Verdi

This exclusive Italian restaurant in the strict city center is located at the end of one of the passages emerging onto the once popular Čumićevo Sokače.

Address: 5 Terazije Sq., Belgrade
Phone: +381-11-32-22-401
Working hours of restaurant and kitchen: noon – 11 p.m., closed on Sunday
City transportation: bus: 26, 31, 37; trolley: 19, 21, 22, 29
Credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Dina, Diners, American Express
Parking: 1st zone
Music: evergreen, pop, Italian
Menu: in Serbian, English and Italian
Staff speak: English
Cuisine: Italian
Main courses: 510 – 1,250 dinars
Booking: advisable
Non-smoking area: yes
Available for hire: yes

The interior is light and elegant, while the menu offers the most complete selection of Italian cuisine, from pastas and pizzas to meat specialties and fish (sea fish) specialties.

The beef carpaccio seemed like an interesting choice for the entrée, but the meat was somehow watery and with a recognizable aroma (served with parmesan slices and cherry tomatoes). This was followed by a tasty pumpkin pottage whose aroma, taste and thickness were on the spot.

At the recommendation of the versed staff, we chose pasta with salmon and zucchini and beefsteak in olive oil. Both dishes were generous in quantity and very qualitative. The combination of ideally cooked past with fish and zucchini presented a harmonious blend of tastes.

On the other hand, the beefsteak cut into slices (excellent quality meat, prepared in such a way that the middle remained rosy) was served with grilled vegetables in olive oil – a seemingly simple, but very effective gastronomic experience.

For the salad, the one with radish and rocket salad went well with the food and brought a dose of refreshment. From the long list of desserts, we chose the overly mild tiramisu served in a glass and a very good cream caramel. The wine card nicely follows the food offer.

In one sentence: a place of subtle elegance, select clientele and good cuisine at the heart of the capital.

Meal for two, without wine: 4,000 dinars.