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European, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, International
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Street Ion Brezoianu, N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
00:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An authentic Romanian restaurant. Staff very friendly contrary to what you might read below, speaking a perfect English. Food excellent, typical Romanian comfort food - its winter after all. A good selection of local wines. The plum brandy has to be sampled, just don't drive afterwards. The dancers looked like they felt awkward so kudos to them for being fantastic... More 

Thank Leslie D
Belgrade, Serbia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just visited the place. We took some sausages as starter and I've took some Romanian dish for main course. Food and service has been good.

Thank Andrej_Boskovic_77
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a family lunch. The place is clean, the staff and the food are average. Rather high prices, no remarkable dishes. However, a decent place.

Thank ygc3107
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with friends to try some typical rumanian Food, the Food was ok but nothing special and quite expensive for what we had.

Thank Massimiliano L
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first lunch in Bucharest. Here is really nice. Needless to say, come here and enjoy the typical local food!!

Thank 宸赫 刘
Bucharest, Romania
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there in a group of 10 and sat in the basement. The building is recently refurbished and has generous spaces, both on the ground floor and in the basement. It is really a pleasure to see some of the old buildings in the area regaining their grandeur. Service and food though are average. There is nothing special in... More 

Thank Modi116
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful food and wine and very fast service. This was my first taste of Romanian food and it did not disappoint! Gorgeous filling hearty food and lots of it! Unfortunately we got the impression that once we'd finished our food they wanted us out of there. The staff were hanging around and watching us in a way that wasn't comfortable... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great variety of foods, mostly local dishes, fresh and perfectly cooked, in a Romanian rural home-style setting (usptairs) and Crama/Wine Cellar downstairs. If you are a couple looking for a romantic dinner, or a family or group of friends or team - try it. The eggplant salad was well seasoned and tasty, the peach palinca amazing and the polenta perfectly... More 

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Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We visited Vatra restaurant last Friday, we ordered for our main course pork ribs and tradition kebab. Both dishes where very tasty and service was great. The restaurant is nice decorated and couple dancers are dancing a short traditional dance. Pricing are average or maybe above average.

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were in the Vatra-Restaurant to try typical rumanian food in a classic atmosphere. After comparing some reviews at TripAdvisor we decided to try the Vatra and it was a good choice. The waiters are friendly (this is not a matter of course in Rumanian restaurants!), have good manners and understand the English language. The food was quite delicious, fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
European, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street Ion Brezoianu, N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375
Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.

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