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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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Bucharest, Romania
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Looshk
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank gil2281989
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Maaaarcus
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it a lot. Loved the place and the preferences. The stuff was very attentive. We had "pui la ciaun" that was exelent and the Romanian kabab was wonderful

Thank Hagar S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is nice as a tourist attraction, located in a central area, a walking distance from two parks. The menu is in english, and has a large variety of traditional romanian food, the service is warm and welcoming. The food is pretty good, but not jaw dropping. If you are in a rush, let them know ahead of time,... More 

Thank Tami H
Tel Aviv
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are not in a hurry or would like to conduct a business meeting ... Vatra is perfect with a nice menu of local Romanian dishes. On summer avoid the inner court which could be extremly humid especially when the staff open the top water sparyers.

Thank Moty G
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The place is very nice, the services in average, the food quality is in between. they have some very good dishes but also some poor dishes in terms of taste and quality. I've ordered a traditional fried chicken, I've got it swimming in fat...

Thank sailormanBucharest
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

These were the hardest lamb chops that I have tried in my life. Bucharest has a lot of better other restaurants (by far); do not waste your money. The Vatra dessert tasted like old like it was for a long time in the freezer. I don't recommend this restaurant and will not ever come back again.

Thank sjmr2712

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?