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“Chic Folk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Livada - Restaurant & Music Lounge

Livada - Restaurant & Music Lounge
Ranked #40 of 364 Restaurants in Cluj-Napoca
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, European, Central European, Romanian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Good food, fine wines, great music!
Kosice, Slovakia
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3 reviews
“Chic Folk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Livada is located a bit away from the historical centre of Cluj (cca 20min walk from the cathedral), but it is absolutely worth the effort. It serves traditional Romanian peasant food (cluj cabbage, saussages, etc., try the delicious pork cooked in lard with polenta) with a contemporary twist. The same goes for the decor: folk motives and quintessentially rural objects, think rolling pins or brooms, are reinvented to create a stylish, urban interior. The staff are pleasant and speak English. Another advantage is their offer of vegetarian dishes: e.g. traditional aubergine salad (something like an aubergine guacamole). The place is on the pricey side, compared to other restaurants in Cluj, but definitely worth in.

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Deco! With an interesting Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Amazing Deco! With an interesting Menu

Did not see it before the renovation, but he finish result of it is amazing.
Good taste, combined with imagination.
A nice place to take the family, but not very good for the Romance, because it's kind of noisy.
- Service is very professional, and almost nice.
Some Food comes in old metal dishes (very Retro!)
A must have is the desert...With Chocolat mousse with black pancakes!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hugo C
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London
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

This restaurant has a young and trendy feel about it, but the food is what can best be described as modern, traditional Romanian. Good fun and worth a visit. There is also a nice outside patio if the weather is warm.

Visited September 2013
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Cluj
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An excellent outdoors in the orchard setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Another restraunt in Cluj that has been renovated to a very high finish. The outdoor terrace is very pleasant and, what one would term the orchard at the rear of the restraunt which is an excellent venue outdoors.
The staff are very good offer very good service.
The menu is also excellent

Visited September 2013
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Thank Robert H
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Romania
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“a little dissapointed ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

- first impression after the renovation - my mind always compares it to previous restaurant "Taverna": somehow , the light wooden furniture doesn't fit there like it did before
- serving - way much faster and better - big improvement
- serving - one disappointment were the metal dishes that were used for serving . indeed, they reminded me of grandparents, but in the bad way because i always hated those type of dishes....
- food - not so special - caesar salad was with commercial mayonaise (not caesar sauce) and the cheese doghnuts ( "papanasi") did not contain any cheese...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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