Traditional Italian country-style food - prepared from scratch with regional & organic ingredients - clean eating in the heart of Munich's district Schwabing:
Post-urban, modern, regional, sustainable, down-to-earth.
Benvenuti - Welcome!
Dear English-speaking (and international) guests,
we kindly welcome you in a rustic-casual atmosphere with candlelight and the cozy flickers of an open fireplace - offering among others:
Handmade Organic Pastas – artisanally produced on the spot with fresh regional-organic eggs
Organic Meats from the region: descent from Bavaria or Austria
Seasonal Weekly Menus – with varying fish dishes and chef recommendations such as homemade dolci (dessert) or traditional Italian slow-roasted dishes (varies seasonally)
Veggie Friendly Choices: grilled vegetables, wide range of side orders and combinations, parmigianas, vegetarian pastas, tossed and classic salads (with vegan dressings)
Reservation is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm to 12:00am (kitchen orders until 11:00pm)
No lunch hours.
Our Menu & Food
Our 4-course Tasting Menus
Classic 4 course (starter, pasta, meat or fish as main, dessert) per person: 48 Euro
Vegetarian 4 course (two starters, grande pasta as main, dessert) per person: 43 Euro
We aim to care for sustainability: We use top-shelf products from the region (except for specialities imported from small Italian businesses). Our electricity is
supplied by eco-power.
Our meat is organic (unless otherwise noted, yet it's
always local and regional!). Our vegetables are organic with a high focus on regionality and seasonality with varying choices on the weekly menu.
Everything is homemade from scratch.
Our passion is food. Our guests are our friends.
Those of you who have, when travelling the mediterranean south, ever escaped the trouble of the main roads to discover the back country and let your minds wander, know it already:
Pristine country inns, which are often adjacent to their own vineyards. Varying from country to country, those special places are known here and there as Osteria, Trattoria, Bodega, Enoteca or Auberge. But all of them are affiliated by a boundless, perennial sense of commonality: the simplicity of rural, honest kitchen - traditionally prepared with fresh products of the region.
Striving to appease the culinary desires for the core of Italy, and by wanting to make the trip over Brennero and Po to its
far-spread backlands a sight shorter, we have now opened our hostaria in the heart of Munich - indeed amidst the placid neighbourhood of Schwabing. Especially inspired by the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, but not merely limited to it, we now want to let your tongue travel.
We aim to cater for valueable, authentic food of best quality and regional, organic origin.
The simple and rustic shall unite with post-urban nutritional convictions, sustainability and sociable Bavarian hospitality.
For all of this, we would like to welcome you cordially as our guests and aim to make the best of your experience.
Getting There / Public Transport
This is how you get to us via the MVG public transport:
The "nearby with minimum walking":
U-Bahn (underground station) U2 Hohenzollernplatz
10 minutes walk or one-stop ride with the tram/streetcar Tram lines 12, 27 or Bus line 33 stop: Kurfürstenplatz, from there it's another 3 minute walk to the Hostaria
(if you take the Belgradstraße and walk right into Kaiserstraße!)
Or the "picturesque walk" (more below under "our vicinity"):
U-Bahn (underground station): U6/U3 Münchner Freiheit,
10 minute picturesque walk through historic Kaiserstraße to us (From Exit D you follow your way straight down Leopoldstraße, then after just a few
yards at the first junction you make a right and walk down Kaiserstraße until it crosses with Römerstraße)
Keep in mind that we're in a residential area and there's only limited street parking. So we suggest you to use public transport or taking a taxi getting to us.
Our vicinity & history on your way to us
Exploring The Arts & History of the "fin de siècle" in our neighbourhood – on your walk to us:
If you have more than a day for sightseeing in Munich at your disposal, it's worth to make a stop in Schwabing. Simply take a walk westward from the underground station and main square Münchner Freiheit, with its busy "strip" Leopoldstraße, into one of the quiet residential side streets, Kaiserstraße (our street) our Ainmillerstraße. You will pass beautiful, top-preserved late 19th century facades of the grand citizen houses rising above you, some splendid examples of neo-renaissance, neo-baroque or noveau art ("Jugendstil") architecture on the way to our restaurant. Our neighbourhood Schwabing was known as the former Bohemian art and literature quarter of Munich. In fact, we're only steps away from the former homes of legendary German authors such as Thomas Mann, Rainer-Maria Rilke or Stefan George; or painters from "The Blaue Reiter" (The Blue Rider), such us Wassily Kandinsky, who also lived and worked around the corner (Take notice of numerous huge studio-windows in the roof gables of some houses). Right next to us, in number 53, even the Russian politician, communist and Sovjet founder Lenin lived secretly in excile throughout 1900/01 before returning to Russia and founding the "bolschewiki".
If you want to breathe in that historic spirit of the turn-of-the-century era, still present to this day in this special part of town, we're the ideal restaurant and stop on your exploring walk around there, where many extended travelbooks will advise you to go.
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