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La Banca, Berlin

Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin, Germany
La Banca Review
4 Star Rating
12 August 2017La BancaTags: Berlin, Germany, Italian reviewsThe Bill: £71 per head

La Banca is located inside Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Rome, Berlin. La Banca is a casual restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a large open plan dining space along with a small and intimate terrace, which we were lucky enough to experience, thanks to the reasonably warm weather during our visit.

When we arrived we were greeted warmly and soon taken to our table. Whilst enjoying the outdoor space and browsing the menu, we decided to share some marinated mozzarella and tomato, which was most delicious. I also sampled a Kick and Rush cocktail, which saw a punchy blend of Bombay Sapphire, caraway, lime, chilli and egg white; whilst my partner enjoyed a glass of Perrier-Jouët Rosé Champagne.

To begin, I opted for the tagliatelle with sautéed prawns and crumble pistachio, which was a delicious dish with lots of fresh flavours that combined perfectly. My partner chose the linguine with lobster and tomato basil bisque, which again was a wonderfully fresh dish; the lobster was cooked to perfection.

“The team at La Banca were friendly and we were left wanting for nothing throughout the entirety of the evening.”

For our main courses, we shared the whole salt baked Dover Sole, served with wild herbs. This dish was filleted table-side, adding a flourish of theatrics and wonderful presentation. We added sides of mashed potato with extra virgin olive oil and buttered seasonal vegetables. This was a standout dish and one that I personally could eat over and over again.

We simply couldn’t pass on dessert, so I chose the selection of berries with mascarpone, and my partner chose the panna cotta. They provided the perfect end to a truly delicious meal.

To accompany our food, we shared a bottle of the 2013, Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy, which is a medium light bodied wine with earthy undertones and a dry finish. This wine certainly doesn’t disappoint.

The team at La Banca were friendly and we were left wanting for nothing throughout the entirety of the evening. We would certainly recommend this restaurant, especially on the terrace - so definitely add it to your list, should you be visiting Berlin.

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