Paganini’s Italian Restaurant

Sadly, this restaurant is closed and there doesn’t seem to be much in its place.  Do you know of a fabulous local Italian place?  Please comment and pass it on.  ;)  Thanks!
Trattoria Paganini
Landstrasse 59
52511 Geilenkirchen-Rischden
(Located in Landhaus Derichs Marder)Tel: 02451-910390

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 1130-1430 and 1730-2330
Saturdays and Holidays 1130-2330
Closed on Mondays

Recommended? Yes. I went here for the first time for a friend’s party and it was amazing. The food is excellent as is the service. Plus, they set aside a room for the party and handled it incredibly well. Wonderful with children. This is a place you can take a date for a quiet evening, or host a family reunion.

The food: Yum. The Antipasto Misto Italiano is fabulous. I could have eaten that for dinner and stopped there. For the main course, we tried the gnocci with a mushroom wine sauce (not on the menu, but it got rave reviews from folks at our table – ask for it), the lasagne al forno (delicious), the tortellini panna e prosciutto (very good), the linguine al pesto genovese (also delicious), and the penne all’ Arrabiata (delicious, but when the menu says “sharf,” they mean it… it’s spicy). For dessert, we tried the Panna Cotta (a light custard – somewhat like flan – very good), tiramisu (always good), and a few very good gelatos. Bottom line – you can’t go wrong. It’s all good. (Didn’t get a chance to try it, but I’ve heard the limoncello is delicious after your meal)

The prices: The appetizers range from 6-8.50E. Soups from 3.50-7.50E. Salads from 4.50-8.50E. Pasta dishes from 5 to 8.50E. Pizza (also delicious) from 5-9.50E. Pork, Beef, Veal, Lamb, or Seafood dishes from 9.50 to 19E. Desserts from 3.50 to 4.50E. And… children’s meals 3.50 or 4.

Kids: Kids are welcome. The children’s menu offers a nice portion of pizza, spaghetti, or breaded pork fillet. The staff are friendly and very good with kids.

Atmosphere: The place is decorated very nicely. It is warm and inviting inside like spending time at a friend’s house. You can stay for hours without feeling uncomfortable. The tables have linen and candles, but it feels nice instead of stuffy. You can take your pickiest family member here and they’ll probably love it. They’ve really struck a nice balance.

Menu: They do have a take-home menu, so you could probably call and pick up your food if you’d rather eat at home.

Parties: They do parties well. We were brought large trays of assorted pasta dishes with enough for everyone. It was very nicely done with fantastic presentation.

2 Responses to “Paganini’s Italian Restaurant”

  1. Tiffany T. Weber Stahlbaum June 22, 2012 11:08 pm #

    Thank you, Katherine!!! I really appreciate that you let me know!

  2. Katherine Gallian June 22, 2012 9:43 pm #

    I believe this place no longer exists. We found the Landhaus Derichs, but the “Derichs” had been removed from the building, and a different type of office seemed to fill the ground level of the building. If I’m wrong, and someone’s been here lately, please comment!!

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