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Altstadt-Nord
0.4 km from Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)
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Nur wenige Minuten von Kölner Dom und Rhein entfernt liegt das XII Apostel Köln mitten in der Altstadt, die den richtigen Rahmen gibt für die XII Apostel Speisekarte. Hier findet man den milden Petrus, einen scharfen Judas oder den beliebten Paolo. Die Rede ist von der Spezialität des Hauses, den riesigen, hauchdünnen und knusprigen Holzofen-Pizzen.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Nice location and interior Service was fast, too fast, felt like they wanted us out one minute after our mains were finished Food itself was tasteless Beef with scampi, i got one scampi, and overcooked beef... 30 euro... really Pasta was tasteless Pizza the same...Strange how fast the food was ready after the order. Seems like a place for tourists, as said nice interior and that s about the only good thing one can tell about this restaurantMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

Very cold service, not even a welcome. Order was taken without any smile. Even when asking for a tip, the waiter was unfriendly. Never again!

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Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We called in on a Saturday night the restaurant was very busy. But we was seated quickly and our drink order was taken. The menus are in a newspaper style which was different. We had 2 pizzas both were delicious but very filling. The price...was very reasonable too.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

Settled on having a meal at XII Apostel as the fare offered was suitable for us. The dishes were pasta, pizza or other. Had the fettuccine salmon while spouse and sister had spaghetti bolognaise. Food was very tasty and we were satisfied with our selections....The interior is very pleasant and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Overall pleased that we dined there.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

I went here today with my mum and my 7 month old son for a late lunch. Baby was sleeping in the pram. This has always been one of my favourite restaurants in the past and I was really looking forward to eating here for...the first time with my son. I have visited this place countless times over the years but this time was a huge disappointment. When we came in we were told we could choose any table on the left side and so we choose one. Immediately we were told in a rude and loud way that we had to sit at another table by a waiter because the pram was taking up too much space and the table next to us was reserved for another customer. Funny enough, there was no card that said ‘reserved’ on that table and the whole restaurant on that side was empty. It was clear they didn’t want us there and the waiter told us to pick a table somewhere in a corner close to the kitchen. We already felt quite humiliated and it became worse after another waitress approached us and told us we also couldn’t sit there. We told her we would leave because we were treated like second class citizens suddenly after being regular customers for years and she said nothing and walked away. When we walked out of the door she passed us again and didn’t say anything again. We will never come back to this place again and strongly recommend families to stay away from here. We’ve never been treated so disrespectful in any place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

A nice restaurant with average food and high prices. Try do have a full bar, so drinks and wine are available.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Cologne has a big number of really good Italian restaurants, but XII Apostel is unfortunately not one of them. It is in a good location, nicely decorated and staff was friendly. But the food could not convince us. The mixed starters were quite good, but...the noodles and pizza were just ok.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

This restaurant is one of the largest and at the end of the Heumarkt square. It is large and can accommodate many people. The menu is large on newspaper with a large selection, but they don't have any German food. It is for tourist and...they rush you in and out without much conversation. Not always good English speaking servers and the food is okay.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

Visited late last night (Sunday) as it was still serving to find a wonderful tavern type restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food was excellent and the beers were very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

XII Apostel is a wonderful tavern located on Heumarkt that on any holiday we take to this city on the River Rhine we always tend to visit, always have a good time here and so it proved on our latest visit. I love the look...of this tavern, the interior is superb, a traditional look,great decor and furnishings, high ceilings complete with chandeliers and plenty of seating options spread throughout this tavern both inside and outside looking out onto the magnificent Heumarkt Christmas Market,this is were my twin brother Stephen and I decided to sit even though it was cold ,we got under a heater which was lovely, a passing Köbe deposited two Reissdorf Kölsch beers on our table and we just kicked back,chilled out and took in the great tavern we were in and the stunning location. Cologne is justifiably famous for its amazing range of Kölsch beers and Reissdorf Kölsch beer is one of my favourites, it's also one of the most popular beers in Cologne, it's such a light,hoppy and unpretentious lager style beer bursting with taste,very easy to drink,a beer style both myself and my twin brother Stephen are particularly fond, we had such a good time soaking up the festive fun from the Christmas market that we stayed for two beers each before we moved on and as on every other visit to here we had a great time. XII Apostel is easy to locate on Heumarkt, in an area teeming with pubs,bars and restaurants and some amazing architecture and a major tourist destination. Opening hours are; Monday to Wednesday, Midday till Midnight. Thursday to Saturday, Midday till 2am. Sunday, Midday till Midnight. A great tavern, one I highly recommend you visit if your in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4