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“Worth finding out where Mexicoplatz is!”
Review of La Gondola Due

La Gondola Due
Ranked #28 of 9,181 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Daily fresh fish: sole, turbot, Sashimi tuna, bream, shrimp, swordfish, calamaretti, Giant Gamberoni, salmon ect. Best steak from Argentina (Black Angus Rind beef) Calf: calf filet, calf liver (Bahlmann-Kalb Germany) the best
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Description: Daily fresh fish: sole, turbot, Sashimi tuna, bream, shrimp, swordfish, calamaretti, Giant Gamberoni, salmon ect. Best steak from Argentina (Black Angus Rind beef) Calf: calf filet, calf liver (Bahlmann-Kalb Germany) the best
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Although the address is Beerenstraße 57 the restaurant is actually on Mexicoplatz and so is easily found from the S-Bahn station of the same name.
My wife and I spend a week in Berlin every year and we always go to this restaurant at least twice. It is decorated to make you feel as if you are in a wine library and it is very cosy. The menu is extensive and the cooking is all of high quality. Their secret is using the freshest and best ingredients and cooking these simply but very well. I suffer from coeliac disease and to accommodate my need for a gluten free meal the chef will always grill some fish for me. The last time it was a whole (small) turbot - nothing is too much trouble.
If you are not well versed in Italian wines it is better to take advice from the staff.
It is true that their grasp of English is shaky but after all it is an Italian restaurant in the outer suburbs of a German city. A smattering of the local language by customers will help. In any case we have discovered that they often understand English even if they don't speak it.
If you go often you will also find out that the waiters have a very good sense of humour and like to join in with customers’ jokes - order the Zablione for desert and see what happens!

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

La Gondola is one of the best Italian restaurants in Berlin! Meals are cooked quickly - usually only 10 min waiting time. They offer take-out food (you'd have to pick it up though, but its worth it). There isn't a special dress code. You could come in evening wear, business look or just ordinary clothing. Every look is tolerated and no one would look under or overdressed.
The meals are delicious and are not overpriced! The restaurant is decorated with wine bottles, pictures of celebrities and mirrors. La Gondola puts up some palm trees outside in the summer, which together with the water fountain opposite the restaurant, create the feeling of being far away- obviously in a positive way.

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4  Thank stella20162017
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Set in the lovely Mexikoplatz this very good Italian restaurant was a great experience to end our week in Berlin. The food was excellent, I had the turbot as recommended by the waiter, and my wife had the grilled scampi. The house wine ( wine) is very good value and very quaffable. The restaurant is very Italian. Not much English spoken but we managed pretty well with snippets of German, Italian and French. Highly recommended

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1  Thank MichaelAlison
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

A sudden rainfall drove all visitors from the terrace tables inside the restaurant, so far so good. But to use this "unusual" incidence as explanation no. 1 (not excuse!) for serving the food one and a half hours (1,5 hrs) after it had been ordered does not speak for the hotel's management. The second explanation was that one of our group of 4 adults had ordered a small cold starter dish (served after 50 min). Is ordering a starter automatically prolonging the time for the main course to an hour and a half?). No time was wasted in recommending a wine to us - everything was rush-rush, a small bottle of water for the 7-year old took over 60 minutes from the kitchen to our table. When our ordered main dishes finally arrived, two plates were not preheated and the fish (sole) was served n a lukewarm condition at best on a cold plate, garnished with cold and watery vegetables. Very disappointing. Don't even want to give it a second chance because of the astoundingly unattentive service.

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3  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dining at La Gondola Due tremendously. It is situated at one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin and the decor inside reflects this nicely. Food was very tasty, the open wine of the day excellent although a bit pricey. But overall very good value for money. Service is quite good. Will definitely go there again.

2  Thank Hermann B
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