Il Terzo Cerchio
Il Terzo Cerchio is a reliable mid-range Italian restaurant in Budapest’s historic Jewish Quarter. A brick vaulted ceiling, rustic wooden furniture, and a wood-burning oven help evoke Tuscan countryside vibes on this Budapest side street (the restaurant's moniker is a reference to Dante's third circle of hell where gluttons were punished).
The food here isn’t going to blow your mind, but the pastas, seafoods, grilled meats, and pizzas are all reliable. The creamy and flavorful tomato soup (€4) and the tagliatelle coated in pungent Tuscan sausage and a mild stracchino cheese sauce (€11) are especially good. The pizzas, flaunting a puffy crust and a moist center, gravitate toward the Neapolitan-style. Hungarian and Italian wines are also available.