72 hours, 41 Italian restaurants in Berlin, 9€ for a small portion of a selected Italian specialty, a drink and a sweet treat: this is the seventh edition of the 72 hrs True Italian Food Festival!

Sicilian arancini with porchetta, Neapolitan impepata di cozze (peppered mussels with bread croutons); Piedmontese baked tomino; Roman deep-fried anchovies with stracciatella cheese cream; Venetian sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines)…

These are just some of the delicacies that you will be able to savour together with a cool drink (depending on the venue it may vary between Sarti Spritz, wine, beer or non-alcoholic) and, from this year, also with a little chocolate praline for a sweet conclusion! All this for just €9, from 29 March to 1 April, in 41 selected Italian restaurants in Berlin: this is the 72 hrs True Italian Food Festival.

The event is organised by Berlin Italian Communication as part of the True Italian project. Partners of this edition are Sarti Rosa, Crodino, Babbi and Hotel Life Source.

72 hrs True Italian Food Festival, the map

To guide you through the various places and streets of Berlin, we have created the 72 hrs True Italian Food Festival Map, a map based on the Berlin underground cartography in which all areas of the city are visible and the respective participating establishments are located. Inside you will also find for each restaurant its address and the speciality offered.

The map is available as a downloadable PDF and on Google Maps. A few days before the event, it will also be available as a printed version inside the participating restaurants or at the True Italian office in Gryphiusstr. 26, Berlin Friedrichshain.

72 hrs True Italian Food Festival, the Instagram contest

But the curiosities to discover are not finished! This year, too, we invite you to participate in the Instagram contest. How to join? All you have to do is visit at least one of the participating restaurants during the event, take a photo and post it on your Instagram profile by 11 p.m. on 1 April using the hashtag #72hrstrueitalian, tagging the @trueitalianfood profile in the photo and putting the restaurant of the pictured speciality as the location.

Our jury will choose the 10 most original, beautiful and creative photos, which will then be put to the vote on True Italian’s Instagram profile on Monday 3 April. Up to win there is a three-night stay two people in a splendid hotel in Bergamo, Italy’s Capital of Culture 2023. Don’t miss this great opportunity and dare to secure a winning picture!


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The True Italian Project

The True Italian network aims to preserve and promote Italian restaurants, bistrots, bars and food trucks in Germany that represent the authentic Italian culinary tradition. To make them identifiable, they are awarded a trademark (registered with the Deutsches Patent und Markenamt and the EUIPO). Adhering to the True Italian label means offering high-quality ingredients prepared to create dishes that carry out the authentic Italian tradition.

The 72 hrs True Italian Food Festival will be followed by other successful events such as the Berlin Ice Cream Week (20 to 26 April 2023), the Italian Street Food Festival Berlin in June, the True Italian Pizza Week in September and the True Italian Pasta Week in November.

72 hrs True Italian Food Festival Berlin 2023

From 5 pm on Wednesday 29 March to the evening of Saturday 1 April

In 41 selected Italian restaurants in Berlin

Facebook event

List of participating restaurants with addresses and specialties offered

All restaurants offer vegetarian alternatives

The symbol 🌱 indicates a naturally vegan speciality or the presence of a vegan alternative


BAR Internazionale

📍Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 31, 10178 Berlin

🍴Three vegetarian bruschette of the day (tomato, caprese or fresh grilled vegetables) + wine

Cappuccino Grand Cafè

📍Tucholskystr. 36, 10117 Berlin

Offer available from 12pm to 7pm

🍴Superfood minisandwich: whole grain bread, fresh avodado, homemade basil pesto and roasted almonds + Sarti Spritz 🌱


📍Weinbergsweg 24, 10119 Berlin

🍴“Saltimbocca Napoletani”: homemade Neapolitan sandwich with Tyrolean speck, caciocavallo cheese, and oil marinated aubergine or with green pesto, tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella + Sarti Spritz

Cuore di Vetro

📍Max-Beer-Str. 33, 10119 Berlin

🍴Tigelle or pizzette sfoglia cagliaritane (small puff pastry pizza) or focaccia toscana served with 3 sauces (pesto, ricotta and mozzarella, spicy tomato) + Sarti Spritz 🌱

Dolci e Salati

📍Rathausstr. 5, 10178 Berlin (Rathauspassagen)

🍴Arancino with ragout or arancino with artichokes + Sarti Spritz 🌱


📍Friedrichstr. 105, 10117 Berlin

🍴Rigatoni carbonara with cauliflower pesto and parmesan focaccia + wine

La Focacceria

📍Fehrbelliner Str. 24, 10119 Berlin

🍴Focaccia with potatoes, green asparagus, roasted onions and crème fraiche + Sarti Spritz

Lovebirds – Contemporary Pizza

📍Rosenthaler Str. 3, 10119 Berlin

🍴Slice of pan pizza with five-grain flour, lemon zest, stracciatella cheese, licorice-flavored asparagus and crispy puffed rice + beer

Marina Blu

📍Weinbergsweg 8a, 10119 Berlin

Offer available from 5 pm to 7 pm

🍴Fried sea bream fishballs with saffron mayonnaise + Sarti Spritz

Mozzarella Bar

📍Auguststr. 34, 10119 Berlin

Offer available from 12pm to 7pm

🍴“Ciambotta Lucana”: two Lucanian mini sandwiches, one filled with vegetables and one with salami + Sarti Spritz🌱

Portamivia – Bottega Alimentare

📍Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn- Pl. 2, 10969 Berlin

🍴Calabrian antipasti plate + wine


Come Va’ Va’

📍Danziger Str. 144, 10407 Berlin

🍴Bruschetta with Norcia sausage and mascarpone-pistachio cream + Sarti Spritz

Cicala Caffetteria Italiana

📍Schönhauser Allee 185, 10119 Berlin

🍴“Pizza alla glassa palermitana”: slice of pizza with beef-potato stew and cheese + Sarti Spritz

Spaghetteria Pasta – Bar

📍Kollwitzstr. 89, 10435 Berlin

🍴“Impepata di cozze”: peppered mussels with bread croutons + wine


📍Stargarder Str. 39, 10437 Berlin

🍴Arancino with ragout or with spinach and mozzarella or with aubergines + Sarti Spritz 🌱


Cargo Gastronomia

📍Samariterstr. 37, 10247 Berlin

🍴Apulian focaccia with stracciatella cheese from Andria and chopped pistachios + Sarti Spritz

Coppa di Pasta

📍Neue Bahnhofstr. 25, 10245 Berlin

🍴Homemade canestrini with ricotta and pistachio pesto + wine

MedEATerranean Trip

📍Gabriel-Max-Str. 19, 10245 Berlin

🍴Homemade pumpkin and pistachio gnocchi on a bed of purple cabbage + Sarti Spritz 🌱

Partenope 081

📍Gärtnerstr. 15, 10245 Berlin

🍴“Frittatina di pasta”: pasta fritters with sausage and broccoli or alla Norma (with aubergines), or seaweed zeppoline (small deep-fried dough balls, vegan option) 🌱 + Sarti Spritz

Pizza Mario x Gambino

📍Stralauer Pl. 30-31, 10243 Berlin

🍴”Pettole pugliesi”: small fried dough balls with ricotta cream, sea salt, pepper and lemon zest + Sarti Spritz

Sicula Bar

📍Scharnweberstr. 46, 10247 Berlin

🍴“Pane e panelle”: sandwich with panelle (Sicilian chickpeas flour fritters) + Sarti Spritz 🌱

Spaccanapoli Nr. 12

📍Wühlischstr. 12, 10245 Berlin

🍴Fried anchovies with stracciatella cheese cream or fried aubergine balls🌱 + Sarti Spritz


Amici Amici – Sicilian Street Food

📍Mehringdamm 40, 10961 Berlin

🍴Arancino with meat, fish or vegetables + Sarti Spritz 


📍Forster Str. 5, 10999 Berlin

🍴Baked Tomino (cheese from Piedmont) + wine


📍Monumentenstr. 26, 10956 Berlin

🍴Apulian-style fried aubergine balls with pecorino and mint + Sarti Spritz 


📍Spreewaldpl. 5, 10999 Berlin

🍴Aubergine parmigiana + Sarti Spritz


📍Grimmstr. 1, 10967 Berlin

🍴The Green Polenta (baked polenta with organic “Sicilian” avocado and sun-dried tomatoes)🌱 and the Porcino Polenta (polenta crisps with dried porcini sauce and parmesan) + wine

Zerostress Pizza

📍Lausitzer Pl. 10, 10997 Berlin

🍴Mixed antipasti plate + wine 🌱

Zerostress Weinbar

📍Friesenstr. 21, 10965 Berlin

🍴Mixed antipasti plate (vegan option available) + wine 🌱


Trattoria Lauretta

📍Burgemeisterstr. 74, 12103 Berlin

🍴“Crespella”: Italian savoury crêpe with ricotta, bresaola, parmesan and arugula + Sarti Spritz



📍Reuterstr. 59, 12047 Berlin

🍴Mixed antipasti plate with cold cuts, cheese and mixed vegetables (vegetarian or vegan option available)🌱 + Sarti Spritz

Gran Casino

📍Weserstr. 208, 12047 Berlin

🍴Three vegetarian bruschette of the day (tomato, caprese and fresh grilled vegetables) + wine

IL KINO Berlin

📍Nansenstr. 22, 12047 Berlin

🍴Arancino with ragout or vegan arancino🌱 + Sarti Spritz

Vier Ecken – Seasonal Pizza

📍Böhmische Str. 14, 12055 Berlin

🍴“Pizza alla pala”: slice of Roman style pizza with fennel, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan or pizza alla pala with fennel and cherry tomato🌱 + Sarti Spritz


L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

📍Fritz-Reuter-Str. 7, 10827 Berlin

🍴Aubergine rolls with fiordilatte from Agerola, homemade tomato sauce and homemade creamy bechamel sauce + Sarti Spritz 


📍Goebenstr. 3, 10783 Berlin

🍴Montanara (small fried pizza) with tomato, mozzarella, parmesan and basil or frisella with cherry tomatoes🌱 + Sarti Spritz

Terra Verde

📍Grunewaldstr. 78, 10823 Berlin

🍴Arancino with porchetta, primo sale cheese and saffron or arancino with vegetables, both served with mixed vegetarian antipasti + Sarti Spritz

Trattoria Pizzeria LuNa

📍Gotenstr. 18, 10829 Berlin

🍴Trilogy of homemade bruschettas: sausage and broccoli, scampi on a spicy avocado cream, cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella bocconcini on basil pesto + Sarti Spritz


Enoteca L’Angolino

📍Knesebeckstr. 92, 10623 Berlin

🍴Sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines) + Sarti Spritz

LimaLima Ristorantino

📍Schlüterstr. 74, 10625 Berlin

🍴“Tris Campano”: courgette flower stuffed with provola cheese, Neapolitan arancino and aubergine ball + Sarti Spritz

Vinoteca Berlin

📍Windscheidstr. 22, 10627 Berlin

🍴Canederlo (large gnocco from Trentino) with spinach, cheese or beetroot + Sarti Spritz