Reviewed: Arte in Tavola

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

You know those places that are always a good idea to eat at, whether you are good or bad mood, hungry or not? For some it might be the pizza place around the corner, for others might even be Mc Donalds, for me is Arte in Tavola, a little Italian restaurant that I am very happy to have discovered a few years ago here in Munich.

Arte in Tavola is a very cosy place located in the Schwabing neighborhood. It is not a fancy place, and the price is not outrageous. It is simply the kind of restaurant you like to come in any occasion, to feel welcome and not to worry about what you order, because everything on their menu is simply delicious.

I have been there over 10 times, in all seasons of the year, with friends, in couples, with W. I have always felt welcome and somehow at home. The staff already knows us, and even the kind of wine we like. It is no secret for them that I love it there, and can’t stay away for long. Arte in Tavola is nonetheless my special place to eat in Munich, my favourite restaurant in town.

The owner is an authentic Italian who is always happy to come by your table and suggest the wine. The food is always freshly made and yummy, and the ambience is inviting and romantic, where it is possible to sit outside depending on the season and weather.

Last time I had dinner there, I made sure to take a few shots, and share with you why I love this place. For starters, a must is to order their pizza bread, which is a bit addicting, so be make sure to save some space for the main course, and of course, a glass of wine.

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

Apart from the à la carte menu they also have a menu of the day. This time I ordered a linguine with filet di manzo (beef), tomato sauce and grated parmegiano cheese.

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

 And W ordered a Wildschwein Sanglier (penne with wild pig and parmegiano cheese).

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

Every dish I have ordered so far was amazing, but my favourite one is their pasta vongole, with mussels, white wine and parsley. This photo was taken another time when I was there.

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

As dessert, this time I ordered a simple panna cotta with wild red berries and a touch of lemon. Amazing!

Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.

I have previously mentioned Arte in Tavola when I shared my favourite places to eat and drink in Munich of 2014. I honestly hesitated when recommending it, since it’s my secret place, but since I have, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner, and since it is a small place, you better make a reservation just in case, especially during summer.

 The verdict


Schwabing is one of the best places to go out in Munich, the restaurant is very well located, where trams and buses stop right at their door.


Cosy, welcoming and romantic


Amazing service. However, when it’s too crowded or with new waiters things can take a while.


Very organized, though, same observation as the item above.


The menu has every typical Italian dish you might expect, plus a few special ones signature of the place. Whatever you order, will be delicious!


Mouth watering, Italian food at its best. Best pizza in town


They have a great variety of great wine, as well as their own wine.

 Value for money

Great price for the amazing quality they offer.

How many suitcases does this restaurant deserve?


 Review Arte in Tavola München, by Packing my Suitcase.Arte in Tavola

Schellingstr. 51

80799 München

  • Yess, it’s a lovely place!! It’s a shame you were sick, but it’s good that you still did so many things around here 😀
    Save for next time you come!!
    Ohhh I will check your post about Perth 😀
    I had a great weekend, thank you! I wish you a great week!

  • hahaha yess 😀

  • Thank you so much for linking it!! I am very glad to have you on board the link up, your posts are always so inspiring. And I’m happy that you are enjoying rereading your older posts 😀

  • me toooo 😀 Italian food is my favourite, always!!!

  • Hi Lyn!! 😀
    Thank you so much! Happy that you liked it!
    I love pasta vongole!!

  • Yesss, me too!!
    I can imagine how many thousands of options there are in London, that’s why it’s always good to have your favourites, because when in doubt you know where o go 😀
    When I visit London I might need some of your recommendations 😀

  • Gin

    Hmm it has been a long time since I’ve eaten a good Italian dish 🙂 My boyfriend is not a big fan of Italian cuisine… :'(

    • Ohh noo really?? I couldn’t live without Italian food 😀
      I hope one of these days you escape for a quick lunch in an Italian restaurant 😀

  • Mabel Kwong

    I love Italian food. Love the pizzas and the pastas as long as the sauce is not creamy. Basil, pesto pasta is my favourite but I won’t mind having the vongol you tried. It looks sooo good and light. Here in Melbourne we have a street called Lygon Street and up and down it there are Italian eateries 😀

    I am sure there are non-alcoholic drinks that go with Italian food, just that I have yet to discover them yet 😀

    • This street sounds awesome!!! Paradise for Italian food lovers, I will certainly go there when I visit Melbourne 😀

      I think Italian lemonade must work well with Italian food right? 😀 have you tried it before?

      • Mabel Kwong

        Actually, no, I have never heard of Italian lemonade before! The only lemonade I’ve tried are the normal ones made from fresh lemon at home or the fizzy drink kind you buy in stores 😀 So if you come, I will go and try it with you 😀