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Timisoara has a wide range of excellent restaurants, many of which were established by members of the city's Italian expat community. Da Toni is our top choice, but for high-profile dining (and celebrity prices), head to Ristorante Al Duomo, Str. Paul Chinezu 2 (tel. 0256/43-7199), near the opera; the Italian chef has not only worked his way into the hearts of local diners, but also onto national television. Also worth a mention is Pozzo dei Desideri, Str. E. Gojdu 6 (tel. 0256/22-9170), owned by affable restaurateur Dana, who cooks a melt-in-the-mouth lamb. But if you want to be right near the action, head for Casa cu flori (House of Flowers), Str. Alba Iulia 1 (tel. 0256/43-5080; www.casacuflori.ro), an elegant restaurant serving Romanian specialties on the first floor of a house on the road linking Piata Victoriei with Piata Liberatii; the small terrace downstairs is ideal for watching the constant ebb of human traffic between these two popular spaces.

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