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“Good Italian food, nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pomo D'Oro

Pomo D'Oro
9 Arany, Budapest 1051, Hungary
(1) 302 6473
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Ranked #40 of 1,778 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Budapest
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“Good Italian food, nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Been here a couple of times. The venue is priced higher than average. Food is definitely good but a bit overrated by visitors. We found it is nothing special there are cheaper and better Italian restaurants in Budapest. (Wine selection is great though.)

Visited March 2012
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“Great trattoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Good atmosphere, children-friendly place & staff, clean, great food, excellent service, felt very welcome and had a great dinner experience.
Exactly what a typical Italian trattoria should be like.
Not the most romantic place in town so if you're looking for a place to have a romantic tête-à-tête dinner, well... I think you better keep on looking.
On the other hand, next time you're downtown in Budapest with kids and/or friends, it would be a no-brainer.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We ate here one August Saturday night. Extremely tasty authentic Italian food with friendly and helpful service. It is, however, busy and reservations seem very much required.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 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 Italian food in Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

There is not much to say. The quality of the ingredients and the very good cooking make this my favourite Italian restaurant in Budapest (I'm Italian).
The wine list will not disappoint either.
It is slightly pricey, but not more than any other quality restaurants in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant in every respect, and reassuringly consistent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

When visiting any restaurant for the first few times, it's easy to get bowled-over by the experience of something new and different. However, after coming to Pomo D'Oro now regularly for a few months, the shine hasn't worn off at all. If anything, I have appreciated each visit increasingly.

I've reviewed Pomo D'oro previously, so there's no need to revisit old ground, except to say this is by far my favourite Italian restaurant in Budapest. The only thing I can really add is the fact that this place never fails to deliver the very best service and food CONSISTENTLY. I say this because it's very easy for restaurants to have good or bad phases, with changes in staff or management, but none of this here: they never drop the ball at Pomo D'Oro. I know this is sounding like I own shares in the place or something, but this is not the case - it's simply that it's not often you get this consistency in Hungary.

I visited twice on my most recent visit to Budapest: Once in a group of five with some friends from London. It was nice to see my enthusiasm for this place validated by my fussy friends! THe second time I visited with my girlfriend for a quick lunch. Again, it was brilliant as usual.

Always book - this place is packed even for Sunday lunch!

Well done to all the staff and management for food and service that can't be faulted.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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