“Facciamo un giro” or “Shall we take a walk and look around?” is a typical question friends asked in Italy when they get together at the Piazza after dinner. This was our inspiration when we created Via Italia, a touch of Italy, in the heart of Budapest.
Take it easy, no rush, just great company, great food, and fantastic wine on the dinner tables. Spring to Fall, open-air terraces create a Mediterranean style island, packed with “Vespas” and olive trees, a true “Dolce far Niente” experience.
Via Italia, a unique experience spreading across a few blocks in downtown Budapest, with a busy and diverse series of venues comprising Trattoria Pomo D’oro, D.O.C. Vino Bar, Gatronomia Pomo D’oro, Gelateria Pomo D’oro, and Casa Pomo D’oro.
The flagship venue of Via Italia is Trattoria Pomo D’oro. The first restaurant opened in the area 13 years ago, consistently offering authentic and traditional Italian cuisine.
The restaurant is run by Chef Rosario Simeoli, who is famous for his innovative style, fresh and high quality ingredients, and exclusive chef technology. A standard menu plus monthly seasonal offers, covers the culinary art of 20 Italian regions from Piemont to Sicily.
Our wine list is unique in Hungary, and a perfect complement for a special dining experience.
D.O.C. is an Italian authenticity and quality certificate, and is used to classify 21 Italian wine region products. We have picked 150 special wines out of the wide range of products to create our unique wine list, including wines made of organic and biodynamic grapes never seen in Hungary before. Pick your favourite for home, or to enjoy at the wine bar, coupled with cheese, ham, or pate plates from Pomo D’oro. L’Italia in Bottiglia!
Casa Pomo D’oro is our newest addition to the Via Italia series of venues. Following Trattoria Pomo D’oro our new mission was to create a multifunctional culinary art venue to offer the high level art of gastronomy, led by Executive Chef Alessandro Manna. This great new addition to the Budapest restaurant scene is the perfect choice for parties, business dinners, wine tasting events, press conferences, or family programs.
“Ricerca” means constant search. As a result of our constant search for top quality, we have created our Delicatessen. We have searched for the best small producers from Liguria, through Toscany to Puglia, to make a special and evolving product range. We offer fresh-pressed olive oil, home-made ham, cheese, pasta, and pate products and authentic wines. In the style of Italian Rusticherias, we offer light breakfast, quick antipasti or sandwich lunch options, daily special offers, and our customers can enjoy a nice coffee or a glass of wine while selecting their dinner options from our home made, fresh and ready made offers.
Gelato, i.e. a unique Italian ice cream is well-known all over the world. No wonder, top gelaterias keep their recipes a closely guarded secret.
Our cake and ice cream shop is also keen on constant quality improvement in order to create more and more enjoyable, new and innovative products. This applies to the whole range of our confectionery products, i.e. dolcis. All our products are made of fresh ingredients by our confectioner expert, Viktor Górász, with something new added every single day.
Setteveli, cannoli, tiramisu, mille-feuille…and cake orders. We offer eight different cake choices, pick the sweet of your dream.