The time was 21:30 on a cold Thursday night. We just left the Colosseum cinema next to Schönhauser allee station, where they screened turtles can fly as part of the Bewegende Bilder event. A poetic scenery piece about mutilated kids in a refugee camp in the Iraqi-Turkish border. The movie is like a punch to your stomach that leaves you hollow inside. Pun totally intended, as we were starving. So we went to Prenzlauer Berg’s famous Dirty Harry’s pizza.
There are two kinds of fame to acquire in Berlin: cheap-fame or quality-fame. And at first sight you think that Dirty Harry’s must belong to the first kind. You’d pay 2 Eur for a 23-diameter box, which is sufficient for dinner, 5.5 Eur for a share-with-your-friend 40-diameter – and an 11.5 for 60-diameter mega-huge-pizza. On each of those you choose three toppings to add, which makes it a fairly cheap deal. Not as cheap as the one-Eur (horrible) pizza next to Schlesisches Tor, but hopefully a bit better.
Actually – if you got only a Euro in your pocket, then you can get one-Eur slices of already-prepared pizzas that wait on the counter for the lucky customer. They looked quite stale, but tempted by the price we took two of these. We shouldn’t have; they were indeed stale and not by any mean worth more than -1 Euro (which means that someone should pay us for eating it).
The other two members of the group were smarter, and choose to wait five minutes for their fresh 23-centimeter diameter. One with salami, mushrooms and tomatoes. The other with champignon, pikante salami, rucola & parmesan. They were fresh with crispy tasty thin dough. They were also surprisingly tasty, which is why I kept stealing pieces of it when my friends turned their head. A very nice pizza indeed!
We got to the place half an hour before closing, and were the last and only customers there. But rumors claims that on peak-hours it’s hard to get a sit there, and people wait as long as half an hour for their piece of cheesy-dough. I wouldn’t get on a subway to prenzelauer berg especially for that place, but if you happen to already be the area, and you look for a tasty cheap pizza, then it’s highly recommended. Guaranteed.
Name: Dirty Harry’s – Another Kind of Pizza.
Address: schivelbeinerstrasse 43, 10439 Berlin (schönhauser allee u- and s- bahn)
Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00. Closed on Sundays.
Tip: old Hollywood movies are mentioned not only in the name, but also on the walls. Which are crowdedly covered by black-white photos of famous past movie stars. Not to mention the drawing that you see in the image above you.