Krakow

Virtuoso

  Rynek Główny 44 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 426 40 81     04 Jun 2019
With this long, narrow location on the market square, the owners have taken an admittedly awkward space and turned it into a slick-seeming restaurant that skirts the line between elegance and imitation. While the red-tied waitstaff (who take your order with a little electronic gadget), the extensive menu and the food itself - a celebration of Italy's elaborate culinary culture - play their respective roles well enough, take a closer look at the interior and you begin to notice how the pale unfinished timber framing clashes with the wallpaper, how the black shag carpet exhibits the dirt it collects, and how the canopied ceiling hides cheap plastic roof sheeting; you'll have plenty of time, since the kitchen seems to work at a snail's pace. What you're meant to notice, of course, is the fashion runway entrance, the competence of the cuisine and the long cocktail list - the latter of which only serves to suggest that Virtuoso's glass-half-empty elegance would be better served strictly as a bar.
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Child-friendly
Outside seating

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Open

Open 09:00-02:00.

Price/Additional Info

€ € € € €

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11.11.2013
Tamara
Krakow, Poland
We moved to Krakow in September, folowing my husband's job. Visited this restaurant twice, but we've should have walked out and never return again! Menu is poor, food is average, prices are at high end and service is awful! They tried to make an exuse of having one kitchen for three places, the restaurant, pub and Polish restaurant! How is that my problem? We waited for a whole hour to get our food! The waiter said they had a lot orders but there were only 10 people in the restaurant, which is 2% of their capacity! Don't go there, walk to the other side of Market and get normal treatment in another Italian restaurant!
09.04.2012
Bobby

I was at Virtuoso last week. The atmosphere was elegant the food was amazing and the waitress was highly attentive (Not to mention gorgeous. Hi Monika! -)) I will be back this summer next time I'm in Krakow. Loved it!
27.09.2011
Krakow4L

Italian restaurant beautiful terrace and especially the pleasure of being served by the most charming waitress Krakow ... A regal.
26.06.2011
baijos

We visited Krakow in April 2011 for my 60th birthday. Our apartment was just off the Rynek and a brisk 2 minutes from this street cafe (with rain and sun shades) and Restuarant (which we did not venture into as I have food allergies)We loved the girls in their RED PVC RAINCOATS and the boys in their BLACK PVC RAINCOATS which we were assured we could not buy anywhere "as they are made exclusively for us" (??) since when does anyone make raincoats exclusively for any one customer? They would not stay in business long if that were the case - but try as we might nowhere in Poland seems to sell pvc raincoats to the general or Tourist public. Pity. It's quite a fetish with us. We have dozens in the wardrobe but it would have been nice to take one home from Krakow.As to the service?It took *forever* to take our order and fetch it to us. The latte was tepid hardly even warm when it came and they did not ask for the money at all.We had to go and find SOMEONE (anyone) to pay and leave...How do they STAY in business?As a woman who has run businesses of different sorts over 40 years I find it incredulous they way they operate. Maybe the sit-down and pay-through-the-nose Restaurant does better?The prices outside prevented us pensioners from even risking my allergies inside.Ah well.Onwards and upwards.Belgium next month and Barcelona in October.Happy travelling!
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