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Osteria Pantagruel

Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
+380 44 278 8142
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“homemade pasta” (11 reviews)
“bone marrow” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here for the late dinner in July and got a comfortable time to spend. All the ladies were kind and smiling for the services and quick serve of dishes. Perhaps, it’s a little bit expensive in the market, but valuable for that costs....More

Thank Hattori S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the place again with friends from the old times when this was one of the only decent restaurants in town. Even though we were eight people, they found us a table outside. Good food, good service. Love coming back!

Thank Beata M
Дарья Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for review! We`ll be glad to see you and company again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner in this Osteria in the center. We ate a starter with vitello tonnato and a fresh spinats salat with mushroom and beans. Then we had a good lasagna and a delicious beef steak. The service was friendly and professional.

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Great location with a good menu. Only had drinks as service was poor and a little arrogant. Menu looked pricey for what the place is and others aroundMore

Thank Peter W
Дарья Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello, Peter! This is an annoying misunderstanding, that the service in Pantagruel wasn`t good enough. We're sorry, and we will pay more attention to this! Hope to see you again, and that you will try our dishes, cooked by the Ligurian chef - Сostantino Passalacqua....More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Ate here of an evening, had the gnocchi - they also give you delicious bread with olive oil to start which was fresh and lovely. Gnocchi portion was a little small and came naturally in a giant bowl but it was delicious all the same....More

Thank AdamDalgliesh
Дарья Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you in Pantagruel again!

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our first dinner in Kiev was a great treat. The restaurant is named after a Rabelais character Pantagruel and on the sign, Pantagruel is holding a beer mug. Well, the place is neither french nor a beer restaurant. The design is a bit naive and...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Rabbit and wine was good. But the truffle and carbonara didn't taste fresh. It was really expensive for Kiev, but still cheap considering prices in more developed countries. Service was good, but not excellent! Nice once but wont try it twice.More

Thank Gurra H
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Gurry H, Sorry to know the visit to Pantagruel hasn't impressed you enough to come back. I assure you that carbonara is far easier to make fresh than otherwise and we use the best guanciale you can find anywhere. Perhaps you are more used...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This is my tried and tested restaurant next to Golden Gate area for many years. I have already forgotten when I started going here and cannot recall a single time when I was disappointed. Food is excellent, all the dishes that I have tried here....More

Thank SergiyTraveller
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

For three years this is my favourite business lunch place. Truly excellent cuisine in an unpretentious setting. For me: absolutely top.

1  Thank Alfarcheo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent service, good but not outstanding pasta, central location. World class antipasto, especially veal and vegetable dishes. Main dish that followed was fine but unexceptional -- black pasta with calamari.

Thank Charles B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 278 8142
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An authentic Italian osteria with traditional fare, home-made pasta and an extensive list of Italian wines
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