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European Taste

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$$ - $$$
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, European
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10604 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-4702
+1 804-741-1638
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being of East Europe background, I know good EE food. The dishes are very authentic and taste excellent. The owners are good, solid people and the wife is an excellent cook. Don't miss dessert or this restaurant!

Thank Alex S
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We have eaten there several times and had many of the selections. Always great food served hot and with the hospitality that the Romanians are noted for. You feel as though you are dining in their home. Although a small restaurant, it is filled with the ambiance of friendship and hospitality. We usually meet interesting patrons there who also enjoy... More 

2 Thank GolfguyRichmond
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This small and cozy restaurant reminded my the taste of my moms 100% home made food! Ligia and Puiu are the owners but also they are cooking and serving! They are welcoming you like you are good old friends, with fresh warm baked rolls with butter, langosh with cheese, spinach and cheese pies. Mici(Transylvanian Sausage)? The best that I've eat,and... More 

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

This place is near my friends house so I thought it would be fun to go since the reviews seem to be rather good. Came in on a Wednesday night, nobody was there except the owner and his wife. Sat down and ordered ice tea, he said he had to make it, they didn't have it, it was so watery,... More 

2 Thank Gant710688
Richmond, Virginia
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134 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

European Taste is a great little restaurant; it feels just like home. The Romanian couple who owns the restaurant do an outstanding job of making you feel welcome and comfortable. The food was divine and very reasonably priced. I had the large chicken shwarma; I had leftovers for three days because it was massive! My boyfriend had the veal schnitzel... More 

7 Thank Rebecca K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Small informal restaurant. Delicious homemade tasting Eastern European area food. I had Hungarian Goulash. Friends has chicken stuffed with spinach and cream sauce. All with mashed potatoes. Had moussaka also, as an evening special. Delicious homemade desserts, like baklava and other fantastic sweets. Very personal family-type of friendly service. Moderate prices. Not a fancy place, but if you like great... More 

3 Thank Edward B
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic little restaurant! We visited over this past weekend and had a wonderful meal and excellent service. The couple, from Romania, serve a variety of Eastern European dishes, and everything we ate and drank was delicious. My personal favorite was the Transylvanian Sausages (mici) with french fries (and a glass of Romanian wine), which are just as good... More 

4 Thank robbinz410
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

From the moment we walked in this place I knew it was special. We were met with a boisterous and humorous greeting, and I could tell immediately there was a comfortable atmosphere like being with family. The host/owner was extremely helpful, with lots of information and great advice about our wine and dinner choices. The food was out of this... More 

5 Thank Dusty B
Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

The host and hostess both contribute to your menu choices. The Mici was bold with a satisfying spicyness. The Hungarian Goulash was delightful -with every morsel melting in hour mouth. Quite an enjoyable evening, to include a back and neck massage after dinner. The decor is simple - but the food is marvelous.

5 Thank Joseph W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to eat Transylvanian Food: try anything and everything...it is the real deal. Soups, Transylvanian sousages, multiple assortments of meats and deserts are there...AWESOME and PLENTIFUL. To me and my family, this is a must-stop-place in Richmond VA.

4 Thank NicoFlorida1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10604 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-741-1638
This restaurant is the creation of owner and chef Ligia. Along with her husband, the two of them manage all the things in the establishment. She does all the cooking while Adrian takes care of the guests. I hope you come and enjoy the home cooking and pleasant atmosphere that so many other people have enjoyed and raved about.

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