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La Mama

European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian
As featured in Essential Bucharest
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Episcopiei 9 | langa Ateneul Roman, Bucharest, Romania
0721 526262
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Romanian place. We went there twice and enjoyed it. Salads are nice for lunch, waiters are ok. On the border of the Old Town, close to University.

Thank 680margo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Today I ordered food at my office for me and my colleagues from La Mama Ateneu. We chose 4 quick menus, that included soup, main course and garnish. One of the menus they sent was different from what we had ordered. I repeated three times my order and still got something else. I called back, they apologized and promised to... More 

Thank Georgiana D
Bucharest, Romania
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location, decent food and prices, awful service. Took them 30 minutes to say they had run out of the mici I ordered, of the two sea basses we ordered one came mkre than half an hour later than the other.

Thank rororoil
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123 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outdoor setting is what attracted us to choose the place even though I knew what to expect. It was an average lunch - Romanian cuisine (tasty), decent service (I didn't like that the waiter manager was telling the waiters where to sit and what to do in a loud enough voice so I could hear), quite pricey wine (by... More 

Thank PrimeGlobetrotter
Seattle, Washington
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After getting off of our river cruise and a tour of the city we were really hungry. A couple of people suggested that this La Mama was a good place to eat. As it was only a few blocks from our hotel, we gave it a try. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our selection from the menu, and the... More 

Thank Apoet2
Perth, Western Australia
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being our first trip to Bucharest we found this restaurant at the back of the Jockey Club. There were six of us and we found the restaurant to be friendly, albeit with a few language problems, serving good authentic Romanian food and quite good wine. We were really impressed with the price which was Aud $25 each. Place was busy,... More 

Thank Keggfish
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here twice during our visit. The omelettes were lovely and service quick, polite and friendly. It has restaurants in a few areas but we visited the one near Piata Romana. It's not the cheapest place in the area but it delivers good food without the huge wait you sometimes get in Bucuresti.

Thank Scott J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has passed its prime from 10 years ago, but it's still a popular joint. We enjoy the Romanian food and the atmosphere.

Thank Cristina C
Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"La Mama" it's a chain restaurant. This says plenty from the beginning. Manny years I avoided, till I had no other choice and met some friends there. It was a pleasant surprise: food is Romanian, this is well known, but it is very honest and tasty. All sour soups (ciorba) are very good, the one made of beef containing juicy... More 

Thank Bocanela
Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE came back to this restaurant 3 times ! good food good atmosphere.. it takes sometime to receive your meal - but only because everything is fresh and made on the spot!

Thank Galit M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Episcopiei 9 | langa Ateneul Roman, Bucharest, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: 0721 526262
"We started 13 years ago, on 27 February 1999, with an idea. We tried to keep this idea intact and even to improve it day by day. Because of you, our clients are most important to us, like I was the most important person for my mother when I came home for dinner. If we made it this far in 13 years, we owe this to our clients, that make us become better every day and we owe this to our 500 people team.I want to thank all my regular customers and to all those who have stood by us in these 13 years. I thank you because we exist.We owe this to you."Catalin Mahu - La mama

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