Operating since 1991, Il Padrino is by far the oldest pizzeria in Eger; years of experience have honed the skills of the various proprietors to such an extent that the pizzas coming out of this place are second to none.
It is only recently that Il Padrino (The Godfather) has changed owners - and its name, as it had up to that point been known as Pizza Club - and the new proprietor seems to be intent on making his mark on this small restaurant.
Down a narrow, cobbled side street, Il Padrino is somewhere you could quite easily miss if you don't know what you are looking for.
It is small, a lot of its business comes from takeaways, but cosy with an eating area upstairs and a couple of tables precariously perched on the side of the street, not unlike an authentic restaurant in Italy.
Il Padrino is down a side street in the shadow of the castle
The decor may be dated and the eating area cramped, but it's what's on the plate not the wall that counts, and what's on the plate is great.
A word of advice, due to the lack of eating space you should try and avoid eating in at weekends, better to order by phone and get your pizza delivered.
Pizza de Tonno as made at the Il Padrino Pizza Club in Eger
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