February 02, 2016 Romania Europe

Grano: Positive Vibes... Delectable Italian Cuisine
Lunch Escape Casual Dining

Phone Number: +40 21 231 2386

Address: Strada Puțul lui Zamfir 40, București, Romania ( 10AM - 11PM)

Website: grano.ro

Price Range: 20-60 $


Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 9/10

Ambiance / Music: 7/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 28/30

Architecture / Interior: 9/10

Food presentation: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Value for money: 9/10

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I felt good the minute I walked into Grano. An Italian restaurant with an delicatessen shop, a cheese fridge, cakes and prepared lasagna with a selection of Italian specialties canned or bottled. Finally a smiling waitress, a smiling owner, classy music, a warm ambiance... I just felt good.


I was so happy the minute I passed the door. The place oozes with fresh vibes and despite the fact that it was 11:45am, I couldn't but stay for lunch.

A San Pellegrino, breadbasket, olive oil, balsamic vinegar... I was transported to Italy.

The idea of an Italian food shop in Bucharest was born in 2006, when Giulio and Giacomo convinced each other with a business plan written on the back of an envelope during a food fair in Italy that there was a great future for quality cuisine in Bucharest. In 2007, Giulio moved to Bucharest and one year later opened the first shop.

On the menu today is a selection of pasta of which I chose to have the penne ragou and spaghetti carbonara.


Let's eat:

  • Oh my God! That's the Carbonara I've wanted to enjoy since a long time. The richly insensible flavorful carbonara with notes of acidity, al dente cooked spaghetti with a creamy feel of those cooked egg yolks. With lightly chewy bacon and notes of saltiness staying around for long, this is really tasty. Bravo chef.
  • Penne ragou, a light firmness of those round penne, light red color, minced meat and tomato sauce, spices, light saltiness... I was flying over the rainbow with every bite.



  • Lemon meringue tart... I've rarely had something that good. A creamy meringue, a crunchy crust with lemon cream. A lovely piece of cake.
  • Cannoli rolled around cold pastry cream and covered with sugar. I never liked cannoli but this one made me change my mind.


I met the owner and congratulated him, he invited me into the kitchen, I saw the truth behind the success and I invite you to try it yourself.

After lunch I had a limoncello and not any limoncello but one made with milk and fresh cream, a limoncello that’s light in color, a strongman alcohol flavor, a smooth creaminess on the tongue, a rich lemon boost and a zesty after note.

Finally! Good food in Bucharest. Guys, thank you for existing.

Suitable For: Lunch Escape Casual Dining





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