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“Very good Romanian food!”
Review of Matei Corvin

Matei Corvin
Ranked #4 of 388 Restaurants in Cluj-Napoca
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Transylvania,Romania
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very good Romanian food!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Matei Corvin is the former "Intim" restaurant,a place that was destined to women only between 1964 and 1990.Right in the heart of Cluj,by the house where King Mathias Corvinus lived,it still has pieces of architecture that are over 100 years old.The atmosphere lacks in having an identity,but the food is excellent and the collection of Romanian(but not only) wines is impressive with over 200 titles.
Expect good,old traditional Transylvanian food(beans with ribs,tripe,polenta,dew moshrooms,etc)
My choice?Tripe stew with fresh potatoes or polenta!

  • Visited June 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Great for festive meals”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I booked the location for a festive meal. We had flowers on the table and the ambiance was elegant, festive, but cozy. The music is pleasant and they even brought a band.
The serving was very good, the manager (I think) is very polite and gifted at advertising the dishes!
The dishes looked exemplary and the taste matched the appearance. Portion size is on the large side. The prices are very reasonable for the top quality.
The location is right in the city center. The only disadvantage is that there are a lot of other restaurants in the area and I think the entrance is a bit inconspicuous. If you don't pay attention, you might walk into another restaurant by mistake. Their hallmark is the delicious Italian Gelato, which is right by restaurant entrance :)

Visited June 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Hungarian restaurant”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very good food, great service, very friendly owner make you feel like in a palace of art. I love this restaurant and it's a very good choice to have a nice relaxed dinner in Cluj <3

Visited May 2013
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“If you like a full plate, low cost and a familiar space.”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A place that is good at food has a certain age and history, people from all around the world come in visit, maybe twice or more on vacation.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
“Excellent location, cozy atmosphere, tasty food”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Located in the centrum of Cluj-Napoca the restaurant has, at the same time, a historical and an intimate atmosphere. All dishes are huge, tasty and at affordable prices. As waiters had a day off, we were served by the owner, a very respectable senior lady, which added a personal touch to the home-made drinks and foods. We were together with friends and kids and everybody felt great.

  • Visited December 2012
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