Fodor's Expert Review Lavanderia Vecchia

$$$$ Neukolln Italian

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.

Italian Sceney Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Flughafenstr. 46
Berlin, Berlin  12053, Germany

030-6272–2152

www.lavanderiavecchia.de

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., Reservations essential

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