The unpretentious Millennium da Pippo is decorated as the fictitious “Rózsa utca” station on the Millennium Underground, which runs under Andrássy út. The checkered tablecloths, hanging Parma hams, and Italian football jerseys that decorate the room exemplify the no nonsense approach, where the emphasis is on the bona fide cuisine that is served in this Italian restaurant and pizzeria, rather than on the atmosphere. The fresh food is as authentic as the Italian chef who creates it.
For a starter, we recommend the vitello tonnato. Thin slices of hand-pounded veal are covered in a creamy tuna sauce and garnished with piquant caper berries. The result is delicious. There are numerous pastas and pizzas on the menu. Try the tagliatelle Millennium with baby shrimp, rucola and cherry tomatoes, as a good example. Move on to the grilled branzino. The succulent sea bass is perfectly prepared and the attentive waiter will expertly fillet it at your table.
Order some sautéed spinach with garlic to accompany it. The Argentine beef is tender and tasty. The T-bone will surely be appreciated by meat lovers as one of the best in Budapest. Have it with roasted rosemary potatoes.
The dessert menu features a number of Italian classics. The chilled profiteroles are yummy, with the creampuffs filled with a delicious pastry cream and covered with vanilla or cocoa cream. Or try the crostata di ricotta, a light and luscious cheesecake.
A limited wine list features good Italian choices by the bottle or the glass, as well as some Hungarian offerings. There is Wi-Fi service for those who cannot live without their computers, but this is also a place for those who merely live to eat good food.