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“not very Italian”
Review of Il Pittore

Il Pittore
Ranked #1,880 of 3,154 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $3 - $111
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Slagelse, Denmark
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196 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“not very Italian”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Failing to find the neighbouring Borsso open on a Saturday evening, we ended up in this small restaurant, in Kepiro utca, near Kalvin Square. Once it housed the excellent Kepiro Restaurant (since closed) and this was a much inferioir visit. According to information on the Net, the owners (who are young) serve the food, and as they are pleasant people, I do not cherish that all I can offer is criticism. However, they solicited reviews. Our food was bland, of commercial quality, using pre-processed raw materials. My pasta dish (with artichokes and cheese) was very odd - the cheese was too much, and then was topped with lots more cheese - not Parmesan as indicated on the menu (and not even grana padano). The chicken breast with salad was unimaginative, as well as the plate of antipasti. It is really a pity as the service was swift, and friendly. It was very odd to observe that at a nearby table, a child dropped her napkin - which was spotted by the waiter, he picked it up and put it back on the table. Hereby I send the suggestion that in such a case, a new, clean one ought to be supplied. I am sorry not to be able to be more positive - there is a steep learning curve for the owners, especially on such a central spot.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best meal I had in Budapest”
Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

By far the best quality, best price, best service, best everything meal we had n Budapest! We had the three course set menu and it was just superb, really can't fault anything about it at all! Should be number 1! Next time we return we will definitely be coming back!

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Monroe
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Favorite Budapest restaurant”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We spent a week in Budapest and found this to be our favorite restaurant. The food, service and wine were excellent and the price moderate. It is located on a very small street a couple of blocks from a main street.

  • Visited May 2012
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“Best restaurant in Hungary”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Nice people, amazing food, beautiful decorations. The owners of the place - a nice couple who make this place cozy and very friendly. You have to visit this place in Budapest!

Visited July 2012
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Thank RekaPetho
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