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Mon-Sun 12:00 - 0:00
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- Good For:
- Lunch, Dinner
- Beer & Wine Only
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Recommended Reviews for Il Casolare
6 reviews in English
Review from Rachel E.
I, like fellow reviewer Jessie M., am surprised to read negative reviews for Il Casolare.
First of all, it is crowded for a reason; at the heart of Kreuzberg, if you have great pizza and low prices, then you are destined to be a sensation. Second, they have a great outdoor patio on a quieter street. Need I say more?
I went here with two guy friends to satisfy undying pizza cravings. Little did we know that we probably should have made a reservation, but luckily a table opened up a few seconds after we arrived.
I ordered the margherita pizza and sprinkled it with chili oil - beware it is SPIII-CYY. We were all thoroughly pleased with our meals and our waiter was friendly despite being swamped with customers. And for just 7 Euro? Shooot I will eat there any day.
Bottom line - there is a reason this place is always bustling.
**TIP: get Eis from the shop across the street. I forgot the name but you won't regret it!
Review from Jessie M.
Shocking how poorly reviewed this place is. It's a very fun and hip place in Kreuzberg and was recommended to me by several people. I had low expectations, but it was definitely one of the most memorable meals I had in Germany. Excellent Italian food, all house made noodles with fresh ingredients. Pasta dishes change every night, but I got a tagliatelle with a very light cream sauce and spinach. One of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. Light and packed with flavor even with it's simple ingredients. Tried a couple other pastas including one with eggplant and a regular pasta with marinara, all of which were good.
Service isn't great, but is it ever in Europe?
Review from Vinh N.
They make good pizza here, and the prices are relatively cheap for what you get. My friend took me here on a crowded Wednesday night, and we even had reservations to boot. However they told us that the table was only for an hour because there was a reservation after us so we felt somewhat rushed given the cooking time of the pizza.
I had the quatro pizza while my vegetarian buddy had one that had grilled potatoes on it. One thing I found bizarre was that I saw people making their own salads. I don't mean like a salad bar, but the restaurant gave people a bowl of lettuce and then gave them the vegetables to slice and dice to add to the salad. If I wanted to make my own salad, I would have made it at home.
Review from Till K.
- 10 friends
I love this place because the food is pretty stellar, and it has been consistent like that for at least 10 years. That's basically for how long I've been going to this place.
Yes, point taken, sometimes the service folks are stressed but on the one hand, that's almost always the case wherever you go in Berlin. The reward is great pasta, great pizza and even better deserts.
We come here every so often for lunch also and that's the only time when the place is not as packed. If you go in the evenings and mind waiting or come with a larger group, you should better do a reservation (in person).
Also, don't whine about everything. :-)
If you treat those people with respect, they'll treat you with respect also. They just don't take anyone's sh!t like some people think service people are supposed to. This might be different in Munich or in Hamburg, or wherever you come from. ;-)
Review from Qype User (impavi…)
- 5 friends
- Qype User impavi…
I was recommended this place by friends and decided to have a go. It's quite far from main touristy destinations but it's worth a visit. I ate there in a balmy summer evening and all outside tables had been taken so we had to eat inside. There is nothing memorable about the decor, it's essentially a Trattoria, or better an 'Osteria', so wooden tables and basic service. But the food is the type of homemade fare you would good in similar establishments in Italy. I tried had a pasta course and a main course and they were excellent. The only problem is that the place is very busy so it's often difficult to get in (when I tried getting in again they were full up) so the service can be a bit rushed. If you fancy a very informal place, with a lively buzz and simple yet excellent fare, this is the resturant for you. (PS not the sort of place to go on your own though, nor for a romantic evening!!!)
Review from Qype User (deemee…)