Cold Berlin climes got you down? Your antidote’s as simple as a 15-minute trek to Salumeria da Pino, a bonafide Italian delicatessen where a hot-blooded, Mediterranean vibe reigns and even first-time customers are greeted with the gusto of long-standing regulars. Both a shop and a small-scale eatery, Salumeria da Pino is one of the city’s precious-few locations where you can order a decent espresso that’s pulled and brewed in the traditional fashion. If it’s not a caffeine perk you’re hunting, instead option for a glass one of the joint’s Italian wines or grappas—with over 2,000 regional selections for your choosing. Once you’re nice and boozy, choose a few bottles to stow in your bag and take home with you for later.
Also a connoisseur cheese-monger in its own right, Salumeria da Pino purveys authentic Parmasean alongside 80 other varieties of specialty cheeses and meats. For an on-site repast or take-home meal, the shop’s in-house prepared dishes—from homemade pasta primavera to mixed-olive salad—are decadent, savory gastronomic dreams. Cozy and family-owned, drop-in for a taste of down-South.