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Don Francesco

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District I / Buda
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Meszaros utca 12/I, Budapest 1016, Hungary
+36 1 212 7024
11:00 - 22:00
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

When I've entered the place, my first thoughts were not that I am going to spend a good time there. The ground floor of the place look more like a not well going pub. I told, that we reserved a table, and I was told to go upstairs, and take a seat weherever. So we did. The place has a... More 

Thank Péter K
Budapest, Hungary
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016

After a nice sightseeing in the castle dictrict, we have discovered and visited the place, called Don Francesco, and the restaurant did not disappointed us at all. The staff were nice and the waiting time was just perfect to be able to select our dishes (different Italian pizzas) and to have a pleasent chat while the pizzas have arrived. We... More 

Thank Snowskydiving
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

When there wasn't pizzeria yet in Budapest in 80's but gulyas, he (Francesco) has opened this small restaurant. I've meet my first pizza there. It was a hawai pizza, and I fell in love immediately. :) So I cannot say if it is good or not, because this is my default. Of course the shop now is bigger, but the... More 

Thank Artur D
Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

On Mészáros utca, in the 1st district, there lies a pizzeria of some renown and it was to this place I did find myself arriving having disembarked the 105 bus just outside its door, or as good as. Of course, as is the order of my quest I went in search of the margherita pizza. Well, let me tell you... More 

2 Thank martinoregan
Carlisle, England
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

It looks like a takeaway joint from the outside but it's bigger on the inside with upstairs seating as well. The pizzas were okay, bases a bit chewy, toppings a bit bland but under £5 a go so fine. Friendly service.

1 Thank raskolnikov
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2007

my brother thinks they have great pizza. I've never discovered any spec in it, but he might be right, try it :)

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Reviewed 22 November 2007

Normally, I would never enter an Italian restaurant called Don Francesco in Budapest, especially not on Mészáros Street. But it wasn't a normal day. When I first got in I was flicked up and hungry, so I ordered a plain bolognese. It was simply good and the portion was enough for a whole legal department in some flicked up ministry.... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2007

dull pizza place with even duller pizzas ((

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meszaros utca 12/I, Budapest 1016, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 1 212 7024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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