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Tradycyja, as the name suggests, is a restaurant that embodies tradition, not only Polish, but also Italian. It is located in a prestigious building in the centrepiece of Krakow, the UNESCO listed Main Market Square. This is known as the Pinocinskiej tenement house after Jerome Pinocci, the name of the editor of the first newspaper ever printed in Poland.
Polish and Italian cuisine blends together to produce a menu full of the best of both national culinary cultures. The decoration of the interior reflects the name of the restaurant. The ceiling is wonderfully constructed with large timber beams complementing the classical style of the interior. A large clay oven in the corner, angel murals, red brick/plastered walls, a tiled floor and a mainly stone interior creates a magnificent atmosphere of antiquity.
The menu contains popular dishes from both countries. Dumplings, mushrooms and quality meat products represent the Polish side while pasta dishes, vine-ripened tomatoes, cheese and other traditional dishes are on offer from the Italian part of the menu. The menu also contains some more unusual choices such as; beef tenderloin with truffle sauce and grilled gnocchi or baked potatoes, roasted pike-perch fillet with vegetables served in a white wine sauce and the roasted knuckle of pork marinated in beer and juniper served with fried cabbage.
For dessert you can have tiramisu, apple tart with ice cream or traditional cheesecake from Krakow. There is a varied wine menu and a good range of liqueurs and other drinks to choose from.
This is definitely the place to go for a meal where you can expect something of a higher standard than the typical restaurant options in Krakow. The interior design alone is worth visiting for its exceptional beauty.