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Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very excited to eat here. Wonderful ambience. Delicious appetizers (the mushrooms and bread were delectable). The service was unfortunate, kept getting the feeling they were eager for us to leave. The main course was only ok, the meat was terribly gristly.

Thank Angelina B
New Jersey
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187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: 1. Quiet side street in the heart of the main area 2. Nice ambiance 3. Friendly staff 4. Nice traditional Romanian menu 5. Papanasi (famous doughnut dessert with cream and preserves) Cons: 1. Pork stuffed with garlic/ bacon and sausage and Vegetable 'bouquet'. Now doesn't that sound yummy? That's what I thought! So disappointing. The pork was so dry,... More 

Thank Scott S
Vellinge, Sweden
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really service minded staff that entertained us during our dinner with traditional dance and music. We decided to go for traditional local dishes include local wine and beer. After 24 hours am still not hungry ... Really a lot of food and excellent wine.

Thank mikani
Paris, France
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139 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vatra is a restaurant specializing in Romanian cuisine. We went to Vatra for dinner on a Sunday evening since it was very close to our hotel, Grand Hotel Continental. Otherwise Vatra is about 15 minute walk from the University Square (Piaţa Universităţii), but it might be difficult to find so best to use the phone GPS. Overall we enjoyed our... More 

Thank Michael H
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice choice for dinner Everything we ate was delicious Friendly staff Nice decoration Tasteful Reasonably prices

Thank Fotis K
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there our first evening in Bucharest, and we were not disappointed. Located in a quiet side street just outside of the old city, so not a place you just stumble across. A various choice of food, both traditional Romanian and more international dishes. Everything tasted very good, and the waiter was very helpful in guiding us through the menu... More 

Thank KristiansundShanks
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you' re keen on Romanian traiditional food, Vatra is definitely the place to go in Bucharest. To put it simply, there is no better traditional restaurant in Bucharest. The food is awesome: the soups are delicious, the meat is very juicy and tasty and the pickles are fresh and full of flavour. However, do not walk out the door... More 

Thank Leonard L
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387 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

After reading the reviews we decided to go there to eat while visiting Bucharest. We chose the stuffed mushrooms - correct. The rest was already weak, cabbage and polenta tasteless meat with rattles, unflavored, poorly cooked meat. The service friendly, but one goes to eat delicious - we was not to be. With drinks we paid 109 RON

Thank JPopiel
Stockholm, Sweden
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183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Having read about this place on Trip advisor and went for a dinner at my first night in town. I was on my own but didn't realize it would be seen as a problem. When I arrived I asked for a table and the waitress looked at me and asked, in a rather strange way, if it was only for... More 

Thank gelkr
Stuttgart, Germany
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161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

My wife, daughter and I went to the Vatra on the recommendation of our hotel. It was our fourth "Romanian" restaurant and was the best. The staff were excellent and explained each dish to us and listened to what my 13 year old liked and found a dish she loved. My wife and I tried new dishes and had some... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375
Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?