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“Simply excellent, unpretentious”
Review of Osteria Pantagruel

Osteria Pantagruel
Ranked #46 of 2,327 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: An authentic Italian osteria with traditional fare, home-made pasta and an extensive list of Italian wines
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
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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.

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Thank Charles B
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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.

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Thank Peter B
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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 lasagna
the tomato soup was not a soup but some kind of dish with bread and tomato and all kind of things - i really couldn't eat it... and the other dish came full of oil - left it also on the plate...
i don't believe i will ever return there.
the prices are not so expensive.

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Thank itamar b
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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 link with descripion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pappa_al_pomodoro.
While taking the order the waiter should have let you know about the ingredients and texture of this dish. Obviously he or she has not done it. We sincerely apologize for this.
And as for lasagna - our chef cooks it in traditional Emilia-Romagna style, and there is no oil in it, only bechamel and bolognese sauses, and cheese. Each portion is cooked separately under the salamander griller and is served in the same dish, so the gravy does not drip out and stays in it.
We hope you will give us another chance and find your dish in our menu (surely we are able to please you), and we do better next time to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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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
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