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Reviewed March 19, 2023

Bad experience at this restaurant. The food is not special but quite expensive. The personal is smug, unprofessional and manerlless. It is a strange restaurant and it is better to be avoided.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 18, 2023

Amazing service and food.. I recommend it .. nice place nice good nice people good wine and atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 14, 2023 via mobile

Verry good the lamb,the octopus and the salad is yammy! We eat a Tiramisu wich is made in your front 😁 And the taste a caffe,very creamy ☕️

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed October 29, 2022 via mobile

We had lunch in this beautiful restaurant and we had a nice experience with meditearanean cuisine, profesional personnel and suroundings.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022

One of the few restaurants that always offer good food and service in the Herastrau area. Kitchen is out in the open and you can see the cooks preparing your food. Pasta and coffee are especially great.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

Food is not bad at all, interior and design on point, but for waiters and service I need to give a ZERO! Plus they charged us a glass of average champagne 50€! Never again, avoid this restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

We were just refused as clients who wanted to have coffee, water and cake as apperently the new policy of the management is “proper meals” only... The entire place was empty (only one table occupied with a woman...)! A place which behaves like this towards...loyal customers clearly doesnt deserve any better - for more then 6 years we were coming here frequently - Surely NO MORE! Just after I have raised my voice and complained - I was told “to forget everything the waiter said about the new policy” and I was “allowed” to order my coffee and cake. Well guess what - NO THANK YOU! i will leave my money elsewhere! Of course when I have asked for the Managee I was told - he is not there.... Ashame that covid did not teach you guys a lesson to appreciate every single customer and every order is a blessing! Shame on you and your cocky behavior towards good and loyal customers!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

Only Ret in the world that charge a supplement for parmessan for the pasta. Food was OKis. Confit de Cannard was dried like if was cooked days before

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant wants to be an upscale, posh, fun place with good food and fancy vibes on the lakeside. They manage to get the prices right (on the high side) but that is about it. The food was a big disappointment. Do not pretend to...be an Italian restaurant when the kitchen is not able to produce some half-way decent pasta. My wife’s were drained in oil and the carbonara I had was simply mediocre the truffles they put on it did not make it any better. Wine selection limited and poor. Service ok-ish when around but clearly understaffed. All in all I would not recommend as there is disconnect between aspiration and reality.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

They just do not respect their customers! If they would do, they would have to respect the pandemic rules (space between tables, terrace only outdoor, not covered in "plastic") and also respecting reservations (not just giving tables in absolutely chaotic manner to whom just insists...more...). Just a bad client experience overall...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 11, 2021 via mobile

Amazing location, very nice staff but the whipped cream in the cannoli... no, please, don`t do this to me... just...just... don`t! Cannoli sicilani are filled with ricotta, either you change the name in the menu, or follow the right recipe

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

Penibil....jenant....rusinos!!! ATENTIE.....suntem in Romania Il locale.....NU aveti meniuri si in limba romana, doar in engleza!!!!!! 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 “By the lake” nu se vorbeste limba romana!?!?!?!?!???? Awkward .... embarrassing .... shame!!! ATTENTION ..... we are in Romania Il locale ..... you do NOT have menus in Romanian...language , only in English !!!!!! 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 Also “By the lake” people speak ROMANIAN language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

I didn t like the reservation style We came and we found 2 empty tables. But they gave us the worst small table located on back lateral of the building. We were with the kids, 4 persons and we all eat and make normal consumation...I sugest to all customers to avoid the back lateral tables. No view, feeling like eating in a cage, not nice feeling to eat in herastrau top restaurants. Burger good, one pizza and pasta basic not good, one spinach pizza good, and desert it was identic cu ikea style desert!! Basic, empty, my child who loves sweets didn t finish it and didn t like it In that period i checked and also that 2 tables from main garden were emply. I checked the tables during my dinner , 4 times, empty.When we left the local still empty that 2 tables and another3, total 5 empty tables and they put us 4 persons to eat to lateral back table. Shame for the atitude and for bad organisation, shame becouse you have this kind of keeping what is good empty and lying that they are reserved. This policy of reservation table we know it but for yesterday your place has bad food, worst desert, and zero view, you made us distroy our friday dinner ! Shame!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 21, 2020 via mobile

A restaurant with good food (congrats to the chefs/ cooks), maybe a part of the dishes (salads) with too much salt for my taste, but unfortunately a place with pretty bad reservation management and service, starting from the reception (although having a reservation, for more...than 15 minutes, there was no available table for us), client attendence, serving and till the bad smell at the ladies room.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

We were visiting one of the most beautiful parks in Bucharest and we saw a nice restaurant along its shore. We entered and looked around but no one was there to greet us. We saw more empty tables and sat at one of them. No...waiter looked at us for at least 10 minutes. We tried to get a waiter to acknowledge us and bring a menu. He just looked annoyed and said 'this table is reserved, you must leave', while no reserved sign was on any of the empty tables. 'we just don't have any more signs, maybe we can fit you indoors'. As I prefer to spend my money where people are more welcoming, we decided to leave and we moved to Trattoria Il Calcio, a few meters down the road. Indeed, a very pleasant experience there. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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