10 Best Restaurants in Sighișoara

Sighisoara, Romania  | © Dennis Jarvis/ Flickr
Sighisoara, Romania | © Dennis Jarvis/ Flickr
Photo of Roxana Coman
20 December 2017

As Europe’s best preserved inhabited medieval citadel, Sighișoara is a must-visit destination in Romania. Its cobbled streets adorned with colourful houses, monumental gothic churches and still-standing medieval towers create a particular charm hard to find elsewhere. However, every great experience comes not only with scenic views, but also with amazing food. To make sure you try the best traditional food, we’ve prepared a list of the best restaurants in town.

Casa Georgius Krauss

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A classy location inside the walls of Sighișoara’s citadel, Casa Georgius Krauss is both a guesthouse and a restaurant. Its fully-flavoured traditional and international dishes, prepared by Chef Florin Mihalache, are a complete delight. Every dish is made with local ingredients, and a lot of care and attention to detail. Taste the chef’s signature dish, tender beef fillet served on a bed of spinach leaves and sweet cipollini, accompanied by a Romanian wine from the restaurant’s cellar. What makes this venue extra special is that it is a historic building that belonged to Sighișoara’s notary, Georgius Krauss.

Joseph T. Restaurant & Wine Bar

Restaurant with Rooms, Restaurant, Wine Bar, European, Romanian, Dessert
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Located inside the Central Park Hotel, Joseph T. Restaurant has an elegant location and a great atmosphere. This is a place where you can taste traditional Romanian dishes or fancy international meals, both served in large portions. It is also a perfect place if you want to enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner while listening to lovely music. On the menu you’ll find traditional bean soup served in a bread bowl, the delicious Tochitură Dacică, as well as veal entrecote or a pork chop with dijon sauce. For dessert, try the delicious papanași, and don’t forget to order a glass of one of their fabulous wines.

Gasthaus Alte Post Restaurant

Restaurant with Rooms, European, Romanian, Hungarian, $$$
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A mix of Saxon, Romanian and Hungarian cuisine, Gasthaus Alte Post Restaurant invites its guests to enjoy traditional food inside the restaurant, on a lovely patio terrace or in a wine cellar. All three dining settings are wonderful. Polenta with cheese and sour cream, sarmale (cabbage rolls with rice and meat), goulash, paprikash, mushroom spätzle and homemade desserts are served in generous portions. With a quiet and welcoming ambiance, Gasthaus Alte Post is an ideal place to try the local cuisine.

Casa cu Cerb

Restaurant with Rooms, European, Romanian, $$$

Right in the centre of the medieval citadel, Casa cu Cerb is a unique place to get some grub. Outside, a deer sculpted on the wall makes the location stand out from its colourful peers. The restaurant is great if you are in the mood for traditional dishes, but don’t want to wander too far from the main attractions. Some of the restaurant’s specialties are sarmale, papanași, pork stew with polenta and meatballs with sauce.

La Perla Restaurant

Restaurant, European, Romanian, Italian, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Next to the old walls of the city with a view over the main square, La Perla Restaurant boasts a friendly staff, great service and pleasant interior design. At La Perla you can try traditional beef or tripe soup, chicken goulash with polenta or pork knuckle with bean stew. They also serve great pizzas. While waiting for your food, don’t hesitate to admire the array of photos of the citadel hung around the restaurant.

Restaurant Hotel Sighișoara

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Just off the main square, Hotel Sighișoara awaits its guests in an old-fashioned building with a charming garden. In the summer, this garden is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic inside the citadel. At Hotel Sighișoara, the food and the wines alike are authentic and of a good quality. For vegetarians looking for a tasty meal, this is the place to eat. From rosemary and raisin wild rice to luscious grilled vegetables to onion soup, those who avoid meat will be satisfied here. For other dining preferences, the restaurants offers duck with cabbage and wild boar steak among other tasty options. For something sweet, try their toothsome apple pie. The food is plentiful and flavourful here.

Casa Ferdinand

Restaurant, European, Romanian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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If you like your authentic food served in heaping savoury portions, then take your meal at Casa Ferdinand. From breakfast to dinner, you can enjoy the cuisine of Transylvania in a pleasant ambiance with a medieval touch. If you are with your friends, order a traditional Romanian plate to share, so you can fully enjoy several local specialties. While most meals contain meat, vegetarians will also find a menu to their liking.

Medieval Cafe Restaurant

Cafe, Restaurant, European, Romanian, Dessert, Pastries, $$$
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At Medieval Cafe Restaurant you can enjoy your meal in a medieval wine cellar or outside, on a terrace, overlooking the Clock Tower. This venue is great if you want to take a quiet break from the touristy part of town, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. It serves marvellous papanași and pancakes, as well as a flavourful plum lichiu, a traditional cake. For something a little different like a smoked beer or to satisfy a sweet tooth, Medieval Cafe is a winner.

Vila Franka

Restaurant with Rooms, Hotel Restaurant, European, Romanian
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For a romantic dinner with an amazing view, Vila Franka is an ideal location. Located on a hill near the city, it offers beautiful panoramas over Sighișoara and serves delicious dishes like mushroom stew, ram stew, grilled sausages and more. You can enjoy an indoor or outdoor experience on the magnificent outdoor terrace. After your meal, you are welcome to take an after-dinner walk through Vila Franka’s lovely garden.

Restaurant Casa Vlad Dracul

Restaurant, European, Romanian, Dessert, $$$
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Inside the house where Vlad the Impaler was born, Restaurant Casa Vlad Dracul is indeed a destination tourists yearn to check off their bucket lists. While you might expect a tourist trap from all this fame, the restaurant serves a wide variety of satisfying dishes, mainly inspired by Romanian cuisine. You’ll find tomato soup with croutons, minced meat rolls, beef goulash and cabbage rolls with minced meat. Of course, Dracula’s Dinner is also available, but instead of a goblet of blood, guests can sample a plate of pork chops, chicken breasts, minced meat rolls, sausages, potatoes and pickles. For dessert, try the freshly baked pie or the papanași.

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