Schnitzel time! Laszlo's Iron Skillet - here we come!

Last December I got a bit addicted to and their gift certificates. Basically, I purchased a buttload of them. One of the places I'd always wanted to try was Laszlo's Iron Skillet so I grabbed a certificate - $25 off $35. Laszlo's has a wide menu but specializes in Hungarian/German fare.

Laszlo's is in Newtown - which if you don't know where that is - if you to through Mt Lookout on Linwood, then head over the Beechmont Levy and then right on 32 and bam - you're in Newtown! Turn left at the big rock fountain, then another left and you're there! It's about 15 min from Mt Lookout...short drive.

I was warned that I might be the youngest one there...thanks @armonde. It's a cute place - lots of original painting and framed pieces of German clothing.

We ordered and Scott got the side salad - nice size and the dressing was homemade - something that is rare in this world of packaged and bottled. Scott's a ranch snob and he really liked it.

I decided to be authentic and get the hot slaw with was really good. Very vinegary and tasty. It's quite a large helping - for such a strong flavor - I couldn't eat it all.

We were also served warm fresh home-baked yeast rolls. Scott really loved these and he NEVER eats the bread at restaurants. There was a butter and a paprika cream cheese mixture...both were good. He even got a 2nd helping of the was that good.

Zurich Schnitzel $12.95
Tender cutlet sautéed w/mushrooms in a white wine cream sauce & served w/potato pancake; add $3 extra piece

I was a bit worried I wouldn't like the Schnitzel - but I liked it! The sauce was delightful - a bit salty - but I love salty. The potato pancake was good - not as good as Izzy's - but pretty darned good. There was ample sauce that lasted the whole dish.

Szeklar Goulash $13
A unique combination; Cincinnati Magazine-"BEST USE OF SAUER-KRAUT" pork goulash, sauerkraut, & sour cream served w/ Spätzle

Scott got this unique goulash and he was NOT disappointed! I'm not usually big on spatzle but this was good. The dish had a great combo of the tartness with the sauerkraut and creamy of the sour cream. Scott couldn't stop raving about this dish - he said it'd be the kind of thing he'd have the leftovers in the fridge and wake up in the middle of the night to eat them. THAT is a strong statement from him. I did a couple taste tests and definitely liked it as well.

Dobostorte (Hungarian 7-layer cake)

For dessert Scott talked me into the Dobostorte since it was authentic. He'd grown up with his family making it. It wasn't as sweet as I thought it might be. It was okay - not my favorite dessert ever but I liked it. Strangely enough I didn't like the first bite...but then after the 10th bite - Scott determined I must have not thought it was too bad.

This mural was in one of the side rooms off the bar - I had to take a picture. I wonder if it's the Laszlo family.

And yes - this shirt can be yours for just $10! Come know you want one...

There you have it - Laszlo's in Newtown. We really enjoyed it. It's definitely a unique flavor but I loved it. I'm sure we'll be back! And hey - don't forget! Although - we went far over the $35...I need to do better math. Our total was about $45 for all that you see plus one glass of wine and one soda.

Laszlo's also has a great Tuesday night special of buy one, get one free on select entrees and Wednesday night it's Roasted Chicken and Dressing for $7!

Service was also very friendly and responsive.

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  1. I'm so happy you finally made it to one of my favorites. Their food is great (love that paprika butter) and the service has always been excellent.

  2. if you like german food you should try Wertheim's in Covington. They are a bit more expensive but the food is really good, and they're also on