I know Pepenero thanks to a lunch with my new co-workers and the first thing I noticed was the low prices. Focussing only on them doesn’t really do this place justice though; the food is so good, everywhere else in Munich you’d definitely pay more for it.
There are 29 options of pasta, starting from Spaghetti with tomato and cream sauce for €3.95 and ending with black Linguine with Scampi and Calamaretti for €8.95. In between you find the classics like Spaghetti aglio e olio, Bolognese or all’arrabbiata (all for €4.45), Lasagne (€5.95) or – one of my favourites – Cannelloni with ricotta and spinach (€6.45). One indicator for me if just the prices or the whole restaurant is cheap is the quality of the Parmesan. No complaints there.
Don’t feel like pasta? Choose from 15 types of pizza – from Margherita (€4.45) to Prosciutto di parma e rucola (€8.95) – or go for salad, meat, seafood or dessert.
In addition to the regular dishes on the menus – turn them to get your placemat – you find weekly dishes and drinks on blackboards. They fit the simple decoration – a lot of black and white, with grey wood panelling and some dashes of green here and there.
It’s a very relaxed and casual atmosphere at Pepenero, and the friendliness of the waiters adds to it.
Find a place around the far left corner for a little more privacy and a stylish window made of green bottles, or sit outside when the weather is right.