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Vatra Neamului

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Eastern European, Romanian, European, Contemporary
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20b Puskin Street, Chisinau, Moldova
22 68 39
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Friday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:59
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Iasi, Romania
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289 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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1 Thank SakinTravel
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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235 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Teachrman
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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

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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 

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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 

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Thank Guy R
Amman, Jordan
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274 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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!

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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.

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Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Eastern European, Romanian, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:59
Thursday
12:00 - 23:59
Friday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?