AUTHENTIC MICHELIN RECOMMENDED ITALIAN RESTAURANT, FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE IMPECCABLE SERVICE
The Avalon Ristorante gives an unmissable culinary experience to the lovers of the Italian cuisine. The traditional italian kitchen in 2022 was awarded with a ’Michelin Plate’ recommendation by the critics of the MICHELIN GUIDE, with which - as a the first rural restaurant - it also had made into Hungary’s prominent gastronomy guides. The italian cuisine is one of the richest in the world and since the opening days in 2015 the Avalon Ristorante has been accurately representing the italian gastronomy on a premium level.
The identity of the kitchen is defined by the leading and creative chefs Gyula Albók and Gábor Szepesi, while the inventiveness rooted in tradition is firmly is spearheaded by gastronomic director Gergely Bajusz, who himself lived and worked in Italy for more than 15 years.
In the offers - apart from perfectly balanced antipasti platters - roast meats, oven baked pizzas, various pasta dishes and dessert specialeties are also included. The Ristorante's dishes are simplifying as the meal progresses while building on the most basic but delicious ingredients to the last bite, as all authentic Italian dishes do. The food in the restaurant is bold and satisfying without being heavy, and richly textured and full of flavor. Some of the iconic dishes on the menu are the San Benedetto fish soup, Livorno mussels and different fish specialities transported straight from the ports of Grado.
BUBBLY DOUGH, OUTSTANDING TEXTURE
The pizzas on the menu are in the Neapolitan tradition, so they are light as air, with soft yet crumbly bubbly dough and a choice of fresh toppings regularly imported from Italy. The pizzas are baked in a Morello Forni mixed fuel oven, where they become blisteringly perfect.
We also have a unique offer for meat lovers in our Italian restaurant! Our A5 category steak range meets the highest criteria, marbling, meat and flavor texture. Their uniqueness is reflected in the way they are prepared, in addition to their high rating. Coming directly from Japan, Australia and the United States, our steak specialities are cooked in Jasper grill for refined and extraordinary flavor.
Our dessert menu is also rich in flavors and incredibly diverse thanks to master pastry chef János Lazányi - who alongside László Mihályi pastry chef – awaits the restaurant’s guest with seasonal plate desserts from the year 2023.
WHAT WE ARE PROUD OF
Avalon Ristorante dazzles not only with its food, but also with its unique interior design, as evidenced by the fact that in 2018 it was awarded the title of the most beautiful restaurant interior design in Central Europe.
And its authentic Italian cuisine has already been awarded several times, first winning the Best Italian Cuisine in Central Europe at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, and then in 2019 it was awarded the Ospitalitá Italiana by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Avalon Park's Italian restaurant also scored highly in the ranking of the best restaurants in the country. The Audi-Dining Guide Restaurant of the Year Awards Gala was held on 19 July 2021 in Budapest, at the Várkert Bazaar, where the best restaurants of the Hungarian gastronomy world were awarded following a test run from summer 2020 to January 2021. At the gala ceremony, the park's gastronomic director Gergely Bajusz received the ’Service Man of the Year 2021’ award, while the park's Italian restaurant moved up 40 places in the TOP 100 compared to last year. In addition, the Ristorante has also been included in the TOP 20 restaurants in the country and in the TOP 10 in the restaurant service category of the Restaurant Guide, which lists the best restaurants in Hungary.
In 2022 Avalon Ristorante was also awarded by the juries of the Wine Spectator with another outstanding achievment ’Best of Award of Excellence’. This time in recognition of its peculiar wine collection. Each and every of their wines were carefully selected to perfectly fit to the dishes on the menu, which are recommended by professionals. Thus - with the two glasses - the restaurant rightfully was put on the map of the lovers of exclusive wines. In 2023 Avalon Ristorante has been included in the impressive list for the second time: as last year, it has been awarded the '2 Glasses' - 'Best of Award of Excellence'.
The Ristorante offers a diverse range of events and well-known performers to its guests all year round in order to complement the fine dining with a well-rounded experience.