Il Terzo Cerchio (The Third Circle, a reference to Dante’s “Inferno”) is now tucked in a quiet corner on Dohány utca – just a few meters away from the bustle of Rákóczi út. It’s a bit more sophisticated than your typical Italian eatery, but the atmosphere is still homey and inviting.

Large windows, plenty of space and a brick-covered, vaulted ceiling all contribute to a warm, rustic ambiance. Evenings, the place is usually busy and noisy – just as every proper trat­toria should be.

“On the third level of Dante Infernal Gluttony was punished with acid rain. In our hell, tasty and fresh food is the punishment.”