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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good team, delicious food, fast service! The atmosphere is really nice also, back garden looks better than the front tables outside.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meeting someone local nearby so we stopped here to get some refreshing lemonade. Really nice, so our friend arrived and said it was a good place to eat too. We had the cold peach soup as we’d had a big breakfast and we felt adventurous....It was delicious- topped with basil cream and salted peanuts. Yummy! Nice staff and clean toilet too.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

Welcoming staff, seating outside the front, inside the Cafe and also there is an indoor garden! Very attentive staff, beautiful food and drinks. We are here tonight and such a range of people. Some eating dinner, some, I believe, local ladies playing cards, and we...two just having a drink. Second time here and would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

I wanted to have Hungarian/Eastern European food, but more than the typical meat & potatoes. I got it here, tasty, well-plated, & creative. I went with the waiter’s recommendations. I started with the asparagus soup. I’m usually not a “soup guy,” but it was tasty...& fitting on a cool night. I then had the duck, two large, seared pieces with the crunchy skin on top, on a bed of purée, which I thought was a carb but was actually celery-based. Between the two pieces of duck was what looked like a breadstick, but was actually a cottage cheese stick, broiled on the outside. Very tasty dish.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

We visited last night for a meal and found it more expensive than last time. Of course, prices rise but for cauliflower and salmon in bread sauce and my husband's pork schnitzel and chips, it was too dear. The blackcurrant juice was good and Earl...Grey tea served with honey and lemon too was good. My husband had bacardi and coke but said it was white rum and not the Original bacardi white rum. We sat outside in the garden. The waiter kindly charged my phone for me. He was polite, efficient but not very friendly we found. He didn't say thank you or goodbye. When we visited 3 years ago we found it to be better in the way of food and service but maybe that's just the way of life. When you visit a 2nd time, it's not as good as you originally thought. We won't go again. There are far better places in Budapest to eat. For instance Dionysus Greek Restaurant. Beautiful and decent prices, ambience, really 👍 food, but that's for another review.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

Excellent food and service we could not fault it. Came back for a second night and again it was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 7, 2021 via mobile

The waitress was super kind and explained all the dishes. We are a family of four and had a great Hungarian lunch. Great Goulash for us and Chicken Paprikash for the kids. 100% recommended.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

Just a small hole in the wall. Inside a small cozy restaurant with superserviceminded personel. Also a fantastic garden where you can sit and have a relaxing meal. Nice wine list. Seems like you're always welcome at Intense.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

What a delight on a hot, sunny day to sit in the shade at Cafe Intenzo and enjoy their lemonade. It arrives with slices of lemon, orange, and lime and optional shavings of ginger. Get the ginger. Super-savory !

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who lives in Budapest. I had a great dinner with my dad this summer. The quality of the food is good and the way is prepared is even better, attentive care of the detail, good ingredients and execution...- trust a very fussy italian eater! I'll be honest, I had no great expectations from the outside, but the internal outdoor seating, situated in the internal courtyard crowned by a statue of what looked like Minerva and a well taken care of garden make Cafe Intenzo a truly hidden gem.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021 via mobile

We had a marvelous dinner with 6 friends. Everything was fresh and tasty and the service was excellent If you want really authentic Hungarian dishes This is the absolute best place to go. It was a marvelous dinner that included cold as well as hot...dishes. Do not miss this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2021

Mentioned it in 'Escape to Budapest' as a coffeehouse but this is a first-rate restaurant with a nice garden out the back. Book as it is very popular with locals.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2020

My wife and I had a great meal here. The food was first class and so was the wine. Best meal we had in Hungary! Thoroughly recommended! Alex the waiter was so helpful!

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

We had a superb meal here. The service was great and Alex, our waiter, was so attentive and helpful.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Had dinner here and their tenderloin beef was just delicious it had a pasta that was also extremely good. The service was impeccable and I got to meet the owner a very unique individual that collects antiques and uses them as part of the decor

Date of visit: March 2020
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Hello! Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately we are going to be closed from the 24th till the 26th. Next working day is the 27th. See You anytime! Merry xmas! David
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Hello Jimythefoot! I think we are absolutely rated in the middle with prices. There are some cheaper ones and more expensive ones. Affordable prices. We just want that our guests feel comfy here.
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Yes, Café Intenzo offers takeout services.

Café Intenzo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5