I needed a break and wanted a salmon salat and it seemed that a lot of Romanian people were sitting here so i tried it.
The salat was good think the cheese was a little bit to much..
insalata con salmone 28 lei
plain water apa plata 6 lei
fresh orange juice 12 lei.
Looking for an italian restaurant in Bucharest? Can't miss Trattoria Verdi. It's the place where I eat for more than 7 years.
Pizza, pasta, meat and all other italian recipes in the menu plus a wine variety. Say no more, just order your favorite.
Favorite Dish: Spaghetti Maestro Verdi - pasta with shrimps and some (some more) garlic
We stopped by Angel's for lunch one afternoon before going to the Peasant Museum. We didn't know how far it was from the Piata, it turned out it was a good distance from the Piata on Strada Paris but it was a lovely walk through an older residential area with old mansions and embassies.
Favorite Dish: We tried, what else, the pizza here. It was not the best we tried in Romania but it was good. The menu was extensive with lots of options for pasta, meat, seafood and salads.
I loved the atmosphere at this restaurant, it was perhaps the nicest place we dined at in Romania. There was a lovely terrace with umbrellas for shade which is where we sat since it was a lovely afternoon.
It was also the most expensive place we tried, bottled water was 55,000 lei ($2 US), most of the people at surrounding tables were drinking fancy mixed drinks which I can't even imagine the cost of.
I ate at Istria 3 times now, various fish dishes. They are delicious. It seems that the owner brings the fresh fish directly from italy and greece several times per week. The interiors are nice, you can see they invested a lot of money in it. The location is good, they do have a small parking lot for about 10 cars in the back of the restaurant.
The prices are medium-high, but once per month is a treat u deserve.
Favorite Dish: clamps with wine souce
The food is really tasty and fresh (they even use fresh pastas), great beef and a really great wine selection. The atmosphere is casual but the service is top notch and very friendly. Good music played at a volume which permits conversation and soft lighting. Their lunch specials offer amazing value. It's a real little gem of a place.
Favorite Dish: They do a warm Asian salad which has beef fillet, peppers etc in an Asian type sauce on a bed of rocket. It's gorgeous. Their chocolate "Peccato della Golla" is out of this world.
Trattoria Il Calcio (very popular throughout the week, so booking recommended!)
Very funky looking from outside, located in a small square with several eateries. Calcio means football in Italian, so plenty of memorabilia displayed in the place :-)
I've actually walked to here from Cismigui Park.. pleasant walk taking in commercial boutiques, etc on the way.
Great food, btw ;-)
Favorite Dish: Antipasto, and salmon dish
All patrons in here look happy & content with the tasty fares. Good service too.
Angel's Restaurant has an italian specific and a diversified menu, begining with the 38 kinds of pizza, cakes, ice-cream, and also a fine selection of wines, beer and cocktails.
Angel's Restaurant organises business dinners and suppers, birthdays and many other important events.
Favorite Dish: Ceaser Saqlad
Trattoria "Il Calcio" is another very popular restaurant among both tourists and locals. Usually you need reservation to be able to have lunch/dinner in this lively restaurant. It's a bit noisy- but that's how Latins are. Other wise, you'll roll your eyes from wall to wall, most likely recognizing some legends in calcio's (Italian for football) history.
The food is delicious so youu'll overlook the fact that tables are set quite closely next together.
From soups to pasta and spaghetti, I guarantee a MAMA MIAAAA! shout after u eat. ;)
- this restaurant is one in a chain of 7 opened in Bucharest and the Black Sea coast-
Favorite Dish: Penne Siciliane al Forno- penne, chicken,mushrooms, Italian Bacon, rose sauce
Il Calcio is a chain of restaurants in Bucharest. The owner had the great idea of making this highly popular italian cuisine restaurants after working as a chef in Italy. The thing is that the food is absolutely fantastic. I went to Italy in 2005 and came not impressed about the food in Rome, hungry to eat something tasty at Il Calcio in Bucharest. Il Calcio means football (soccer) in Italian, so the owner is also friend with the world of football, managers and players. All locations are full and you definitely will need a reservation if you want to have lunch, dinner, at any day of the week, not just in the weekend. There are some locations not exactly in the downtown which are less crowded, but Amzei and Herastrau are the most popular.
On March 4th 2007 we had a Bucharest VT meeting here! :)
Favorite Dish: My favourites are: Antipasto Il Calcio - with grilled vegetables, salted fish and other stuff, Pizza Capriciossa, Insalata Italiana, Tagliatele con salmone e caviar
"Casa Veche" - meaning "The Old House" is a restaurant which can be listed as italian cuisine, because it's main dishes are pizza's and pasta.
I used to recommend this restaurant as the best pizza place in town. That was a couple of years ago, now the place is less popular, being overtaken by other restaurants. This one used to have best pizzaioli (guys making pizza), which threw the pizza up to the ceiling for show. I guess now they went to other italian restaurants like Il Calcio and other "trattorias".
Dining here you have the impression to stay in a high class trattoria of Florence or Siena. The food as well the ambience is made in accordance of one of the best cuisines in Italy, the Tuscany one.
Considering that the restaurant is located in the best area of Bucharest, surrounded by green alleys and the location is an old reconstructed villa, the ambience is really great.
Favorite Dish: Orata al sale, a typical Italian way to cook fish, has the peculiarity to be backed in the oven completely covered with salt, forming a compact crispy envelope keeping inside all the taste of the fish. The waiter is breaking the salt in your presence and despite of the expectations the fish in not salty at all, taste fantastic.
From the moment you step in, you have the feeling that you entered a totally different world. You have no idea what is hiding behind the doors you see. The left door, for example, gives to a very impressive wine collection. Everything takes you back in time. The setting, the Italian music played in a whispered tone. Only the plasma TV might remind you that you live in 2006
If you want more intimacy you can go upstairs in the restaurant were some other surprises are waiting for you. The tableware, for example, is exclusive Versace (elegant red, precious gold, black – all this colors create the atmosphere of ancient timens thought to have disappeared).
Favorite Dish: I shall limit to enumerate only a couple of dishes Petto d’anatra su Rucola con pera al Porto, Vitello tonnato, Lamache alla “Garibaldi”, Carpaccio misto di pescce, Cozze al pomodoro o vino bianco, Insalta d’astaco con asparagi Verdi, Insalata mediterranea, Insalata mari e monti, Stracciatella alla romana, Zuppa Pavese, Crospalla al gorgonzola, Lassagne al forno, Spaghetti, Pasta, Risotto, Scampi alla griglia, Brazino, Rombo, Aragosta.
Apparently this place was once the place to get pizza, I found it was satisfying but not great. Writeups in guide books and In Your Pocket complained of slow service which we did not encounter, perhaps because there were only 2 or 3 tables filled.
Favorite Dish: I don't like too many toppings on my pizza so I just ordered one with salami. The toppings were not generous on my pizza but it tasted fine.
David ordered something recommended by the waitress that had what looked like every topping that they offered including ham, corn, onions, olives and marscapone cheese. He enjoyed it, said the marscapone cheese gave it an interesting flavor.
This is a good italian-style restaurant with reasonable prices. It's located inside the Marriott Grand Hotel on the first floor.
There are also a few other restaurants in the hotel, but I've only been to the one called Cucina and to the "Champions Sports Bar" (the name says it all).
Favorite Dish: Hand made lemon gnocci with ham&cheese sauce and truffles.
And this is the italian salad (Insalata Italiana). Not very heavy, enough to get you over the lunch.