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Cafe Intenzo

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Kalvin ter 9., Budapest 1091, Hungary
+36 1 219 5243
11:00 - 23:50
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:50
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:50
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Breda, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great diner at the Café Intenzo. The menu offered international and traditional Hungarian food. We ate Hungarian dishes; Budapest steak, pork medaillons (with paprika's) and desserts. Delicious! The wine we drank was good aswell. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Great diner!

Thank Linda H
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I chosed here, because of its good ranking in TripAdvisor. However I see now that hungry and tired tourists just see some cafes in central locations, just go in, get easily satisfied and write good comments in tripadvisor. Someone wrote here that she ate the best chicken ever. I wonder what kind of disgusting chicken she has to eat in... More 

Thank Can Ö
dbalassa, Vezető at Cafe Intenzo, responded to this review

Dear Can Ö! I am really sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant - Cafe Intenzo. Mostly people like us, thats why they rate this restaurant. The card machine went wrong Sunday evening, that was the reason we could not except credit cards, not because we wanted to make some tricks on You. As soon as it went wrong... More 

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206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely garden out the back. Plus seating out the front on the street and obviously inside. We didn't need food just a beer and they had a nice selection on tap. Service was quick, polite and friendly. Tip is automatically added to the bill as seems to be the norm in Budapest. Would've visited for food if we had more... More 

Thank Melsy1
Hawarden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst in the airport waiting for our flight to Budapest I realised I hadn't organised lunch for 13 ladies on a Hen party! I sent this cafe a facebook message, they responded very quickly and were happy to oblige. They even saved our table as our flight was delayed! It turned out to be a fantastic find. The cafe itself... More 

Thank Shannon B
North America
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217 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was recommended to us on our first day in Budapest. I was glad we went there being a bit overwhelmed with a new city and feeling a bit lost. The food was really good, the service good as well and the menu being in English a relief. The rolled pork loin with asparagus and cheese was very tasty... More 

Thank suitscase
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just arrived in Budapest and looking for somewhere to eat, we came across this Cafe by accident. (Don't be put off by the location i.e. close to a major junction and Metro).Staff friendly, attentive and willing to help. Food excellent, would recommend the Goose livers.

Thank DaveC086
Santa Barbara
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For our last meal in Budapest, we got lucky. Cafe Intenzo was a real treat. The staff was attentive, warm and professional. The food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the special, pork medallions stuffed with asparagus and cheese. It was too cold to sit in the outside courtyard, but next time...

Thank kbinsb
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They look after the solo traveller so well. Great Hungarian wines on offer. Food is astonishing - in the UK you'd pay top whack for what they do. Beautiful and tranquil courtyard garden. Staff very kind and helpful. Will be back next time I'm in Budapest!

Thank Helen P
Skjetten, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good burgers. 17,735 times better than other resturants. If your lookin for a place to eat you shouldnt skip this one.

Thank Fredrik G
Letchworth, UK
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our first day in Bucharest we were looking for a place for lunch and found Cafe Intenzo on TA. It was busy but they found us a table for 6. The service was excellent and the waiters all spoke good English. We all really enjoyed the food, the beer and the wine.

Thank island163

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:50
11:00 - 23:50
11:00 - 23:50
11:00 - 23:50
11:00 - 23:50
11:00 - 23:50
11:30 - 23:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalvin ter 9., Budapest 1091, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 219 5243

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