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Ristorante Essenza

Potsdamer Str. 1 | 10785 berlin, 10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25796856
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Potsdamer Str. 1 | 10785 berlin, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would be hard to find a fault with the food or the service in this wonderful Italian restaurant and we looked everywhere to find a restaurant that could cater for 7 carnivores and 1 vego , but they got it right , and in...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy on a Friday night. Steak quality was good, service was efficient. Good location. Huge and expensive wine collection.

Thank siralex1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, a pleasant experience. Food was rather tasty and service adequate. I would recommend giving it a try if you are in the area.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

First night in Berlin and our hotel recommended Essenza that was close and walkable. It was early and the restaurant was fairly empty. Our server was attentive and helpful, preparing our salad’s dressing for us. My pasta with lobster was tasty and good, as was...More

Thank Tripfantastic
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The quality of the food was very good, but not outstanding. The lamb rack was fattier and less tasty than a similar dish in the nearby Scandic Hotel in the same week. The chocolate dessert was quite pleasant but very rich. The tiramisu was very...More

Thank Georgia B
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Right on Potsdamer Platz this was recommended by our hotel. There are the usual courses of anti pasta, insulate, pasta, risotto, meat and fish but each category is focussed on a relatively small selection of dishes. The wine list is massive. Service was excellent and...More

Thank SueKot
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The place gets really busy so make sure to book. It was recommended by our hotel and didnt disappoint. The place was buzzing, very busy and loud, felt like a real Italian place. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good as well....More

Thank kmiqdadi
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

High level dinner with government officials. Booked in advance and organised in detail, menus and places. Food was good (especially lamb), but service painfully slow. Started just after 8, and finished at 11:30 h. Good location.

Thank Ste11o
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I recommend this restaurant to everyone how want to spend time with love and eat something extraordinarily!

Thank loookus
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Wouldn't recognise this as an authentic Italian restaurant. It is so pretentious and overpriced - nouvelle cuisine Italian style. Small portions of overpriced food which clearly the Germans think is wonderful but anyone looking for really good Italian food should go somewhere else.

1  Thank HepburnL
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through
the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which
lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood.
Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city:
upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades
and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone
streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through
little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop
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21 September 2017|
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Response from Tica1956 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't, just walked by & decided to try it but cannot say if when you go will be too busy. Enjoy
21 September 2017|
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Response from essenza e | Property representative |
Dear, we have availability for 2 persons. Please send your Email request to info @ ristorante - essenza. de
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 68
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Potsdamer Str. 1 | 10785 berlin, 10785 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Charlottenburg
  • Neighbourhood: Charlottenburg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 25796856
  • E-mail
ELEGANT OR INFORMAL DINING AT IL RISTORANTE "essenza" Il Ristorante "essenza" of Berlin interprets the excellence, elegantly and style - presents a dining concept inspired by the sophisticated cosmopolitan moods of the modern world. The spacious dining in lower restaurant area , with eight of windows on Potsdamer Paltz and the gallery on the upper floor on creates a refined and comfortable atmosphere made unique by the elegant décor and architectural details in warm shades of wood and gold tonality. The open wine cellar offers a marvelous view of its prestigious assortment of wines (380 a different vinery) - from exclusive international labels to wines produced by small bio-dynamic wineries - while on the opposite of the restaurant, the striking just open kitchen shows the team of chefs actively at work. THE RESTAURANT PHILOSOPHY Il Ristorante "essenza" of Potsdamer Paltz in Berlin presents a combination of traditional Italian and regional dishes that are enhanced through international influences, state-of-the-art culinary techniques, and the use of ingredients of superb quality. The constantly evolving menu features local and seasonal products to enhance the Italian flavor of the dishes in a taste experience with balanced dishes. Buon appetito!
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