Welcome to Gran Torino

It’s all about the pizza at Gran Torino where the smoldering Valoriani stone oven makes sure each pie is baked to perfection. Our pizzas are inspired by the Neapolitan tradition where the crust is crispy but the middle soft, chewy and tasty. Grab a quick pizza to go or take a seat in the restaurant for a dinner complete with antipasti, dessert and wine. Enjoy the view over Copenhagen’s lakes, or catch a glimpse of the busy chefs through the big window separating the kitchen and the dining room. In February of 2017 Gran Torino moved to a new beautiful space at Sortedam Dossering number 5.

Enjoy a food journey to Napoli with New Year’s Eve dinner at Gran Torino

Enjoy a food journey to Napoli with New Year’s Eve dinner at Gran Torino

The closest you’ll get to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Naples without having to leave Copenhagen. Gran Torino serves up a lavish fest on the last night of 2017 featuring 8 starters, a divine carpaccio, gourmet pizza and a sinful chocolate dessert.

Gran Torino ensures you that your New Year’s Eve will be both intriguing, impressive and international. We have decorated our fabulous restaurant by “the Copenhagen lakes” with colorful tiles, carrousel horses and crazy colors on the walls. We’re combining true New Year’s Eve spirit and Italian love when we serve up our take on an Italian celebratory dinner.

Among the exquisite anti pasti you’ll find tasty san daniele ham and artichoke plus bresaola and ricotta. How does salsiccia, mushrooms and hazelnuts sound to you? Or prosciutto cotto and black truffle? We can reveal that it is just some of the Italian commodities our pizza tasting will be offering. Let the dessert bring you fireworks when we serve our chocolate terrine with port wine, almonds and blood orange before the fireworks continue outside at midnight.

Read more about our event and take part in our New Year celebrations for the great price of DKK 500 by clicking here. Spice up your evening by purchasing our wine menu here. Are you bringing the kids? No worries. We offer a “children edition” of our New Year’s Eve menu for half the price right here.

At 11.30 pm we thank you for tonight and wish each other a happy New Year so our lovely staff can get home and enjoy the celebrations with friends and family. We are looking forward to be sending you happy and full towards the new year!

At Gran Torino we serve an Italian Christmas dinner – want to join us?

At Gran Torino we serve an Italian Christmas dinner – want to join us?

Overlooking Copenhagen’s manmade “lakes”, which separate Downtown from Nørrebro you’ll find our pizza pusher – Gran Torino – mixing an urban Neapolitan vibe with stylish Danish design. An unorthodox yet 100% scrumptious Christmas destination.

Come together and “travel” to Naples for your Christmas party and get a taste of the Italian traditions. We’re baking Christmas goodies in our Valoriani stone oven, but instead of Danish butter cookies and pastries it’s pizza, we will be serving up! The holidays are being celebrated all over the world. – Curious of how the Italians do it? Let us show you!

For starters you’ll get to taste the best of Italy in a plenitude of small dishes of cheese, ham, fish and other Italian delicacies. For the main course the head chef serves his take on Christmas on a sourdough crust with a mix from the pizza menu infused with new surprises and ideas. As the grand final we’ll serve you the Gran Torino tiramisu with espresso, ameretto, vanilla liqueur and marsala.

Click here if you wish to see all your options and how you book a table. Less than 10 persons? No worries – if you just bring the party, we’ll bring the food! The restaurant’s Christmas à la carte comes into force from November 7th.

PS. Remember you can continue the celebrations at Madklubben’s cocktail bar Bar Next Door after your Christmas dinner.

Got the Christmas party under control yet?

Got the Christmas party under control yet?

Okay, so we know you might be thinking ”Why on earth are they advertising for Christmas already?”, while you pause and realize that it might actually not be that long before the malls are covered in sparkly ornaments and supermarkets are packed with candy canes and peppernuts (check the link to learn more about this classic Danish Christmas cookie.)

Don’t worry there’s still some time to go, but it’s now you have to get going with booking a table if you want to secure the perfect date and time for this year’s Christmas dinner with your colleagues, friends or family.

We’ve gathered all our restaurants on one festive and ”Christmassy” landing page (we thought about dressing it up even further with snow and elves, but we thought it would be better to ease you into it.) On the site groups of 10 guests or more can explore classic and more untraditional Christmas restaurant experiences all characterized by scrumptious food and more than fair prices.

See you at madklubben.dk/en/christmas soon!

Fireworks for foodies: The tickets for New Year’s Eve have been released

Fireworks for foodies: The tickets for New Year’s Eve have been released

End 2017 with a bang at one of Madklubben’s restaurants in Copenhagen. Our skilled chefs have developed a range of delicious and elegant menus, which can be enjoyed at our beautiful venues across town from as little as DKK 500 per person. If you know just a little about New Year’s prices in the Danish capital, you’ll also know that it’s quite the scoop.

While some of our restaurants serve up a menu for DKK 500 with the option of adding a tailored wine menu other restaurants have opted to include the beverages in the package price, which will run at DKK 1.000 as a result. At Alabama Social and Bar Next Door they’re pulling out all the stops with spectacular wines and cocktails resulting in a seat price of DKK 1.200 and DKK 1.400 respectively.

Get the full low down on all your dining options for New Year’s Eve on December 31st 2017 and secure your tickets already today. Tickets for Madklubben Østerbro and Hanzō will be released in the coming weeks.

Back to school: Gran Torino makes new top 5 listing student budget friendly restaurants

Back to school: Gran Torino makes new top 5 listing student budget friendly restaurants

Students work hard, so they need to spoil themselves by going out to dinner without burning a hole in their pockets. Thus reads the into to a brand new restaurantguide from CBS Wire written by the talented and hungry blogger Caroline Sølver of silverstories.dk

She highlights Madklubben’s restaurants as great go-to places when you feel like a three course menu and a glass of wine or a cocktail: ”Luckily, Copenhagen has Madklubben – a collective of restaurants offering fine dining at low prices.”

We’re super proud of the kind words and not least the fact that Gran Torino – our Italian pizza pusher in the district of Nørrebro – has received one of the five coveted spots on the list:

”The menu is quite simple: three courses for 200 kroner. An example of a menu could be mozzarella di bufala as a first course, pizza for the main course and tiramisu for dessert. Yes, please! If you are not up for the full Monty, Gran Torino also allows you to pick only one or two courses free of choice.”

Check out the full guide to student friendly restaurants here and take a look at Gran Torino’s menu here. We’ll see you soon for a pizza party!

Check out the menu for Madklubben’s grand food crawl in Nørrebro

Check out the menu for Madklubben’s grand food crawl in Nørrebro

On Sunday August 27th 2017 you can cross both Alabama Social, Gran Torino and Madklubben Nørrebro off your ”where I want to dine”-list. We’re hosting an impressive Food Crawl as part of Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, which means you’ll be able to eat at all three restaurants in the same evening.

Enjoy your starter at one venue, the main course at another restaurant and the dessert at a third and completely different spot. You can read all about the Food Crawl concept on the ticket sale page. There are still available seats and a three course menu served at three different restaurants including a glass of bubbly will only set you back DKK 300 per person.

Check out the menus for the Food Crawl in Nørrebro here:

Route 1:

Starter at Madklubben Nørrebro
Beef tartare with lemongrass, galanga and taro crisps

Main course at Gran Torino:
Pizza two ways: ”Roger Nelson” with potato, goat’s cheese and rosemary + ”N’duja” with provolone and spicy sausage

Dessert at Alabama Social:
Ice cream sandwich with chocolate chip cookie and peanut butter ice cream

Rute 2:

Starter at Gran Torino:
Carpaccio: Thin slices of beef, pine nuts, parmesan and truffle oil

Main course at Alabama Social:
Grill plate with ribs, sausages and hot wings. Served with Jerk mayo, BBQ, coleslaw, fries, corn on the cob and cornbread

Dessert at Madklubben Nørrebro:
Vanilla ice cream, fresh berries and sabayonne

Rute 3:

Starter at Alabama Social:
Corn dog made from lobster and prawns

Main course at Madklubben Nørrebro:
Boneless chicken from the grill with an airy cream sauce and crispy potato

Dessert at Gran Torino:
Panna cotta with white chocolate, forest berries and crumble

Danish top blogger recommends paying a summer visit to these Madklubben restaurants

Danish top blogger recommends paying a summer visit to these Madklubben restaurants

Photo: Michael Falgren

Where to eat? Where to drink? Where to let the kids play? Where to go partying? Those are just some of the questions that Danish blogger Cecilie Rubini aka. Sneglcille sets out to answer in her newly published guide to summertime fun in Copenhagen (in Danish).

Cecilie has been writing for 8 years and was recently elected to be part of the brand new and handpicked blogging community Confetti CPH. Her ability to seek out quality minded, irresistible and oftentimes ”off the beaten path” experiences comes through in the tempting article titled ”On vacation in Copenhagen: With and without kids.”

In her guide Cecilie has – in her own words – collected ”all her favorite places”. We’re super proud that Madklubben’s restaurant family is mentioned as a must when trying to decide on where to go out for dinner in the Danish capital:

”There are many restaurants to chose between, but my favorites are Steak Royal, Bistro Royal, Gran Torino and Tony’s. At the first two you HAVE to order the Coupe Royal for dessert.”

Wondering what a Coupe Royal is? Then check out our tribute article to the sinful dessert mixing ice cream, caramel, nuts and Oreos (in Danish). You can read more about each of Cecilie’s Madklubben recommendations by clicking on the various restaurant names in the quote above.

Have a great summer! We hope to see you at one of our restaurants soon…

Dine at both Gran Torino, Alabama Social and Madklubben Nørrebro in one evening

Dine at both Gran Torino, Alabama Social and Madklubben Nørrebro in one evening

You know the scenario: You feel like dining out but just can’t decide on where to go or what you’re in the mood for. Should you opt for Italian? American? Or maybe just play it safe with a great steak? On Sunday August 27th you don’t have to choose because we’re giving you a unique possibility to visit no less than three great restaurants in just one night.

As part of the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival we’re hosting a Food Crawl in Copenhagen’s vibrant Nørrebro District, which means you’ll have your starter at one restaurant, your main course at another restaurant and your dessert at a third and entirely different restaurant. The participating venues are Gran Torino, Alabama Social and Madklubben Nørrebro – all conveniently located side by side along the city’s manmade lakes marking the border between downtown Copenhagen and Nørrebro.

Check out this video from last year’s Food Crawl:

The tickets have already been released and they’re selling like hotcakes. A ticket to Madklubben’s Food Crawls costs DKK 300 and includes a glass of bubbly upon arrival. You can choose between different starting times on each of the three ”routes” on offer:

Starter at Gran Torino – Main course at Alabama Social – Dessert at Madklubben Nørrebro
Starter at Madklubben Nørrebro – Main course at Gran Torino – Dessert at Alabama Social
Starter at Alabama Social – Main course at Madklubben Nørrebro – Dessert at Gran Torino

Do you know a foodie who would love to visit three different restaurants in just one night? Then why not read more about the event and how to secure tickets right here. Don’t forget that we’re also hosting a similar Food Crawl in the heart of Copenhagen the week before on Sunday August 20th where you’ll get to visit Bistro Royal, Tony’s and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe.

All our restaurants except Madklubben Vesterbro will be closed on Monday June 5th

All our restaurants except Madklubben Vesterbro will be closed on Monday June 5th

Monday June 5th. Second day of Pentecost. Day of the Danish Constitution. Father’s Day. We have many names for things we like and this year we will ad yet another one to the list: “Double Trouble Birthday Bash”.

We’ve invited all the employees from Madklubben’s big restaurant family to a grand party celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the very first Madklubben restaurant as well as the 40th birthday of our founder and CEO, Anders Aagaard. We feel like we all deserve to eat well, drink well and dance ugly for one night.

But don’t despair if you’ve been planning on dining out on Monday June 5th. We’ve called in some extra help in order to keep Madklubben Vesterbro open for service. Check out their scrumptious menu here and book your table online with just a few clicks.

PLEASE NOTE that Bistro Royal will also be closed for breakfast on Tuesday June 6th in order to give our colleagues a fair chance to recover. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Lunch season has kicked of at lakeside Italian favorite Gran Torino

Lunch season has kicked of at lakeside Italian favorite Gran Torino

The chestnut trees stand green and lush by the water in Copenhagen’s manmade lakes, youngsters consume lukewarm beers and crisp beats on Queen Louise’s Bridge and Gran Torino’s checkered tables are once again ready to welcome hungry lunch-goers who want to get their munchies on outdoors.

We serve lunch at our Italian crowd favorite located right between downtown Copenhagen and the bustling neighborhood of Nørrebro on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between noon and 3:30 pm. The menu is as simple and tempting as the cooking itself: Everything costs just DKK 75.

Choose between 5 different pizzas, which all come at a considerably lower price than at dinner time. Try a ”D.O.P” with topnotch dried ham, or how about a vegetarian ”Roger Nelson” with potatoes and goat’s cheese?

Besides the scrumptious lunch pizzas Francesco our Italian pizzaiolo and his skilled team have also created 5 kinds of ”Mezzaluna”. This Neapolitan ”pizza wrap” is soft in the middle, crispy on the outside and packed with delicacies such as buffalo mozzarella, pickled artichokes, tuna cream, mortadella or truffle pesto.

Check out this little appetizer video showcasing our mezzaluna and let yourself be tempted by the full summer lunch menu from Gran Torino right here.