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#320 of 1,589 Restaurants in Krakow
Travelers' Choice2022
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$4 - $11
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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Stare Miasto
0.1 miles from Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is not as obvious as others in the square as it’s upstairs. The doorman insisted it serves the best food in Kraków and I suspect he’s not wrong! All made from scratch, the food is basically Polish with some specialties from the wider,...historical region of Galicia. The interior is old style, cosy and welcoming and the service warm and friendly. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022

Visited in September 2021 with my husband. This became our favorite restaurant in Krakow for ambiance, service, and meal choices. It was just wonderful to be able to be seated at a window that opened up to the Old Town Square. We came back a...second time with a group of six, not recommended by us but my friend, and the experience was just as great. Journalists and writers frequent this restaurant. If you are lucky, you may run into well known scholars from Poland.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

Four of us had a fantastic experience here, the setting was very relaxed and the service was excellent. The food was excellent and well presented, two of us had the baked trout and the others a polish pork chop and all of the meals were...extremely tasty I would definitely recommend a visitMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

We very nearly passed by this restaurant with tables outside that is located just off the Old Town Square but we're so very glad we didn't. A gentle introduction to Polish food that will remain one of my favourite memories. The food was delicious ,...freshly prepared and beautifully flavoured. Our server was very helpful, even funding a blanket for my daughter as night fell before suggesting we move upstairs. So glad we did - a very historic and characterful building with lovely views of the square. Shared a desert with an Irish Coffee and cocktail for daughter. Restful place well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

Nice and elegant restaurant in a historical building with much atmosphere. Good food and perfect location.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022

What a place, what a service… we’ve had the best NYE party in years. The food was simply amazing, the staff were phenomenal, friendly, and professional. If you happen to be on holiday in Krakow and don’t know where to go for a nice evening...meal, go to Pod Gruszka. You won’t regret it. A massive shout out to the manager Mrs Sabina. You made it feel like home. Thank you for having us!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 18, 2021

A place to sink in the relaxed pace of Krakow life and relish very good quality food. I chose a veggie burger with mushrooms and a glass of wine - both delicious. They also serve traditional Polish dishes. Good and quick service. I will certainly...come back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind review :) we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed November 26, 2021

A must visit restaurant!!! Myself, my partner and his dad went to visit this restaurant and had the most wonderful evening! So many laughs and smiles thanks to the welcoming owner and lovely team! We definitely recommend visiting and trying the dumplings as they are...delicious! Thank you to the lovely team who made our evening in krakow so much fun!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2021

Thank you so much for this review! We are really happy that you spent such a nice evening at our place :) Hope to see you again!

Reviewed November 11, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had pierogi, which was delicious. Lovely atmosphere and great view of the square from a cosy table. Anna was very accommodating and friendly 😊

Date of visit: November 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! It’s nice to read such kind words :) Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

A wonderful place with a soul! Amazing atmosphere - original decor, delicious cuisine - all in a perfect location - right next to The Main Market Square. I will definitely come back here!

Date of visit: September 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2021

Thank you very much for this review! We really hope to see you again :)

Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

In the center of Krakow a beautiful place with special decoration,very clean and tasty food and sweets!! I highly recommended it.

Date of visit: August 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! :)

Reviewed August 7, 2021

We've been visting this restaurant for many years and have always loved it's food, position, and cosy feel. Make sure you venture up to this 1st floor restaurant. The bar has great views of the square.

Date of visit: July 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2021

Thank you! And we are hoping you visit us more often :)

Reviewed July 29, 2021

Whe we arrived the staff was very kind, the owner spoke very enthausistic about her restaurant en showed us the whole place. We enjoyed here passion for the restaurant, and it resulted in he most delicious local food! The dumplings were great and the homemade...applepie with apples from here garden was amazing.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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anna_podgruszka, Owner at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind review :) what should we improve to get five stars from you next time? Every suggestion will be very helpful and appreciated.

Reviewed August 3, 2020

My partner and I were looking for a restaurant to spend my birthday and this place was perfect! It said it was closed online but we thought we would try our luck and visit. We visited the afternoon before to ensure the place was open...... it was :) we asked if there was space and that we were positioned on the window seat overlooking the square which is stunning !!!!! On the day the host was more then attentive. He provided new mock-tail alternatives for me and excellent cocktails for my partner. We’re from London and the drinks were much better then our local bars! The pear salad was delicious and the main options were good but a little limited. The restaurant was very quite of which we couldn’t understand why as the decor and service was great. Maybe because of COVID? The special touches they provided was excellent ie flowers on the table and a special birthday pavlova which was delicious. Again the host made it so special I would like to thank him again !More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

We were wandering the streets looking for a restaurant when we were approached by staff outside. This is common practice and we normally walk away, us British don't like being pressured you know... but on this occasion we took a look at the menu and...thought we'd give it a go. the restaurant is upstairs and you go through a corridor toget there that reminded me of a hotel. Once upstairs, our host pointed to a window seat, told us to sit, and vanished back downstairs. Their capture could do with a little work. The restaurant was quiet. A table of locals were having a drink, and a British couple also popped in for one drink, then left. I'm not sure why this was so empty when others were full, and there are very few reviews, which would have turned us away had our data been playing ball at the time. The waitress was quick and attentive, bringing the menus out and responding quickly when we were ready to order. Her English was limited (we're in Poland, not England after all!) so a bit of menu pointing was order of the day. No complaints about service, the waitress did us proud and was full of smiles. The menu is limited (as many are) but there was enough to find something worth having. I had a goose broth with noodles. The broth is poured over the noodles in front of you and doesn't have much in it, but the taste was superb. It was probably my favourite dish of the 3 day stay. For a main, I had goose again, with plum sauce, vegetables and potato wedges. The potato wedges seem half-raw, which I believe is to do with the potato itself. Unfair to mention then? possibly, but it's more about asking for an alternative to the wedges if you eat here. Because the goose itself was incredible. My wife had breaded pork, which she loved. The accompanying mashed potato again was not to her taste, but I must admit I quite enjoyed it once it was whipped over to my plate. The salad was pleasant but contains raw beetroot, which is a new one for me, clearly a local taste. Overall, I gained the impression this is a restaurant that locals would use rather than tourist trap. Their facebook reviews are all in Polish and more recent than the tripadvisor ones. I think the fairest way to sum up the meal was that we didn't feel the need to stay on for more drinks, but the dishes were worth the visit. Would I recommend the restaurant? I would; especially if you want to try Goose, because I didn't see it advertised elsewhere, but be prepared for a slightly different experience to the high street restaurants.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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anna_podgruszka, Właściciel at Restauracja Pod Gruszka, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2019

It's so very nice of you to write such a long and detailed review about our restaurant! Thank you very much for your kind words about the dishes and the service. All your suggestions will definitely be passed on to our chefs and managers as...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5