Mathias Brandweiner, the restaurant manager and sommelier of Pots recommended Il Calice to us. And right he is!
Il Calice is located at Walther-Benjamin-Platz. This is the large square behind the Kudamm between Wielandstrasse and Leibnizstrasse. The square looks like it was built by the Nazis, but the houses are not 20 years old and were designed by Hans Kollhoff.In one corner of the square is Il Calice. It is run by the owner Antonio Bragato and the sommelier Nitya Kostka. Bragato’s restaurant has been known for good food for 30 years and is a safe haven for good Italian cuisine alongside the Francucci.
Bragato became very popular with Berlin’s gastronomy and its guests, as he overturned the Corona curfew by court order. This is very handy when top lawyers eat at your place.
Eating outside under large sunshades is very enjoyable. The service is affectionate, professional and pleasant.
We started with the appetizer plate for 2 persons. The plate is very large and we were full, although the three of us shared the plate.
And we had ordered pasta.
The appetizer plate is called SUPERDEGUSTAZIONE and costs 46 €uro /for two. It is worth the price. It includes
VARIOUS ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND HAM SPECIALITIES; CARPACCIO DI CARNE SALADA OF BEEF; VITELLO TONNATO; VITELLO GENOVESE; AROMATIC RAW MILK CHEESE; GRILLED PICKLED VEGETABLES; CAPONATA and pretty good bread-
Afterwards we had Spaghetti al Alice (16 €) and CULURGIONES (Sardinian ravioli 21 €). Both were new and tasty dishes for us.
We had a nice evening, with 2 glasses of Italian sparkling wine and a good glass of red wine and two bottles of S. Pelligrino for 150 €. We left very happy!
The only criticism was that the kitchen sent very slowly and that there was only this terrible Nestle water. Otherwise we are looking forward to a revisit at Il Calice.
Revisit September 2020
This time we just took the starters as above, Tafelwasser and a glass of their classy dry prosecco. All good. We had a good time and left happy