Pastificio Tosatti is a new pasta manufacturer off Helmholtzplatz in Pberg that serves handmade lunches to hungry bypassers. A true back to the roots project, which is all about passion and delicious pasta.
Meet Matteo Tosatti, a web designer from Milano who in his search for a more hands-on profession decided to enroll in a famous pasta cooking school in Bologna. After some additional private lessons with a pasta legend he went and founded Pastificio Tosatti, a shop and eatery dedicated to beautiful, hand-made Italian pasta. Located just off Helmholtzplatz, he now spends his days making pasta varieties in his cute little shop behind his huge storefront window, a method that guarantees the attention of every pedestrian passing by. Based on a traditional recipe, without the use of any machines, he manually mixes and rolls out his luscious, yellow dough and turns it into classic shapes like Ravioli, Spaghetti or Tagliatelle and offers these with suitable pasta sauces.
A creamy Taleggio sauce that packs a serious cheese punch and will make you forget about all your pitiful, earthly problems.
The customer can purchase pasta and sauces to cook at home or just eat it in the shop during lunch hours. During lunch you usually have the choice between four different dishes based on either spaghetti alla chitarra, gnocchi, tagliatelle or ravioli. The sauces are of course also handmade by Matteo and complement the various pasta shapes perfectly. Try for example the classic Bologna dish Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese, a true comfort plate where the al dente cooked pasta perfectly is complemented by the hearty and almost nutty meat sauce. It’s like a warm hug from an Italian nonna. Another favourite are the gnocchi, Matteo makes them small and light with a creamy Taleggio sauce that packs a serious cheese punch and will make you forget about all your pitiful, earthly problems. And to finish it all off, his Tiramisu, based on his mother’s recipe, is to die for.
His passion is real and his pasta is the bomb.
Pastificio Tosatti is a lovely little shop opening, bringing some true craftsmanship to the pasta scene. The fact that all the pasta is handmade without the use of any machines is remarkable (I’m wondering if any other restaurants in Berlin do this, contact me if you know!). And while you sometimes on the certain lack of symmetry and consistency can see that Matteo hasn’t been working in a professional kitchen before, it really doesn’t matter because his passion is real and his pasta is the bomb.