Don Vito Visegrad – Worth a visit?

Visegrad is a very popular destination among tourists coming to Hungary. Not only because of its delightful location along the Danube River but also because of the mighty castle on the top of the hill giving an even more stunning view towards the countryside and the Danube.

Lots of larger tourist groups join in on daily excursions from Budapest taking them to the city of Szentendre, to Visegrad, and to Esztergom. But, if you decide to visit Visegrad and want to grab something to eat, where should you go? Is Don Vite Ristorante a place worth visiting?

Don Vito Ristorante is an Italian restaurant in Visegrad. While most of the other restaurants in town are all about traditional Hungarian courses, this is one of the restaurants suitable for those who want to eat pizza and other Italian courses. But, what is the quality like?

Don Vito Ristorante Visegrad – Pictures and thoughts

The price level of Don Vito in Visegrad is nice. The pizzas cost around 2000 HUF (6 Euro), while the other main courses cost between 2000-4000 HUF (6-12 Euro). The service is quick and good, and we got our food served within 25 minutes from the time we ordered.

Childrens menu in Don Vito

Not only do they serve big portions of Italian food, but they also have children’s menus available, something that comes in handy if you arrive with smaller kids. Above you can see a picture of the traditional Hungarian Wiener schnitzel served together with friend and ketchup. Normally, there wouldn’t be any ketchup for this, but since it is a children’s menu, they serve it with this as a sauce.

Lasagne in Don Vito Visegrad

As an Italian restaurant, they need to have lasagne on the menu, and so we decided to test the Don Vito lasagne as well. It was actually quite good, and it was a nice portion of food. We wouldn’t travel to Visegrad to eat this lasagne, but if we first visit the village and eat in Don Vito, then this isn’t a bad choice at all.

pizza restaurant in visegrad

We had to taste some pizzas as well in Don Vito. They had quite a lot of different pizzas on the menu, and the price level is fair. The size of the pizzas is 32cm, which is the traditional pizza size in Hungary. Just like with the lasagne, the pizzas were absolutely fine. They were nothing special worth visiting Visegrad for, but if you are first there, this is a great and cheap option for a good meal.

Don Vito Ristorante is a good option for a meal in Visegrad. If you reside in Budapest, do not forget to read about all the restaurants in Budapest featured in our guide. We can also offer wine dinners and wine tasting options, and even a brewery visit with lots of food in Budapest.

Would you rather enjoy a meal in traditional restaurants such as Sir Lancelot, Aszu restaurant, or maybe a steak in La Pampa Budapest? Click the links for more information and the chance to reserve a table in these restaurants.

Have you been to Don Vito in Visegrad? Write a comment and let us know how you enjoyed your stay!

Easter in Budapest

Easter is just around the corner and Budapest is waiting for you with great weather, some wind and lots of cool activities. It is often risky traveling in Easter, because you might end up at a destination where everything is closed and you can not really do anything.

Easter in BudapestIn Budapest there are great activities available every day and a popular activity such as the Szechenyi Thermal Bath is ope every day throughout Easter. When it comes to shopping most shops are closed on April 8th and 9th (Sunday and Monday), but except from that they are open every day. If you are looking for shopping on April 8th and 9th, we suggest that you join us on an excursion to Szentendre.

In Szentendre all shops are open (even on April 8th and 9th) and here you will be able to combine a wonderful atmosphere with wine tasting, shopping, marzipan museum and a little guided tour. Read more about the tour here!

If you are thirsty because of the nice weather you can also come on a brewery visit on April 8th and 9th. The big wine dinner and the excursion to Etyek is also available on these days (and all other days during Easter).

Most Budapest museums are open during Easter, so if you are looking for some knowledge about a special topic, read more about the different Budapest museums. One of the best museums in Budapest, the Museum of Fine Arts is open every day during Easter.

For some Easter is not only about sightseeing, museums and excursions, but it also serves as the foundation for their lives; the belief in the birth, death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If that is you, it might be interesting to know that there are several churches where you can attend Easter services in Budapest.

In St. Stephens Basilica there is a service at 10.00 on April 8th, and there are services there at 8.30, 10.00, 12.00 and 18.00 on April 9th. This is the nicest location for an Easter service in Budapest. If you would like to attend a more charismatic church then another church has service at 10.00 on April 8th, while Calvery Chapel has services at 8.00, 10.00 and 12.00 on April 8th.

Budapest is waiting for you with amazing and wonderful Easter programs. Come join us, and enjoy the beauties of the Hungarian capital, some delicious goose liver, and a beautiful panorama on one of the many trips on the Danube.

If you are looking for information on Easter market in Budapest, click on the text. If you would like to go on a river cruise in Prague instead, click here.

Read more about Easter masses in Paris here

11 nice December activities in Budapest

11 December activities in Budapest
11 December activities in Budapest

December can be a very cold month in Budapest and in Hungary, but there are plenty of good and nice programs in this period as well. Check out our list beneath for pieces of advice and recommendations.

– Visit the popular Christmas markets in Budapest
– Go ice skating in the City Park
– Enjoy the 5 course Hungarian winedinner in the centre of Budapest
Visit Szentendre for winetasting, shopping, Christmas market and more fun
– Do a daytrip to the Christmas markets in Vienna
– Enjoy a thai massage in Lian Thai Massage
– Visit the Alexandra BookCafe in Andrassy Út
– Check out a performance in the Hungarian State Opera
– Eat a newly baked Chimney cake (kürtöskalács). Eat it while drinking some hot wine.
– Learn how to make Hungarian food at a nice coooking school
– Taste Hungarian beer at our brewery tour

We wish everyone a wonderful December, a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Which Parliament is the best?

There are many beautiful parliaments on this earth, but one of the nicest one is for sure located in Budapest. But, there is still a very important question to answer. Which Budapest Parliament is the nicest? The one located at the Szabo Marcipan Museum in the Hilton Hotel, or maybe the one in the Szamos Marcipan Museum in Szentendre? Or, maybe the one located by the Danube bank on the Pest side, designed by Imre Steindl is the most beautiful one?

Take a look yourself, and feel free to share your thoughts 🙂

Parliament in Szabo Marcipan Museum (Hilton Hotel basement)

Parliament in Szabo Marcipan
Parliament in Szabo Marcipan

Parliament in Szamos Marcipan Museum (Szentendre)

Parliament in Szamos Marcipan Museum Szentendre
Parliament in Szamos Marcipan Museum Szentendre

Parliament in real life along the river Danube

Hungarian Parliament in real life
Hungarian Parliament in real life

Some pictures from Szentendre

Last week during a half-day excursion to Szentendre we just made some pictures. They needed to use sandbags to protect the city from the Danube, and though it worked, they still had big trouble with ground water. During the excursion we visited a wine cellar. The water of course didn’t reach the building, but due to much water in the ground, the cellar still was “attacked” by water and work was being done getting the water out as we were there tasting the delicious Hungarian wines! The guests didn’t mind, in fact the truly enjoyed both the wine cellar, the guided tour inside it, and of course the wine!

More information about the half-day excursion to Szentendre

Some Szentendre pictures

Szentendre - still much water
Szentendre - still much water
Szentendre - Belgrad church
Szentendre - Belgrad church in the background
Szentendre after the flood
Szentendre after the flood

Pictures added to Facebook

Just thought we’d recommend our Facebook profile to all our visitors 🙂 The reason; we have just uploaded quite an amount of nice Budapest pictures to our profile, and we guess you will want to see them! And in the future to stay updated, you should “like” our profile and then you will get fresh updates about our Facebook profile added to your own wall!

Budapest pictures on Facebook
Szentendre pictures on Facebook – Join us on an excursion to Szentendre

We wish you all a pleasant day in this quite uncomfortable Budapest weather!