Mokotów is a district of Warsaw, Poland’s capital, located south to the city center. During the 14th to 16th centuries it belonged to a royal village, Mokotowo, and in the 18th century a number of noblemen built their palaces and villas there. It is thanks to its history that Mokotów is such a charming and old-fashioned place. It is also home to some very good restaurants. Here is our list of some of the best.
Stary Dom (Eng. ‘old house’) is a restaurant with a long culinary tradition. The old-fashioned interiors are filled with beautiful wooden furniture, lamps, candles, cloths, and paintings. The menu includes traditional Polish dishes, such as the broth with home made noodles, zur soup made with boletus mushrooms, and the house specialties, lamb shank with seasonal vegetables and a potato purée, and the oven-roasted duck with potato purée and red cabbage. Stary Dom also offers a special menu for children and a large variety of desserts like the pistachio and meringue cake.
Regeneracja is a restaurant and a club that specializes in vegetarian cuisine and a mix of international food. The best dishes on the menu are the fried cheese as an appetizer, the vegetable quesadillas (both vegetarian and poultry option) with salsa and sour cream, the cold chłodnik soup with radish and cucumber, the tagliatelle pasta with zucchini, dry tomatoes and shrimps. The restaurant also serves cakes, the carrot cake is highly recommended.
This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Located in the centre of Mokotów, Gli Italiani offers one of the best pizzas and pastas in Warsaw. The budget prices and the presence of the real Napolitan marinara pizza on the menu ensures the food’s authenticity, which is indeed prepared by an Italian chef. You can choose from pizze rosse with tomato sauce and various additions, pizza bianche with cream instead of the tomato sauce, focaccie (oven-baked bread with savory additions), and calzoni. The pasta menu features the famous Roman spicy arrabbiata, linguine all’Astice (pasta with lobster), and many other delicious combinations.
Chłopskie Jadło is a restaurant located in Galeria Mokotów, a large and well-known shopping center in Mokotów. It offers a selection of Polish dishes in simple, folklore-inspired surroundings on the second floor of the shopping center. The restaurant’s specialties include ribs, pork chop, the traditional meat-stuffed cabbage, and the sirloin with spinach. You can also order the home-made Polish dumplings, pierogi, stuffed with either meat or mushrooms and cabbage, and various national variations of dumplings made of egg and potatoes. The large selection of soups encompasses virtually all Polish first courses.
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Basil & Lime is one of the few restaurants in Warsaw offering Thai cuisine. Among the most tasty dishes figure the tom ka gai soup, sataye with nuts sauce, and the legendary pad thai. The restaurant serves Thai green curry, noodle and rice dishes, meat dishes, and salads. The chef recommends the spicy po tak soup with tamarind fruit and seafood, the salmon fillet served with ginger, garlic, basil and lime, and a salad made of grilled duck, mango, cashew nuts and herbs.