You may know that I am a true foodie and eating is one of the things I look forward to most! I’ve been keeping notes of my very favorite restaurants and sorted them by category. Don’t see your favorite? Comment below so I can check it out soon! I hope you can enjoy these places as much as we do!
Good for Groups / Meet Up with Friends
Gasthaus Bären – |German, small plates| New spot serving Schwäbisch style tapas (ie, the local German region) in an amazing atmosphere with even better drinks. The decor here is unparalleled in Germany and I love the vibe. Perfect for a night out with friends!
Mozze Bar – |Italian, small plates| This smaller place is very cool and focuses on Buffalo Mozzerella, with other antipasti type dishes, wines, and cocktail drinks. Try the Mozzerella Tartufo di Campania, it is fabulous!
Cavos – |Greek, party| This place is perfect for a friends weekend night out, but also great for dinner any night of the week. It’s a great greek restaurant that turns into a fun dance party weekend nights around 23:00. Expect ‘Opa’ music, napkins thrown *everywhere*, lots of dancing, and a great time.
Carls Brauhaus – |German| Located right on the Schloßplatz with outdoor seating in the warmer months, this is our go-to for great german food and atmosphere. Serves Dinkleacker beer with Sanwald wheat beer (weizenbier) My favorites are the kässpätzle, flammkuchen klassich, or of course the schnitzel.
Sanwald – |German| Classic german with great food right at the Feuersee S-bahn stop. Serves Dinkleacker beer with Sanwald wheat beer (weizenbier). Their specials rotate once a month. My favorites are the jägerschnitzel, weinerschnitzel, käsespätzle, or frühlingsalat (seasonal in the spring).
Zum Paulaner – |German| Bayern classic with great food and serves Paulaner beer. My personal favorite is the schnitzel salat as you get the health benefits of a salad but with the goodness of fried schnitzel strips as the protein. Also known for schweinhaxe, schnitzel, and more.
Origami – |Japanese| The best sushi in Stuttgart. Great atmosphere and the nicest staff. The sushi here is top notch but they sell more if you’re not into sushi. You can sit at the bar and watch the sushi being made, which we sometimes enjoy. Call ahead or be prepared to wait for a table, which isn’t a problem as you’ll likely get served a glass of sekt while you wait!
Basta – |Weinstube, French-German| You can always count on the food being fabulous here. The menu is hand written every day and usually consists of appetizers, a salad, a pasta, and mains consist of a fish, poultry, meat, german dish, and one extra. They have tons of options for wine. One of our favorite meals to impress while still being reasonable cost.
Le Tonneau – |Rustic French| Located in Stuttgart West, it’s a smaller country French (read: not pretentious) spot. They serve crepes and baguette sandwiches, and for dinner they also serve soup l’oignon, escargots, and one hot meal, usually coq au vin which is delicious. The name means ‘by the barrel’, and they serve wine on tap as well as by the glass or bottle.
La Signorina – |Italian, pizzas| Wood fired pizzas, Napoli style. The best pizzas in Stuttgart no question and what the menu focuses on. They also have good aperitifs, wines, or Peroni beers.
Mozart 3 – |New age German| This small restaurant surprises with knockout dishes. The menu is small but don’t let it fool you, you can’t go wrong here. The menu rotates seasonally and the restaurant is unpretentious. Nice wine selection and outdoor seating in warmer months.
Peeches – |Italian, risotto| Do you like risotto? If so, look no further. Hands down the best risotto outside of Italy. Menu is smaller with a few options other than risotto. Thank me later!
Perbacco – |Italian| – Great Italian food in a nice setting. I like getting the salmon encrusted in almonds with veggies, or the ricotta ravioli in a butter sage sauce.
Thaidat – |Thai| – Our favorite Thai food in the city. We get the Panaeng Gung, which is large shrimp and vegetables in a Thai curry sauce with jasmine rice.
Markthalle Spanish Stall – |Spanish| – Located in the Markthalle downtown, closes at 17:00 on Saturdays. This stall has mouthwatering food to bring home to your loved ones, but you can also get bocadillos, olives, cheese, and wine by the glass to enjoy right on site. When we’re in town, you can probably find us posted up here on Saturday afternoons!
Patrick’s Stop – |Jamaican| Located in Möhringen but it is so worth it. It is imbiss style but has seating inside and outside (heated). The jerk chicken is so amazing, and it comes with Jamaican rice, vegetables, and the best plantains. The bbq sauce is smokey and heavenly.
Do’s – |Vietnamese| This is a hole in the wall restaurant with no-frills on the decor, but they have the best pho. The broth is so very flavorful, it’s to die for in my opinion. Try the summer rolls as well.
Cafe Kaiserbau – |Brunch| The sister to La Signorella listed above. They serve classic brunch dishes and everything is fresh and comes with fresh bread. The coffees (cappuccinos) are delicious as well. Our standard brunch spot in the city!
Whew! That’s it for now but I’ll update it as we find new favorites. What are your favorite Stuttgart restaurants?