Munich is known to all Italians as little Italy and for sure the number of great Italian restaurants is a reason for this.
Initially started as a small bistro, Leo has managed his small 5-tables place all the way to a boutique restaurant in the heart of the elegant Nymphenburg area. Although it is far away from my work place, I still take time to go there for a long Italian lunch.
Leo (the owner) is a very colorful character, a typical Italian, who can talk for an hour on various topics and seems to be perpetually in a good mood. His wife Stella is also there to help and Sergio is an amazing cook. All food is freshly cooked for you, so plan 45-60 minutes for lunch or early dinner.
My favorite is the “Mishi-Mashi”, Linguine with Seafood. I have had about 100 so far.
Also – some wine at lunch will not ruin your day, trust me ;). Feel free to walk around Nymphenburg after lunch / dinner and marvel the old architecture.