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Magdalena Merlo Restaurant

#174 of 2,457 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Erzsébetváros
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Kiraly utca 59/b, Budapest 1077, Hungary
+36 1 322 3278
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on the last night of our 4 day trip and many places were closed. We had passed this restaurant previously and thought it looked a bit out of our budget but on closer inspection it was very reasonable. We tried lovely hot soups first of all as we were so cold and then the goose liver dish was... More 

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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were suggested this place as the near-by Frici Para was closed for the holidays. The place has a very nice tranquil ambient. It's not big but it was packed with mostly tourists. Even though waiting for an hour for the 3 dishes we ordered seemed exageratingly long. The house red wine that came with our menu for 2 people... More 

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Thank Tjasa L
Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is cosy but our goulash was served cold and they were none too pleased at being asked to reheat it. Wouldn't go back

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Thank lizfin
Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Came here as Frici Papa was closed and suggested us to go here. We were starving by the time we sat down and decided on beers and some food items. We ordered pizza and a medallion meat dish that had chicken, beef, and pork with a wine-mushroom sauce and potato-like patties. The pizza was very good and as was the... More 

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Thank Jennydoestravels
Stavanger, Norway
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The starters were no top score; too little shrimps, mussels a bit uncertain but goulash soup was ok. The beers and water were good! The mains; bad..., except for the salmon. The "roasted" duck was chewing gum, with no taste and not prepared well at all. Even with twice treatments. No proper garnish ( only fried potatoes) and no recommendations... More 

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Thank Roger1209
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We walked in without reservations which seemed fine. Waited about 10 minutes for a table, very busy Thursday night. We were starving and the inside smelled amazing! After being sat, it took about 5 minutes for our order to be taken and another 2-3 for our drinks to be delivered. Then we waited, and waited and waited. The table next... More 

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Thank Christiana M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Magdalena is just as the menu describes (see first picture) - an Italian flavored inspired restaurant with Hungarian classics. You'll fined all the Hungarian classics along with an extensive Italian menu. The restaurant is suited for couples but with all the menu choices there are plenty of options for kids and families (restaurant is suitable for all too). The atmosphere... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited Budapest at the end of November for a 3 night break. We visited this restaurant on the first night and ended up eating here every night. That was definitely not a plan as we like to explore a city in every way. However the food, service and ambience was so good that we did visit again and again.... More 

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Thank Ian M
Passau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our preferred places in Budapest. The restaurant is very cosy, the staff is nice and helpful, and the food is always good.

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Thank katepassau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We came across the Magdalena while looking for a restaurant for dinner. We were very impressed by both the food and the service. The food is delicious, and well pieced, the ambience was also great. All in all a very nice meal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiraly utca 59/b, Budapest 1077, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Erzsébetváros
  • Neighbourhood: Erzsébetváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 322 3278
Description
Magdalena Merlo
"the best food for the best prices"

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