Acetaia - Munich
Acetaia - Nymphenburgerstr. 215, 80639 Munich, Germany
This has to be one of the most exquisite dining experiences to be had in Munich. It does however come at a price. Three courses, with wine, for 2 people will set you back around €150 but it will be a occasion you will remember for a very long time.
The service is attentive without being intrusive, the menu is small, perhaps 3-4 choices of pasta, fish, meat, but each is unique and of such a high standard that it really doesnt matter what you choose. I have had a cauliflower soup here that almost made you want to weep, it was so sublime.
The theme of the menu is the use of balsamic vinegar. However, this is no ordinary vinegar. It is 25 years old, has the consistency of molasses , served directly from a small wooden cask, it is like little drops of heaven.
If it is on the menu, try the strawberries with balsamic vinegar.
Acetaia is a small restaurant, so make sure you book in advance. In good weather, there is a small terrace at the front for extra capacity.
Take the U1 to Rotkreuzplatz and then head up Nymphenburger strasse towards the Nymphenburger Schloss canal. Walk past Romans Italian reaturant and the BP garage and it is about 50 meters further on the left side, opposite the small park. --- Review by: M. Abbiss
Nymphenburgerstr. 215, Neuhausen
U1 to Rotkreuzplatz
Tel. 089 13929077
Review by: "Anonymous" on 1.Nov.2003 (edit this review
Went there for girlfriend's birthday. She is Italian, and rightly critical of the usual standard of Italian restaurants in Munich.
Well Acetaia is very good. The vinegar is amazing.
But the food is simply not as good as the Gallo Nero, or Peppinos.
Posted by: "Anonymous" at 11:21 am on 2.Feb.2004
My favorite Italian in Munich has always been Gallo Nero ... since (unfortunately) that was closed some time ago I have been trying other places till I landed here.
The ambiente is quite relaxed, though you might think at the first glance that it is "gehoben".
It is also somehow small and narrow, but warm, discrete, romantic and very nice decorated.
Service is great, they donÂ´t joke with you or anything like that, but a smile is always there, the recommendations were perfect and the dishes always in time!
The quality of the italian food is probably the best (just after Gallo Nero) and very similar to Vianaiolo. I just would say that the Ravioli filled with ricota cheese and mushrooms was decilicious as starter. I can recommend the "Abend Menu".
Prices are high, around 50 euro per person if you ask for the menu ... put 50 more for a decent bottle of wine (Montepulciano is recommended) ... but itÂ´s worthy to pay.
Posted by: "Gabe" at 4:38 pm on 9.Jan.2005
We actually wanted to go to le Faubourg but couldnt get a reservation, so on the grounds of what I read in Toytown here and under romantic restaurants we chose to go here. We had a really great evening. The atmosphere is classy without being stiff, the service is attentive without being intrusive and the food was absolutely delicious. And there were lots of little extras from the kitchen! It is pricey but if you can afford it it`s worth it. A really good choice for a romantic night out.
Posted by: "babs2" at 7:14 am on 25.Feb.2009
You have to try the ravioli and balsamic vinegar- incredible!!! We actually had to order a second helping!
Posted by: "kt" at 4:35 pm on 9.Nov.2010
All of the above and more. I decided to take my man here to celebrate a big birthday and we were very impressed with the food, the service and the wine.
The ravioli with balsamic vinegar is still on the menu and is still incredible. The service was attentive and friendly and not for one second of our three hour dining experience did we feel rushed.
We left the restaurant to a wonderfully romantic dusting of snow - OK, nothing to do with the restaurant itself, but it really was a perfect evening.
Flex your credit card first, though.
Posted by: LaiLou at 5:41 pm on 22.Jan.2012