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Monarchia Old

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District V / Inner City
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vaci utca 79, Budapest 1056, Hungary (Formerly Galilei)
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Lecce, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beer was disgusting and they served us in 25 cl glasses instead of the 33cl ones. They tried to charge us more than we were supposed to pay. Most definitely avoid this awful place.

Thank Marco B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought it would be a cheap visit as they offered a tourist menu. Turns out their italian and hungarian dishes were bad. Some were served cold while others were tasteless.. service was annoying, asked for the bill 4 times and it took 25 minutes to get it. They promised 50% off beer and convinently forgot about it - which... More 

Thank Shiran88
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't even think of coming into this tourist trap. Overpriced, bad food. The bill has items not ordered. Better eat Burger King around the corner.

Thank dorage
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No guests, and 1 hour to make 5 burned pizzas. Food arrived separately - tourist trap!! Never consider this restaurant.

Thank gertjuhl68
Grisignano di Zocco, Italy
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very overpriced for the quality and amount of food you get. They try to lure you in with the discounts, but the discounts still make the food only slightly more expensive than other places. Service was quite slow. Caesar salad was disgusting- old veggies with miracle whip dressing. Several orders came out incorrect. Staff English was ok and they were... More 

Thank jlbond02
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't order large beer! Tourist food menu meant to entice you in - it is a decent price but the food was only semi-hot and bland. Bill had over doubled in price with beer added on - there was no 50% off at all. Some other tax/service charge (?) added on end of the bill - gave more in cash... More 

1 Thank Daisy B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A nice location for a couple of beers. Attentive service and friendly staff. Would visit here again. If we were being picky the happy hour sign did say 500f for half a litre of beer. We had 1.5 litres and the bill was 1900f, but for pennies we didn't query this and in fact left a tip.

Thank Keduc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty bad food, fatty veal and the food is unauthentic and not traditional Hungarian. It's not worth the money and the place could do with a refresh.

1 Thank Nik V
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Tourist menu equals tasteless fatty weak portions. chicken scraggy and noodles well you cant get noodles wrong but these are poor. When i asked for a beer the guy who can speak plenty of languages and is very smooth told me what was available. I asked to see the menu as I was feeling that this could be an expensive... More 

4 Thank geoffandrews
Cebu Island, Philippines
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

restaurant ambiance was quite run down and food wasn't that great. the waiters always got our orders wrong ( 1 beer was interpreted as 1 pitcher of beer) as their english wasn't so good--actually thought they did it on purpose just to increase our total bill. wouldn't go back

1 Thank luis m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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    3 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaci utca 79, Budapest 1056, Hungary (Formerly Galilei)
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
All of the customers are welcome in our new restaurant in the city center of Budapest, where you can taste the traditional hungarian specialties, but you can try some italian food specialties as well.We serve approximately 100 types of famous hungarian wine beside the excellent dishes.You can find here all of the best values of the old times, in the design, and in the friendly atmosphere as well.

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  • 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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