7 days, 33 Italian restaurants, 14€ for a pasta specialty and a drink: the True Italian Pasta Week 2021 is just around the corner.

Lasagne with truffle and pumpkin; Homemade Pizzoccheri with latteria cheese, potatoes, garlic, butter, and pepper; Culurgiones with squid ink dough stuffed with octopus and potatoes; Amatriciana alla lucana; Fresh spaghetti alla Norma in an aubergine roll with smoked provolone cheese; Fettuccine with duck ragout; Fresh orecchiette with fennel sausage, celeriac cream, artisanal Tarallo crumble and much more… To celebrate one of the main symbols of Italian cuisine par excellence, True Italian is organizing an event dedicated to the best pasta you can find in around Berlin: True Italian Pasta Week 2021 from the 22nd to the 28th of November. From Trattoria Muntagnola to DocG via Vino e Basilico and Mani in Pasta:  for a whole week the participating restaurants will be offering two truly original recipes waiting to be discovered.

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Tortelloni filled with ricotta and spinach in a walnut and gorgonzola cream at La Locanda Degli Artisti in Charlottenburg

True Italian Pasta Week: the event

For one week, 33 among the best Italian restaurants in Berlin will offer a pasta dish (to be chosen between two particular recipes, each portion being at least 100g) and an Aperol Spritz or a glass of wine for only 14 €. The offer will be valid in all restaurants participating in the event (full list of restaurants at the bottom of this article) and to participate just go to one of them and ask for the specialty of the event. True Italian Pasta Week is an initiative of Berlin Italian Communication organized within the True Italian project. The event takes place on the occasion of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. Partners of the event are Aperol, SumUp, Paynoweatlater, Acqua Panna & S. Pellegrino, Mammafiore, Tartufi Jimmy, Montanari Gruzza, Armando Pasta and Palazzo Calò in Bari. In fact, thanks to an Instagram contest it’s possible to win a 3-nights-stay for 2 people in Bari, Apulia, and discover the art of handmade orecchiette!

Spaghetti con le Sarde (wild fennel, sardines, pine nuts, raisins and toasted breadcrumbs): only at Sicula Bar

What kind of pasta you can taste during the event

The event aims to celebrate pasta in all its shapes. Among the offered recipes, you will find the classic fresh homemade pasta, made with eggs and flour (tagliatelle, fettuccine, lasagne, spaghetti alla chitarra, ravioli, and any type of filled pasta), handmade pasta with semolina flour and water (orecchiette), potato gnocchi, culugiornes (Sardinian ravioli), pizzoccheri (pasta from Lombardy) and some other types of artisanal and top-quality dry pasta. Demand and consumption of pasta in Germany have increased by 20% in the last two years, making it one of the main export markets for Italy.

Fresh orecchiette with fennel sausage, celeriac cream, artisanal Tarallo crumbles and black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes powder at CARGO Gastronomia in Friedrichshain

True Italian Pasta Week: the map

In order to immediately see where all the participating restaurants are located, we created a map based on the Berlin public transport’s, showing all the restaurants area by area, with their addresses, specialties and the drinks they offer (Aperol Spritz or glass of wine). The map is available as a downloadable PDF, like Google Maps, and as a printed version on the flyer that can be found in the participating venues or at True Italian headquarter on Gryphiusstr. 23, Berlin Friedrichshain.

Download the map as PDF by clicking here.

The True Italian project

True Italian is a network that aims to preserve authentic Italian restaurants in Berlin through the trademark (registered at the Deutsches Patent und Markenamt and the EUIPO) and a series of initiatives and events throughout the year. The project is carried out by Berlin Italian Communication. True Italians are all those ambassadors of Italian cuisine who, starting from the choice of the ingredients, demonstrate their commitment to spreading good eating every day. Let’s be clear: when it comes to True Italian, the focus is not on the nationality of the chef/manager or owner, but on the approach to cooking. Original recipes and high-quality ingredients: these are the two keywords of True Italian restaurants.

True Italian Pasta Week Berlin 2021

22 – 28 November 2021

33 Italian restaurants in Berlin

14€ for a pasta recipe, an Aperol Spritz or a glass of wine

Facebook Event – Facebook page True Italian

Participating restaurants with addresses, specialties and drinks offered

MITTE
Gina Bistrot
📍Zionskirchstr. 77, 10119 Berlin
🍽Fresh orecchiette with tomato sauce (vegan or with salty ricotta) OR Homemade Tagliatelle Gina with cherry tomato sauce, burrata, anchovies, and pistachio grains + glass of wine
Italofritzen
📍Friedrichstr. 105, 10117 Berlin
🍽Maccheroni di Spinaci with parmesan sauce and baby spinach OR Homemade tagliatelle with salsiccia ragout and broccoli+ Aperol Spritz
Marina Blu
📍Weinbergsweg 8a, 10119 Berlin
🍽Lasagna with smoked salmon and leek OR Fresh Paccheri with cherry tomatoes, burrata, and chopped pistachios + Aperol Spritz
Mozzarella Bar & Bottega – Al Contadino Sotto Le Stelle
📍Auguststr. 34, 10119 Berlin
🍽Homemade chestnut tagliatelle with Italian sausage ragout on bean cream OR Homemade lasagna with radicchio from Treviso, taleggio cheese and walnuts + Aperol Spritz
Vino e Basilico
📍Tucholskystr. 18/20, 10117 Berlin
🍽Mixed pasta (different pasta shapes) with potatoes, provola and basil OR Paccheri with Italian sausage and pumpkin+wine
WEDDING
Mangiare Berlin @Tegel Quartier
📍Gorkistraße 11/21, 13507 Berlin (Tegeler Markthalle)
🍽Tagliatelle with Neapolitan ragout OR Mezze maniche alla Norma (tomato sauce, fried eggplants and salty ricotta)+Aperol Spritz
SPAZIO – Italian Bistrot
📍Torfstr. 15, 13353 Berlin
🍽Homemade purple potato gnocchi with gorgonzola, chestnuts, and walnuts OR Homemade pappardelle with peppers cream, guanciale, and orange drops+Aperol Spritz
FRIEDRICHSHAIN
CARGO Gastronomia
📍Samariterstr. 37, 10247 Berlin
🍽Fresh orecchiette with aubergine ragout, salty ricotta from Sardinia and mint OR Fresh orecchiette with fennel sausage, celeriac cream, artisanal tarallo crumble, black olive powder and sun-dried tomatoes+Aperol Spritz
Coppa di Pasta
📍Neue Bahnhofstr. 25, 10245 Berlin
🍽Homemade casarecce with basil pesto, buffalo mozzarella and fresh cocktail tomatoes OR Homemade tagliatelle with ragout made from organic minced meat, grated Parmigiano Reggiano and pine nuts+wine
Madre
📍Gärtnerstr. 12, 10245 Berlin
🍽Vegetarian Culurgiones stuffed with red potatoes pecorino cheese and mint OR Black Culurgiones with squid ink dough and stuffed with octopus and potatoes+wine
MedEATerannean Trip
📍Gabriel-Max-Str. 19, 10245 Berlin
🍽Handmade ravioli with a heart of ricotta and pumpkin in a butter and sage sauce and pumpkin seed oil OR Handmade tagliatelle with homemade sausage and mushrooms+Aperol Spritz
MONTI Caffè BAR
📍Simon-Dach-Str. 3, 10245 Berlin
🍽Homemade spaghetti alla Carbonara with egg, guanciale and pecorino romano OR Handmade pappardelle with wild boar ragout+Aperol Spritz
Sicula Bar
📍Scharnweberstr. 46, 10247 Berlin
🍽Casarecce alla Norma (tomato sauce, fried eggplants, and salty ricotta) OR Spaghetti con le Sarde (wild fennel, sardines, pine nuts, raisins, and toasted breadcrumbs)+Aperol Spritz
Spaccanapoli
📍Wühlischstr. 12, 10245 Berlin
🍽 Lasagne with pumpkin and truffle OR Lasagne with guanciale and mushrooms+Aperol Spritz
NEUKÖLLN
Barettino
📍Reuterstr. 59, 12047 Berlin
🍽 Fresh spaghetti with homemade ragout OR Ravioli filled with rocket and ricotta in a butter and sage sauce+ Aperol Spritz
DocG
📍Emser Str. 120, 12051 Berlin
🍽Handmade pappardelle with veal ragù and sausage OR Homemade gnocchetti with mixed vegan pesto (pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, basil, garlic) and confit tomatoes+wine
Iandi GastroBar
📍Lenaustr. 21, 12047 Berlin
🍽Ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and lemon in a butter and sage sauce OR Fettuccine with octopus ragout+wine
KREUZBERG
Facciola
📍Forster Str. 5, 10999 Berlin
🍽Pappardelle with Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes and ricotta OR Vegan pappardelle with garlic, oil, cherry tomatoes and chilli+wine
Gremia
📍Oranienplatz 2, 10999 Berlin
🍽Sardinian gnocchetti in lamb ragout sauce with raisins and toasted almonds and salted ricotta and rosemary topping OR Linguine with radicchio and walnut pesto and buffalo stracciatella with gorgonzola cheese topping+Aperol Spritz
Mani in Pasta Ristorante
📍Reichenberger Str. 125, 10999 Berlin
🍽Handmade pumpkin gnocchi with black cabbage chips on a parmesan fondue OR Handmade maccheroni spaccati with turnip greens and anchovy breadcrumbs+wine
MINI – Wine, Food and Fun
📍Urbanstr. 126, 10967
🍽Handmade pizzoccheri with latteria cheese, potatoes, garlic, butter, and pepper OR Fresh maccheroncini with beef brisket, red wine, carrots, celery, and onions+wine
Osteria n°1
📍Kreuzbergstr. 71, 10965 Berlin
🍽Handmade chestnut gnocchi in goat cheese cream OR Fresh tagliatelle with veal ragout and trumpet mushrooms+Aperol Spritz
Pastarium Berlin
📍Willibald-Alexis-Str. 27, 10965 Berlin
🍽Gnocchi Amici e Zucca with pumpkin, peppers, cherry tomatoes and spring onions in spicy sheep cheese cream OR Spaghetti Bolognese with homemade bolognese of ground beef+Aperol Spritz
Terra
📍Grimmstr. 1, 10967 Berlin
🍽The Spelt Spaghetto: spaghetti made of spelt flour with goat cheese, pumpkin, mint and pink pepper (also vegan) OR The Wild Orecchiette: orecchiette with wildboar sausage, romanesco broccoli, sun dried tomatoes and pecorino+wine
Tirelli’s
📍Kreuzbergstr. 29, 10965 Berlin
🍽Homemade ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta covered in butter sauce OR Homemade ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms and covered in butter sauce+wine
PRENZLAUER BERG
La Margherita
📍Danziger Str. 35, 10435 Berlin
🍽Fresh tagliatelle in deer ragout OR Green zucchini gnocchi in a pepper and pumpkin cream sauce+Aperol Spritz
Orlando
📍Rhinower Str. 10, 10437 Berlin
🍽Raviolacci stuffed with pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds with a vegan béchamel sauce with sage and thyme OR Raviolacci stuffed with pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds with a white sausage and pumpkin ragout and a topping of salty ricotta (also vegetarian)+Aperol Spritz
CHARLOTTENBURG
Enoteca l’Angolino
📍Knesebeckstr. 92, 10623 Berlin
🍽Tagliatelle with duck ragout OR Pappardelle with radicchio and Montasio cheese+Aperol
Spritz (or wine)
La Locanda Degli Artisti
📍Suarezstraße 61, 14057 Berlin
🍽Lucanian pasta with grandmother’s ragout (lamb, pork and beef) OR Tortelloni filled with ricotta and spinach in a walnut and gorgonzola cream+Aperol Spritz
Trattoria Rossi
📍Friedbergstr. 22, 14057 Berlin
🍽Hand-cut organic tagliatelle with Umbrian black truffle, chestnut butter and Parmigiano Reggiano OR Caserecce with basil pesto with prawns and grapefruit zest+Aperol Spritz
SCHÖNEBERG
Prometeo
📍Goebenstr. 3, 10783 Berlin
🍽Fresh Tagliatelle alla Carbonara with egg, guanciale and pecorino romano OR Fresh Tagliatelle Cacio Pepe e Pistacchio (with cheese, pepper and pistachios)+Aperol Spritz
Trattoria LuNa
📍Gotenstr. 18, 10829 Berlin
🍽Fresh spaghetti alla Norma in an eggplant roll with smoked provola OR Fresh orecchiette with Italian sausage and friarielli+Aperol Spritz
Trattoria a’ Muntagnola
📍Fuggerstr. 27, 10777 Berlin
🍽Amatriciana alla Lucana: homemade tagliolini with tomato sauce, pecorino cheese and ‘nduja OR Gnocchi with ricotta dough in a butter and sage sauce+Aperol Spritz