Top Choice Romanian in Bucharest

Caru’ cu Bere

Despite a decidedly tourist-leaning atmosphere, with peasant-girl hostesses and sporadic traditional song-and-dance numbers, Bucharest’s oldest beer house continues to draw in a strong local crowd. The colourful bel…
Romanian in Bucharest

Burebista Vanatoresc

This is a touristy, traditional grill restaurant, where the staff don 19th-century peasantwear and everything feels kind of forced. On the other hand, the food is very good and the terrace is a relaxing spot for a b…
Italian in Bucharest

Trattoria Il Calcio

This upscale local Italian chain is run by ‘Romania’s George Best’ (football legend Gino Iorgulescu), complete with framed Futbol journals from the 1960s on the walls. The food’s great, with hearty meals and good sa…
Indian in Bucharest


The best (and arguably the most authentic) Indian restaurant in the country. Excellent curries, spiced to order, along with the usual accoutrements of rice and bread. Good vegetarian selection.
Hungarian in Bucharest

St George

A festive and popular Hungarian restaurant on a lively strip in the Old Town. The cuisine on offer – stews and pork dishes – tends towards the heavy side, but you can wash it down with some very good wine. Dine on t…
International in Bucharest

Lente & Cafea

The tomatina, tomato soup served with croutons and yellow cheese, is a classic, but all the entrees are creative, filling and good value. We especially like the 'Anthos' main, which are strips of beef tenderloin fla…
Middle Eastern in Bucharest


This small Lebanese restaurant may lack a little something in presentation, but it makes up for this with great food, belly-dancing and water pipes. In a word: authentic.
Italian in Bucharest


Creative Italian cooking, with an inventive mix of pasta dishes and delicious salads. On weekends there are babysitters on hand and special kiddie shows, so that parents can take a break over diinner.
Bistro in Bucharest

Les Bourgeois

French bistro–styled place with a mouth-watering range of salads as well as chicken, fish and beef dishes. We opted for the lamb chops and were not disappointed. Eat on the terrace along a bustling corner of the Old…