PastaBar di Caruso Cologne

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PastaBar di Caruso – Taste the Dolce Vita

I lived around the corner of PastaBar for two years before a friend recommended this great Italian restaurant – since then I know what I’ve missed out on and try to make up for it by going as often as possible.

The lovely owners – Anna and Marcello, a lovely Italian couple – are always there. While he cooks, she makes sure that the customer really feels like a king. Both the place and the people make the atmosphere intimate – as if a friend had invited you for dinner at his house.

Many ingredients are imported directly from Italy and all pasta is handmade by the chef. While the menu is not very long, I still usually can’t decide what to order, because everything sounds delicious (and actually is!). The dishes are not huge, so you might have some space left for dessert.

PastaBar is right at Barbarossaplatz, one of the ugliest squares in the city. Once you enter, you’re reminded to never judge a book by its cover. The interior at PastaBar is rustic-style, but very cosy with many pictures from Italy and wooden shelves with wine bottles on the wall.

Book in advance, especially on weekends – there is only space for about 20 people and word has spread that this might as well be the best pasta in town.

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Details about this spot



Salierring 46, Cologne

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:30, Sat 13:00 - 22:00


Pasta from: € 12


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)