JD Ogmios head waitress Emilija tells her experience 04/23/2015

I belong to Jurgis ir Drakonas family already for a half of the year and this is my first job where I go with such a desire! Why? Because it’s not only a job. I can’t tell only by words how wonderful our guests are. I have never seen so many happy people in one place before. Families with children, parents who want to take a break, companies of friends and everyone who just wants to try some good food and take rest come to our place. Our aim is not only to wait on our customers, but also do everything to make them happy and make them want to come back here next time. We talk to each of our customer, we tell them everything they are interested in and of course we listen to their advices. Of course, you can’t be good to everyone, but we do our best! When we opened people came to our restaurant driven by curiosity. Naples, crunchy edges, no sauces! Something new, something you’ve never tried before. Now we have permanent customers, bet we are always happy to see new faces. You can often hear: “Well, I have already tried this one, can you recommend something new?” Sometimes people come and say “Today I had a hard day, can you recommend me something to forget it?” Yes, food helps people to feel better. You can choose pizzas by your mood, just like music! Of course we have our TOP pizzas. I guess there’s no customer who has been here several times and hasn’t tried our BBQ pizza. It’s number one in our menu. Sometimes people are afraid of BBQ sauce, because they have tried the bad one from the supermarket, but when we tell this sauce is made in our restaurant people eat this pizza and keep saying how delicious it is. We love all our customers endlessly, we are grateful for your smiles and warmth. We believe that smile from our hearts will reach your hearts and we are looking forward to seeing you!

Limoncello – a must after real Italian dinner 04/22/2015 Jurgis ir drakonas Limoncello

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Sothern Italy, especially in the region around Naples. It is at least one hundred years old and is originally made from the zest of lemons. This yellow beauty is really sweet and not sour at all as it is made from the zest, not from the juice.

It is one of the most popular drinks in Italy. It is traditionally served chilled as an after dinner digestivo – in order to make it easier to digest and finish dinner properly with sweet drink.

As we serve Napolitan pizzas, we offer Napolitan drinks as well! So it is a must to finish your dinner with a shot of this delicious Italian drink!

 

 

What our Russian friends say about us? 04/21/2015 Jurgis ir Drakonas

This is what our customers from Russia say about their experience at Jurgis ir Drakonas:

“Замечательно и весело”
Были семьй. Шли целенаправленно на Pylimos gatve, чтобы отведать пиццу в неаполитанском варианте. Пиццы – изумительные! Все три, которые пробовали. Конечно, немного неудобно есть руками, поскольку центр быстро обмокает. Очень привлекательно всё оформлено, подача меню, блюд, приборов. Ребёнка бесплатно угостили своим компотом, хотя мы не просили. Место популярное и потому – шумное. В пятницу и выходные стоит заранее поинтересоваться о столике. На троих без десерта (по пице и напитки) уложились в 25 евро.
Хорошее обслуживание, отличная пицца.  Уютный интерьер, прекрасный сервис, огромные и вкусные пиццы. Если собираетесь сюда с большой компанией, то необходимо заказать столик заранее.

“Достойная пицца”. Взяли три пиццы, одну прикончили на месте, две с собой. Для Вильнюса недурственно, хотя сумасшедшего восторга не вызывает. В частности, одна из пицц оказалась чересчур острой, до невозможности. Зато была опробована также лазанья – и вот за ней, пожалуй, стоит вернуться. Не лучшая лазанья на моем жизненном пути, но лучшая была в Италии, так что сравнение неуместно.

“фантастическая пицца” Ужинали в этом ресторане аж целых четыре (из возможных пяти) вечера. Наивкуснейшая пицца, отличная паста, вкусный домашний лимонад. Настоятельно рекомендую пиццу прошутто и пасту болоньезе. Официантки очень отзывчивые и радушные, обслуживание хорошее. По вечерам полно народу, но всегда можно подождать немного, если знаешь, что ждет прекрасная еда. Вся пицца стоит 8-9 евро, приятная цена на домашнее вино. Попробуйте!

“Неплохая пицца”. Пицца неплохая, но до итальянской все-таки далеко. Расположение не совсем удобное, но зато не очень людно. Хорошее обслуживание. И даже есть пеленальный столик.
Подходит для быстрого обеда с пиццей.

Потрясающая пиццаУютный современный интерьер, пицца просто невероятная – пусть чуть дороже среднего, но точно стоит своих денег. В меню есть пункт с “необычными” пиццами – я думаю, он заслуживает отдельного внимания. Как утверждают создатели, пицца здесь готовится согласно неапольским традициям, и с каждым укусом я готова согласиться, поверить им на слово и жить ради этой пиццы каждый день. Единственный минус – так как место очень модное и не очень большой, столик, скорее всего, придется подождать.
What do Italians think of our pizza? 04/21/2015

As our main dish is pizza, it is very interesting what Italians think of our food and what kind of experience they get in our restaurants. These are some reviews of Italians:

Finalmente una buona pizza all’esteroDi solito non frequento ristoranti italiani o pseudoitaliani all’estero in quanto di solito adattano la cucina ai gusti locali, diversi dai nostri!Tuttavia questi due ragazzi fanno una pizza buona come si mangia a casa nostra!Alcuni ingredienti (tipo la ndujia) fanno presupporre che abbiamo “studiato” da pizzaioli in Calabria ed in effetti le caratteristiche ci sono tutte!Per cui chi vuole una buona pizza all’italiana a Vilnius, non esiti ad andare da Jurgis e Drakonas!
Stefano, Italy. ottima pizza e ambiente piacevole Questa pizzeria resta un po’ fuori mano rispetto al centro di Vilnius, noi siamo andati con il taxi, ma vale la pena di andarci. In genere all’estero non mangiamo mai cibo italiano, ma avevamo una sfrenata voglia di pizza e allora ho visto i giudizi su tripadvisor di questo posto e ho provato. La pizza é ottima, considerando che siamo in Lituania, la birra buonissima e l’ambiente carino e confortevole. Il personale, tutti giovanissimi, sono simpatici, cortesi ed efficienti. Lo consiglio assolutamente

Daniel, Italy. Pizza italiana!…anzi, Napoletana. Reviewed 17 April 2015. …torno spesso in questa pizzeria, l’unica di livello italiano, anzi….napoletano! La pizza è tipica napoletana quindi leggermente più alta e piccola di diametro. Usano ingredienti italiani, salsa della Campania, Nduja, mozzarella, etc a disposizione anche l’olio piccante. Un must per chi come me vive a Vilnius e sente la mancanza di pizza… (… I often return to this pizzeria, the only level of Italian, indeed …. Neapolitan! The typical Neapolitan pizza is therefore somewhat higher and small diameter. They use ingredients Italian sauce of Campania, Nduja, mozzarella, etc available also spicy oil. A must for people like me who lives in Vilnius and they miss the pizza …)

Marcus, Italy. pizza ottima!!!. Reviewed 22 January 2015. Penso sia la migliore pizza che abbia mai mangiato a vilnius! Buona, fragrante, ottimi gli ingredienti e cotta nel forno a legna. pizza a parte nel menu sono presenti anche altre proposte alternative. servizio gentile, prezzi leggermente sopra la media di vilnius ma per la qualità ne vale davvero la pena! consigliato! (I think it’s the best pizza I’ve ever eaten in vilnius! Good, fragrant, good ingredients and cooked in a wood oven. pizza apart in the menu are also other alternatives. kind service, prices slightly above average in vilnius but for the quality of it is really worth! recommended!)

Stefano, Italy. A piece of Italy in Lithuania.5 of 5 starsReviewed 23 February 2015. As italian I can say that this was probably the best pizza eaten outside my country; excelent food, nice atmosphere and friendly people working there…I really suggest this place to everyone!

Happy customers – happy us 04/16/2015

What our customers say about us?

Mindaugas, Lithuania. “Excellent pizzas!”. 5 of 5 starsReviewed 9 April 2015.Your new vegan pizza was outstanding! My friends ordered other pizzas with pork, chicken, but tasted my vegan and all agreed – vegan pizza was the best of all. You definitely need to name it “Myliu gyvūnus” and include in permanent menu.

Sindre, Norway. “Delish pizza and family friendly”. Reviewed 8 April 2015. They served us fan-tas-tic pizzas with with thin and crispy buns made of course in a stone oven Italian style! Friendly waitress with good recommendation of red wine. For family, for friends, for everyone!

Raymond, United States. “Wow…DELICIOUS”. 5 of 5 starsReviewed 8 April 2015. As a discerning pizza fanatic, I nominate this to be the best in Europe so far, and I just got back from a Roman vacation. It blows away the pizza in Rome. I tried the Michelle… handmade…all of it. Fresh sausage and prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, absolutely divine. They read your mind and each table has its own pizza slicer so you can set up the slices how you want. I’ll be back. GO! Great crowd and staff as well. Very cool space. I see what the crowds are about.

Bill, United States. “Real Italian Pizza on Vilnius”. 5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 March 2015. The whole family loves it here. There is a great variety of interesting pizzas – all made in true Naples fashion. It’s a small place and often a wait, so plan for that. The kitchen is open so you can see the preparation and the wood oven. The kids like to sit at the bar that looks into the kitchen and watch. The homemade lemonade is also a hit with them. Favorite pizzas are the Jurgas,Antanas… (Meaty), the BBQ, and the Visada Karsta (Super Hot) – careful, the Super Hot really is. Highly recommended- must try it.

Linas, Lithuania. Excellent pizza and great service. Reviewed 8 April 2015. The restaurant is really nice! Atmosphere is very cosy and feels like home, staff is very friendly and helpful, all those small details as pleasant welcoming, offering a free home made drink if there is a big line for a table really do matter. The food is sort of “gourmet” taste, all ingredients are of high quality. Also some interesting, unusual and delicious meals! Not only pizza- great soups and pasta! Really recommended! ps. Home made chocolate cake (soufflé) was incredible!

Francesco, Italy. “Vera pizza”. Reviewed 13 April 201Non lasciatevi ingannare dal nome, questa è una vera pizza italiana e di ottima qualità! Posto accogliente, attesa minima e personale gentile. Consigliato a tutti gli amanti della pizza, e dopo due mesi di Vilnius posso dire che si tratta della migliore pizzeria di Vilnius!

Vegan pizza. Mission possible! 04/14/2015

Recently Jurgis ir Drakonas organized unusual, but really interesting and fun event. JD team met our vegan customers in order to try pizzas prepared with vegan ingredients. Well it was fun! The JD team was excited to try the vegan products, to chat and learn their needs, as well as the vegans were excited to try all kinds of pizzas with their beloved products. They said that it was an historical event and it is a pleasure to participate in it!

We had a lot of help from Deimena from Veggo shop – she provided us with vegan products – cheeses and sausages! And Vytis from Vegan friendly Lietuva brought us stickers – from now on Jurgis ir Drakonas is officially vegan and vegetarian friendly!

So during our event we experimented a lot and got vegan reviews. This is what we made:

This months special pizza – vegan.

Slightly stewed roman salad with a pinch of garlic and olive oil. As there is no cheese we get protein from nuts: walnuts, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds. And finally for the best taste we put sundried tomatoes, capers and olives.

What do vegans say?

Most of them said that it is very delicious, rich taste, roman salad is great in replacing humidity of cheese, pizza is exclusive and even received such a compliment: truth be told, it is the most delicious vegan pizza I have ever tried.

IMG_6555Margherita with mozzarella type vegan cheese.

Classical the most famous pizza in the world.

What do vegans say?

This cheese is made from coconut milk, the taste is amazing, everyone loved it! The only negative thing – a little bit unusual consistency when it is straight from the oven and bubbling hot – it is liquid and sticky. When it gets cooler then becomes harder. Everyone loved it – even these who can’t live without regular cheese.

Margherita with handmade vegan cheese.

Yes yes we made vegan cheese ourselves from cashews.

What do vegans say?

This cheese and consistency is not really suitable for a pizza.

11149213_991094130901842_701952338_nMore vegetables with mozzarella type vegan cheese.

This pizza is a friendship of marinated pepper, zucchini, and sweet and sour caramelised onions! And starting now – vegan cheese also!

What do vegans say?

The best – almost everyone loved the combination of vegetables combined with vegan cheese. This  pizza is the queen of vegan pizzas that we made!

11139604_991094147568507_1514402593_nMeaty

What whaaat?? Meaty, the same one with a lot of meat on top?? But vegan?? Yes! We had 4 different kinds of vegan sausage and put all of them on top of this pizza! We are not planning to put this one in menu, but the experiment was interesting!

What do vegans say?

Those who like the taste of meat loved it!

11130607_991094074235181_1726710702_nEaster special pizza

More salad than a pizza. Freshest green salad with cherry tomatoes, cheese and extra virgin olive oil on the baked pizza base.

What do vegans say?

This pizza was selected as the most beautiful pizza. The taste was fresh and easy, everyone enjoyed it.

11121946_991094090901846_2124509686_nBBQ pizza with soy meat.

JD team was shocked because of how similar these two pizzas look – it would be hard to say which one is with our beloved pulled pork and which one is with soy meat. Meanwhile the taste is not that similar…

What do vegans say?

“Tastes like BBQ meat” – agreed all vegans. It was especially loved by those who like the taste of the meat and said it suits really well with vegan cheese.

11136920_991094030901852_1226906419_nSo these were our experiments. Vegans enjoyed pizzas and would like to see all these pizzas on the menu.

What now? 

Very soon we will always have vegan cheese and it will be possible to order vegan version of Margherita, More vegetables and Spinach pizzas! And don’t forget our April’s special pizza vegan with roman salad!

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