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Vatra Neamului

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$$ - $$$
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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Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal in the traditional Romanian dinner. The portions were a good size. The had a live band that played at the perfect volume to hear the music while not disrupting conversation.

Thank David O
Lehigh Valley, PA
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, good wine, good service, good lication and great music at a very affordable price. What more do you want?

Thank MGStickler
Lisbon, Portugal
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved all the dishes that we ordered, that the friendly waiter suggested. Even if the prices are higher that most of the restaurants, it's still accessible for who's used to other european cities. If I'll come back to Chisinau, I will come back, definitely.

Thank Isabel M
Iasi, Romania
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289 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a little expensive compared to other restaurants in Chisinau, but the food and atmosphere are unique. If you are a tourist and you want to taste the local products, than this is the best place in R. Moldova.

1 Thank SakinTravel
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

A romanian / moldavian traditional cuisine is a must for those who came from abroad. Any kind of meal you choose has a lot of natural (bio/eco) flavours, since here you still find ancient agriculture. You must try a traditional soup, named zeama or bors (this one has a sour taste and it's delicious) Also you need to try cabbage... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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240 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a fantastic dining experience. Waiter Ruslan and manager Svetlana made this my best dinner during my visit to Chisinau. Wonderful old-world atmosphere, very welcoming staff. Live music played during dinner bu local group. Food was astonishingly good - tasty, plentiful, well-presented and satisfying. For a wonderful meal with outstanding service and ambiance, do not miss this place during your... More 

Thank Teachrman
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
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 

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?