The biggest Italian Street Food Festival of Germany is taking place in Berlin

A whole weekend to celebrate the authentic Italian street food in Berlin

Fried pizza, panino with porchetta, arancini, panuozzi, fish cuoppi (fried calamari in a cone), panelle (chickpeas cakes in a sandwich), mussels’ soup, panzerotti, Sicilian cannoli, piadine, and so much more. It’s almost time for one of the tastiest weekends in Berlin, the Italian Street Food Festival 2019. At its second edition, it is going to celebrate again the richest and most authentic tradition of the Italian street food. A must-visit for every Italian food lover, who won’t be disappointed by the majestically prepared and 100% Italian specialities. The Italian Street Food Festival collects the great success of the recently-concluded Pizza Week and will lead the way of many other initiatives signed by True Italian. Which ones? The 72 hrs True Italian Food event that takes place from the 18th to the 21st of September, another gastronomic tour to discover the culinary delights of Italy, while in November there will be the True Italian Pasta Week, on its second edition.

Read this article in Italian and German.

Pane e panelle e cannoli, just two of Focacceria San Francesco specialities © Berlin Asian Food

Italian Street Food Festival: the event

The second edition of the Italian Street Food Festival is taking place on the 22nd and the 23rd of June, from 12 am to 10 pm at the Osthafen (Alt Stralau 1-2, 10245 Berlin), and includes the presence of approximately 20 stands and food trucks. Thanks to the 2€ ticket for the entry – valid for two days (free entry for children under 12) – the initiative combines the best of the Italian cuisine along with a full program of DJ-sets and radio entertainment powered by RBL Berlin, and the special participation of Musica Matta. While waiting for the 22nd, why not entering the brand-new giveaway on our Instagram page? Follow @trueitalianberlin, and try to win every day one of the street food specialities, together with two free entrances and two welcome drinks at the Campari/Aperol stand. Prepare yourself for the tastiest tour around the Italian food tradition in Berlin.

Work in progress: Malafritta fried pizza

Italian Street Food Festival: the photo contest

During the festival, participants will have the chance to participate in a photo contest taking a picture during the Italian Street Food Festival, and posting it on their Instagram profile with the hashtag: #italianstreetfoodfestival. The winner will get a three-night stay for two people in a wonderful hotel in the centre of Palermo: the Palazzo Natoli Hotel. The perfect location to celebrate and experience first-hand one of the most important places for the Italian street food tradition: Palermo. Follow the Facebook event in order to get all the details to join the contest.

Gianluca e Alex from Roma Food will offer different types of pasta

Italian Street Food Festival: the location

A wide open air location, near the river with many many seats and a small beach near the water, all of this situated close to the Treptower Park S-Bahn station. These are some of the Osthafen features, the vibrant location that is hosting the event for the second consecutive year. An outdoor space that offers a beautiful panorama: the Spree river, shining in the hot Berlin’s summer days of June. You can watch the video down below with some frames of last year’s.

The Italian Street Food Tradition

The great variety of street food is definitely one of the most popular aspects of Italian gastronomic tradition. Travelling all around Italy, you can taste traditional and genuine products that captivate your five senses: everybody knows that the eyes are the first thing that makes you want to taste food. One of Italy’s major wealth is the cuisine: recipes that are inspired by the tradition of the past, a fusion of customs that will be generously proposed at the Italian Street Food Festival. An event that allows non-Italians to know the best of Italy and makes Italians feel at home in Berlin, even if just for a while.

Giulio from Kuchen von Gaia and his amazing bigné

The True Italian Project

The True Italian project is a network that has the goal to promote and preserve all the restaurants, premises and food trucks that support the authentic Italian culinary tradition. They will be able to obtain the brand (registered in the Deutsches Patent und Markenamt office, one of German marks and patents) so that they will become “recognizable”. Furthermore, True Italian partners adhere to a series of initiatives, made to promote the image of the business, the offered products and last but not least the “Italia” brand. The idea was invented and is still carried out by the Berlin Italian Communication. The True Italian’s premises are represented by the mastery and the genius of restaurant owners that are able to prepare the best Italian dishes with love and patience. The ones that choose to join the True Italian brand, regardless of nationality, show a peculiar approach to food. An approach that recognizes the high quality of ingredients, the way in which they combine in a dish and their history. A slow art of cuisine, that is in contrast with the fast one, in which food is mere nourishment. And you? Which one would you prefer?

© Maria Assunta Vitale - Italian Street Food Festival
Fried prawns in a cocktail dip by Manifestaurant © Maria Assunta Vitale

Italian Street Food Festival 2019

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June from 12 pm to 10 pm

at Osthafen Berlin (Alt Stralau 1 – Friedrichshain)

Facebook Event

Partecipants and specialties

BBQ Fraktion: Porchetta sandwich, pastrami e pulled pork

Bella Italia Gourmet: Truffle eggs and torta al testo with various fillings

Caffein: Coffee specialities

Daviduzzu Sicilian Streetfood Berlin:  Pistachio and shrimps risotto, Trapanese pesto penne, sardines pasta, roasted Sicilian salsiccia sandwich, Iris (dessert)

DocG Berlin: Caciocavallo cheese and truffle bruschetta, mixed Irpinian cold-cuts  (soppressata, prosciutto crudo, capocollo, pancetta e mortadella arrostita)

Duo – Sicilian ice cream: Ice cream, Granita, pistachio and vegan chocolate cannolicchi

Caffè Focacceria San Francesco: Different types of arancini, “pane e panelle”, different flavours of cannoli 

Fabbrica del GustoPanadas, seadas, eggplants Parmigiana 

Iandi GastroBar: Two types of Piadina: with Finocchiona (Salami), pecorino cheese and eggplants or with spinach, provola cheese and tomatoes

Isola ItaliaArrosticini and different types of sandwiches (vegetarian too)

Kuchen Von Gaia: Bignè, tiramisù, cannoli

La Frisa Fra: Ciceri e tria (pasta and chickpeas), panzanella di frisa, pittule salentine savoury and sweet

Lost my love to Italy: Classic and with mixed vegetables bruschetta, almond flour pizzicotti biscuits, martini tonic Frozen

Malafemmena +39 Berlin: Pizza “a portafoglio” (folded pizza)

Malafritta: Fried pizza

Manifestaurant: Fried and grilled prawns

MedEATerreanean: Pizza Montanara (also vegan), vegan cuoppo, fried and stuffed zucchini flowers, torta caprese (classic and lemon), rum babà

Olio Costa: Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, marinated

Orlando Berlin: Classic and swordfish-mint caponata , crostata al gelo di melone, backed cassata

Pausa Pranzo: Fish cuoppo and sandwich with octupus, burrata, fried vegetables and lime mayonnaise

Pizzare Prenzlauer Berg: Different types of Panuozzi (vegan too)

Prometeo: Ariccia porchetta sandwich

Roma Food: Different types of Pasta, meatballs sandwich

Zum heiligen Teufel: Classic Panzerotto, with cacio e pepe and with salsiccia and potatoes


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