Tranda is an old traditional restaurant in Vracar neighborhood I used to go frequently with my father, and I remember it as a good place to eat. I must admit I didn't go there for several years, since my father passed away, so decided to...give it a try with my family. How disappointed we were.
From the moment the appetizer salad came I was shocked. Serbian famous Shopska salad was served in a small tin pot at half the size of a regular restaurant portion - looked like a joke, like a kid meal - but with a normal, not reduced price.
Then came the mains - disappointment one after another. Famous Karadjordjeva wrapped pork steak, which is famous for it's size (called Girl's dream) and stuffed with kajmak (famous Serbian cheese cream) was divided into three smaller pieces (never saw it served like this) almost like Cevapcici size and with very few, almost none kajmak filling. Normal Karadjordjeva is hard to eat at once because of its size, here I was still hungry.
My wife ordered another Serbian specialty, vesalica - pork tender steak which melts in your mouth - here was hard as wood, dry and tasteless. The only acceptable meal was bacon wrapped chicken which my son ordered, but that portion size was also smaller than in other similar restaurants.
All of the above came with normal prices as in other restaurants where you get much bigger portions, you leave fully fed even with some left overs taken with you. Therefore, I find this establishment expensive with bad food and small portions. Much better you can get at nearby Lovac restaurant where your money is more worth.
The only thing I don't give 1 star are very polite and kind waiters.More