We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Don Francesco

#1,098 of 2,682 Restaurants in Budapest
€€ - €€€Italian
Meszaros utca 12/I, Budapest 1016, Hungary
+36 1 212 7024
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good16%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
8 Aug 2017
“Good cheap food”
2 May 2017
“A favorite”
€€ - €€€
Meszaros utca 12/I, Budapest 1016, Hungary
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (18)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Nice cozy place with friendly people. The menu card is a bit messy but the food they offer is good. I had a nice pizza myself, and my friends had some pasta. We had tiramisu for dessert. The food was fresh and very tastefull. Can...More

Thank smokeythebanditnl
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was the very first pizza restaurant opened in Budapest, even before the fall of the communist regime. The pizzas are very thin crust, as in Italy and as they should be. It's a favorite location of mine, not just because I live 30 meters...More

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 5 June 2016

When I've entered the place, my first thoughts were not that I am going to spend a good time there. The ground floor of the place look more like a not well going pub. I told, that we reserved a table, and I was told...More

Thank Péter K
Reviewed 4 May 2016

After a nice sightseeing in the castle dictrict, we have discovered and visited the place, called Don Francesco, and the restaurant did not disappointed us at all. The staff were nice and the waiting time was just perfect to be able to select our dishes...More

Thank Snowskydiving
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

When there wasn't pizzeria yet in Budapest in 80's but gulyas, he (Francesco) has opened this small restaurant. I've meet my first pizza there. It was a hawai pizza, and I fell in love immediately. :) So I cannot say if it is good or...More

Thank Artur D
Reviewed 25 June 2013

On Mészáros utca, in the 1st district, there lies a pizzeria of some renown and it was to this place I did find myself arriving having disembarked the 105 bus just outside its door, or as good as. Of course, as is the order of...More

2  Thank martinoregan
Reviewed 17 September 2011

It looks like a takeaway joint from the outside but it's bigger on the inside with upstairs seating as well. The pizzas were okay, bases a bit chewy, toppings a bit bland but under £5 a go so fine. Friendly service.

1  Thank raskolnikov
Reviewed 29 December 2007

my brother thinks they have great pizza. I've never discovered any spec in it, but he might be right, try it :)

Thank Judit_1
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 22 November 2007

Normally, I would never enter an Italian restaurant called Don Francesco in Budapest, especially not on Mészáros Street. But it wasn't a normal day. When I first got in I was flicked up and hungry, so I ordered a plain bolognese. It was simply good...More

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 12 November 2007

dull pizza place with even duller pizzas ((

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
Nearby HotelsSee all 337 hotels in Budapest
Mercure Budapest Buda
1,817 reviews
.42 km away
Buda Castle Fashion Hotel
1,042 reviews
.72 km away
Burg Hotel
346 reviews
.73 km away
Hotel Charles
686 reviews
.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro Deryne
1,389 reviews
.24 km away
Horvath Etterem
288 reviews
.23 km away
Makos guba
189 reviews
.27 km away
Fama Budapest
42 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hospital in the Rock
3,971 reviews
.60 km away
The House of Houdini
208 reviews
.62 km away
33 reviews
.65 km away
Statue of the Independence War
29 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Don Francesco staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meszaros utca 12/I, Budapest 1016, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 1 212 7024
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing