Alter Haferkasten - italian Restaurant in Frankfurt
This superb restaurant – only a 12 minute taxi ride from the Frankfurt airport – belongs, for decades already, to the absolute top league of Italian restaurants in Germany.
Since the late 70’s this jewel south of Frankfurt has been masterfully run by Saverio Pugliese who has earned tremendous respect from diners and press alike for the excellent quality of dishes and service. Francesco, his equally professional and charming son has of late increasingly relieved Saverio of daily chores and is, these days, the predominant figure of the restaurant.
“My customers are firstly friends. We grew up together!” These “amici” range from just normal neighbours to well known personalities from politics, banking and finance, sports and show-business – “you name them, they come!” Saverio said some decades ago. Saverio was the official cook of the German national football team, and the likes of Rolling Stones or Guns N' Roses to name just two acts, were, when on tour in Germany, regular guests. Nothing has changed, not even the chefs and waiters, most have been around for decades.
Francesco – or Saverio, if he is around - will personally brief guests on the daily specials - this restaurant offers the chefs recommendations in person and not on paper – and you can be assured that everything will be very “casalinga” and very Escoffier “..surtout, faites simple”. And the wine card must belong to the most exciting ones you are ever likely to hold in your hands.
0049 (0)6102 326059
18:00 - 22:30
Close to Airport