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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 good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible15%
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“pizza” (27 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Balistreri, Gianuario & Pitz, Merlin GbR Friedrichstr. 209, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered Spaghetti with crabs, but they only had prawns. It tasted good anyways. The pizza was tasty and crusty. Possible to borrow a chair for the baby.

Thank Kirstine K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Delicious Italian food. Good service, friendly Italian staff. Good atmosphere. 2 mins walk from Checkpoint Charlie. Note: bring cash, restaurant does not facilitate payment by card.

Thank K B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Looking for somewhere to eat in the area of Checkpont Charlie is difficult- unless you want to eat McDo's or similar- really why would you? This small Italian is located on Kochstrasse about 100 metres south of Charlie. It's nothing special, but the food offered...More

Thank DesdinovaUK
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The restaurant is directly opposite the Check Point Charlie museum. Having never travelled to Berlin before and not quite having our bearings, this was the first restaurant we came across that wasn't a McDonalds or a subway. The staff were very nice and gave us...More

Thank jennyrob669
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I liked this restaurant as soon as i had my first meal..Yes and the second day i was back again! this restaurant has a good italian vibe and the service is very good ,the dishes i tried all was very tasty indeed. SOTTO SOPRA food...More

Thank mo5e786
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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