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La Coppola

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Karolyi Utca 19 | V distretto, Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 235 0425
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Siculus coquus et Sicula mensa...that is the Sicilian cook and Sicilian...
Siculus coquus et Sicula mensa...that is the Sicilian cook and Sicilian table. According to a Roman saying this is the secret to a healthy life. They came, saw and conquered: the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Hapsburgs, the Bourbons...Yes, every one of them! All these people, they left something in Sicily - Trinacria, for example, belonging to Greek mythology, the Gorgon in the middle and the three legs as tips to protect the island. The Arabs, skilled breeders of goats and lambs, and with them their milk, processed caciocavallo, provola pecorino. The testimony of the Saracens from the "sweet tooth" in Sicily is a legacy left by the nuns who handed down the memory, and it is thanks to them that today we have the real dough, cassata and Siculus coquus et Sicula mensa "cannoli". With the succession of all these peoples, Sicily today has a very diverse cultural heritage, that leaves a lasting impression for life, the memories of all those travelers who have had the opportunity and the chance to visit it. Between the oleanders and colorful bougainvillea, under the shade of the thick foliage of olive trees, savoring the delicacies of Sicilian cuisine, including fresh fish of the sea, the warm sun that enriches and gives an unmistakable flavor to fruits and vegetables, sipping her wine noblest, is unforgettable. Equally memorable are the inhabitants of this fantastic island, famous for their warm welcome and availability, full of life, with their kindling a sense of humor, with the inimitable "coppola" placed on their heads, with a joyful noise you preach good appetite. This atmosphere we are ready to offer here in Budapest! "Baciamo le mani!"(kind of typical Sicilian regards) Salvo Sgroi and La Coppola Team
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Sicilian in Budapest

Was there last year with my wife and had a good memory of the place. Was back this year and the food and staff were even better than I remembered.... A very nice place for lunch and dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
tourist959
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was there last year with my wife and had a good memory of the place. Was back this year and the food and staff were even better than I remembered.... A very nice place for lunch and dinner.

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Thank tourist959
London
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172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm absolutely stuffed! Wonderful food, great waiter. Super sense of humour. Friendly yet non intrusive. And you could tell he was rushed off his feet but still had a smile. The seafood soup was delicious and a meal on its own. For mains I ordered the pignata (surprise from salvo) and what a surprise. Rich tomato sauce in a baked... More 

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Thank AymanN
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I work very close to this restaurant and I use to go there for a business lunch, prices are very low and is always full! I tried a couple of times to get in the place for a dinner... Just fantastic!They didn't broke my aspirations! I had piñata frutti di mare ...fabulous! I truly recommend La Coppola!

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Thank Tonja V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to say we are very disappointed! Tasteless pasta soup and tuna tartar. We lacked Every spice! But the staff was ok. No more no less!

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Thank Kerstin K
Salvo S, Proprietario at La Coppola, responded to this review

Dear Client, I'm so sorry that You considered our food boring and even the worst You 've tasteded in Budapest . By the way in Your reviews, however, it does not appear that you were in no more than 2 restaurants In Budapest.... then already your ranking is not very reliable. The title of Your review is : Tasteless.... but... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sorry to say but the food we had in this restaurant was tasteless and extremely boring, and that includes four dishes. Nice interior and nice staff though. But the total impression was among the worst on our stay in Budapest. Sorry to say but I don't recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Laszlo K
Salvo S, Proprietario at La Coppola, responded to this review

Dear Client, I'm so sorry that You considered our food boring and even the worst I 've tasteded in Budapest . By the way in Your reviews however, it does not appear that you were in no more than 2 restaurants In Budapest.... then already your ranking is not very reliable. The title of Your review is : Tasteless.... but... More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant with italian cuisine. Again, I found it in the trip advisor list. It does not draw mu h attention from the outside, but give it a go, go inside and ask to sit upstairs! Great ambiente, very nice menu, also in english and helpful staff, who will translate everything and make recommendations. Vey good selection of wines, too!... More 

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Thank Dan O
Prague, Czech Republic
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142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner in this restaurant. True authentic Italian food...with a great service. We tried almost everything..starters, pasta, wine and desserts...everything was delicious! Totally recommended!

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Thank GoffredoBulli
Kalmar County, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic starters - especially the bruschetta! Good prices on wine and good service. Really worth a visit if you like pasta and Italian food!

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Thank tinanaga
Mittagong
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

La Coppula is a well-known and popular Sicilian Restaurant in the centre of Budapest. Sadly however, it didn’t live up to expectations for us. Our waiter lost interest in us the moment we asked for tap water. After that he became surly and stayed that way until we paid the bill. We felt like we had inadvertently done something or... More 

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Thank CrewCommander
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Me and my wife had a lovely dinner in this place. We chose this restaurant because of the fish tank with live lobsters. This made us to believe that the food is fresh. And it was:) We ordered fried squid and shrimps, grilled vegetables and a Mediterranean dish with squid. Everything was delicious. The service was perfect. I'm gladly recommending... More 

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Thank Florin M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Karolyi Utca 19 | V distretto, Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 235 0425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Siculus coquus et Sicula mensa...that is the Sicilian cook and Sicilian table. According to a Roman saying this is the secret to a healthy life. They came, saw and conquered: the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Hapsburgs, the Bourbons...Yes, every one of them! All these people, they left something in Sicily - Trinacria, for example, belonging to Greek mythology, the Gorgon in the middle and the three legs as tips to protect the island. The Arabs, skilled breeders of goats and lambs, and with them their milk, processed caciocavallo, provola pecorino. The testimony of the Saracens from the "sweet tooth" in Sicily is a legacy left by the nuns who handed down the memory, and it is thanks to them that today we have the real dough, cassata and Siculus coquus et Sicula mensa "cannoli". With the succession of all these peoples, Sicily today has a very diverse cultural heritage, that leaves a lasting impression for life, the memories of all those travelers who have had the opportunity and the chance to visit it. Between the oleanders and colorful bougainvillea, under the shade of the thick foliage of olive trees, savoring the delicacies of Sicilian cuisine, including fresh fish of the sea, the warm sun that enriches and gives an unmistakable flavor to fruits and vegetables, sipping her wine noblest, is unforgettable. Equally memorable are the inhabitants of this fantastic island, famous for their warm welcome and availability, full of life, with their kindling a sense of humor, with the inimitable "coppola" placed on their heads, with a joyful noise you preach good appetite. This atmosphere we are ready to offer here in Budapest! "Baciamo le mani!"(kind of typical Sicilian regards) Salvo Sgroi and La Coppola Team
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District V / Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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