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Restaurants - International cuisine

Chez David- This kosher restaurant has been approved by the highest authroity -- religious. While Bratislava's local rabbi has blessed this place for adhering to strict religious principles, it also toes the line on cleanliness, attention and fresh food. From the home-made hummus to roasted salmon in asparagus sauce, it's hard to go wrong ordering from the menu, which humors you with Yiddish jokes in Slovak, German and English. Watch the covercharge of 27 Sk per person and keep in mind that it is closed on the Sabbath (Fri. evening and all Sat.). Oy vey, Irving, it's air-conditioned! $$. CC: yes. Eng. menu: yes. Res. yes. Zamocká 13. % 316-943 or 313-824. < 11:30-16:00, 18:00-22:00 M-Th, Su. 11:30-16:00 Fri.

Čárda Kormorán- Hungarian; great salad bar. $$$. CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Tematinská 7. % 828-252. < 10:00-2:00.

Casablanca- French/seafood. $$$. Eng. menu: yes. Res: yes. Jeseninova 53. % 371-767. < 12:00-24:00.

Delfín- Greek restaurant with statue-topped columns giving this a true Athenian touch. $. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Ružová dolina 18. % 683-58. < 10:00-22:00, M-Su.

Jadran Gril- Mediterranean-style food, specializing in kebobs and gyros. $$. CC: yes Eng. menu: yes. Res: yes. Rybná brána 5. % <10:00-20:30 M-Su. @

La Mamma- Easily accessible behind Istropolis. Start with the fresh salad bar, then go for a pizza, ravioli formaggi e panna, or spaghetti bolognese. Compliment it all with wine. Avoid the grill cutlet. $$. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Škultétyho 10. % 271-938. < 11:00-22:00.

Lankai- Sip Chinese tea in an old wine cellar. $$. Eng. menu: yes. Res: no. Obchodná 42. % 332-074. < 11:00-22:00.

Little Caesar's- Nestled on K-Mart's ground floor. $. CC: no. Eng. menu: yes. Res: no. Kamenné nám. 1. < 8-20:00, M-Su. @

Music Café Hysteria- A Tex-Mex restaurant, the food is tasty but amounts vary with who is in the kitchen. The margaritas are the only ones in town. Two pool tables and a lively crowd, dancing is not unheard of here. This is a little tricky to find - follow the signs to the Chinese restaurant in Zimný Štadión. $$. CC: no. Eng. menu: yes. Res: yes. Odbojárov 9. < 11:00-2:00 Su-Th, 11:00-5:00 F-Sa. @

Pizzeria Ciao- Genuine Italian thin-crust pizza, cooked in a wood-burning oven with real tomato sauce, as well as pasta, a varied salad bar, and hefty desserts that make a nice chage from palacinky. Service can be slow but the food is worth the wait. $$. CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Trnavská Cesta 37. % 212-109. <11:00-24:00.

Pizzeria Romantica- A hidden treasure below Kramare - 200 meters from Patronka bus station. A large pizza is less than 100 Sk and you can combine any toppings. Ask for the Emil Special (double cheese, ham, salami, onions, fresh mushrooms, oregano and a taste of garlic). Among the best-kept secrets in the country. Brnianská ul. $$. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 11:00-22:30.

Sole Mio- Possibly the snazziest sign in town features the illusion of a flaming oven. Inside this pizzeria, pies are prepped and cooked on a conveyor belt, which makes for cheap entertanment. Usually crowded for lunch, the place often has as many eaters standing as sitting. $. CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. Grösslingova ul. < 10:00-20:00

Spaghetti & Co. - Great variety; count on quality and freshness. $$$. CC: yes. Eng. menu: yes. Res: yes. Gorkého 1. % 332-303. < @

Tirolská Izba- Get the Turkey shishkabob with pineapples and peaches. $$. Eng. menu: no. Res: yes. Záhradnícka 73. % 214-824. < 11:00-22:00, M-Sa. @

Tokyo- Take a trip to the Orient by sampling sushi and swilling sake. But watch out: the rice wine will knock the stuffing out of your wallet. Sample dishes: tempura (fried fish and vegetables), yaki soba (noodle soup). Impressively authentic Japanese food, such as the sushi, sashimi, tempura. On special occassions, order a round of sake (rice wine) in the straw-matted back room. The service here is impeccably curteous. $$$. CC: yes. Eng menu: yes. Res: no. Stromová 16. % 375-406. < 11:00-22:30.

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