ITALIAN DINING IN BERLIN: Si’Culi Hits Another Homerun
You don’t have to know me for long to know I love to eat at Si’Culi. While they offer plenty of Italian food, I am particularly drawn to the brick oven pizza and salad. Last weekend, Brad and I had been working on the house and worked right through lunch. We were hungry! I figured that all that hard work should earn us a treat. The kind of treat that means I don’t have to cook and I get a glass of wine to boot. That meant we were at the front door of Si’Culi when they opened for dinner.
April, friendly as ever, greeted us and gave me a brunch menu to check out. I had stopped in for a look at one on another day, but they were no where to be found. But April remembered that I was looking for one and fixed me up. Now I know what I can look forward to on a Sunday morning really soon.
I knew I wanted pizza before I got there, but I always look at the menu and listen to the specials just in case I see something else I can’t resist. This time the garlic an olive pizza caught my eye. Has it been on the menu for a while and I skimmed right over it or is it new? I have no idea, but I wanted it. If there is anything I love almost as much as salad, it’s olives. We had already had the roasted olive and nut appetizer on another visit and loved it, so I knew they had some good olives! I highly recommend that appetizer.
As always, I started with my favorite house salad and Brad had the Caesar salad.
Looks delicious and it was! I also love the little breads made in the pizza oven that are served before your meal. I think they are made from pizza dough, covered with sesame and poppy seeds and other yumminess.
On this visit they were hot out of the oven. Give them a little dip in olive oil and mmm, mmm, heaven on your tastebuds! How anyone would ever give up carbs when there is deliciousness like this out there, I will never know.
Look at our pizza! Delicious! I’m still happy thinking about what a great meal and good time we had and it’s been five days. I’d say that was a good experience.
I also want to give a shout out to Mark, manager, server and all around friendly guy. Mark has been one of the friendliest people that we have met since we came to Berlin. He has a great memory and always recognizes us when we are out and about the town and he always stops to say hello. It’s great to feel like we belong. Thanks Mark!