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Searching for the Munich Italian Restaurant

Several years ago on the RS GAS tour, our RS tour guide gave us a recommendation for dinner in Munich in an area of Italian restaurants. We vaguely remember that it was East of the city center of Munich, reachable by bus (or tram?) and walking a few blocks in a downhill direction. The restaurant we selected had a wood-fire pizza oven. Any chance that this rings a bell with anyone? Would love to return this year when we're in Munich.

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There are a lot of good Italian restaurants in Munich which serve wood-fired pizza like Nero Pizza and Grill, Villa Dante, Riva Tal, and L'Angolo Della Pizza. I think the best Italian food (including pizza) is at Trattoria Da Fausto with Mimmo E Co coming in second. Trattoria Da Fausto is run by Italians with very authentic food.

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What used to be (now closed) my favorite hotel in the Munich area, Strasser, in Poing, had an Italian restaurant in the building, but I don't think that's the one you want.

BTW, if you order a pizza in Germany (or Italy, at least in the Alto Adige), Pepperoni is not what you would expect. It's a nasty yellow pickled pepper, not a sausage. I found out the hard way.

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The only Italian resto in Rick's Munich listings is La Vecchia Masseria. It's pretty and my family had a nice dinner there two years ago, but I can't confirm the wood-fired oven. Or you might have visited your guide's own favorite.

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Hi Laura, you were on that RS's trip with us! It was an Italian restaurant neighborhood that Margaret recommended. : )

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Thanks, everyone! Terri, Trattoria Da Fausto looks like a great recommendation - thanks! And, Lee, thanks for the warning about "pepperoni"! We like to try new foods, but that one's off the list. : )

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Alright Jean, if you know the thin type of what is called pepperoncini in the USA, that's what people here call "peperoni". I think they're really good, but whatever. Try googling either Pizzesco, Nero, or L'Osteria in Munich, maybe a photo of one of these establishments will ring that proverbial bell? Based on your geographical descrip, though, I immediately thought of Pizzesco on Rosenheimer Straße. Good Luck.