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$5 - $20
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Cafe, European, Healthy, Street Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this place for several years back and 3-4-5 ago we had almost perfect meals at this restaurant. So since we were there we sat in - looking forward to another great experience - pity this time did not happen. why? here are the...why's... Location on the Cetatii Street - near the Thalia room of the theater of Sibiu. A generous spot frequented by tourists and easy to find . No parking since it is not accessible by car. Food - now here comes the pain. For the starter I ordered a beef tartar - surprise , got a minced meat something, mixed together with onions - I was wondering for a few seconds if I shall end it back to kitchen and pic something else ... still got urged by my girlfriend to taste it - taste was good, even than it looked awful the taste was surprisingly good, also the toast bread - well it was burned - carbonized here and there ... I cleaned the most part of it in order to be able to eat it ... so not the best, that's for sure. Second plate - mash potatoes with an oven backed duck leg - in theory nothing shall be wrong with this dish... once again proven wrong - the duck leg was tasty - nothing to say - backed nicely ... but the potatoes, well different story - with lumps, blunt and resembling to a sort of glue (majority remained on the plate). a bit of freshly ground black or green pepper makes the difference - or a bit of finely sliced green onions ... small but effective tricks ... instead I got a piece of parsley on top of the dish and a generous amount of spiced oil in the plate - what if I wasn't a fan of spicy food? Overall an average combination of food - not great but also not bad ... minor things make the difference between a good and an average plate.... here to many mistakes this time. Prices - well not that bad , if it would have been a good meal - in this case I would say a bad price to quality ratio - especially with so many very good places in Sibiu - to pick from. I hope that they will improve , and I do hope to return in the future and write about excellent dishes and not about mediocrity and average dishes like today.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

great atmosphere on the terrace, excellent food. I ordered mussels with white wind & cream sauce, they were absolutely delicious. A vast portion, had to share the rest out. - but it was easy enough to find takers, as they were incredible.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

Great steak, great plating, atmosphere also great. Service was amazing. The food menu is huge. Just quality cuts of meat!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

Extortionate prices for horrible food. There is no kids menu, our kids were served a chicken leg each and mash potato out of the packet. We ordered two Caesar salads which were horrible. It was just salad with some sort of dressing and what felt...like left over chicken which was dry, probably from a previous kids order. We paid 246 lei for two chicken legs and mash potato, two Caesar salads one coke, one bottle of water and two lemonades. There are plenty of other restaurants that serve way better food. Do not be fooled like I was by the lovely building and location it is situated in. The staff are also unfriendly and inattentive. Avoid and save your moneyMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2021 via mobile

The person serving us was rude and the food was not what we expected. The pasta was overcooked and a bit oily. The vegetables and the potatoes were supposed to be roasted but weren’t and the meat was supposed to be smoked but wasn’t. The...atmosphere is nice though.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

The place was cute and the girl who served us very nice, but the food was plain.. we had overcooked ribs and pork that was decent,the fries didn't impress. All in all 3 out of 5

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

We arrived at the restaurant at around 19:00 on a weekday. It didn't take long for the menus to arrive but at that point we realized that our table was incredibly close to other tables around us, offering no privacy whatsoever. We settled on the...beef with shrimp pasta and the beef with pepper sauce. First off, the "shrimp pasta" had one piece of shrimp and the rest was a seafood mix. It was alright. Not bad but definitely not worth the 88 lei. The beef was also missing salt. The pepper sauce beef was more decent, served with rucola and "oven baked" potatoes (that were fried, not at all baked) and also still pricey at 80 lei. All in all it's not a bad restaurant at all, but pretty average and not worth the prices they advertise. worth a visit but don't expect anything amazing.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021 via mobile

Friendly personnel, amazing and easy to find location and the food was really good. We will definitely come back to eat here.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Superlative serving and food! I recommend the waiter Robert and chef Marian! Business owner, chef Rafa Marius maintains the atmosphere and good mood.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 11, 2021 via mobile

Excellent serving and tasty food. A good place to eat when in Sibiu. All Covid rules in place and prices are in range.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 20, 2021 via mobile

Excellent pasta, I have tried ones with duck meat “di Anatra”. Great dessert, the cheesecake was delicious and also one cake with salted cheese and some white sweet sauce absolutelly fabulous! The atmosphere is very cosy and retro! Very good own wine a semidry Pardon...Sauvignon blanc very inspired associated with the pasta! I definitely recommend this place! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 25, 2021

Lovely atmosphere,best cuisine,every single room of the restaurant has interesing and vintage style,the stuff is very caring and i would like to thank them all for making my visit there the best! Love you guys! The food was yummy and delicioussss,made by the best chèf!!!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

The restaurant is situated in the famouse street " Street Cetatii",good food, good wine, staff friendly.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

Delicious seafood pasta and excellent service! We had tagliatelle con gamberi and spaghetti con frutti di mare. Also, they bought the food very fast!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020

Delicious food! Pasta, soup, fish dishes and the chocolate dessert were delicious! Nice service and music!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Pardon Cafe Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5