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“Beautiful place but terrible food!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bierschenke Marienplatz

Bierschenke Marienplatz
Ranked #148 of 634 Restaurants in Bergamo
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: German, Austrian, European, Central European, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful place but terrible food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We passed this place and decided to try it out. We went on a saturday night and it was full. We hadn't reserved a table but luckily we found a table straight away. The place is very nice, traditional and great atmosphere. Staff dressed in traditional clothing. Only downside the food...real let down. We ordered the assorted wurstel with sauerkraut and a pan which had a mix of egg, potato rosti, speck and wurstel. The food arrived cold. Not sure whether this was because the food arrived within 5 minutes of ordering in a packed restaurant! The wurstel seemed as though they weren't cooked properly and the potato rosti dish was bland, cold and burnt to the pan. Seemed as though the food was simply reheated and not cooked from fresh. We then ordered a plate of chips which came out within 2 minutes and yet again they were also cold. Would recommend the place for a beer with friends but not the food! Total bill including 2 medium and 1 small beer was 35 euros!! I came out still hungry....

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
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  • Russian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Bavarese Cuisine, in Bergamo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We went there on a rainy Tuesday night, to celebrate my birthday. The venue was empty, there were max 5 people apart from us, and a family with kids left just as we sat. The locale is very nice, white and blue ribbons everywhere, Bavarese decorations, wooden tables and chairs and even a couple of long wooden tables with planks for sitting in the middle. Very traditional make-believe. Kind-of-traditional Bavarese music playing softly.

Only one waiter was on duty for the night, which was quiet enough for him to manage everything in reasonable times. He was kind and polite, and looked friendly but not intrusive. The place is rather small (seats 50 or so total), and can get noisy quite easily, as was the case (one of the other tables was very loud). Not a big issue though, unless one is out on a very romantic night, and despite the noise we managed to talk without having to raise our voices.

We ordered a Bauernschmaus for two, which is a large platter with 4 wurst, 2 knodels, 2 smoked pork chops, red crauts, white crauts and some potatoes. As a side to share, a rosti, water and Kapuziner Wiess beer for drinks. It all came to 35€, which was about right, considering how generous the portions were.

Moreover, the meal was delicious: after having visited (and eaten in) Germany on a monthly basis for the last year, I can say this venue is very close to the mark, as far as the authenticity of the food goes. The only flaws were the knodels, just slightly dry and chewy, and topped with parmesan cheese, which to be honest spoiled them rather than adding. Otherwise, everything was perfect.

As a last note, it must be said that, although being located in a lovely setting, it's a very central pedestrians-only area, so the place has no parking of its own, and the nearest parking spaces could be rather far for the lazier of you (about 10' walk distance), especially on a rainy night such as the one we went.

Overall, very nice place, one I will definitively return to, and one I definitively recommend. Prosit!

8/10

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Exellent place to eat and have fun! Steak was incredibly good and if you like desserts so there is "dessert buffet" wich is perfect and just for 5 euros! Dessert are both from germany and italy! Best tiramisu so far! :) stuff are very very friendly!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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dublin
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Interesting!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very reasonable priced food and drink. Great atmosphere. Lovely little place in a lovely part of town. You keep thinking you are in Germany!! Staff are very friendly. Open until 2 am. Seek it out for something different.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely and Charming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant serving great German/Austrian food at reasonable prices.

Tucked away inside a courtyard of some sort, this cheerful and charming, Bavarian inspired restaurant was such a change from the normal restaurant.

We ordered the Spaetzel, the Rosti fry-up with 2 eggs and speck ham and the venison with mashed potatoes. Everything was really nice and service was wonderful!

Dessert was equally yummy, Black Forest cake, whih was moist, creamy and with dark, plump cherries. Lovely end to a lvely meal.

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