there for me to give this place a second chance.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Located very near the "Theodor Heuss Platz" (Westend/Charlottenburg neighborhood) the restaurant is very good to reach by car and by suburban railway. They have all the classical Italian cuisine in a fine quality. The staff is overwhelmingly friendly. The prices are a bit above the average, but appropriate.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant business is also called hospitality industry. The hospitality at Ristorante Piccolo Mondo is an example of hospitality as it should be in every restaurant. The reception, the smiles and friendliness of all members of personnel are genuine, the focus is on the guest. As they freely bring you additional appetizers which go with your choice of wine or food, you really feel like a guest. I have had the pleasure of frequent visits, and the attitude, as well as the quality of the cuisine have been consistently at the highest level.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Il piccolo mondo lies on a busy corner during daytime not central of western part of berlin, but one of the more bourgeoise districts, public transport is available. it quiets down during the evening hours and if you visit the restaurant during summer than the outside seating is really enjoyable, they build a tent, which gives you shelter even if the wind comes up or the night is turning chilly.
their menu is quite big, they do offer fresh fresh fresh ingredients and their pasta is something you should try - same with the baby octopus-salad and the fish. they provide a seasonal menu as well and depending whats harvested (truffels asparagus strawberries etc) they will cook it for you.
and you do not need to ask for specials, they come and tell you what the chef from southern Italy recommends.
their wine list ist quite extensive - besides classic italian wines they have some rare ones, ask about them . they serve some other wines from different countries, but i would rather stick to their italian options....
the service runs smooth, there is always a smile a friendly word , a question about your whereabout and that is quite rarely in Berlin.
very kids-friendly and if you bring your dog, it should be fine too (at least during the warmer season)
it is of course a non-smoking restaurant.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

There seemed to be at least five people all the time by the door welcoming you to this friendly establishment. The service was impeccable and most of the servers seemed to be Italian origin. The food was a bit disappointing, especially having read so many praising reviews from fellow TA travellers. The lowest point was the Vitello tonnato, which was a total disaster with so much mayonnaise (instead of well prepared tuna sauce) that it was difficult to taste the veal. All in all, the main courses and the postres were satisfying and Piccolo Mondo offers a pretty good value for your money.

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