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Super italian in Munich, Germany


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Super italian in Munich, Germany

lee | Aug 10, 2001 10:03 AM

Hello -

just back from Munich. We of course had wonderful Bavarian meals (Augustiner Beerkellar for beer and wurst of many kinds, and their Beerstube - on the restaurant side - were excellent), but we got tired of so much meat, especially given the heat, and went to Cinecitta. We went on a Wednesday and enjoyed it so much we went back Sunday :)

They have indoor and outdoor seating. On Sunday selections of food were more limited (Wednesday the special had crab and calimari, on Sunday only scampi, no Tiramisu on Sunday, no Bellini only prosecco, etc). Still we had plenty of choices, though.

Everything was prepared fresh. They have some house made pasta dishes, most notably ravioli filled with turkey and truffles or smoked salmon and spinach. The grilled fish dishes are fresh, clean and cooked just right.

You know they didn't get fresh fish delivered on Sunday, but you couldn't tell it from what we were served. And the fish soup (not just fin fish, more of a fruits of the sea soup) was fantastic. We kept trying to figure out the seasoning, and finally decided on coriander seed, mustard seed and ground fennel. German-influenced Italian, we guess.

In addition, they were pretty accomodating to our picky folk - the special dish was a red sauce based dish with crab and other seafood, but they made a white sauce version for one of our group. Not a heavy cream sauce, a light, garlicky wine sauce.

The owner/chef is Italian, and the waiter is Greek, and we spoke only very marginal German. But we managed, and they were extraordinarily nice. Most main dishes were less than 20 DM, as I recall. The menu is in German and sort-of-Italian, no English menu.

Open Daily 11:30 am-11:30 pm. Theresienstrasse 144 (Theresienstrasse U-Bahn station), phone 522-209.

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