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“Our favourite restaurant in Budapest”
Review of Cafe Intenzo

Cafe Intenzo
Ranked #67 of 3,204 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Callington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favourite restaurant in Budapest”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ate here 3 times during a 4 day stay in Budapest.....lovely atmosphere, very friendly and efficient staff who coped very well with our party of 20+. The meals were very good and reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff...we will certainly visit again. Tip left to our discretion, not automatically included as in many restaurants.

  • Visited May 2013
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Waterford Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good pleasant restaurant in Budapest centre”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

I had walked down the street around the corner from this restaurant looking at menus on the restaurants that line both sides but they seemed to be only a few traditional Hungarian ones. So the Cafe Intenzo seemed a good bet.
I was happy I chose there.
The menu choice is a little odd. There is the a la carte menu which I was given when I say down, but also there are other menus which don't seem to be written down, a "daily menu" and a "business menu" or maybe a " tourist menu". These are kept in the waiters' heads I think. Anyway, my waiters es spoke very good English and I chose the " business menu" .
The was a choice of soups, chicken or garlic, a chicken mail course and choice of desserts, one, a Hungarian specialty and the other, Tiramisu.
The garlic soup was food, the chicken dish, ok, and the Hungarian dessert, very good, though strongly laced with some strong alcohol.
The menu, with sparkling water cost the equivalent of €6 or €7
service was pleasant, the outdoor garden area nice and quiet, and the food good..
Would recommend Cafe Intenzo.

Visited May 2013
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luton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“lovely traditional italian restaurant”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

we went here twice recently and really enjoyed much about everything
they do a mixture of italian classics and hungarian favourites
everything we had here was beautifully served and presented
Barbara the waitress had great English skills and made our night a lot easier
they dont do pizza but the pastas and hungarian dishes were great
wine list was well priced and nice wines
heartily reccomended

  • Visited April 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very good food and nice staff”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We had some traditional hungarian food, and it tasted really so good! I recommend this place for the good food and the friendly staff!

  • Visited April 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Cosy restaurant, great service, huge portions of tasty food, good value”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is cosy and warm with homely decor. Checked tablecloths, paper napkins and candles on tables. Tables are laid out nicely so you're not sitting too close to others. Nice ambiance, good for families and couples wanting a nice dinner in a down-to-earth restaurant.

Service was excellent. Our waitress was pleasant and her English was good.

Food was delicious. We had tomato soup and Greek salad for starters, both very tasty. Mains were chicken caprese with mash and pork tenderloin. Again both we're delicious although the chicken didn't come with much veg so I asked for a salad to go with it, which arrived quickly. Desserts were crepes and the Hungarian sponge cake (I forget the name). The portions were too big for us, but others will probably like this. One dessert could easily have been shared between two people. Everything was really good value. Three courses for two people plus drinks (lemonade and mulled wine) came to around €37 altogether (11060 Forint).

Not sure why there aren't more reviews of this restaurant on tripadvisor. It made me wary but if you're also a bit put off by the lack of reviews don't be! It's a good place to eat.

  • Visited April 2013
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