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“Great food, atmosphere and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piwnica pod Kominkiem

Piwnica pod Kominkiem
ul. Bracka 13 | 31-005, Krakow 31-005, Poland (Stare Miasto)
+48 12 430 21 30
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Ranked #165 of 938 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Polish, European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
Description: Restauracja "Piwnica pod Kominkiem" jest najstarsza restauracja przy magicznej ul. Brackiej. Tradycje gastronomiczne naszego lokalu siegaja 1977 roku. Sredniowieczne wnetrza dawnych magazynow pomocy naukowych pozostana na dlugo w Panstwa pamieci a smak naszej kuchni sprawi, ze spotkamy sie jeszcze wielokrotnie... Serwujemy polska, tradycyjna kuchnie!10-letnie doswiadczenie w prowadzeniu restauracji sprawia, ze potrafimy zorganizowac kazda impreze...Restaurant "Piwnica pod Fireplace" is the oldest restaurant with magical street Bracka. Our local gastronomic tradition dates back to 1977. Medieval interior of the old warehouses aids will long remain in your memory for a taste of our cuisine will make you meet many times ... We serve Polish traditional cuisine!15 years of experience in the restaurant business makes can organize any event ...
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Went here after reading other reviews. It was relaxed, a beautiful setting and the food was beautiful. The price is great value for money. I had the pork knuckle and meat dumplings which were both delicious.

Our waiter was lovely and was very patient with us considering we only spoke English. Very friendly.

We'll definitely go back next time we are in Krakow.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Went here after reading other reviews. It was relaxed, a beautiful setting and the food was beautiful. The price is great value for money. I had the pork knuckle and meat dumplings which were both delicious.

Our waiter was lovely and was very patient with us considering we only spoke English. Very friendly.

We'll definitely go back next time we are in Krakow.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We were in this restaurant for diner with friends on 6th January 2013.
We noticed on their website that there was a fireplace, so we booked a table next to the fireplace. When arriving, we were told that the fireplace is just a fake, and not working... The temperature in the restaurant was cold, but the waitress answered that she can't do anything with that. Definitely, we didn't find there the warm atmosphere described in their website.
When it comes to food, it is just medium. Nothing special. Medium quality.
Service is ok, with good level of English.
I can't understand why this restaurant is ranked so high. We based our choice on the recommendations from tripadvisor, but we were disappointed with our time spent there.

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“An absolute gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We found this restaurant as a result of looking on trip advisor. But on the ground at first we struggled to find it as it situated down a covered alley. they do have their menu at the entrance to the ally so look for that. Its a cellar restaurant and it first looks like you are going into the toilet but turn left and go down the stairs and you will find it.

We ate there twice during a 3 night stay in Krakow and loved the restaurant. The food was amazing, the staff superb and the decor and ambiance was just lovely. Menu on website www.piwnicapodkominkiem.pl (the menu is in both English and Polish).

We ate the Specjalnosc Bracka which is 3 types of grilled meat for 2 people. This cost 80Zl which is about £17 for 2 people. There was more than enough food and it was superb. The next time we went we both had the sirloin steak with herbs which was just amazing. We enjoyed a few wines and then at the suggestion from Martina we tried the local vodka - which was great fun. We would recommend this restaurant and would definitely go there if we returned to Krakow.

Enjoy.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good service food satisfactory”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We chose the restaurant based on other reviews. The service and setting were excellent the problem was the main course. On arrival I asked twice whether the roast duck would be crisp and was reassured that it would be, however when it came it was tough and not at all crisp. The starter and dessert were both good and well presented but the main course spoiled the overall enjoyment.

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