True Italian Pizza Week Berlin, the festival of the best Italian pizzas in Berlin

20 pizzerias, one week, a fixed price: True Italian Pizza Week Berlin wants to celebrate the best and authentic pizzas in Berlin.

Margherita, marinara, napoletana, capricciosa, quattro stagioni, ham and mushrooms, vegetarian: no matter what’s on the top, pizza is the proper symbol of the Italian cuisine. 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.

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The event

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 copertina

The map

During True Italian Pizza Week’s 7-day festival, Berliners will be provided with a city metro map in which the stations are replaced by the pizzerias taking part with their 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 those interested in trying the wide Italian gastronomic offer in the city at anytime of the year.

Pizza Week Map

True Italian Project

True Italian is a network that aims to preserve authentic Italian restaurants found in Berlin through its brand (registered in the Deutsches Patent und Markenamt, the German patent and trademarks office), as well as a number of other initiatives and events held throughout the year. The project is pursued by Berlin Italian Communication/Berlino Magazine, a point of reference for the Italians and all those passionate about Italy who find themselves in Berlin. True Italian is made up of all the ambassadors of Italian cuisine who, starting from the produce selection, show their passion for spreading the culture of “good eating”. When we talk about True Italian, not only do we focus on the chef/owner’s nationality but also on their approach to food. Creativity in the recipes and high quality ingredients: these are the key focus points for True Italian restaurants.

What makes the “True Italian” pizza?

First thing first, pizza is a healthy food. If pizza is made following the Italian tradition, it is prepared with a certain amount of yeast and it has many hours of rising time (from 9 to, in certain cases, 72 hours). If after eating a pizza you feel very thirsty or bloating, it means that there was too much yeast or the dough has not risen enough. Unfortunately it’s not possible to understand it from the flavour, it’s just a matter of digestibility. A True Italian pizza is light, tasty and made with high quality products only. This is the principle of every restaurant involved in the True Italian Pizza Week.

Let’s celebrate pizza’s variety

True Italian Pizza Week offers a deep insight into different kinds of pizza existing in Italy. For example you will find in the event pizzerias making the traditional Neapolitan pizza (soft, thick border) like Malafemmena, Prometeo, Standard e Monella as well as historical Italian restaurants in Berlin like Muntagnola and Francucci who really made a study on the dough finding the perfect mix among different flours to get a light and fragrant pizza. Or you can find Pizzare, which uses modern techniques to realize everyday the perfect pizza. But we also have high quality “pizzerie al taglio” (pizza slices) like Zia Maria, Jamme Ja with its typical Neapolitan fried pizza, Lima Lima with its “Schiacciata napoletana” and Rawtastic, special guest for all vegan lovers. You can find the complete list of the pizzas on offer here below.

True Italian Pizza Week Berlin

6th – 12th April 2017

Facebook event – True Italian website

Participating restaurants and their offers

In each place one of the two pizzas on offer + drink for 10 €

Schöneberg

Café Aroma (S/U7 Yorckstr.)

Hochkirchstr. 8, 10829 Berlin

Monday-Saturday 17-24, Sunday 11-24

Pizza Zio Pepe (tomato sauce, mozzarella, Taleggio cheese, spicy salami and black olives) or vegan Calzone (grilled vegetables, mushrooms and tomato sauce)

Malafemmena +39 Berlin (S/U4 Innsbrucker Platz)

Hauptstraße 85, 12159 Berlin

Everyday 11.30-23

Pizza Gricia (Guanciale cubes, cacio, fiordilatte, pepper and basil) or Pizza Ragù (fried pizza with ragout from Naples and Fiordilatte). Both also vegetarian version

Olio Sale Pepe (U7 Kleistpark)

Willmanndamm 15, 10827 Berlin

Monday-Friday 12-24, Saturday 14-24, Sunday 16-24

Pizza Bufala (tomato sauce and Bufala mozzarella) or classic Calzone with cooked ham, mushrooms and fiordilatte

Prometeo (S/U7 Yorckstr.)

Goebenstraße 3, 10783 Berlin

Everyday 17.30-22

Pizza Mastunicola (mozzarella, oregano, basil, pepper, speck cubes) or Pizza Parmigiana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, eggplant, Parmesan)

Trattoria Muntagnola (U2 Wittenbergplatz)

Fuggerstr. 27, 10777 Berlin

Everyday 17-24

Pizza Quattro Stagioni (tomato sauce, mozzarella, artichokes, olives, salami and cooked ham) or Pizza Spinaci (tomato sauce, mozzarella and spinach)

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Francucci (U7 Adenauerplatz)

Kurfürstendamm 90, 10709 Berlin

Everyday 12-24

White pizza with eggplant, Bufala mozzarella and basil or Pizza with tomato sauce, oven roasted olives and anchovies

LimaLima (U2 Ernst-Reuter-Platz)

Schlüterstr. 74 , 10625 Berlin

Tuesday-Sunday 17.30-21.30, closed on Monday

Schiacciata napoletana Margherita (tomato sauce, fiordilatte and basil) or Schiacciata napoletana Gorgonzola & Speck (mozzarella, tomato sauce, gorgonzola, speck, Parmesan)

Dal Terrone (U7 Wilmersdorfer Str.)

Pestalozzistraße 87A, 10625 Berlin

Sunday-Friday 16-23, Saturday 12-23

Pizza Vegetariana (mozzarella, tomato sauce, vegetables) or Pizza Rustica (mozzarella, tomato sauce, salsiccia, bacon and red onion)

Vadoli (U7 Wilmersdorfer Str.)

Kantstr. 55, 10627 Berlin

Everyday 11-23

Pizza Pesto Presto (green pesto Genovese, Fiordilatte, air-dried tomatoes, ricotta, spinach and toasted pine nuts topped with chestnut honey) or Pizza Salsiccia Prime (sausage, friarielli, cherry tomatoes, garlic, fiordilatte)

Mitte

Papà Pane di Sorrento (U8 Rosenthaler Platz)

Ackerstraße 23, 10115 Berlin

Everyday 12-24

Pizza with Parma ham, burrata stracciatella and marinated cherry tomatoes or Pizza made with red wine dough with mozzarella, tomato sauce, raw vegetables, candied ginger, fresh asparagus, strawberries and lemon sour cream

Vizio Italiano (U6 Oranienburger Tor)

Oranienburger Str., 10117 Berlin

Monday-Saturday 12-21, closed on Sunday

3 slices of your choice

Friedrichshain

Jamme Ja (S Ostkreuz)

Neue Bahnhofstr. 7B, 10245 Berlin

Tuesday-Saturday 18-23, closed on Sunday and Monday

Fried Pizza with ricotta, mozzarella and salami from Naples and Fried Pizza with tomato sauce and mozzarella

Prenzlauer Berg

Osteria in Bàcan (M10 Winsstr.)

Winsstr. 53, 10405 Berlin

Wednesday-Monday 11.30-15.30 and 18-23, closed on Tuesday

Pizza Capricciosa (mozzarella, tomato sauce, artichokes, cooked ham, mushrooms, garlic) and Pizza Calabrese (Bufala mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, salami and olives)

Pizza Nostra (U2 Eberswalder Str.)

Lychener Str. 2, 10437 Berlin

Everyday 18-22

Pizza Ortolana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, peppers, zucchini, eggplant) or Pizza Diavola (tomato sauce, mozzarella, olives, spicy salami)

Pizzare (U2 Eberswalderstr.)

Eberswalder Str. 21, 10437 Berlin

Monday-Saturday 11.30-23, Sunday 10.30-21

Pizza Calabropiccante (‘nduja, mushrooms, Fiordilatte and spicy suace) or Pizza Veganlover (artichokes cream, grilled artichokes, olives, spinach)

Rawtastic (U2 Eberswalder Str.)

Danziger Str. 16, 10435 Berlin

Monday-Saturday 11-23, Sunday 12-22

Raw vegan pizza Pizzatastic (Buckwheat crust – dehydrated for 12 hours at 42 degrees Tomato, cashew cheese, arugula, baby spinach marinated mushrooms, peppers and zucchini, hemp seeds) or raw vegan Pizza ai Funghi (Buckwheat crust – dehydrated for 12 hours at 42 degrees; Tomato, cashew cheese, marinated mushrooms, oregano)

San Rocco (M4 Hufelandstr.)

Greifswalder Str. 227, 10405 Berlin

Monday-Saturday 7.30-14.30 and 18-24, closed on Sunday

Pizza with asparagus, smoked scamorza cheese and egg or Pizza with tomato sauce, bresaola, black olives and artichokes

Standard (U2 Senefelderplatz)

Templiner Str. 7, 10119 Berlin

Tuesday-Friday 18-22, Saturday-Sunday 13-22, closed on Monday

Pizza Margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, Fiordilatte, Pecorino Romano, fresh basil, cold-pressed olive oil) or Pizza Taste of Brandeburg (potatoes, Fiordilatte, wild boar sausage, fresh rosemary, black pepper, cold-pressed olive oil)

Zia Maria Pappelallee 32a (U2 Schönhauser Allee)

Pappelallee 32A, 10437 Berlin
and Zia Maria Winsstr. 21 Winsstr. 21, 10405 Berlin

Everyday 12-23.30

3 Pizza slices of your choice

Wedding

Parma di Vinibenedetti (U9 Nauener Platz)

Utrechter Str. 31, 13347 Berlin

Monday-Friday 11-15 and 18-23, Saturday and Sunday 11-23

Pizza with tomato sauce, anchovies, oregano and Taggiasca olives or Pizza with cherry tomatoes, arugula, Parmesan

Kreuzberg

Terracruda (U8 Kottbusser Tor)

Grimmstraße 1, 10967 Berlin

Everyday 12-24

Pizza Aurora (Bufala mozzarella, basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, pistachios) or Pizza Terracruda (mozzarella, tomato sauce, ‘Nduja and fresh chillies)

Neukölln

Monella (M29 Sonnenallee/Pannierstr.)

Weichselstr. 17, 12045 Berlin

Everyday 18-23

Pizza Margherita (Fiordilatte from Agerola, tomato sauce from San Marzano tomatoes, a pinch of grated Parmigiano cheese, fresh basil) or Pizza Cacio e Pepe (Fiordilatte from Agerola, pecorino romano cheese, grated Parmigiano cheese, freshly ground black pepper, fresh basil)

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