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Sotto Sopra

Balistreri, Gianuario & Pitz, Merlin GbR Friedrichstr. 209, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25899252
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good34%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Balistreri, Gianuario & Pitz, Merlin GbR Friedrichstr. 209, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Situated within metres of "Checkpoint Charlie" this Italian restaurant was an oasis of calm compared with the touristy bustle outside. The (ex Italian) owner welcomed us warmly (we all speak Italian) and we enjoyed authentic pasta and pizza dishes washed down with local beer and...More

Thank dlight42
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Normal restaurant with high prices but the beers are good and they dont rip you off by buying them, the other good thing is the good and fast connection, besides its placed near the famous checkpoint charlie just the epicentre of tourists traps

Thank Arnau O
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It was only 6 p.m. when we came across Sotto Sopra near Checkpoint Charlie. Fabulous pizzas and lovely red wine. Our waiter was very attentive and put up with my Italian-accented English with much joy. Good, inexpensive meal

Thank Dale47_11
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We wanted to have a good pizza close to Check point Charlie. We could already think that the place was maybe not that good because of many tourists. And this was indeed the case. Service was so so, pizza just average. Not the place to...More

Thank Alainderauw
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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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