Fodor's Expert Review Lavanderia Vecchia
Hidden away in a courtyard off a busy Neukölln street, in a space that used to contain an old laundrette (hence the name, which means "old laundrette" in Italian) Lavanderia Vecchia offers a prix-fixe-only menu that includes at least 10 appetizers, a pasta "primo," a meat or fish "secondo," and dessert, followed by coffee and a digestif. The open kitchen allows diners to watch as the chef makes classics like Insalata di Polpo (octopus and potato salad) or homemade tagliatelle with eggplant. The white-painted industrial space is decorated with vintage kerchiefs strung along old wash lines. In the front of the building, the more casual sister café Lava serves an à la carte menu of antipasti and panini at lunch and dinner, as well as a good selection of Italian wines.
Berlin, Berlin 12053, Germany