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Vatra Neamului

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Eastern European, Romanian, Contemporary
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20b Puskin Street, Chisinau, Moldova
22 68 39
12:00 - 23:59
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:59
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an unplanned dinner at Vatra Neamului and it turned out to be quite enjoyable. We went for simple local dishes: zeama, plăcintă, papanași. They were neither the fanciest nor the most expensive items on the menu but they were tasty and fresh. Service was fast and attentive. The total bill of 397 Lei (~$20) for 2 people is... More 

Thank I_A_69a
Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been here in May with our best customers from Romania for having dinner. We enjoyed together the familial athmosphere, the incredible taste of each dish, excellent assortment of Moldavian wines and last, but not least, popular folk music (Moldavian = Romanian, at least from this prospective). I totally agree with Connector_2012: "the place had charm". Each room has a... More 

Thank Dorin_B55
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went for lunch and sat on the terrace. Service was very good, the Moldavian specialties were delicious, and the place had charm. The bill was very reasonable

Thank Connector_2012
Katwijk, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A fun night out with very good muscisians. This restaurant has Different Rooms with All a nice atmosphere. We ate in a room decorated with paintings of moldavian poets and authors. The food here was of very good quality and wines even beter. Had a nice 3 course meal together with liters of wine and the Bill was not even... More 

Thank leon s
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Saturday night, 8.30pm. We were the only two people in this cavernous restaurant. A man came in and played a balalaika-like instrument quite close to us which was a bit annoying as they were also piping music into the room at the same time. It ended up being quite expensive as one of the main dishes was priced by weight,... More 

Thank Guy R
Amman, Jordan
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261 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This street is just full of good eateries, but Vatra Neamului was excellent in its own right. The food was great, live music set the mood (who doesn't like accordions playing a Moldovan version of "My Way"?), and attentive service. Honestly, we were surprised at how good the cabbage was. Filled with pork!

1 Thank Nicole B
Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very good food, national moldavian, great selection, but the proceas as for Chisinau quite high. Diner for two, with a bottle of wine over 1200MLD.

Thank Robert S
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337 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner here. Quaint, old style decor with wood panelling etc. Staff in local country dress pleasant and helpful. Recommended a lamb chop which was an unusual (for me) cut from shoulder. Very tender, very nice. Good range of wines including Purcari but expect to pay double what you would in a shop. I would go again but... More 

Thank 165854
Truro, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Part of large group who turned up without reservation and the restaurant coped well. I had steak with apricots which was excellent. Food for some of my colleagues took a bit of time, but the waiting staff apologised and were good. Music was nice touch - not overbearing and gave a taste of local culture. Would eat here again!

Thank stattotim
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant in downtown Chisinau. The atmosphere is very nice and definitely traditional. The food is good but it is a little disappointing from a value-for-money perspective. If you like Eastern European cuisine you should definitely go for the beans soup, pumpkin cream soup and Moldavian cheese pie. The homemade lemonade is excellent. It is however a pricey restaurant... More 

Thank Leonard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Romanian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20b Puskin Street, Chisinau, Moldova
  • Location: Europe  >  Moldova  >  Chisinau District  >  Chisinau
  • Phone Number: 22 68 39

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