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Officina 1

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Bredeneyer Str. 142, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8462447
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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160 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent Italian food (antipasti, pasta, tiramisu, foccaccia, ...) and nice interior design - the building might have been a little factory or repair-shop. Two levels, some bigger tables with benches, which facilitates conversation with other diners - or you choose a smaller table for some more privacy. It took some time to be able to order food despite the restaurant... More 

Thank 69Traveltraveltravel
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

this is a nice place to eat, quite friendly, in a nice building just tucked off the street, the menu is quite comprehensive, with an array of pizza if that is too your liking. the traditional Italian dishes are also quite good, though I did find the lasagna lacking in flavour a bit, but the grilled octopus was lovely. The... More 

Thank JLM3080
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I went there with different Italian friends and we've always been really impressed by the quality of pizza there! You have almost the impression of being in Italy, except for the prices which are a little bit too high...

Thank Lucia R
Earth, Texas
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325 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Visited a couple of times over the last 2 month or so. The ambience is quiet nice and deserves a very good to excellent rating. Nevertheless the food is a hit or miss. If you charge 24 Euros for a rather simple fish dish you would expect constant quality as well as preparation above average. Unfortunately this is not always... More 

1 Thank YoshiDus
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I went here several times last years while visiting my sister. The building is a bit hidden away from the street. Like other reviewers mentioned the atmosphere is more casual. Downstairs they offer large tables for groups and upstairs a bit more usual restaurant like setting. Certainly this is a perfect place for large groups or family with children, because... More 

Thank KrisCobain
Essen, Germany
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This is definitively my favourite Italian restaurant in Essen. The restaurant is one of four, which is run by the same owners. While others are more fancy, the Officina offers great food in Italian style atmosphere. Bring your kids and family or come for a business dinner...Have one of the terrific large pizzas, pasta, meat or fish - everybody is... More 

Thank Jan V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

As in the title.. I'm Italian and I've eat something different from what I call Italian taste.. Anyway not bad.. But a lot overrated. There's something cuter in Essen. So 2* just to adjust the rating. Cheers

3 Thank Lorenzo C
Essen, Germany
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Went there with Kids on Mothers Day. Although some claim it is a bit loud, it makes you feel comfortable when with Kids, as noone (apart from nice waitres) pays Attention to them. Good Food, reasonable prices (but not very cheap), what else does one Need. Clear recommendation

1 Thank Piotr S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bredeneyer Str. 142, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
  • Phone Number: +49 201 8462447

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