Cuneo 1905 Hamburg's oldest Italian restaurant in the Kiez

Tuesday, February 20 2024

Opening Times

Monday + Tuesday 17-0
Thursday to Saturday 17-0


Davidstraße 11
20359 Hamburg-St. Pauli
.How to get there


+49 40 312580

Numerous photos on the walls bear witness to decades of history - the family-run Trattoria Cuneo in the centre of the neighbourhood has been around since 1905, making it not only Hamburg's oldest Italian restaurant but also a cult restaurant.

This is first and foremost because writers, actors and Hamburg's high society have come and gone here over the past decades, as have neighbourhood celebrities and members of the red-light district.

Inconspicuous from the outside, the interior of the former brothel conceals a cosy and stylish dining room: art and pictures of famous artists, prominent guests, and family hang on the wine-red walls. Candles in wine bottles illuminate the white-clothed tables, and the legendary jukebox adds a touch of flair.

Founder Francesco Antonio Cuneo originally came from Liguria and opened his restaurant on this site in 1905. The trattoria is now run by the fourth generation of great-granddaughter Franca. To this day, guests from all facets of life enjoy the incomparable charm and unique atmosphere of family warmth not far from the Davidwache, so you should definitely make a reservation!

Cuneo 1905 Hamburg ©Cuneo

In addition to the unrivalled atmosphere, this is also due to the exemplary, traditional food made from the best ingredients. Simple and simply good Italian cuisine can be found here, including all kinds of classics that you would expect to find at the Italian restaurant around the corner: although you will search in vain for pizza, antipasti such as caprese, carpaccio and vitello tonato taste fantastic.

Franca and her team also serve well-known classics and wines from their imports. For the first course, we love the excellent pasta such as spaghetti with ragu or penne arrabbiata, followed by a flavoursome veal liver with butter and sage or the grilled fish variation and finally, a pana cotta with raspberry puree, lemon sorbet with vodka or a delicious affogato to crown the meal.

And as you stroke your stomach, you wonder what these walls would say if only they could speak. After all, we know this restaurant has seen some really wild times.

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