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Casa Ardeleana

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Complex Sora Shopping Ceneter | B-dul 21 Dcembrie 1989, 5, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ristorante tradizionale romeno. Cucina Romena.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good traditional Romanian food

During our stay in Cluj we visited Casa Ardeleana twice and I need to say, that this were really pleasant visits. Staff is really nice and helpful (although one lady didn't speak English) and the food is great. If you would like to try truly Transylvanian food - this is the place! The only thing I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Warsaw, Poland
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Athens, Greece
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I visited Cluj-Napoca on 16 of May 2015 and once again I went to eat at Casa Ardeleana. This restaurant was one of my favorites but not anymore. The perfect dish with the volcano stone baked beef has discontinued and instead we were proposed a beef stake in the oven... Do not try it... it was probably the worst plate... More 

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The place offers list of all-Romanian national food along with some local specialities. Food is very good and not expensive (compared to Bucharest). Natioanal interior and music. Staff is very supportive and informative. For me big advantage was that they worked during the Easter Holidays.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Next time I enter an empty restaurant I will know that something is wrong. Our food was heated (defrosted?) in microwave, unfortunately not enough - my cabbage rolls were cold in the middle.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Its a really nice restaurant, and food is extraordinary. You can eat Romanian traditional food, as much as you like. The price are really good, Nice price for such a good meal. You must try this place.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The place reminds of a wine cellar. The music sounds traditional and with a lot of light the atmosphere is very friendly. The personnell is very attentive, with a smile on the face they give a lot of good advice. We tried the landlord platter and the typical romanian eggplant breadspread with homemade bread as appetizer which was almost a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

During our stay in Cluj we visited Casa Ardeleana twice and I need to say, that this were really pleasant visits. Staff is really nice and helpful (although one lady didn't speak English) and the food is great. If you would like to try truly Transylvanian food - this is the place! The only thing I didn't like is that... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

if you wish to have national food and nice atmosphere go there. I was there twice and I liked it . different Romanian dishes ,drinks ,live music. The only thing I did not like that it is based in the shopping centre but it is OK as you go downstairs and forget where you are . I would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went the for dinner with another couple. Decor is fantastic, the waitress told us was hand picked by the owners form the villages surrounding Cluj Napoca. We requested a non smoking table and since the restaurant doesn't offer a different section the waitress directed us to a table right by the vent. Good choice, although there were smokers in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you don't know it's there you would never find it, because it's hidden away in a basement. The food is really good and they have a lot of traditional dishes. The staff is friendly. The interior is also very traditional, great place to eat if you're in Cluj-Napoca!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Was a nice place with good ,traditional food ,years ago....not anymore. Hope they'll change the owner or the cooker

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Complex Sora Shopping Ceneter | B-dul 21 Dcembrie 1989, 5, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Northwest Romania  >  Cluj County  >  Cluj-Napoca

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Romanian

Description

Ristorante tradizionale romeno. Cucina Romena.

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