Cintányéros

Cintányéros isn’t so much a posh wine bar as a charming neighborhood wine tavern — the type of place where local residents gather for banter and wallet-friendly house wine. The place is situated inside the once-seedy outer District 8, which is currently undergoing a large-scale real estate development perfectly symbolized by Nokia’s gleaming headquarters towering over the neighborhood.

Cintányéros's snug interior has small tables and plenty of nooks and crannies, so it's no wonder that lovebirds occupy many of them. While the house wines are perfectly satisfying, especially for €1.5 per glass, there's also bottles by well-known Hungarian labels. Don't sleep on the food, either: best of all are the grilled sausage with pickled cabbage and the sausage-studded molnárka roll. Service can be a bit slow, but think of it as part of the charm of this family operation. A couple of nights a week, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays, there are live piano performances.

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