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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

Interesting decor, quirky, old fashioned. Service was very good, and we enjoyed the musical trio, the violinist came to our table to play requests. Goulash soup starter was lovely. Salmon main was excellent. Lamb shank cooked perfectly but served with lentils.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
PM_QualityManagement, Ügynökség/Tanácsadó at Rustico, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback, we are delighted to hear, that you had a fantastic dining experience. Moreover, I am more than happy that we could contribute to be an even more marvelous dining experience with lovely music. On the other hand,...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

Very close to our AirBnB we tried this country/farmstyle decorated Hungarian restaurant. On the wall there were a whimsical mix of old plates and farm tools, cow bells were hanging on beams in the ceiling. The food was traditional Hungarian, which we were in the...mood for. We had excellent service since there were not too many others dining at the same time as us. (We had a concert to get to so we were early.) English speaking wait staff. Menu also in English. We tried: Beet salad - terrific. Score 4* Beef Goulash soup - as good as it gets. Score 4* Duck legs with braised red cabbage and potato dumpling. - very tasty. Score 4* Austrian style Venison with potato cake topped with parsley and fried onions.. Nice presentation. Super good. Score 5* (* We rate the dishes we try on a scale from 1-5, 5 being outstanding.)More

Date of visit: April 2019
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PM_QualityManagement, Ügynökség/Tanácsadó at Rustico, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Dear RCS3rd, We are pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food in the Rustico and thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had a really good dining experience in our restaurant, we sincerely hope that you...More

Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Best minced meat pancakes 👌🏼 Really nice staff. Beautiful live music! Well worth a visit after souvenir shopping 😉More

Date of visit: January 2020
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PM_QualityManagement, Ügynökség/Tanácsadó at Rustico, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Dear Viktoria B, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are more than happy, that you enjoyed our minced meat pancakes. Moreover we are glad, that you were satisfied with our colleagues work and they were helpful and kind with you. Thank you for highlighting...More

Reviewed January 19, 2020

It was good for a quick meal. I had soup and calzone. The pasta my friend had was better than most I had tasted in Budapest. The service was outstandingMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?3  
PM_QualityManagement, Ügynökség/Tanácsadó at Rustico, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Dear Ronald H., First and foremost, let us say thank you for sharing your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. It is delighting to hear, that you were satisfied with Rustico. It is amazing that we could meet all of your expectations and we are happy...More

Reviewed January 9, 2020

We only had some hot drinks and (very good) goulash soup. The interior has a sort of conventional 'brownish' atmosphere. Everyone to his taste.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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PM_QualityManagement, Ügynökség/Tanácsadó at Rustico, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Dear Guest, Allow us to express our thankfulness for your amazing review regarding Rustico. We are elated to hear, how much you valued our restaurant. Thank you for emphasizing the food and the nice atmosphere. We would be honoured to welcome you back again! Kind...More

Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

I expected to eat something wow when i saw this place from outside. Old, beautiful, unique atmosphere offering Hungarian and Italian food. They are also offering live “gipsy” music which i have to say: Nice! You can request some music, inculding from Beethoven. The musicians...play soooo good! But when it comes to the food, it was a bit disappointing. My expectation is higher than the reality. Simpler place could offer better food! Sorry to say. The dessert they offer on the window was not available, and even was not on the menu. Sad. But the wine: white and red wine they have are top!!! In my opinion, the price for the food was too expensive for what we had, but the price for the drinks was cheap for such quality wine. But still, i wish the best for them!More

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

Came here following friend advice. It’s alright- food is standard, standard service. I concur with the below review about the music. Awkward when you don’t cough up some Euros & forced us to listen to music they were able to play.

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

The food at this place was ok to tasty, but the service at this restaurant was great, very polite and helpful. Also the decoration is unique, it has a very traditional touch. The prices were moderate, and I also found one or two vegetarian options....All in all I would go there again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Friendly main waiter with great touch for detail unlike other waiters around. Food arrived relatively quickly, however, it was mediocore at best. Live music they had comes around your table once you’re done with your main course. We found them a bit rude by forcing...the song you didn’t request and waiting for you to pay them making us feel rather uncomfortable.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

A great place to eat authentic food served fresh. Excellent menu and the service was great too. Live gypsy music in the evening...be prepared to be serenaded!

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?2  
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Mid-range. And very well priced for the atmosphere you receive in one of the busiest areas of Budapest.
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Rustico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4