Past events

True Italian Pizza Week Berlin

6th – 12th April 2017

Margherita, marinara, napoletana, capricciosa, quattro stagioni, ham and mashrooms, vegetarian: no matter what’s on the top, pizza is the proper symbol of the Italian cuisine. The True Italian Pizza Week Berlin aims to honour one of the symbols of the Italian gastronomic culture with a special initiative involving the best pizzerias in the German capital.

True Italian Pizza Week Berlin will take place from 6th to 12th of April 2017 in all of the participating restaurants. Here you can ask for the event menu: you will have the chance to taste authentic Italian pizza (choosing between two kinds – vegetarian options available) and match it with a beer or soft drink paying just 10€. The sponsors of the event are Amaro Lucano and Lavazza: for this reason in many places an Amaro Lucano liqueur is included in the offer and it will also be possible to order a Lavazza espresso for just 1€ more. Following in the footsteps of 72hrs True Italian Food (22-25 September 2016), the event wants to promote the variety and excellence of genuine Italian food in Berlin. The event’s media partners are Berlino Magazine and I Heart Berlin.

Pizza Week Map

During the True Italian Pizza Week 7-days festival, Berliners will be provided of a city metro map where the stations are replaced by the participant pizzerias with their own pizza offer. Furthermore, the map can still be used after the event: the True Italian selection of the best Italian pizzerias in Berlin can be useful for who is interested in trying the wide Italian gastronomic offer in the city anytime.

Read more in English here – Read more in German here – Read more in Italian here

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Berlinitalienisches Tomatenfest

21st – 27th November 2016

Seven days dedicated to the best Italian receipts containing tomato: it’s happening in Berlin from the 21st to the 27th November 2016 during the First Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World promoted by the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Agriculture and of Education. From pappa al pomodoro to tagliatelle all’Amatriciana, through sorbet, ragù, pizza, stuffed tomatoes, lasagne, cannelloni and gnocchi: during the Berlinitalienisches Tomatenfest (Berlin Festival of the Italian Tomato) some of the best Italian restaurants in Berlin (18) will offer typical Italian dishes with tomatoes, with a special price. The event is addressed to those who love good food, no matter if from Germany, Italy or any other country. It is easy to recognize a good tomato but not that easy to find a real good one, at least in Central Europe. The Festival of the Italian Tomato aims to highlight a fundamental taste of the Italian food culture, which could be realized within a recipe or used for cooking at home.

The event is organised by True Italian together with the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin. The main sponsor of the event is Ferrera, a Sicilian company that produces high-quality tomatoes and tomato sauces. Also Lavazza, the leader Italian company for coffee, is our sponsor. By ordering the tomato speciality during the event all participants will receive a Ferrera tomato sauce jar for free. In some of the restaurants it’s also possible to order a Lavazza espresso for just 1€: Focacciosa, Lava, Trattoria Muntagnola, Francucci.

Read more in German here – Read more in Italian here

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72 hrs True Italian Food

22nd – 25th September 2016

A big party of the true Italian gastronomy in Berlin: 72 hours long, from Thursday, September 22nd at 7 pm to the evening of September 25th, more than 30 Italian restaurants, pizzerias, wine bars, bakery shops and bars will offer their specialities in order to give the opportunity to experience a real Italian gastronomy tour. Aubergine parmigiana, caponata, homemade ravioli, creamed salted codfish, sarde in saor, salmon carpaccio with cucumber emulsion, homemade Sardinian ravioli, pizza and focaccia slices, porchetta, linguine with Genovese pesto, ravioli with swordfish, Italian ham and cheese, dark chocolate ice cream, cappuccino, sandwiches and much more.

For the fixed price of 6€ you will have the chance to taste one of these delicious dishes + a glass of wine or a soft drink. In some of the places (look at the map to discover which ones) you will be offered of a cup of Lavazza espresso as well. The Map of 72hrs True Italian Food will help you to organize this fascinating gastronomy tour.

It follows the map of the Berlin underground and shows all the restaurants participating in the event. The network True Italian has been founded by Berlino Magazine, the most popular lifestyle guide website for Italians living in Berlin, and all the restaurants have been chosen carefully by its team. The event is organized with the patronage of the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin (IIC Berlino) and of DE.S.A. Deutschland Sommelier Association sponsored by Amaro LucanoLavazza and Olio Costa – Italienisches Olivenöl. Our media partner is iHeartBerlin.

Read more in English here – Read more in German here – Read more in Italian here

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