You can say what you like about this place (and most people in Bucharest have some kind of opinion), but we think that of all the upmarket places on the shore of Herastrau lake, this remains just about the best; it is certainly a very nice place to spend the evening. The food is ristorante Italian with a twist (the duck breast with citrus fruits is our pick of the current menu) and outstandingly good, with enough fish dishes to make it appealing to sea food lovers. There's black truffle pizza too. Staff are good and the wine list a cracker. Prices astronomical but the crowd that eats here appears to like it that way.