Really good and big pizza. We had a table outside, so can't comment on the interior...
The service is fast and OK. Yes, it is in front of the S-Bahn station, but it's not an extremely busy station, so don't let that scare you.
We had a pizza Filipo (tuna fish) and a pasta with scampi.
Menu looked interesting.
Ambience seemed fine.
Being told "Cash only" by Maitre d' on arrival at mid-market place in leafy Savignyplatz = Abort :-(
If restaurant can't be bothered to accept card payments, I can't be bothered with them! Cash is so 20th century and/or for low value transactions .... and the latter hopefully not for much longer as Contactless rolls out ....
Everytime I'm in Berlin I have to go to this specific 12 Apostel restaurant. The serivce is amazing - and very italian! If the sun is out, it's there all day! And you can be seated outside, it's in a small street close to the S-bahn - and so it's also a good spot for people watching ;)
The brunch on Sundays is amazing - a huge selection. The rest of the week - they "just" have a great selection of different plates.
Good pizza in Berlin, it drives me crazy here that so many places advertise stone pizza oven, which I guess they literally do have but most of them are gas so mainly for show. 12 apostles has a real wood pizza oven, which made me like from the start! Service is good (very patient with my two year old, even brought her colored pencils). And although the pizza prices are a few euros more then other places close by they are seriously big! 1 pizza for two people is more then enough. I am sure a lot tourist make there way here but we were there on a Monday night and it was filled with locals.
Not sure what the woman below was complaining about not speaking English , as they have English menus and i think it is funny when tourist feel everyone should speak English, as far as I am concerned if people here do speak English it is a bonus (as my german is terrible) but I don't expect anyone to speak anything other than german to me!
The raves about the pizza make me regret that I just tried this place for breakfast before heading off to Potsdam for a day trip. It's right outside the entrance to the Sauvignyplatz train station, so obviously it's a really convenient place to eat breakfast if you're staying in the Charlottenburg area. I'm not sure where the twelve apostles come into play because I don't recall having any religious experience while dining here, but they definitely serve decent food if you're in a hurry to get on the S-Bahn.
Most eat al fresco in the morning as the commuters scurry by them, but I took a seat inside next to the window. They offer several omelets on their breakfast menu, and I landed on the 7.50-Euro Calzione Contadina with bacon, onion, potatoes and lots of butter in what looked to be at least a three-egg concoction with sliced tomatoes and cornichons on the side (see photo). Hearty stuff at the beginning of a tour day. A big cup of Cappuccino for 3 Euros nicely complemented the meal (see photo). Service was a bit scattered, but I'd come back if only to try the pizza.
FOOD - 3 stars...hungry-man omelets not big on freshness
AMBIANCE - 3.5 stars...Italianate with dark woods
SERVICE -3 stars...with a smile but like I said, scattered
TOTAL - 3 stars...convenient stop for the Charlottenburgermeister on the go
+ Best pizza in Berlin, + recommended to meet family and friends
I love to travel and I try to eat out at as many different places as possible to discover new gems for my followers, but I there are always places I have to return to! One of them is the 12 Apostel in Berlin.
As soon I am back in my hometown I have to reserve a table at Savignyplatz or Friedrichstrasse since I am addicted to their brick oven "12 Apostel Pizza" that comes with salmon, shrimps, and creme fraiche.
Both places are cozy but can get loud since people are running into their doors daily. Exceptions are the hours after lunch and before dinner between 3 and 5 pm.
The portions are huge and I recommend sharing one by two dishes or pizzas and if necessary a starter as well.
The location at Savignyplatz is on the opposite of the S-Bahn arches along a small alley of shops and restaurants. During summer the pavilion is transformed into an outdoor patio covered by huge umbrellas. The second branch at Friedrichstrasse is located in the S-Bahn arches close to Pergamon Museum.
Both places only accept cash or German debit cards only. No credit cards! Average entrée: EUR 12.
+ Best pizza in Berlin,
+ recommended to meet family and friends
12 Apostel is becoming a bit of a Berlin institution. They're famous for their pizzas, and their Sunday brunch when these can be had for about 7 euros.
1. The Food
Very good pizzas, big enough to share. They are pies with nice thin chewy Napolitan-style crusts. The sauce is tangy and bright. The toppings are usually quite fresh. Their prosciutto is of good quality. They also have a nice menu of pastas and antipasti, most of which we've tried are decent. The wine list is heavy on the Italians, with some nice by-the-glass reds and whites. Avoid the cocktails.
2. The Staff
Too often a big minus point! We've had a rather nasty experience with one waiter who took forever to take our order, brought the wrong food and reluctantly acknowledged this, and then made us wait another 20 minutes before the food finally made it to our table, and finally couldn't wait to kick us out. It was one of the worst dining experiences of my life.
3. The Atmosphere
Mixed crowd, busy, can be romantic in summer. Nicely renovated building with patio in the courtyard, perfect in summer.
4. The Damage
Most pizzas are around 12 euros. Drinks are 2-10.
5. Useful Tidbits
Make a reservation. Try not to sit on the covered patio in the winter, if you take too long they'll hover unpleasantly over you until you leave.
Great food, excellent service, recommend! No credit cards accepted, locals know this but often not tourists. The pizza is excellent. One is good for two people, trust us! Some odd items on their pizza for an American palettes, but they will gladly remove items. Limited wine choice by the glass, however the house red was quite good. Ask your hotel if you need to make reservations.... Pretty crowded even on a Wednesday night!
Overpriced for Berlin. We went for an early dinner and sampled pizza and a pasta dish, the pizza was indeed huge as other posters have mentioned, but size isn't everything! It wasn't hugely flavoursome and the pasta could have been great were it not overpowered by far too much fresh oregano. Not speaking much German, we found the service to be difficult and even a little bit rude. A glass of wine was also overpriced compared to the many other restaurants we ate in while visiting the city. I get the impression this place is a little bit of a tourist trap, definitely 'american style' Italian food and certainly not somewhere I would go again.
The yummiest italian pizza in Berlin. For the price of 6.9 EUR during the lunch hours, you can enjoy their piece of art food creations.
Good prices for good food. This was our go-to place for breakfast, so I can't speak for any of the other daily menus but I was very happy with our meals and portions.
Best pizza in the whole town i want there with my lax team (men and girls)and was amazed by the great taste and how thin the pizza. It is totally delicous and recommandable for anyone a must if you are in Berlin and have time for a pizza
I haven't had the pizza here, which is their specialty. The full dinner that I had was okay, but definitely nothing special. It was with a big group, so it is hard to judge them entirely on the basis of this meal, however.
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