Quite simply put the best Italian eatery in the city far and away.
Very rarely do you come across a restaurant that lacks for nothing . Service, ambiance, quality of food, décor Fausto's has it all.
Dined with my wife and two other couples and to make my point moreover when was the last time you put 6 people in a room and they all agreed on something. Well we did and that is that Fausto's is in a league of its own when it comes to eateries in Budapest.
As my starter I enjoyed the King prawn tempura with horseradish in a spicy orange sauce a combination of flavors that were made for each other. My wife had the Sea bass carpaccio with black cuttlefish and Jerusalem artichoke sauce she could not stop mentioning the light airy freshness of it.
For my pasta selection I enjoyed the ravioli filled with duck liver in pumpkin and sage sauce I cannot mention enough the difference one finds when the pasta is freshly made. My better half enjoyed the black ravioli filled with salmon and beetroot which she found delicious even though she was slightly aloof to its color scheme.
For my main I opted to go with the deer loin and white polenta the polenta was done to an absolutely creamy perfection my wife enjoyed the Sea bass fillet with cabbage and ginger again she mentioned the freshness of the fish and the perfect way it was cooked as to not be overdone.
Dessert was truly magnificent with myself having the Pumpkin and ricotta cake with red wine flavored blueberry ice cream. My goodness what thought must have gone into dreaming that combination of flavors up. My wife had the chestnut Mille-feuille with forest fruit ice cream something she has never had before but am sure will seek out again although I highly doubt it will be to the caliber here.
Additionally the wine list and availability is on par with all other aspects of the restaurant Top notch!
If you are in Budapest I cannot highly recommend this place enough yes it is on the higher end scale for the city but worth every penny (or should I say Forint)
I tip my hat to you Fausto .... Bravo! We will be back for sure
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