We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen 1620, Denmark
+45 33 75 07 51
Improve this listing
Ranked #1,323 of 1,561 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Price range: $39 - $158
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Café Ultimo is an Italian restaurant in historic Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. The restaurant can trace its origins back to 1883, with the construction of a circular open-air dance floor near Stadsgraven, the city's reservoir. In 1923, the building was redeveloped into a tea room, and the characteristic columns added, giving the building just the right nostalgic feel. The columns are still there, but cakes have been replaced by exquisite Italian-inspired food, using only the finest ingredients. 21st century design has also made its mark on the building, and Café Ultimo is now a bright space with light coming in from all sides and through a large skylight, creating a unique atmosphere.

Book similar restaurants

Write a Review

44 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The only restaurant in Tivoli that was not full - that should have been a warning... We were refused to share a starter - could not order one dish and get two plates.!? We then chose the tomato soup. This was cold so we called the waiter and it took 10 minutes to serve us new portions. The pizza was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I attempted to go here for a drink and a light snack. On entering the cafe, I asked the girl if we could have a drink. She simply walked off without even making eye contact with us. She went to the bar a few feet away from us to speak to a colleague before coming back to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottish Borders
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Whilst visiting the Tivoli gardens we decided to dine at the Ultimo which is located in the grounds.It was very busy in the gardens that night and the clue should have been that we were able to get a table without much trouble - other visitors obviously knew better! My wife and I chose the tomato soup starter which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Cafe Ultimo is located inside Tivoli gardens, which makes it automatically magical. The food was OK, quite average and the service was very good. You can do better in Copenhagen

Was this review helpful? Yes
United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I didn't even get past the front door of this place, because the 'welcome' b***h was as rude as they come. I asked for a table for two, she directed me to a table for six that still had the leftovers from previous diners, despite the fact that there were countless other tables available. When I asked to move she... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Ultimo is an Italian restaurant by the lake inside Tivoli Gardens, & you do pay a premium for being inside the park (which you have already paid to get into!). We had affettati (mixed antipasti) to start, followed by linguine with black truffles. Both were good, but not outstanding. Service was a bit mixed. The waitress, while friendly and initially... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malmo, Sweden
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Sat outside with a nice view over Tivoli. Good service from a Swedish waitor. The kids ate pasta which was tasty. We had pizza but they were not good and we couldnt finish. Because the restaurant is situated inside the park the prices are higher than normal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The title says it all. The waiter was very nice, but the food was just OK. We only had pizzas so obviously we didn't sample much on the menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockport, UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I am surprised by some of the negative comments. Went there on a warm evening and had an excellent meal after a stroll around Tivoli. Maybe becuase it was warm the atmosphere was good. We had a set menu and the food was very good. Had a huge piece of nicely cooked beef. Waiter was very helpful and explained the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

A nice place within the Tivoli compound in Copenhagen. The food is good, but we were not too impressed by the service level. A small tip: When the temperature goes up, the more important to serve the rose-wine chilled (and not room tempered)...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Ultimo also viewed

Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Zealand
Copenhagen, Zealand

Been to Cafe Ultimo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cafe Ultimo

Address: Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen 1620, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 75 07 51
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 158
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Ultimo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?