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Venloer Str. 8-10, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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412 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

nvited by some friends , in what I was told , there is genuine Italian food. The menu really large was promising , truffles, fish, wild boar, dozens of pastas and pizzas whatever ...well we got a starter , we shared a pizza nd had some pasta and dessert , everything was simply below expectations, , pasta aglio e oglio... More 

Thank enricoallievi
London, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We came here after a business meeting in the area without prior reservation. Nonetheless we were seated within minutes by a very hospitable waiter. The food we had ordered arrived promptly and was very tasty. The rumpsteak was soft as butter and seasoned perfectly. The pizza was authentic Italian and made according to our custom instructions. Overall a brilliant find... More 

Thank JakeHerp
Moscow, Russia
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204 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

You'd better speak Italian, when ordering your pizza from this genuine wooden fire stove restaurant. Authentic Italian waiters are serving delicious pasta, pizza and meat dishes.

Thank CenturionMember
Groningen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Visited Montanara with friends a while ago but I am looking forward to experience it again. The authentic staff is beyond friendly, fun to talk to and highly professional. I ordered pasta and shared pizza with a friend. Both, pasta and pizza, tasted great while portions were very generous. Considering the quality of food and service, pricing is very reasonable.... More 

Thank lennartfeldmann
Saffron Walden, UK
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Stopped in here one evening, without a reservation, attracted by the menu and the look of the restaurant. It was a very busy (generally a good sign) Saturday evening but the staff found us a table and were really friendly and attentive. We only speak a little German and no Italian so we were provided with English menus and they... More 

Thank 2GuysSW
Treasure Beach, Jamaica
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

While being on a family affair, our close friends have invited my Sister, Niece & us , to a "last evening" dinner before leaving Cologne, my Sister and I shared the Goat Cheese with Honey Crust, very smooth and for my main course I choose Penne Arrabiata, very spicey , but hey that what I wanted right ? It went... More 

Thank ownerMB
Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Great pizza, real Italian style. Friendly Italian staff. Not too noisy, good for a nice lunch or dinner with friends.

Thank Timcsu
Breckenridge, Colorado
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262 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Ok, so I am a sucker for truffles. No restaurant I have ever been to is the generous in applying those on their dishes - even on pasta and pizza. My italian friends keep wanting to come back - also a good sign! Value and quality, service (ask for Janni) - all excellent!

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Plano, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Family and I stopped by for a mid afternoon lunch and we loved this place. We really appreciated the fact the menu was also written in English, and some of the waiters spoke English. I had Spaghetti Bolognese and my wife and child split a pizza. The spaghetti and sauce was very good with a large portion. The pizza had... More 

Thank Michael H
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

I was taken here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it so much I went back for dinner. I enjoyed the very tasty food and warm service (they are genuine Italians after all) so much I went back again the same week and guess what I`m going back tonight. Fantastic food at a reasonable price, what more could you ask... More 

Thank James D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$56
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venloer Str. 8-10, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Neustadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Neustadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 02215108930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?