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“Rice rice & more rice” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Riso Ristorante & Terrace

Riso Ristorante & Terrace
Lovas u. 41., Budapest 1012, Hungary (District I / Buda)
00 36 1 2247424
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Ranked #230 of 1,987 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Hungarian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
Description: Visit our Mediterranean restaurant next to the historical Buda Castle, where we offer for our guests beside the traditional Italian and Hungarian dishes special and a wide range of risottos and oven-baked pizza too. The interior and exterior appearance of the restaurant affords a perfect place to have a romantic dinner and to organize a family reunion or a business events and weddings.During the nice weather the guests can feel on our marvelous 80-seats terrace to relax.We are thinking of families with building of a playground for children. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Riso Restaurant!- Mediterranean feeling, friendly service- Perfect parking possibility- Wide range of dishes, wines and prosecco- Accommodation possibility/Hotel Castle Garden ****- Buda Castle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rice rice & more rice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This place is all about the risotto. They have some interesting choices like pumpkin, which was super sweet and almost tasted like cantaloupe. The ambiance is nice, and honestly was filled more with locals than tourists, so that's a nice touch for a restaurant in the castle district, but it was for the most part forgettable besides the gimmick. It was also on the salty side. I found most of Budapest to run salty, so maybe it was a cultural thing, but just something I noticed.

Breakfast was a decent spread, but nothing to write home about. The long coffee (American style) was horrible. Had better coffee in a 7/11. Probably the worst thing I had during my entire trip. It was nice to see some eggs & pancakes, but the fresh yogurt was great. Little thinner than American style, but great with their fresh peach marmalade and odd muesli with chocolate pieces and what I can only describe as cocoa puffs the size and shape of the candy nerds.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Risotto!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Me and my family had a lunch at Riso and we loved the food.
The ambient is well decorated and all is new. Great restrooms.
They have a big Menu, many options of Risotto and all of three risotto that we had were perfect and well elaborated.
They also have pizza and it is good.
We definitely recommend this restaurant when you visit the Castle area.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exellent alternative to heavy Hungarian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Riso Ristorante is a great small restaurant in Budapest's Castle District. We walked there from the Hilton. My dad and I were on our last night of a 10 day central European trip and we really wanted something lighter than the typical local food that we'd been eating. We met up with a couple of other ladies staying at our hotel and they invited us to go with them to Riso. The food was wonderful! I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone staying in the castle district, or anywhere else for that matter. www.riso.hu

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