Germany’s biggest Italian street food festival is back in Berlin
Arrosticini, caponata, octopus burgers, Venetian tramezzini, panzerotti, arancini, Neapolitan pizza, focaccia with porchetta, meatballs in tomato sauce, delicious cream puffs, Sicilian cannoli, artisan ice cream, brioche with granita… These and many more Italian street food specialities from north to south can be tasted at the Italian Street Food Festival 2022. The event will take place for the fourth time at Osthafen Berlin (Alt Stralau 1-2) on 18 and 19 June from 11 am to 10 pm on both days. In 2021, over 5,000 guests attended, making the event the largest Italian Street Food Festival in Germany. Admission is €3, free for children under 12. On the occasion of the event, True Italian is also organizing an Instagram photo competition: the winner, together with one other person, can stay three nights in a beautiful hotel in Sicily.
Italian Street Food Festival 2022: Culinary Highlights. Nearly 20 stands and food trucks are taking part in the event, including some of Berlin’s best-known Italian restaurateurs such as Vino e Basilico, Duo Sicilian Ice Cream, Zum Heiligen Teufel, Kuchen von Gaia or Focacceria San Francesco. One stand even comes from Frankfurt but offers only genuine Apulian cuisine: La Frisa Fra. This year’s news includes Venetian tramezzini by Tramesin (pop-up store at Arminiusmarkthalle in Moabit), Roman focaccia filled with meatballs by Noon Cucina Romana or fresh ravioli in butter-sage sauce by ApeMangia (full list here).
Italian Street Food Festival 2022: More than street food. Of course, good Italian cocktails and music cannot be missing at such an event! During the festival, the Aperol Spritz will be on offer for only 4 euros and the Italian DJs who will be performing include the Dj collective from Rome ‘Borghetta Stile’, who are flying to Berlin, especially for the event. But that’s not all: Sardinian artist in Berlin Lorenzo Deidda will be presenting his beautiful artwork at a stand and also organising a live painting performance alongside it.
Organisers and Partners. The Italian Street Food Festival has been organised by Berlin Italian Communication since 2018 as part of the True Italian project. The project aims to preserve and support authentic Italian hospitality through a series of initiatives. The network currently includes over 300 Italian restaurants, pizzerias and wine shops in Germany, whose products, ingredients, dishes and philosophy stem from true Italian food culture. Most of them are located in Berlin, where the network was founded in 2015. Partners of the Italian Street Food Festival 2022 are Aperol, Allianz – Anders & Noy OHG among others.
A summer full of Italian festivals. The Italian Street Food Festival kicks off the True Italian Markets 2022 season with the True Italian Pizza Festival – Powered by Ooni, Berlin’s first street food festival focused on pizza, taking place on 16 and 17 July. Taking part are some of the best pizzerias in Berlin (Lovebirds, Prometeo, Antica Pizzeria da Michele, W Pizza, Spaccanapoli No. 12…) who will bake their pizza in the Ooni portable ovens for the occasion. On 27 and 28 August, the Pistacchio Street Food Festival returns to Berlin after last year’s success. Both events will take place at Jules B-Part in Park Gleisdreieck.