Fausto's

Price guide: Mid-range

Szekely Mihaly utca 2, Budapest, 1061

Price guide: Mid-range

Fausto's

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#6 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Seasoned travellers, Sporty types, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Fausto's

This is the best Italian restaurant in Budapest.

Fausto’s has had a consistent reputation for excellence since it opened in the 1990s, and is the place to linger over fine Italian fusion cuisine.

Food and drink: 

The chef believes that cooking is an evolving art, and he focuses on continually reinterpreting and inventing dishes. As a consequence, the menu is unusual and interesting, featuring dishes like deer with pumpkin gnocchi, and red ravioli stuffed with duck breast and prune. It’s complemented by a long list of Italian and Hungarian wines.

Ambience: 

It's sophisticated but comfortable.

Service: 

The service is top drawer.

Location: 

It's just off Andrássy út, a few minutes from the Budapest Opera House, St Stephen's Basilica and Deák Ferenc tér.

Price advice: 

You could eat a three-course meal (without wine) for around 10,000 forints, but you could spend a few thousand forints more too. There are degustation menus: a three-course lunch for a very reasonable 5,000 forints and dinner for 14,000-18,000 forints.

Other useful branches: 

There’s a cheaper, less formal sister restaurant called Fausto’s Osteria (1072 Budapest, Dohány u. 5; www.osteria.hu).

More information on Fausto's:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Szekely Mihaly utca 2, Budapest, 1061
Telephone:
1 877 6210
Website:
http://www.fausto.hu
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 7-11pm, Sat 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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