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$$ - $$$
European, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, International
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Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant way to sample local dishes. A great variety of Romanian dishes, from grilled meat, vegetables, and trout. Performers in national costume put on folk dances for the diners.

Thank putnik123
Toronto, Ontario
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu is easy to follow as there are photos accompanying the listings of the food and the menu is available in English. Decent selection of wine. The servings are very large (I did not finish my main course), The food is hearty and tasty. Some of the servers speak English. Service was fine. We enjoyed the dancers who did... More 

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Resita, Romania
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is very good for a lunch with the friends. The music, the old traditional Romanian objects on the walls, and the food were very good. I didn't like so much the prices and the serving.

Thank vicentiuj
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional food at best for quality and prompt service. If you want to enjoy traditional food in the center of the city , than Vatra is the place to be with friends or business partners. Perfect place to organize events upstairs in separate dedicated spacious room with big windows and a lot of natural light. Easy access for wheel chair... More 

Thank Zsolt200
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to this restaurant in Bucharest a few weeks ago. The food was very good and we enjoyed everything that we had for dinner. I think I had stuffed cabbage my kids had other dinners that they loved as well. We ate out in the garden part and it was lovely. The only suggestion I have for the owner is... More 

Thank Vi V
Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't praise this restaurant enough. We had dinner with the family there (12 of us in total) and the whole evening was managed extremely well. The staff's attention to detail was very good to spot the 'foreigners' among the Romanians and to switch to English. Service was excellent and the food absolutely amazing. It was the best Romanian food... More 

Thank 277Izzy
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice dinner in a group of 10 friends. The food is mainly Romanian and tasty. Service was friendly and quick. Prices are medium. We recommend this place.

Thank Edgar P
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel recommended this restaurant. I liked the place but thought it a bit overpriced. The setting is a Romanian Mansion. Food and service were good. There were some local dances, which were not so interesting. Most of the people I saw that evening were tourists.

Thank Connector_2012
Budapest, Hungary
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice interior and more importantly great food. We had 3 short folk dance shows during our dinner. Impressive menu, delicious food. Staff could pay a bit more attention and smile a bit more, then everything would be perfect

Thank Imre K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ikra salad and the stuffed cabbage.. amazing authentic traditional food. Service is great and we had a very good bottle of wine 'castle'

Thank ronit e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $30
European, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375
Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?