Monday, 1 July 2013
Via Lattea (Berlin)
There are almost 20,000 Italians in Berlin - that makes them the third largest immigrant group in Berlin, after Turkish and Polish. Other than the bad driving and the loud chatters, the Italians have also contributed to the Berlin food scene - there are Italian restaurants and delis and shops everywhere. It's fantastic, and it's not just your general pizzerias and trattorias, you get authentic regional foods. Via Lattea, for instance, is a Puglian restaurant.
Situated in Prenzlauer Berg, it is a small restaurant that seats up to 30 people, and perhaps 10 more on the tables outside on a nice summer day. The interior is elegant and charming, you go in and there's a deli where you see the fresh cheeses, cold cuts and wines. With a couple of small tables for casual dining, simple decor and gorgeous lights. Go further in and there's a larger, quieter seating area.
Linguine with saffron, zucchini and shrimps. The sauce was creamy and flavorful and simply fantastic. The pasta was a tad overcooked, perhaps to suit the German taste-buds.
Address: Prenzlauer Allee 41, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Phone:+49 30 44017237
Average price of a main: €8
Good for: a casual date