Restaurants

Italian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Fausto's

Elegant Fausto's offers a top-class dining room in its ristorante and a cheaper osteria just up from the Great Synagogue. It does excellent and innovative pasta dishes, daily specials and desserts. There's also a we…
Italian in Parliament & Around

Da Mario

Owned and operated by a southern Italian, Da Mario can't put a foot wrong in our book. While the cold platters, soups, and meat and fish mains all look good, we stick to the house-made pasta dishes (2000Ft to 3500Ft…
Italian in Óbuda & Buda Hills

Symbol

Part of Óbuda’s ambitious Symbol complex of bars and restaurants, and built in and around a late 18th-century town house, this large restaurant serves relatively reasonably priced ‘Italian fusion’ (meaning they Magy…
Italian in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Marcello

A perennial favourite with students from the nearby university since it opened more than a quarter-century ago, this family-owned operation just down the road from XI Szent Gellért tér offers reliable Italian fare a…
Italian in Parliament & Around

Gastronomia Pomo d'Oro

Next door to a much more extravagant trattoria bearing the same name on a street locals call 'Via Italia', this Italian delicatessen-caterer has a little dining area on the 1st floor where you can choose from a smal…
Italian in Parliament & Around

TG Italian

The restaurant that set a new standard for Budapest early in the new millennium has changed its spots and gone all Italian on us. OK, it’s ubertrendy and could be in London or New York, but the service is great, dec…
Italian in Belváros

Trattoria Toscana

Hard by the Danube, this trattoria serves rustic and very authentic Italian and Tuscan food, including pappardelle al ragú alla Toscana (pappardelle with a hearty Tuscan meat ragout) and a wonderful Tuscan farmer’s …
Italian in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Okay Italia

A perennially popular eatery started by Italians more than 20 years ago, Okay Italia does a full range of dishes, but most people come for the imaginative pasta and pizza, which is more than just 'okay'. The terrace…
Italian in Óbuda & Buda Hills

Vapiano

This branch of the popular pizza, risotto and pasta bar is a welcome addition to Óbuda’s dining scene. Probably not the most memorable meal of your life, but far from the worst.