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Strada actor Brezoianu Ion N 19, Bucharest 010131, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
00:00 - 23:30
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there our first evening in Bucharest, and we were not disappointed. Located in a quiet side street just outside of the old city, so not a place you just stumble across. A various choice of food, both traditional Romanian and more international dishes. Everything tasted very good, and the waiter was very helpful in guiding us through the menu... More 

Thank KristiansundShanks
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you' re keen on Romanian traiditional food, Vatra is definitely the place to go in Bucharest. To put it simply, there is no better traditional restaurant in Bucharest. The food is awesome: the soups are delicious, the meat is very juicy and tasty and the pickles are fresh and full of flavour. However, do not walk out the door... More 

Thank Leonard L
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382 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading the reviews we decided to go there to eat while visiting Bucharest. We chose the stuffed mushrooms - correct. The rest was already weak, cabbage and polenta tasteless meat with rattles, unflavored, poorly cooked meat. The service friendly, but one goes to eat delicious - we was not to be. With drinks we paid 109 RON

Thank JPopiel
Stockholm, Sweden
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183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read about this place on Trip advisor and went for a dinner at my first night in town. I was on my own but didn't realize it would be seen as a problem. When I arrived I asked for a table and the waitress looked at me and asked, in a rather strange way, if it was only for... More 

Thank gelkr
Stuttgart, Germany
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I went to the Vatra on the recommendation of our hotel. It was our fourth "Romanian" restaurant and was the best. The staff were excellent and explained each dish to us and listened to what my 13 year old liked and found a dish she loved. My wife and I tried new dishes and had some... More 

Thank Nappen
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135 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special atmosphere .A good meal and delicate food in Romanian way. the food is very expensive but very tasty.

Thank Liviu L
North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome food, fresh and high quality traditional Romanian food. Service was very slow but friendly and professional; prices were reasonable and the food was wonderful.

Thank G_Belle20
Tel Aviv, Israel
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182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the only place we saw having on the menu "Romanian Caviar" - Icre (Carp roe whipped with oil) and eggplant salad. These two are of the corner stones of Romanian food, and we were disappointed that many restaurants discarded it from their menues. Both served with red onion, and both very very tasty. Next came Sour Meatball soup... More 

Thank gonjo
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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: Strada actor Brezoianu Ion 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?