Cavatelli, Penne, Fusilli, Maccheroni, Paccheri, Caserecce, Tagliatelle, Tagliolino, Linguina, Pappardelle, Spaghetti, Ravioli…you name it. MANI IN PASTA is a breath of fresh air in the Berlin pasta scene. In fact, they are one of the few that are truly commited to elevating pasta-making into an artform. Since recently opening at the “ever-so-hip” Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg, Mani in Pasta has certainly given the local “craft pasta” trend a fresh face. To get here, hop on the subway (U1 Line) until you hit Görlitzer Bahnhof station and walk for 5 minutes (see map below for details).
Lorenzo and the Celona brothers (Angelo and Gioacchino) have brought together some serious talent and created a permanent space that is both charming and inviting. Here fresh pasta is made daily. You can even watch it!
At Mani in Pasta one can either eat on the spot or get super fresh pasta/sauces to take home. We have tried both options and have to say we loved both experiences.
The very competent and lovely team constantly comes up with fresh pasta options so we are often surprised with some new pasta concept. We have recently learned that they use 4 different types of flour: Rye, Durum wheat, Spelt, Kamut (whaaaa?). The pasta options go from traditional to innovative. You are sure to find something that fancies your taste buds. When in doubt, ask for recommendations from the friendly staff. The best times to visit are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as the whole market comes alive.
Since you are in the area, make sure to explore the neighborhood and visit Kunstquartier Bethanien (a former hospital turned into art center). We love it!
Address: Eisenbahnstraße 42-43, 10997 Berlin