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Il Padrino Pizza Club

A bite of Italy in Eger

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

What does Ilkka say?

Ieger.com has its own dedicated restaurant reviewer committed to bringing its readers the latest on Eger's eateries.

Ilkka Januteinen, originally from Finland, regularly forgoes family life in pursuit of bringing us the freshest culinary news from around Eger.

Food and drink, not necessarily in that order, are his life and we have him to thank for the restaurant, bars and club reviews throughout this site.

"Locals are crazy about pizzas from here, and for a reason. Located on a narrow old street in the centre, near the castle entrance; this is a truly great pizza experience for anyone who loves this simple Italian food. Nice thin, crusty pastry and top quality toppings. They also deliver pizza for free, so if you can’t find space on their small terrace on the street, you could either take away or order pizza to wherever you decide to spend your evening."

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