This neighborhood favorite is easily missed, sitting as it does on a street off Hansaplatz. Intrepid diners must then descend five steps and open a door to the warm and cozy dining room. The atmosphere is definitely more grandmother's living room than downtown trattoria. There's even a sofa-size painting of a cliff perched over water. In place of a menu, a server asks what you are in the mood for, describes the evening's options, and makes recommendations. In a typical
evening, a hearty saltimbocca may follow a colorful antipasti plate. Even if you're dining alone, meals are comforting—and they're always quite filling.
Zimmerpforte 5, Hamburg, 20099, Germany