Good restaurants and various other eateries that offer
quality food are found throughout the city. Yet Krakow’s
historical Old Town central district seems virtually stuffed
with establishments catering to all kinds of diners. Here,
within easy walking distance, one discovers hundreds of
restaurants, cafes, bistros, grills, pizzerias, salad bars,
etc. They are lodged in every available space of the area’s
old palatial residences and stately burgher houses –
upstairs, downstairs, and most willingly in those vast
ancient cellars. No doubt, the exquisite and picturesque
period interiors are a premium. And from springtime through
autumn the restaurant tables take up the streets of the
mostly pedestrian precinct.
A couple of blocks south another scenic downtown district,
Kazimierz famed for its past Jewish quarter, also boasts numerous eateries.
And still further to the south is the city's newly
established gastronomic frontier in historic Podgorze town
across Wisla river.
Krakow restaurant traditions.
Krakow gastronomy has a long and glorious tradition that
dates back to the famously lavish medieval and Renaissance
feasts and the Baroque extravaganzas of Polish gentry
gourmets. And the city’s legendary restaurants of the past two
centuries are fondly remembered. Yet recent decades have
brought about a genuine restaurant explosion owing to the
hectic efforts of aspiring restaurateurs, native as well as
Trends in the restaurants of Krakow.
Currently fusion cooking seems to be
all the rage among the city's trendy chefs. Yet a creative adaptation of the old Polish cuisine
still in vogue. Also a revival of the local folk cookery goes
on. On the other hand Far East foods, once exotic, appear to
have become almost
staples nowadays. At the same time Krakow restaurant patrons
occur enamored of fine French and Italian cuisine more than ever
Any following information has been provided by respective
restaurants on their sole responsibility.
Address: 7 Podwale street.
Phone: (+48) 124292505
Address: ul. Poselska 19. Phone: (+48) 124295126. Website
Located on Poselska Street, a quiet strada close to the Main
Square, Corleone offers great Italian fare inspired from the
Sicilian town whence it derives its name name. In this elegant
yet cozily appointed locale, a wealth of flavorful food is for
the picking under the watchful gaze of Italy's movie stars whose
photographs adorn the walls. Appetizers such as the carpaccio,
or the foie gras are great precursors to homemade pasta prepared
in myriad ways. Follow up with the exquisite beef sirloin or
roast duck with figs, or the outstanding selection of seafood
touched by a spicy Sicilian accent - the focus on quality
reflected by the fact the place receives a shipment of fresh
fish and seafood twice a week. The wine selection mostly from
Sicily and Tuscany blends perfectly with the cuisine, and
finally award-winning desserts such as the ice cream spaghetti
are your light at the end off this remarkable culinary tunnel!
Everyone who likes Italian cuisine will find here traditional
dishes from there such as vitello tonnato, beef and fish
carpaccio, minestrone soup or tiramisu, tasty and crunchy - thin
based - pizza and big choice of pasta. There are also less
traditional - meat and fish - dishes and delicious seafood.
Mussels, served here every Thursday, are famous for being the
best mussels in Cracow.
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Address: 6 Sw. Tomasza street. Website www.delpapa.pl
Edo Fusion &
Edo Sushi Bar
What distinguishes Edo Sushi Bar (now called “the old Edo”) is
its constant adherence to the traditional methods of Japanese
cooking, which has won this oldest sushi-bar of Krakow the
appreciation of culinary critics and numerous regular customers.
In the menu of the new Edo Fusion there are interesting dishes
of the Japanese provenance enriched with flavors and aromas
evoking Thai, Mexican, and Mediterranean reminiscences.
Meal for two without wine - about
Address: 3 Bozego Ciala street and 8 Miodowa street.
Phone: (+48) 124222424
Gehanowska-Pod Sloncem Restaurant
No. 43 on the Main Square houses restaurant Gehanowska-Pod
Sloncem. Pod Sloncem simply means under the Sun. The place opens
up as early as 8 am serving excellent breakfast. Down in the
cellars, which date back to the Middle Ages, one can settle down
in one of the cozy booths and enjoy from the restaurant’s more
elaborate menu consisting of salads, soups, various meats, and
fish. The chicken with bacon, mushrooms and tomato; the grilled
steak cooked to perfection; and the trout with dill sauce are
all very popular. As is the outstanding coffee, desserts, and
beers and cocktails served through the day. With terrace seating
on the Main Square, this place offers a wonderful, comprehensive
experience in the heart of all of the action.
Address Krakow, Rynek Glowny 43.
Phone: +48 12 422 93 78.
restaurant & cafe
Guliwer Cafe & Restaurant is a little, cosy eatery
situated at Bracka street, literally 100 meters from the Old
Town’s Rynek Główny central square. It’s ideal for those who
seek a place in the very heart of Krakow where one may have a
tasty breakfast - or lunch, or dinner - in a casual atmosphere,
sip a glass of excellent wine, or indulge oneself in splendid
coffee or hot, thick chocolate. Till late evening hours we serve
dishes based solely on healthy, natural ingredients, with a
great deal of herbs and without any artificial improvers! The
cakes we recommend and excellent creme brulee are made every day
on the premises by our cooks.
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Address: 6 Bracka street. Website
Natives of Krakow as
well as visitors admire the Pimiento Restaurants for their
fantastic beef, imported from Argentina directly to their
kitchens. Having a wide range of beef to choose, they guarantee
an unforgettable culinary experience.
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Addresses: 13 Stolarska street (the Old Town), phone:
124226622 & 26 Jozefa street (Kazimierz district), phone (+48)
The Pod Aniolami – “Under
the Angels” restaurant is an extraordinary place, famed far
and wide for its marinated meats, grilled over beech
hardwood fire, and other old Polish dishes. The restaurant’s
historical 13th-century interiors and brilliant
cuisine, based on the Polish culinary traditions, will make
you soak up the atmosphere of the Medieval Kings’ City of
Cracow. At “Under the Angels” time stood still and one can
still find the ambience of old Cracow here. Beautiful
interiors and excellent cuisine attract renowned guests from
all over the world. On the ground floor we invite you to The
Chamber of the Wawel Castle’s Comptroller where one can
admire the 18th-century polychromes during private banquets.
There is also a charming year-round open garden with
a mosaic fountain to which one can always drop a coin
wishing to come back to this unusual place.
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Address: 35 Grodzka street.
The Szara Kazimierz Restaurant is located on Szeroka street,
where for more than 20 years has been organized Jewish culture
festival. The Szeroka street is actually not a street but a wide
and beautiful square where You will find Jewish bookshops cosy
coffee shops and hotels. The Szara Kazimierz is a place with
amazing atmosphere and food, with Michelin recommendation
awarded 6 years in a row. Here You can eat international food
with elements from the Scandinavian cooking and also Polish
dishes. The Szara’s specialities are the famous fish soup a la
Bouillabaise, the Plankstek-beef tenderloin served on a wooden
plate, and many other to choose from. The interiors are spacious
and designed with excellent taste. There is a patio in the back
surrounded by beautiful plants, where You can relax with
delicious food and wine. There is no place like the Szara.
Meal for two without wine - approx. 40 euro
Address: 39 Szeroka street.
Meal for two without wine: about 35 euro
Address: Rynek Glowny 15 /Market Square/
+48 12 424 96 16, email
Polish and Italian origin of our tenement and its historic
background has become an inspiration to combine two trends of
culinary art. You will be charmed by refurbished chambers, that
bring relaxing atmosphere of Italian little alleys and interiors
filled with deliciously tempting aroma of food. Our chefs
present a sumptuous menu rich in dumplings, mushrooms, succulent
meats and regional products from Polish farms complimented by
Italian pastas, soups and desserts. You can also try an
exquisite cheese selection and wines or take part in a dinner
with a Polish folk show.
Address: l. Poselska 17.
Pizzeria Trzy Papryczki is
situated at one of cozy little streets in the center of the Old
Town. It’ll suffice to turn left (going from the central square)
from Grodzka street to find the magic pizzeria. Its snug
interior perfectly evokes the climate of an Italian restaurant.
The pizzeria offers Italian dishes, wines, desserts, and
original pizzas from a wood-fired oven. The professional and
friendly staff not only will ensure a considerate service but
also they will advise competently and recommend the best dishes
as well as wines that match the food excellently. In summer and
springtime we invite to a cozy garden full of flowers and vine.
Website www.trzypapryczki.krakow.pl Email
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Address: 19 Rynek Glowny central square.
The unique restaurant is
located in a historical tenement at the Main Square, its history
several centuries long. Its interiors evoke memories of a prewar
restaurant full of dark wood, with beautiful colour pheasant
feathers and thick curtains. Since its beginning in 1635 the
site has had worthy hosts. First, it was a stately home of the
Cellari family, wealthy Krakow bourgeois, then the house of an
eminent dynasty of restaurateurs, whose founder was John Wentzl.
Today the building’s charm and hospitality have been restored
and Wentzl restaurant is one of the must-visit places in Krakow.
This is a place where Polish and foreign guests alike can
experience the taste of traditional Polish cuisine of
unparalleled quality. Each of the interiors reveals the secrets
of an elegant bouquet of the senses. The fresh aromatic smell of
herbs floating through the rooms gives you a promise of refined
taste of dishes.
Meal for two without wine: about 55 euro
Address: Rynek Glowny 16 /Market Square/
+48 12 424 96 24,
The tradition of the Wierzynek brand dates back to 1364,
when a wealthy merchant Nicolas Wierzynek hosted a splendid
feast for the monarchs of Europe on behalf of the Polish
King Casimir the Great. The feast took place in a historical
tenement at the Main Market Square in Cracow, where today
the legendary restaurant is located.
Wierzynek is the place
for traditional Polish cuisine and courtly customs gourmets.
This Krakow worldwide brand is associated with luxury and
sumptuousness, and the restaurant is distinguished as one
of the thousand places in the world that you must visit
before you die.
After 650 years of history our guests are
still the most important for us. Wierzynek Restaurant is not
just a legend – it is a story playing every day anew.
Eating the Krakow
Try traditional Polish cuisine in one of Krakow's
choice restaurants. Ask for regional specialties of Krakow
and the Malopolska province.
French and Chinese,
Italian and Breton, Mexican and Kurdish, African,
Vietnamese, Indian, etc. Myriad Krakow restaurants cater to
foreign tastes, are run by expats and employ exotic chefs.
There is the world
standard a traveled gourmet feels at home in. Krakow's best
restaurants happily satisfy the worldly tastes.
While all Krakow
restaurants occur inexpensive to Western visitors, some places
are even more so.
Popular Krakow Dishes /Recipes/
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Krakow Duck, Zrazy Beef Rashers,
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