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Cucina

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Neighbourhood:
District V / Inner City
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Vaci utca 20, Budapest 1052, Hungary
+36 1 266 4144
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11:30 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:45
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We received good service from the moment we stepped in, we had a nice table and enjoyed good Italian food. The wine selection was good and the waiters were helpful when making a choice.

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Thank Matt and Julie x
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here to have lunch after needing a break from sightseeing. My sister and I ordered the pasta, both dishes were fine and what you'd expect from a touristy type Italian eatery. Waiters were friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant. I'd probably come here again although was a little more expensive than some other places we have visited on... More 

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Provence
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Discovered Comme Chez Soi was closed Sundays so chose Cucina as nearest Italian. What a double disappointment. We ordered olives to nibble with aperitif while perusing the menu. We had to ask 4 times and they only arrivedafter almost half an hour, just minutes before the food. How long does it take to put a scoop of olives in a... More 

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Thank Fuinseog
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to Budapest very late, but hungry. Our hotel was next door so we decided to try this place! With a very extensive menu we opted for pizza. Wonderful pizzas, very fresh and filling. Good value for money about £8-13 for a pizza (depending on your tipping choice). We had some chips also and a glass of wine and... More 

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Thank Gabbi E
Benidorm, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good food at good prices but thought the wine was a little expensive.Attentive staff all very pleasant.

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Thank angnfern
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cucina is located in vaci utca next to hotel mercure city center. It has a great food especially the pizza exactly like in italy , the salads are good and fresh , tomato soup is also a wonderful start . You want to eat well and have a great time dont miss cucina

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Thank Gal G
Tel Aviv, Israel
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to eat there a late lunch, the food was good but we waited very long time for the delivery of the main course. also to get an invoice was a long task & finally gave up waiting...

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Thank etkes
Oslo, Norway
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here two times. The first time we had spaghetti carbonara and lasagna. Both were delicious. Second time we had spaghetti and pizza. The pizza was okay but a little dry and not very tasty.. I regretted not taking the spaghetti or lasagna instead. The restaurant is very nice looking, and it's a nice atmosphere. I... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on purpose first night and the food was nice, but it was a rip off. By far the most expensive meal we had in budapest and probably our least favourite. Paid around £60 for a main course and bottle of wine. My partners food arrived at least 5 minutes before mine which is a small thing but... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks nice from the outside, prices looked ok-ish... Ordered...nothing to complain about, just a normal day.... However, my main course arrive 5 minutes after ordering(lasagne) So I could just tell it had been put in a microwave and thrown out. My partners food then took another 15 minutes to arrive, I had practically finished my dinner at this time!! As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:45
Monday
11:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:45
Thursday
11:30 - 23:45
Friday
11:30 - 23:45
Saturday
11:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaci utca 20, Budapest 1052, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 266 4144

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

Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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