And you know what? Now that I live in Germany, this isn't such a far-fetched idea. I could just pop on down there for a long weekend, because Trieste is only about a 5 hour drive from Munich. Crazy, right? One of the very best things about living in Munich, and in Europe in general, is that it is so easy to visit another country for the weekend, heck just for the day! Munich is right over the border from Austria - in fact, I usually go skiing in Austria - and Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic are all, easily, within a 3 - 4 hour drive. That still blows my mind. And I haven't even started in on all of the places that are just a short flight away.
Unfortunately, I don't have any fun weekend trips anywhere on the horizon (well, there are talks about Lisbon in October, but that seems ages away). So in the meantime, I need to content myself with some good non-German culinary options. Because of Munich's proximity to Italy and Münchners' penchant for Italian food, this is usually a good bet in Munich. Admittedly, I haven't had any Italian food here that is so amazing that I'm absolutely raving about it (I will accept any and all recommendations that will change this statement), but I do think that it's safe to say that Italian in Munich is consistently a good option. One of my favorite recent finds is Pizzesco, which serves a proper, crispy, thin-crust, Roman-style pizza. It's a cozy little place on Rosenheimerstrasse, near the Gasteig and Volksbad, and always seems to be full. And if it is full, you can always buy the pizza by the slice from their street-front window, and take it away to a nearby park, by the Isar, or (if you're like me) smuggle it into the movie theater that's just around the corner.
Although I haven't tried them, they also have gluten free, lactose free, and whole grain pizzas.
Rosenheimer Str. 12