From its minimal blue/yellow logo and name, I was expecting Sardin to be a fish restaurant with a Swedish touch. How wrong was I. This is (okay, challenge me) probably the best Italian food I’ve had in Bucharest. Designed by Corvin Cristian, the mastermind architect behind Paine și Vin, Moony, Boema and many more of Bucharest’s finest spots, Sardin is an invitation to revel in authentic and fresh mediterranean cooking at its best. The chef, Radu, who spent 18 years in Italy working with several starred chefs, is a freak for carefully-picked, seasonal ingredients. As we sometimes say in French, you can order with your eyes closed, you’ll be in for a treat. But you might as well keep them open, as Sardin is a feat for all senses. Highly recommended: the beef tartar, the salata de caracatița or any of the fresh pasta. Add to this an impressive wine list with over 100 Italian and Romanian picks to choose from, a sunbathed terrace and impeccable service -- and you get a killer fancy dining spot to enjoy on a date.
Bulevardul Mircea Vodă 39H, București 030167, Romania