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“a Taste of Italy in Budapest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Pastaio

Il Pastaio
Vorosmarty ter 2, Budapest 1051, Hungary
12660251
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Ranked #545 of 1,775 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“a Taste of Italy in Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

On a cool September night in Budapest we went looking for something that was not goulash . We liked the look of the special posted outside this restaurant and went in. The special was a three course meal with a salad, pasta and dessert, and it was all very tasty. What a great little place. The food was terrific and so was the service and the decor/ambience. The meal was also very reasonably priced. You could not ask for more. The place became very busy over the time we were there, so I think there are others who are equally impressed!

  • Visited September 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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Vevey
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Good quality food with a great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The restaurant is located right in the city center, which makes it very convenient for tourists, locals and business people.
By entering the restaurant we were welcomed and seated by the friendly staff.
The truly italian menu gives you wide range of typical italian dishes.
Depends on where you seat, you can also have a view to the kitchen and see how your meal is prepared.
The food was very well prepared (it was only a little bit too hot) and the taste was incredible.
The service was also on a high level, which made our dinner even more enjoyable.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Outstanding Italian Restaurant in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a new place in the Center of Budapest.
The welcome was warm and friendly. The ambience was truly Italian with great low-volume music.
The food was outstanding. The salad was fresh and tasty. The home-made pasta dish was (sea-food ravioli) was phenomenal. Our partners pizza was delicious. The desserts were as good. We had a chance to meet the the Chef (a co-owner) and his partner.
In summary, if you are up to great Italian food during your stay in Budapest - this is the place!!!

  • Visited September 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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“Excellent homemade food in Budapest city centre? WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Somehow I never believe to adverts when it comes to city centre eateries. But this time it was something clearly different: Il Pastaio has great homemade Italian pasta and a service that suits the Italian mood, right at the center of Budapest. When we visited a nice Italian girl served us with a professional yet very cheerful and kind manner – not to mention all food we had was great.
Very good food, excellent service and nice atmosphere, overlooking the very heart of the city.
Highly recommended. Excellent value.

  • Visited September 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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