We stumbled upon this gem one night while strolling thru Old Marbella. The restaurant sits hidden in a small walkway off of the easy to find Plaza Santo Cristo. Owned by a German who prodly explains each dish as she serves it, specializing in Italian food, the menu had enough Spanish items that it provided an eclectic mix of chioces for our party of 5. The menu was short, which put some of us off at first. But we quickly figured out that it's their attention to detail that requires the menu to be this focussed. Everything is homemade. A sampling of spiced prawn and a mound of speck set the bar high to start. The pumpkin soup, dappled with pumpkin oil (!) was hands-down the winner of "the best soup in the world" by all 5. Pasta was fresh and the sauces delicate. The pate was mild, flavourful and perfect with a red wine. The breads are addictive. Everyone found something that caught their eye and each was completely satisfied with their choices. You may want to ask about desserts when you order your main meal. We opted for the apple crumble, which was fresh made to order. This took about 25 minutes (we had the time) but if you didn't you might be disappointed by the wait. As you can imagine, it was worth the wait. Topped with homemade vanilla ice cream, it was 'da bomb! Only one or two tables are outdoors right in the tight corner of the calle, and you'll get a fascinating view of the townfolks. This is a much more intimate outdoor dinner than you will get in the larger bustling squares. In fact, you will likely have the calle all to yourself! Indoors there is seating for about 30. We visited during a lull in the season and had no problem just walking in and finding a table.
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