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“No extraordinary design, or service, but good food and good atmosphere in a good place with good prices.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Italiana L'ARANCETO

Osteria Italiana L'ARANCETO
Kepiro Utca 3 V Distrct, Budapest 1053, Hungary (District V / Inner City)
+36 1 796 8732
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Ranked #239 of 1,990 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No extraordinary design, or service, but good food and good atmosphere in a good place with good prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Full disclosure: i'm a fan of italian (and good french) cuisine, so reviews for restaurants with this specific may have advantages over others. But this place fully deserves the ratings offered by me becuase of the good food and wine selection it offers near the wonderful park of 'freedom'.
For those, who dislike the smoke: starting from January 2012 smoking is not allowed in restaurants in Hungary.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Treasure Island, Florida
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“huge menu, excellent quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

sit on the patio in the winter months and enjoy a snuggly blanket and a glass of wine. huge impressive menu here, great value too (from my north american perspective anyway) and watching the rain/snow from the enclosed patio under a blankie was the perfect way to slowly enjoy a nice meal. the pizzas are extremely good here, as a sidenote!

Visited December 2011
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Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Never again!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

We went there because of tripadvisor's indication and good reviews. Will not come back again! There are almost no customers in the restaurant, whole place is plenty of cigarettes smells. Under the table is dirty and despite we were in the heart of winter, there are some small flies around us. We ordered different dishes and the sauces they put are always the same! A tomato parsley one for fish dishes and a white creamy one for cheese dishes. The food did not look like freshly prepared, the wine selection is very poor, almost no Italian wine in a Italian restaurant, which is ridiculous! The price is quite high compared to local standard, in kempinsky we had a fabulous sushi dinner for almost the same price and that was a world known sushi restaurant. Very bad price quality ratio.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Gianfranco R, Proprietario at Osteria Italiana L'ARANCETO, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
i am really sorry for your point of view and i didnt undestand how happen all of this, normally our gust are really soddisfaited about our food and services but maybe was a terrible day, anyway i hope you will be one more time in Budapest and i reaaly appriciate to have you our guest to repair for this , really thanks i hope to see you soon
all the best
owner
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
“we enjoyed it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We went to this restaurant because it is not far from our home and I had heard of it (not remember form where) ans we enjoyed everything except for the "noise": quite loud pop italian music coming from downstairs and the football match from a TV screen upstairs. So eating my nice minestrone I could not focus on the food any more. So we asked the waiter to do something. He stopped the sound from the screen (there was nobody apart from ourselves so he could have switched of both..) and perhaps - I am not sure- reduced minimally the italian "noise". We felt better and then enjoyed our meal more and more : minestrone, lasagne for me, chicken with spinach and gorgonzola cream for my husband. We shared a delicious tiramisu in the end. In the meanwhile, 2 couples entered the place, sitting definitely at tables from which you could not see the screen (why is this needed then?), one ate, the other had a drink. This was saturday night at eround 9.30, when a place like this, in the heart of Budapest, on one of the most beautiful squares, should be full. We were also surprised by the emptiness of the place, which didn't bother us as the general atmosphere is pleasant. We paid 10 000 forint (33 euros) for 1 hors d'oeuvre, 2 main dishes (my husband's without garnish), one desert, 2 glasses of wine, one bottle of water and one coffee.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by the lack of customers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We went here to celebrate a friend's birthday and had their risotto and seafood pasta with Norwegian crawfish. I would recommend the fisherman's risotto but not the crawfish and orange flavoured risotto.

The mains are quite well prepared and the restaurant's decor is nice, but somehow there seem to be very few customers frequenting it. It's situated in Szabadsag ter, which seems to be quite a touristy area but there aren't any other restaurants around it.

This is a good place to consider if you are visiting the Parliament or just walking along the danube.

The desserts seem to be provided by some external confectioner and not all the desserts on the menu are always available. We tried the chocolate pear tart, cheesecake, and tartufo. All were good but the chocolate pear tart was the best.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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