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I’m not the biggest fan of Italian restaurants in Munich. Most of the times the restaurants are way too overprized. Sometimes all I want to eat is a simple good plate of pasta, which I love to eat at Bar Centrale and at Timballo. I only had a good pizza twice in Munich – at Grano at Jakobsplatz and I love the pizza at Rossopomodoro at Eataly. I know, I’m super picky when it comes to Italian food! But since I got a lot of questions regarding Italian restaurants in Munich I continued my search.
It’s been over a year that I lived in Schwabing. Still, I haven’t tried a lot of restaurants in my neighbourhood. I was invited by a good friend to Vinpasa for a special occasion – an upscale restaurant in Isabellastraße.
photos – © Vicky Klieber
Italian restaurant Munich VINPASA
The Italian restaurant Vinpasa is divided into two areas: a small bar/bistro in the entrance area and a dining area with around six tables on the mezzanine. The interior is classy and there are some modest pictures on the wall. The light was dimmed and created a cozy atmosphere. Although we went there on a weekday the restaurant was quite crowded. Luckily, we had booked a table.
Italian restaurant Munich Vinpasa – Food & Drinks
The menu is quite small, which is always a plus point for me. For a cozy dinner you can either choose the four or five courses menu (48€/58€) or à la carte. I chose a fantastic swordfish carpaccio and the Strozzapretti with salsiccia ragout. My friend chose the four courses menu. I highly recommend the swordfish carpaccio. The cucumber and capers went so well together with the fish. On the other hand, I wasn’t such a big fan of the Strozzapretti, which didn’t have a lot of sauce. Likewise felt my friend – half of the dishes were really good and the rest of the dishes were okay.
above swordfish carpaccio with cucumbers and capers
below not quite Italian but still delicious – a Crème brûlée
above crayfishes on a avocado tatar on baby spinach
The ambience was lovely and very cozy. I think the picture below captures the atmosphere quite well. The staff was very professional and attentive. We spent a wonderful evening at Vinpasa!