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“Good food, mediocre service”
Review of Ilona Stuberl

Ilona Stuberl
Ranked #62 of 4,757 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Austrian, Hungarian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner City
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We wanted to try Hungarian food and heard that Ilona Stuberl was the best place to go. Overall, we were disappointed by the restaurant. The food was pretty good and the portions were generous, but the service just wasn't cutting it. Our waiter was surly and actively avoided coming over to us even when we made eye contact with him and called him over. Also, the restaurant was extremely hot inside. Try to sit outside if possible.

Overall, the quality of service was bad enough that we would not come. The food was not so spectacular that it is really worth it.

Date of visit: June 2016
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2  Thank rebeccak757
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

We went in because it was raining, so we couldn't look around for a good restaurant, and it was a big mistake. My husband is gluten and lactose intolerant and the only thing in the whole menu which he could eat was chicken with rice. The chicken was so dry and tough that he couldn't eat it, and when they took his plate away, they didn't even ask why he had left it! I ordered goulash, and it was quite good. We ordered Hungarian wine, since this a Hungarian restaurant - it was the first time we didn't finish the wine, it was so bad! I've been meaning to visit Budapest for quite some time, but I've had second thoughts now - if the people are as unhelpful and unfriendly as the waitress in the restaurant and the food and wine as bad, then I really don't want to go there!

Date of visit: June 2016
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1  Thank Marlene P
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Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Cozy restaurant tucked away in an alley off the main shopping street. Waiters were friendly and gave good recommendations for our lunch. We had the clear meat soup with pasta as starters and stuffed cabbage rolls and Transylvanian meat platter as mains. It's the first time we tried Hungarian food and we really liked it. The soup was light and tasty. The mains were really hearty and delicious. Prices were very reasonable too.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank MayDay39
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

We ate at an outside table on the quiet side street on which Ilona is located. It's a family run restaurant and has a great selection of Hungarian dishes, served with a smile. We had read on TA about the generous helpings and that's certainly true. We enjoyed our dinner here, which was good value, particularly considering how near it is to all the tourist sites.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Richard B
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

We enjoyed the food and thankful for the help from the wait staff. As our first meal in Europe and a different language, we were thankful for the help. Would probably return, but so many other restaurants to try.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank R2628GXpaulm
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