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“Second time here - excellent homemade pasta”
Review of Osteria Pantagruel

Osteria Pantagruel
Ranked #88 of 2,138 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$36
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Good, fresh italian cold cuts and cheeses, excellent fresh pasta, good service. At least one of the waitstaff speaks good english. Busy on a Saturday night - you might want to make a reservation or go early.

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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Food is very tasty but women- waiter been interested too much for my man )) I dislike it
Im sure that behaviour of waiters is wrong and not nice

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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

It was my first time in this restaurant. We choose it based on reviews from Tripadvisor. The food was great and beef tasty. It's said to be the best Italian restaurant in Kiev. I can't say it is but I liked it very much. The combination of food quality and nice prices are a winner)

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

I’ve been visiting Pantagruel constantly for more than ten years and I consider it to be the best Italian restaurant in Kiev. This place combines several unique features: authentic Italian cuisine, cooked by Chef Konstantino Passalacqua , who is a native Ligurian; outstanding wine list with reasonable prices; warm and democratic ambience; prompt and professional service with convenient location in a historical part of the city near Golden Gates.

Every one-to-two months Pantagruel holds a “wine festival”, which gives clients an opportunity to taste rare or matured wines from different regions of Italy by the glass and enjoy new special menu from Chef. I would say that these wine festivals have extended my understanding of Italian wine culture significantly.

We can see that the staff of this restaurant has remained almost the same for many years. Regular guests are pleased when they are served by middle aged waiters, who know their tastes and preferences and not by part-time students.

You can pick wine according to your preference regardless of your experience. Highly professional sommelier Sergey will always help you to make a choice according to you taste, wallet and mood. Wide selection of traditional Italian digestives will aid your stomach to finalize the dinner easily.

We have traveled a lot across different regions of Italy and have had opportunities to compare there local cuisine with the Italian food that is served in Kiev. I’m confident that typical antipasti ( vitelo tonnato and warm goat cheese tart are my favorites), also the variety of homemade pasta, beef, tuna fish fillet, seasonal sorbets and other courses which are offered in Pantagruel are absolutely competitive to the best restaurants in Italy.

I would recommend visiting Osteria Pantagruel to everyone who wishes to taste authentic Italian cuisine and enjoy a great Italian wine.

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1  Thank Sergey G
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Fantastic, Brilliant restaurant with very good quality of food, good service and reasonnable prices, I recommende!!,

1  Thank Jean-Jacques J
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