LardButty in Berlin – Porta Nova Italian

Favolose Porta Nova Restaurant – Robert Koch Platz

We turned up at this Mitte neighbourhood restaurant at about 10pm last night. Despite being so late, we were welcomed in, and service at Porta Nova continued to be friendly and efficient throughout our leisurely meal.

We ordered a half litre carafe of dry white wine: Trebbiano Abruzzo (trocken, frischer sommerwein) @ €9.50. And then another two as the meal continued… well, why change a good thing?

For starters the three of us shared carpaccio de manzo a plate of beef carpaccio with mushrooms in mustard lemon sauce and vitello tonnato, slivers of roast veal in tuna sauce with capers, both of which were beautifully presented, fresh, and simply divine.

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Carpaccio de Manzo – beef carpaccio with mushrooms in mustard lemon sauce

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Vitello Tonnato – Veal in tuna sauce with capers

For main course we shared two large freshly made, stone-baked pizzas: a diavolo (salami, mushrooms and hot pepper) @ €8.20 and a ‘kuche divers’ (we created our own and threw on the works) @ €10.90. When stone-baked pizza is done right – like this – it’s sheer perfection. It may be indicative of how good it was, that we were too engrossed in eating the pizza to even think about taking a photo! My bad.

The total bill for three (including 1.5 litres of wine and tip) came to €75 – only €25 each. Reasonable value, great food.

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Italian (in Germany)
~ Address: Robert Koch Platz 12, 10115 Berlin Mitte
~ Tel: +49 (0)30 28 04 04 08
~ Nearest station: Naturkundemuseum
~ Website: Porta Nova
~ Menus: Porta Nova menu
~ Photos on flickr: images of Porta Nova
~ Location: Porta Nova map


More Berlin dining:

~ Auszeit – good for brunch in a scenic spot

~ The Bird – simply the best chips ever + amazing meat. Go! what are you waiting for?

~ Makoto – great donburi at this Japanese noodle bar

~ Oranium – sausage-fest breakfast treats

~ Porta Nova – favolose Italian restaurant in Mitte

~ Volver – Spanish tapas restaurant

~ Zitrone – good brunch spot in Kreuzberg