True Italian Pizza Week is Back and This Time it’s Spritzy
By Andrew Cottrill . March 21, 2019
For one week only, test all the most authentic pizzas this side of Napoli.
Between April 4th-10th, True Italian Pizza Week returns to Berlin – this time in 32 restaurants across the city, plus an Aperol Spritz is included in the price!
Ah, True Italian Pizza Week. Considering there are two Dominos pizzas within 200 metres of my house, I have very little motivation to leave my house for pizza (don’t hate me, I’m just usually hungover). But True Italian Pizza Week is like that first day in spring when you just want to gleefully run through the city screaming. The doors of the best pizzerias in Berlin swing open for you, showcasing their best, most authentic pizzas, at a ridiculously affordable price. To continue the weather analogy to its logical course: it, like good weather, just never seems to last long enough.
The fact that we’re official media partners for True Italian Pizza Week doesn’t hurt, either.
How does True Italian Pizza Week work?
Between April 4th-10th, 32 ‘True Italian’ restaurants in Berlin will be participating in the event. Each will offer two unique varieties of pizza.
In 25 of those places, you’ll get a pizza, either an Aperol Spritz or a Campari Amalfi cocktail and an Amaro Averna digestif for just 12€.
In the other 7 places (those without the capacity to mix cocktails), you’ll get the pizza and a beer or soft drink for 10€.
Not a bad offer, eh? The best thing is that you can fall into your favourite local pizzeria, test out one of Berlin’s big names, or head out into the pizza-unknown by picking one at random, all without breaking the bank.
Your new U-Bahn map ^^^
Restaurants and their menus, listed in order of their distance from my house.
Futura Neapolitan Pizza
Bänschstr. 91 10247 Berlin
Tuesday-Sunday 18-23, Monday closed
Pizza Margherita al Filetto (cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and 6 months aged provolone del Monaco cheese) OR Pizza Gialla (mozzarella, yellow cherry tomatoes, anchovies, olives and capers)
Proskauer Str. 13, 10247 Berlin
Pizza Vegetariana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, zucchini, peppers, olives, mushrooms and artichokes) OR Pizza Calabria (tomato sauce, mozzarella and Calabrian spicy salami)
COME VA’ VA’
Danziger Str. 144, 10407 Berlin
Monday-Friday 12-22:30, Saturday 17-22:30, Sunday 15-22:30
Pizza Amatriciana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, chili and pecorino romano cheese) OR Pizza Primavera (mozzarella, zucchini and stir-fried cherry tomatoes) + beer or soft drink = 10€
Danziger Str. 49, 10435 Berlin
Tuesday-Saturday 12-20, Sunday-Monday closed
Fried pizza Montanara with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and pecorino cheese OR with yellow Piennolo tomatoes from Vesuvio region, sheep ricotta and lemon from Sorrento – plus pizza strips with pistachio cream from Sicily + soft drink = 10€
Mercato Famous Pizza
Danziger Straße 16, 10435 Berlin
Sunday-Wednesday 12-22, Thursday-Saturday 12-23
Pizza Meat Lovers (tomato sauce, mozzarella, sausage, artisan ham and salami) OR Pizza Primavera (mozzarella, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, roasted mushrooms, olives, red onions, fresh basil and parmesan)
Prenzlauer Allee 27A, 10405 Berlin
Tuesday-Friday 12-22, Saturday-Sunday 16-22, Monday closed
Vegetarian pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes and lemon) OR Pizza with ham and mushrooms (tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms)
Pizzare Prenzlauer Berg
Eberswalder Str. 21, 10437 Berlin
Monday-Thursday 11:30-23:30, Friday-Sunday 11:30-24
Pizza 5 Formaggi & Tartufo (mozzarella, parmesan, mascarpone, gorgonzola, smoked scamorza and black truffle sauce) OR Pizza Norma Gourmet (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fried aubergines, pesto, baked potatoes and stracchino) vegan +3€, gluten-free +4,50€
Lychener Str. 2, 10437 Berlin
Pizza Diavola (tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami and olives) OR Pizza Cacio e Pepe (mozzarella, scamorza, pecorino romano cheese and pepper) + beer or soft drink = 10€
Mehringdamm 40, 10961 Berlin
Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, leek and sundried tomatoes OR Pizza with mortadella, cheese cream and pistachios
Malafritta – I fritti di Malafemmena
Kottbusser Damm 1, 10967 Berlin
Sunday-Thursday 12-22:30, Friday-Saturday 12-23:30
Fried pizza stuffed with bacon, provola cheese and mushrooms OR with radicchio, mozzarella and walnuts + small fried pizza stuffed with Nutella + beer or soft drink = 10€
Piazza papà pane bei Yasmin
Wilhelmstraße 15, 10963 Berlin
Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parma ham, stracciatella and marinated cherry tomatoes OR Pizza with spiced wine dough, mozzarella, tomato, herb mix with candied ginger, fresh asparagus, strawberries and sour cream with lemon
Grimmstr. 1, 10967
Monday-Saturday 16-24, Sunday 12-23
Pizza made with squid ink dough, tomato sauce, codfish, buffalo mozzarella, olives and sun dried tomatoes OR Pizza with mozzarella, wild boar ham from Brandenburg, goat cheese and redcurrant
Ammazza che Pizza
Maybachufer 21, 12047 Berlin
Tuesday-Sunday 12-22.30, Monday closed
Pizza Mortazza (mozzarella, mortadella and chopped pistachios) OR Pizza Ortolana (tomato sauce, mozzarella and grilled peppers, aubergines and zucchini)
Weichselstr. 17, 12045 Berlin
Pizza Arrabbiata (tomato sauce, mozzarella, pecorino romano cheese, chili and parsley) OR Pizza Cacio e Pepe (mozzarella, pecorino romano cheese, grated parmesan, freshly ground black pepper and basil)
Nini e Pettirosso
Selkestr. 27, 12051 Berlin
Pizza Margherita with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan and basil OR Pizza with beetroot cream, mozzarella and salty ricotta cheese
Caffè Focacceria San Francesco
Kastanienallee 64, 10119 Berlin
Pizza with wholegrain flour, selvatic rucola, beef carpaccio, stracciatella and cherry tomatoes OR Pizza Tris Vegetale: 1/3 with tomato sauce, aubergines, mozzarella and parmesan; 1/3 with yellow cherry tomatoes, gorgonzola and walnuts; 1/3 with asparagus, parmesan and bechamel
Zionskirchstr. 77, 10119 Berlin
Monday-Wednesday 12-18, Thursday-Sunday 12-20
Two different slices of focaccia: barese (fresh cherry tomatoes) and potatoes and porchetta + Aperol Spritz o Campari Amalfi cocktail + Amaro Averna = 10€
Weinbergsweg 8a, 10119 Berlin
Pizza with mozzarella, baked potatoes, red onions and mushrooms OR Pizza with mortadella, stracciatella cheese and pistachio cream
Oranienburger Str. 13-14, 10178 Berlin
Pizza Bufala Heaven (tomato sauce, Bio buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh rucola, parmesan and basil) OR Pizza Bud Spencer (tomato sauce, mozzarella, beans, carne salada, Montoro’s onion, parmesan and basil) + soft drink = 10€
PARMA di Vinibenedetti
Utrechter Str. 31, 13347
Pizza with tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and oregano OR Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, chopped tomatoes and champignons
Bellucci | Ristorante & Bar
Brandenburgische Str. 35, 10707 Berlin
Monday-Saturday 12-24, Sunday 17-24
Pizza with spelt flour, buffalo mozzarella, lardo di Colonnata, escarole and toasted pine nuts OR Pizza with green asparagus, smoked provola cheese and cherry tomatoes
Kurfürstendamm 90, 10709 Berlin
Pizza with aubergines, buffalo mozzarella and basil OR Pizza Marinara (tomato sauce, spanish anchovies and aromatic olives)
LimaLima Café-Bistro, Ristorantino
Schlüterstr. 74, 10625 Berlin
Tuesday-Saturday 17-22, Sunday-Monday closed
Pizza with tomato sauce and pieces of parmigiana (fried aubergines, tomato, basil, mozzarella, provola cheese and parmesan) OR pizza with mozzarella, provola cheese, sausage and friarielli
Helmholtzstraße 24, 10587 Berlin
Sunday-Friday 11:30-21, Saturday 16-21
Pinsa Romana Montagnola (tomato sauce, mozzarella, speck, mushrooms and olives cream) OR Estiva (mozzarella, pecorino cheese, zucchini, lemon and mint)
Kantstr. 55, 10627 Berlin
Pizza Bufala Heaven (tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, rucola, Bio buffalo mozzarella, parmesan and basil) OR Pizza Speciale (tomato sauce, mozzarella, salami, champignons, bresaola) + soft drink = 10€
Ristorante Café Aroma Photogalerie
Hochkirchstraße 8, 10829 Berlin
Pizza Zio Pepe (tomato sauce, mozzarella, taleggio cheese, spicy salami and olives) OR Pizza Palazzo Verticale (tomato sauce, mozzarella, aubergines, spinach and peppers)
Goebenstr. 3, 10783 Berlin
Monday-Saturday 12-22, Sunday 15-22
Pizza Sara (mozzarella, radicchio, gorgonzola, pears and walnuts) OR Pizza Parmigiana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fried aubergines and parmesan)
Gotenstr. 18, 10829 Berlin
Pizza with rucola, Parma ham, pesto and raw buffalo mozzarella OR Pizza with mozzarella, nduja, zucchini and radicchio
Fuggerstr. 27, 10777 Berlin
Vegetarian pizza with mozzarella, escarole, black olives and capers OR Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella and mortadella
Malafemmena +39 Berlin
Hauptstr. 85, 12159 Berlin
Focaccia stuffed with mortadella, rucola and parmesan OR Pizza marinara with yellow and red Piennolo tomatoes from Vesuvio region
Burgemeisterstr. 74, 12103 Berlin
Tuesday-Saturday 17-23, Sunday 12-23, Monday closed
Pizza Verde (mozzarella, rucola pesto, guanciale and cherry tomatoes) OR Pizza Parmigiana (tomato sauce, mozzarella, aubergines, cherry tomatoes and grated parmesan)
Tempelhofer Damm 104, 12099 Berlin
Tuesday-Sunday 11.30-24, Monday closed
Pizza Favolosa (mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, zucchini and olives cream, salmon and basil) OR Pizza ai Frutti di Mare (tomato sauce, mozzarella and seafood)
What does ‘True Italian’ even mean?
Although the event is sponsored by the Municipality of Napoli, you don’t have to be Italian to get the coveted title of ‘True Italian’ in Berlin. It’s political correctness gone mad!
No, it all comes down to ingredient choice (the best, of course), the actual time the dough is left to rise (at least 9 hours), and the oven used to fire the pizza to perfection in seconds. Needs to taste good un’ all.
True Italian Pizza Week 2019: April 4th to 10th
View the full-size map of participating restaurants here.
Find True Italian Pizza Week 2019 on Facebook.
Visit the True Italian website.
Next upcoming True Italian events
22nd-23rd June 2019: Italian Street Food Festival
18th-21st September 2019: 72hrs True Italian Food
18th-24th November 2019: True Italian Pasta Week