Pizzeria Il Genio
Karl Arnold Strasse 146
Tel: 02451-4848 366
Hours: 11.30 to 14.30 and 17.00 to 10.30 Tues – Sun. Closed Mondays and Holy days.
*As much a local icon as a pizzeria, this place hasn’t been blogged until now because, well, it just doesn’t need to be. Everyone knows it and according to an Italian friend, it has “the best Italian food in the area.” Nice atmosphere. Great service. Delicious food. Friendly people. It feels like home. Call ahead for take out or drop in, order, and enjoy a shot ofmasala while you wait. Take out orders take 15-25 minutes depending on how busy they are. Eat in or on their covered terrace. They have an English menu, but read it with these corrections: Pears = peas, Crabs = shrimp, Mold cheese =Gorgonzola, and Pepperoni = pepperoncini peppers. If you want an “American style” pepperoni pizza, ask for salami. My favorites: Pizza #45 (4 cheese) and the Mozzarella Salad.
Il Piccola Genio
Heerlener Strasse 163
Open: 11.30 to 14.30 and 17.00 to 10.30 Tues – Sun. Closed Mondays and Holy days.
*Owned by the Franco Boccuti, the brother of Guisseppi who owns and makes all the pizza at the Gillrath place, this ‘little” Il Genios has great food too and delivers! The same menu as the Gillrath place, they have a few tables for lunch guests and have a very busy take out business. If you live in Teveren or work on base, this place is close and convenient. Just order and pick up. English menu available.