The Best Restaurants In Praga, Warsaw

Warsaw, Old Town Square |©Gabriela Fab / Flickr
Warsaw, Old Town Square |©Gabriela Fab / Flickr
Warsaw’s famous and vibrant quarter Praga is particularly good for dining out and for evening drinks with friends, often accompanied by live music. Praga is also where the National Stadion, the biggest market in the city, and the artistic Soho Factory are located. Check out this list of the seven best restaurants in the area.
Warsaw, Old Town Square © Arian Zwegers / Flickr

W oparach absurdu

Pub, Market, Polish, $$$
W oparach absurdu
W oparach absurdu | © Piotr Pawłowski / Flickr
W oparach absurdu ( ‘In the haze of absurd’) is an interesting place where nothing is the way you would expect, from the market at its entrance to the unusually large size of the shot glasses. This place is full of historical meaning, and the menu could not be more local-centric. Offering such exceptional dishes as herring with onion, bread with lard, or bigos, it is as much a place for dining as for alcohol-tasting. When it comes to the latter, W oparach absurdu serves a huge variety of beverages, including flavored vodkas, Polish, Ukrainian and Czech beers, and liquors.
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Centrum zarządzania światem

Restaurant, Polish, $$$
Jazz bar
Jazz bar | © 2benny/Flickr

This restaurant is decorated in a modern and spacious way, but located in an historical tenement house. The interior has been designed in such a way as to resemble certain parts of the Praga quarter, such as a metro station or a balcony. Moreover, Centrum zarządzania światem is not only a restaurant, but a concert venue and a gallery as well. It often hosts various music concerts, book signing events, artistic exhibitions, and other cultural happenings. The menu changes from day to day, revolving around the Polish cuisine with several international additions.

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Szklarnia

Restaurant, European, Polish
This new restaurant in located in the artistic space known as the Soho Factory. It is extremely charming, with modern white design mixed with colorful, flowery decorations. The whole place is very green and friendly, suitable for families and business meetings alike. The predominantly Mediterranean menu features, for example, blue goat’s cheese baked on a brioche with apricot, honey and chili sauce, black tagliatelle pasta with seafood and bisque, and chicken breast served with parmesan, new potatoes and carrots.
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Skamiejka

Cafe, Restaurant, Russian, European, Ukranian, $$$
Szklarnia
Szklarnia | Courtesy of Szklarnia/Piotr Litwic
A cozy and tiny restaurant and cafe, Skamiejka serves the finest Russian food, which is known to be delicious. The charming tables are surrounded by various Russian decorative additions, such as samovars, folk music instruments, paintings, and many others. The recommended dishes are the traditional pielmieni dumplings stuffed with meat, brine soup with meat, and a soup made on the traditional kvas.This unique restaurant is run in a friendly way by a Russian woman who has collected the featured artwork over the years.
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Warszawa Wschodnia

Restaurant, Bar, Polish, European, $$$
Cooper's Pit Bar B Que
Cooper's Pit Bar B Que | © Christopher Smith / Snap55.com

This restaurant is a combination of the old Polish cuisine and French fare. What is more unique about this place, however, is that it is open at all times – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also participate in the ‘self-cooking’ workshop, where you choose recipes yourself and create the dishes yourself, too. The menu offers, for example, grilled lamb with nut polenta, pumpkin cream soup with roasted almonds, and an avocado salad.

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Mucha Nie Siada

Cafe, Restaurant, Polish, Mediterranean, Ice Cream, European, $$$
This cafe, located just next to the famous Vodka Factory ‘Koneser’, attracts passersby with its neon sign and, once you enter, displays the old-fashioned features of Polish decor. This place is great for brunch, dinner, and evening drinks alike. The rich and varied menu offers breakfast sets, Polish dishes (soups, hamburgers, toasts, and pierogidumplings) and Mediterranean dishes (pastas, tortillas, salads), as well as a large selection of coffee, cocktails and beers, and ice-cream desserts.
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La Strada

Restaurant, Italian, Ice Cream, $$$
Stone Baked Pizza
Stone Baked Pizza | © Ryan Hyde / Flickr
La Strada is an authentic Italian restaurant that resembles the charming Italian streets, and keeps visitors entertained with the equally authentic musical background. The restaurant specializes in wooden oven-baked pizza, meat and fish dishes, and pastas. The menu looks identical to any menu you can find in Italy, featuring for example the red tagliatelle pasta with zucchini, shrimps and cream sauce or pork riblets served with prosciutto crudo ham, onion and mushrooms. The dessert list presents unique halvah-flavored ice-cream and the classic Italian tiramisu.
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