Eating out

Wroclaw has more than 300 restaurants, pubs and cafés, and visitors should have no problem finding a good restaurant serving Polish, Italian, French or Oriental cuisine. Wroclaw doesn’t have its own regional cuisine, but in view of the Lviv roots of its post-World War II residents, it’s worth visiting Karczma Lwowska, 4 Rynek. It offers genuine Galician atmosphere, pictures of old Lviv, Baczewski vodka and Lviv-style tripe. Silesian dishes are available at Maria Magdalena, 2 Sw. Marii Magdaleny St. Specialties include Silesian zurek - sour soup - with bacon and Silesian meatballs. Quick, cheap vegetarian food is available at Vega, 1 Sukiennice St.

Beer lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to Spiz, 2 Rynek, which also houses a micro-brewery. Beer is brewed before your eyes, and you can have a pint accompanied by excellent smalec - a unique Polish spread made of lard mixed with spices.

Touring the Ostrow Tumski, do not miss the Ristorante Catedrale featuring excellent dishes of Italian cuisine, especially from Rome.