La Stella Nera

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Leykestraße 18, Berlin, Germany, 12053

Est. May 2016 a collectively-run restaurant making thin-crust Neapolitan pizza in a wood-fire oven. Also serves pasta and fresh salads, dessert and alcholic beverages. Open Tue-Fri 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 1:00pm-11:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Pizza, Italian, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Reviews (57)

First Review by thatveganass

the BEST pizza EVER! - Edit

went here for our last night in berlin and i'm not exaggerating at all when i say the pizza is the tastiest i've ever had and probably will ever have. the waitress was so lovely and offered to do a half and half topping since i couldn't decide between two pizzas! the dough was SO GOOD and both topping halves were delicious. i could've eaten the same pizza all over again when i was done 😋 my mum had one of their pasta dishes which she loved, and tried an experimental parmesan 'cheese' that the restaurant were working on which she said was delicious. then we had the panna cotta, also super yummy! all in all such a good experience for our last night and it will definitely be at the top of our list when we visit again.

Pros: the best pizza in the world, friendly and chatty staff, great atmosphere & outdoor seating

Cons: none!

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Worth the visit! Or, maybe not.... - Edit

Update from previous review: I thought I would update my review since tonight's experience here was so very different from my last visit. Let me begin by saying that the food is still good. However, after tonight's experience I can't say I'll be going back, recommending it to any of my clients and most certainly never take any more of my friends there to represent vegans again. I took a curious non-vegan friend here tonight and could not imagine the embarrassment that lie ahead. We sat at one of 10 tables in total, patiently waiting for an hour to even be approached while several tables on either side of us consisting of guests who arrived well after us were not only served, but repeatedly looked after and when we politely tried to get the waitress's attention we were met with a snide "I will get to you after I take their order" with her back turned to us and pointing to a table of guests that had just arrived 5 minutes ago. After another 20 minutes she came to our table with a cold disposition and avoided looking at us. My friend and I couldn't figure out what we had done wrong, but we refused to stoop to the waitress's level and remained courteous. Ten minutes later the waitress returned because she forgot the 4 items we ordered - still refusing to look at us. Another hour went by and despite the constant ignoring and walking past us, calling to other patrons over our heads to check that they were alright, we remained quiet and patient until a gentlemen brought our food out. As soon as I put down my fork the rude waitress rushed to clear the table, no words and went inside. Twenty minutes later she walked by as we handed money to her, she put a crumpled receipt on the table and walked away to chat with people at another table as we sat there with the money still in our hands. Now we had been sitting there for almost 3 hours as many other patrons had come, been served and had gone. Finally my friend went in to pay and we left.
Review 2016-11-02: Really nice quaint place with a classy atmosphere. The prices are quite fair for the quality and service. If you have ever tried Neapolitan pizza you will see how the pizza here is beautifully done in the traditional Neapolitan style as are the desserts. The crust of Neapolitan pizza is very particular and this place does it to a perfection! I'm an American who likes more cheese on my pizza; however the quality and taste of this pizza is worth the smaller amount of cheese - no kidding! I highly recommend it!



Updated from previous review on 2017-08-11

Pros: It's a Kollektiv - Collective, Authentic, Vegan

Cons: Very rude waitress, Extremely long wait for a place with 10 tables

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Go there. - Edit

This Italian antifa collective simply make the best vegan pizza on this planet. Period.

Pros: pizza

Cons: none

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so good! - Edit

utopian on many levels. excellent vegan food, collective organized, organic and fair products, gender fair toilettes. friendly staff. love it!

Pros: excellent food, gender fair toilettes, organic and fair products

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feels like Italy - Edit

Italien pizzas, with and without tomate sauce; plenty of options; I recommend to sit next to the wood, it smells good. :P

Pros: authentic italien pizza, plenty of pizza options

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Best vegan pizza - Edit

Ok, I am a bit ashamed to admit it, but hey, being italian my favourite vegan pizza now is in Berlin!
Super pizza in a culturally interesting place.
Guys from the collective are quite nice, and the place as well!
Thumbs up.

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delicious! - Edit

Really delicious, authentic style pizzas. Reasonable prices and good size dining area. Friendly staff made dining with a toddler manageable.

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amazing vegan pizza - Edit

YUM! I had the grilled veg vegan pizza which was delicious 😍 huge portion which I couldn't finish. Really friendly staff and great atmosphere

Pros: delicious pizza, big portions

Cons: small restaurant

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amazing vegan italian food - Edit

We walked around neukölln and this italian restaurant is just as good as the other reviews claim it to be. if you're looking treat yourself this is the place you need to get to. the antipasti and the calzone are a must!

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really good - Edit

Over the last year it became better and better.

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Delicious - Edit

Delicious food and nice atmosphere. Great service. The pizza is awesome.

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Awesome place - Edit

I love to eat here. They serve perfectly made neapoletanian-style pizza fresh out of the oven. The menu depends on the season and you have more straight vegan than "meat-like"-options. The choice of beer (1312) or wine is very good and also the salads or pasta are delicious. A collective of very friendly people run the place.

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-06

Pros: Pizza, Drinks, Staff

Cons: Dessert?

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A Stellar Experience - Edit

This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Berlin and I would definitely recommend La Stella Nera to anyone. We booked in advance, as we heard it was very difficult to get a table and you can see why, as it is quite a small restaurant. We decided to order the antipasto misto inverno starter (€10) to share, which was a mixture of olives, mushrooms, smoked tofu, artichoke and tempeh with a delicate dressing. Wow, what a superb starter this dish was and was perfect with a nice glass of vegan red wine. I would highly recommend ordering it. For mains we ordered the salami pizza and radicchio pizza, although due to the time of year, the ingredient radicchio was replaced with mushrooms. Both pizzas were delicious with an excellent pizza base with such fresh, flavorsome toppings and price wise we paid €8-10. Finally, for dessert we ordered a tiramisù and pannacotta with mixed hot berries (both only €3.5). We were particularly excited to try the vegan pannacotta as we have never had it before. You will pleased to know that both desserts were excellent especially the pannacotta and it had the wobble! I also ordered a red oat ale to end what was a fantastic evening.

Pros: Fantastic food, Great atmosphere, Friendly staff

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Wonderful pizza! - Edit

I really liked the margherita pizza I got here, as well as the tiramisu. The tiramisu wasn't what I was expecting, but still a tasty treat. The pizza was so flavorful and veg cheese was nice and gooey!

Pros: friendly staff, good value

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Vegan collectively run small Italian restaurant - Edit

Tried their pasta with basil pesto, but it wasn't so interesting. It's probably a traditional Italian dish that's meant to be like this, but I found it a little boring. I missed texture like fake meat/tofu/seitan and/or vegetables. And maybe some cheese. Dunno. And I found the pasta to be just a tiny tad too al dente, too firm. But besides those minor details it was a good dish. Good pesto. Oh, by the way: I felt like my waiter was a tiny tad arrogant, not 100% welcoming/friendly. But not rude either. Just... not so warm. Over all I'm not sure I'll visit this place again. Maybe if I'm in the area....

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-25

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Best Pizza in Town - Edit

Delicious Pizza, authentic italian, and super nice staff!

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delicious, great staff, wonderful - Edit

go. it's wonderful.

Pros: taste, staff, variety

Cons: nada

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My favorite place in Berlin! Love their pizzas - Edit

The best place in Berlin! Their pizzas are so amazing, as well as their Italian desserts (try the affogato al caffè!). We came back twice in a row to discover their other pizzas. They offer a large choice of Roman pizzas and also very good pasta. You can adapt every pizza to your taste. These were among the best pizzas I've ever had, even including non-vegan ones. The staff was super-friendly each times and they offered us a limoncello. That was really appreciated. I'll come back here at first as soon as I came back to Berlin.

Pros: amazing pizzas, pleasant place, super-friendly staff, affordable

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Amazing Pizza - Edit

One of the best pizzas we ever had (vegan or non vegan) - proper Neapolitan style, i.e. thin base and fluffy crust. We asked for a "White Pizza" but with tomato sauce and there was absolutely no problem.
The staff was great.
Definitely make sure you book since it was really full.

Pros: Great Pizza, Nice Staff, Good Price

Cons: not that much space

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Our new favourite pizzeria - Edit

All in all a great spot, of course needs little improvement but the guys are relatively new.
We tried the bruschetta entree and La stella nera pizza which were amazing.
Better ring them and book a table beforehand as it can get busy.

Pros: staff is very friendly, amazing pizzas, good prices

Cons: interior could use some improvement (decor!), the tiramisu needs more coffee and less cream

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Nice diversity of toppings - Edit

It's a small restaurant so it's best to book a table in advance if you want to make sure you get a seat!
There are salads, pasta and pizza dishes on the menu as well as a few desserts.
My husband and I had a pizza each and although we really liked the crust, we were disappointed in the lack of taste for one of them. The other was was nice- nothing spectacular, but nice. We both tried the vegan cheese-free options but I like the fact that each pizza was available with or without vegan cheese.
I also had the tiramisu and that was a real disappointment. Although the creamy part was tasty, it felt too heavy for my liking and the "biscuit" part was some kind of bread- not a great texture for a tiramisu and very little taste.
Yet, I think I would happily go back there to have another pizza, but I would probably choose a different one and stay away from the tiramisu!
They also do take aways.

Pros: Nice crust, Nice selection of toppings, Nice staff

Cons: Small sitting space, Not all pizzas are as tasty, The Tiramisu is not great

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A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - Edit

We arrived without booking to find the restaurant full, but the waitress was SO helpful and said she would hold the next available table for us. We went for a drink in a close by bar and came back an hour later to find a table waiting for us! The place smelt amazing so I was suuppppper happy to have gotten a table.

The pizza was incredible. I had a smoked chilli tofu one that was so tasty; really crispy base, spicy. We were given a garlic oil and chilli oil which were both incredible too.

Service was incredible, even though obviously very busy!

Definitely recommend booking because it'd suck to miss out.

Pros: Amazing stonebaked pizza, Vegan wines, Outstanding staff

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cute place with great food! - Edit

Last week, I went here with my (non-vegan!) family and everyone was so happy with the food they got. My brother just loved his vegan pepperoni pizza! also, get their awesome chestnut paste with pomegranate and cream...?

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Best pizzas in the world ? - Edit

We had dinner today and it was wonderful. Pizzas are delicious and also the tiramisú! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, and I will definately repeat this week before leaving Berlin. Well done guys!

Pros: Good price, Excellent food, Nice staff

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Best pizzas ever! - Edit

We had our Christmas eve dinner at La Stella Nera, we had antipasti, pizza and dessert (tiramisu and chestnut vermicelli). I can't describe how amazing were the pizzas! The crust is really like in Naples (my mum is from there), light, tender and crispy, just perfect! The vegan cheese is melting like heaven. Every ingredient was tasty and high quality. Also the best vegan tiramisu i've eaten! The staff is a group of passionate vegan guys, there are thoughtful and helpful, they make this place special. Thank you, we will go back to try the homemade pastas!! Oh and it is cheap so everybody can afford it (pizza around 10 € or below and dessert 3,5€!!)

Pros: Large pizzas, Very cheap, kind staff

Cons: There are no cons!

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Crust worth talking about - Edit

Not my favorite pizza place in Berlin, but def at the top 3! The dough/crust is cooked to perfection and there are a million of flavors to suit your pizza palette.

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Serious? Not sure what the hype is all about. - Edit

Tried the pizza here. It was some of the least impressive pizza I've ever eaten. The dough was thoroughly burnt on the outer crust. The dough in the middle tasted rubbery. Nothing like what true neapolitan tastes like. The toppings all tasted salty and like they came straight out of a can. I've had really good neapolitan pizza before, and this place was far far from coming close to being good.

The place was frigid too. There was no heat turned on. Everyone in the place had their coats on.

I can't help but think all the 5 star reviews are disingenuous. Maybe they are friends and family trying to pump up the rating?

I would never go back.

Pros: None

Cons: Burnt pizza crust., Toppings tasted like they came out of a can., Ambience.

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