Berlin Marathon Carb Loader: the Top 10 Pasta Restaurants


Hey runner, did you make it and got one of the handpicked slots for the Berlin Marathon?

If so, you have prepared well and trained hard over the last couple of weeks and months.

You have organised your trip to Berlin, travel and accomodation – you know tripadvisor’s Berlin guide by heart so often have you studied the tipps. Most importantly, you already know how to get to the start on time and relaxed.


But do you also know where to fill up your carb depot to the max the evening before marathon? Agreed, in a city like Berlin this might not necessarily to be planned in advance – since there are loads of restaurants around, esp. Italian ones and no surprise they mainly serve pasta. You’ll find a wide ride range, from pasta manufactures & noodle bars to family run traditional restaurants.


However, we thought you might want to get some expert tipps for orientation and some hidden gems – so here we go with our very personal selection; our Top 10 of Berlin’s pasta restaurants.

  • Vapiano, chain restaurant with some branches spread over the city
  • Petrocelli, also a few restaurants in Berlin city areas
  • Piccola Taormina, Uhlandstr. 29  (Kurfuerstendamm area) – simply classic
  • Adelino, Reichsstr. 5 (Charlottenburg); we and many other generation of kids invested our pocket money in minipizza and are still loyal to their pizza and pasta
  • AliBaba, – no website -, Bleibtreustrasse 45 (Kurfuerstendamm-area); old school minipizza; for those who need a quick stuffing with carb loads – time is money!
  • Cicciolina , Spreewaldplatz 5 (Kreuzberg); in da hood, bro‘ – “Görli”
  • Cavallino Rosso, Hannoversche Str. 2 (Mitte); follow the boss‘ recommendations and you get the best
  • Il Casolare – no website -, Grimmstr. 30 (Kreuzberg); the piazza is always crowded – wonder where they get so many chairs from (bring your own?)
  • Trattoria Paparazzi, Husemannstr. 35 (Prenzlauer Berg); celebrity alert 🙂
  • Grand Rocka, Am Zwirngraben (tourist epicentre Hackescher Markt); no need to like it, but no worries, either!

Do you have other favourites or recommendations? Just let us know by posting a comment below or use the Twitter hashtag #marathonpastaberlin as we do! We wish you all the best for your run, lots of fun and joy! Stay tuned and follow us on any of our social media channels 🙂


(c) van Dijk



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