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Osteria Pantagruel

Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
+380 44 278 8142
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
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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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Although the staff are very friendly, this place is not any better than average. Being located in the very center and touristic hot spot of "Golden Gate" there seems to be no need for going extra miles.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I went to this restaurants because it had high grades here and on google but i was very dissappointed. maybe because i am not used to Ukraine food - but this should be an italian restaurant...not Ukraine restaurant. Anyway, i ordered tomato soup and then...More

Thank itamar b
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear itamar b. We are sorry you were disappointed with your experience at Pantagruel. Our food is strictly Italian and the chef is Ligurian. It seems that you ordered Pappa al Pomodoro. It is a traditional Tuscan soup and is very thick. Please see a...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner outside on the terrace. Nice and lively outdoor scene. The food was high quality and it came quickly. The service was very good and the price quality simply excellent, Recommend the home made pasta.

Thank robdogood
Reviewed 20 September 2017

only had a couple of drinks here as a pit stop, but staff were very friendly with excellent English given my Ukrainian is non existent. Did look at the menu and it sounded interesting, not sure about cured horse meat though..

Thank rmurray86
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear rmurray86, thank you for your positive review. However, you gave us three stars and, if it isn't a mistake, please let us know what we did wrong so we improve our service. Please contact info@gusovsky.com.ua

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had lunch here. The food was decent, however they operate a scam on the wine list. Over the course of a long lunch, I drank 4 glasses of wine, and my colleague drank 2. When the bill came they had charged me for 6,...More

1  Thank powderkegs
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Dear Powderkegs, We profoundly regret your spoilt lunch at Pantagruel. And we are much concerned with this situation and cannot neglect it as far as your scam charges are very serious. Here at Pantagruel we used to have three variants for serving wine by glass:...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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