Great Taste à la minute

Look forward to classics of fine Italian cuisine with a modern twist.
Choose between our fine dining menu, à la carte dishes or enjoy our business lunch at noon.

Our cuisine

Ciao Contratto!

We are the first and only restaurant in the metropolitan region to offer sparkling wines by Contratto,
Italy's oldest and leading spumante house.

Our wine list

The Soul of Italy
in the Heart of Nuremberg

Experience the magic of the Belpaese in an elegant ambience and let our team pamper you all around.

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Great Grappas

Cin Cin: Discover our elegant digestifs and spirits.

The Italian Gourmet Restaurant in Nuremberg

If you’re looking for the soul of Italy, you don't have to go to Florence, Rome or Messina. You will find it in the heart of Nuremberg's old town, at MINNECI. Our gourmet restaurant is recommended by the renowned MICHELIN Guide and ranks as one of the 20 best Italian restaurants in Germany according to "Der Feinschmecker" magazine.

Our recipe for satisfied guests: sophisticated Italian cuisine combined with warm hospitality and perfect service. We have been following this philosophy since Leonardo and Elisabeth Minneci opened the restaurant over 20 years ago, and we will continue to follow it under the new patron: In 2023, long-time restaurant manager Boris Jakir took over the MINNECI and is now working with us, his dedicated team, to ensure that the magic of the Belpaese remains alive in the hearts of our guests.

Der Inhaber des Restaurants MINNECI, Boris Jakir, begrüßt seine Gäste.

Fine Dining with an Italian-Mediterranean Touch

Our gourmet restaurant is the epitome of "alta cucina", fine Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Every month, we you with the finest culinary delights the Mediterranean and Italy have to offer - as a fine dining menu, à la carte or as part of our business lunch.

We place particular emphasis on fresh and high-quality ingredients. Whether it’s pasta, fish or meat - all dishes are carefully prepared à la minute using fresh seasonal and regional products. This way we can give our guests what they came for: a perfect fine dining experience - and complete enjoyment at any time.

Our Menu: A Tasting Menu and
À La Carte Dishes

Summer Garden of Delights

The pleasure garden of our gourmet restaurant is a real paradise in good weather.
Experience culinary highlights and enjoy a sea of palm trees, blooming roses and lemon trees.

Exquisite Italian wines for gourmets and connoisseurs

The wine list at MINNECI is perfect for true wine lovers: More than 200 red and white wine positions from different vintages are stored in our cellars, starting with Supertuscans and famous sites in Alto Adige or Piedmont to fascinating autochthonous wines to innovative wineries in Marche or Sicily.

But that's not all: In addition to our high-class wine range, we also carry a large selection of exquisite aperitifs and digestifs. And for those who prefer to take it easy, our non-alcoholic alternatives are a perfect choice.

Make a Reservation, enjoy High-class Cuisine.

Fine dining requires passion and time. As we put a lot of effort into preparing your dishes, we rely on binding bookings. Nevertheless, you can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 24 hours in advance. If you cancel later or do not show up, we will charge a fee of 50,00 € per person.

We also ask you to let us know in advance if you have any individual menu requests (vegetarian menu, menu without meat, menu without fish) or allergies and intolerances. We do not offer vegan dishes, not even if ordered in advance.

For a reservation of 10 or more people, please send us an e-mail.

We would like to point out that dogs are not allowed in our restaurant.

The Perfect Location for Celebrations in Nuremberg

Are you looking for an extraordinary location for a celebration or event?
Our cellar vault is ideal for weddings, birthdays and Christmas celebrations as well as a private room for business meetings.

The vault breathes the spirit of a Tuscan cantina and puts guests in high spirits as soon as they enter.
There is room for up to 30 people - unforgettable moments of enjoyment are guaranteed.

We are happy to open for you outside of our regular opening hours.
Please see our general conditions for exclusive bookings: General Terms and conditions.

Vouchers for Fine Italian Cuisine

2 Hände greifen nach kleinen Tramezzini, die als Gruß aus der Küche (Amuse Gueule) gereicht werden.

Whether it’s freshly in love couples or business partners, simply everyone is happy about an evening at a fine Italian restaurant. Give this gift to important people and surprise them with one of our exclusive fine dining vouchers.

Simply click on our order and reservation system Formitable and select a digital voucher in your preferred amount. The voucher will be sent to you or the person you have specified by e-mail.

Of course, you also have the option of ordering a classic paper voucher. For a small fee, we will send it to the address you specify. Alternatively, you can of course collect the voucher from us in person.

Italian fine dining on Instagram

The MINNECI goes social: Become a follower of our Instagram channel, get exclusive insights into our Italian gourmet restaurant and talk to other fine dining lovers!

Perfect gourmet delights thanks to the right partners

Passion, creativity and first-class products are the most important ingredients for a perfect fine dining experience. We therefore only work with partners who place the highest demands on themselves and the quality of their goods.

Logo Maître Affineur Waltmann - Die Kunst der Käseveredelung
Maître Affineur Waltmann
Schaumweinhaus Contratto
Logo von Freilandbäcker Arnd Erbel
Freibäcker Arnd Erbel
Früchte Böhmer
Feinkost und Weine Fischer & Trezza
Blumen Ambiente | Heike Kübler
grün & würzig Partner Logo
grün & würzig Microgreens


Restaurant MINNECI
Owner: Boris Jakir

Zirkelschmiedsgasse 28
D-90402 Nürnberg

Tel.: +49 911 209655

As a parking option, we recommend the parking garage at Jakobsmarkt (50 m walk to the restaurant).

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