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“Table Side Service”
Review of Don Camillo

Don Camillo
Ranked #39 of 9,466 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Charlottenburg
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Don Camillo is an Italian restaurant located in West Berlin, about 10 minute walk from the Charlottenburg Palace. It offers seating inside but also has a very nice patio outside where they serve in the summer.

There are many Italian restaurants in Berlin and Don Camillo is certainly one of the better ones. What is particularly unique about Don Camillo is that a big part of the service is done table side.

There is no printed menu -- or at least I never saw one when I was there (which was about half a dozen times over the past years). They might have one in the back somewhere. Instead the ingredients are presented and you can then decide how to get them cooked. Some dishes are actually prepared table side as well, including several of their main courses and deserts.

This makes for a very interesting and interactive dining experience overall. It feels a bit like a throw-back in the 80s but I personally enjoy this a lot from time to time. The only downside is that it's difficult to predict what the final bill will be. I think the restaurant offers some prices on their webpage but not all dishes are listed and since there are a lot of options to customize the prices are likely to change anyway. This makes Don Camillo probably slightly more expensive than other Italian restaurants, but it's certainly worth it.

Overall I would recommend Don Camillo if you happen to be in the area and are looking for an upscale place to have dinner or lunch. I go there regularly and I plan to return in future.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I've been to Don Camillo a number of times over the last 20 years and have always found consistently great food and friendly and attentive waitstaff. We ate outside in the beautiful vine covered courtyard. There isn't a printed menu, but rather actual samples of the food which they show you and talk about. One of the two best dinners on our two week trip.

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Thank MB2429
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Recommended by our hotel(the Palace) and our last meal in a 5 night stay in Berlin. By far the best and most enjoyable meal of the 5. As already stated in other reviews there is no menu, but the choices are well presented with plenty of choice. We had the shiitake mushroom started with fillets of beef and veal as our main course I finished with the potato in orange cooked at the table, unusual but delicious!
We had the house red wine (Montepulciano) which was excellent value at 26€ for 2 half litre carafes. The meal finished with a complimentary brandy.
A memorable experience.

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Thank martyns111
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

On of the best Italian restaurants in Berlin i have ever been. Each course were very nice and precisely prepared in front of you including starters, pasta, main course and desserts. Must try casa vino. Definitely recommended.

Thank Vuralhan V
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Don Camillo remains one of the classic best Italian restaurants in (West) Berlin. The menu is not printed - it is presented. Fantastic selection of starters, wonderful fantasy full pasta dishes, great main courses, tempting desserts. Service friendly and humourful in Italian, German and English (perhaps more). Pleasanr and quiet atmosphere that is designed not to distract from the excellent food. Wine a little pricy - but to be expected.

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Thank davidCABS
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