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Krakow is Poland’s Mecca of Gourmets Thanks to Its Many Excellent Restaurants.

 

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 immigrants.

Trends in Krakow's Restaurants 

Currently fusion cooking seems to be all the rage among the city's trendy chefs. Yet a creative adaptation of the old Polish cuisine is 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 before. 

Good restaurants in Krakow. 

Any following information has been provided by respective restaurants on their sole responsibility.  

CK Browar
Polish cuisine. 
Address: 7 Podwale street. 
Phone: (+48) 124292505 
Website www.ckbrowar.krakow.pl 

Corleone 
Italian cuisine 
Address: ul. Poselska 19. Phone: (+48) 124295126. Website www.corleone.krakow.pl Email corleone@corleone.krakow.pl 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!

Del Papa restaurant
Italian cuisine.
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.

Meal for two without wine - about 30 euro
Address: 6 Sw. Tomasza street. Website www.delpapa.pl
Phone:
(+48) 124218343.

Edo Fusion & Edo Sushi Bar 
Japanese cuisine. 
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 25 euro
Address: 3 Bozego Ciala street and 8 Miodowa street.  
Phone: (+48) 124222424

Farina restaurant
Meal for two without wine - about 40 euro
Address: 16 Sw. Marka street. Website www.farina.com.pl
Phone:
(+48) 124221680. Email restauracja@farina.com.pl

Pod Aniolami restaurant
Polish cuisine.

Meal for two without wine - about 40 euro
Address: 35 Grodzka street.
Phone:
(+48) 124213999.

Tradycyja restaurant 
Polish cuisine. 
Meal for two without wine: about 35 euro
Address: Rynek Glowny 15 /Market Square/
 
Phone: (+48) 124249616, email rezerwacja@tradycyja.pl 

Trzy Papryczki
Address: ul. Poselska 17. 
Phone:
(+48) 122925532. 
Website www.trzypapryczki.krakow.pl Email corleone@corleone.krakow.pl 

U Ziyada
Polish and European cuisine plus some Kurdish specialties.

Meal for two without wine - about 30 euro
Address: 13 Jodlowa street (Przegorzaly Castle).
Phone:
(+48) 124297105. Email restauracja@uziyada.pl

Wentzl restaurant
Meal for two without wine - about 60 euro
Address: 19 Rynek Glowny central square. Website www.restauracjawentzl.pl
Phone:
(+48) 124295299. Email wentzl@restauracjawentzl.pl

Wierzynek restaurant 
Polish cuisine. 
Meal for two without wine: about 55 euro
Address: Rynek Glowny 16 /Market Square/
 
Phone: (+48) 124249600, email rezerwacja@wierzynek.com.pl 

 

Eating the Krakow Way


 Polish menu
Try traditional Polish cuisine in one of Krakow's choice restaurants. Ask for regional specialties of Krakow and the Malopolska province.

Multicultural menu
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.

Cosmopolitan menu
There is the world standard a traveled gourmet feels at home in. Krakow's best restaurants happily satisfy the worldly tastes.

Economy class
While all Krakow restaurants occur inexpensive to Western visitors, some places are even more so.


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