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Sotto Sopra

Balistreri, Gianuario & Pitz, Merlin GbR Friedrichstr. 209, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25899252
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible14%
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“pizza” (29 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Balistreri, Gianuario & Pitz, Merlin GbR Friedrichstr. 209, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Checkpoint Charlie area is very congested with lots of people milling around. One may miss this little gem of a restaurant. Only ordered bruschetta as an entree followed up by Number 58 pizza but what a pleasant surprise. Gentlemen who served was helpful and...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I looked all over Berlin for wiener schnitzel, but most reataurants wanted about 20 Euros for it. Not Sotto, it was only 12 and it was the best I have had in a long time. Services was prompt and friendly and it was right next...More

Thank TheHolff
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great welcome, food was fast, good and reasonably priced. Beware cash only! We had a mixture of pizza, pasta and salad dishes all of which arrived within 10 minutes. Service was courteous and fluent in English.

Thank fathenry
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Didn't eat dinner, just dessert and coffee but that was fantastic in every way. Just like being in Italy, the waiters and barman all spoke Italian and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We ordered Tiramisu (see pic)...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 19 December 2017

A quirky little find near to Check Point Charlie. This is a basic restaurant, with checked table clothes and friendly waiters. The menu is traditional Italian, however the brucetta is on pizza base rather than bread. The pizza is thin and crispy, with a good...More

Thank Gerbra_10
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Visited twice during a recent visit. Close to Checkpoint Charlie and our hotel. Great pizza and pasta. Really friendly service and great value

Thank KAF0460
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went here on our first night in Berlin. We'd been to the Jewish museum and walked up to find Checkpoint Charlie. This was the first restaurant we all agreed there was something on the menu we all liked (yes we are a fussy family) The...More

Thank TheLaingFamily
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My wife and I went here after a busy time in Checkpoint Charlie. At first glance from the outside it seemed run down, but when we entered we were pleasantly surprised. It was very warm looking and the staff were very welcoming. All the tables...More

Thank scotty57
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I went to this restaurant when I visited Berlin in Aug. It was kind of late afternoon, 3pm sth and I was so hungry and I wish I could eat as soon as possible. Then I saw this Italian restaurant near Charlie Check point and...More

Thank Dreamliner80
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Given that the whole area around Checkpoint Charlie is like a theme park these days, we were surprised to find this decent moderately priced Italian restaurant right outside the 'checkpoint'. The staff were friendly and efficient; menu is standard Italian fare, but with handwritten 'specials'...More

Thank JJ-Whippet53
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the
1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around
Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s,
rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a
carefree life here. An old hospital even became a
hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balistreri, Gianuario & Pitz, Merlin GbR Friedrichstr. 209, 10969 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg
  • Neighbourhood: Kreuzberg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 25899252
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