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Kuutri 1, Tartu, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+3727305444
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The legendary Volga Restaurant is situated in the old town of Tartu, in a...
The legendary Volga Restaurant is situated in the old town of Tartu, in a Classicist building constructed in 1783. The interior design of the restaurant rooms restored in 2007 follows the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 30s, when the place was a favourite café of high society. The room is embellished with bright decorations restored by artist Aren on the basis of old photographs, and a beautiful vitrage ceiling is high above the dance floor. The à la carte menu of Volga, called “From Athena to Volga”, is in harmony with the service and atmosphere and offers a memorable experience for each visitor. The rooms located on two levels can house up to 130 visitors.
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great find near Tartu University

this restaurant happened to be the first i found when i was ready for lunch. Although it didn't have many clients, it really ended up being better that i expected. I ordered blini with salmon roe and sour cream- both yummy and pleasing to the eye. Also had a pasta dish and that was good also, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2012
jeroma25
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Menlo Park, California
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  • Romantic
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Otepaa, Estonia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beautiful interior, but a little bit on the expensive side. You do not enter here with jeans and sneakers. The restaurant has old history and is beautifully restored.

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Menlo Park, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

this restaurant happened to be the first i found when i was ready for lunch. Although it didn't have many clients, it really ended up being better that i expected. I ordered blini with salmon roe and sour cream- both yummy and pleasing to the eye. Also had a pasta dish and that was good also, but not photo worthy.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

When we arrived, the Volga was jammed for a special event, but we were assured that we could be taken care of. We sat, worried, we ordered, we waited, we worried and wondered if we should skip out, but then food arrived. My husband's duck magret was one of the best he'd ever had. This is the first place in... More 

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Helsinki
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I ate at Volga with a friend. We had one of the house menus with three courses and wines for each course (about 24 euros per person, which is expensive in Tartu). The food was ok but not as nice as I would have expected as the restaurant looks very classy. The staff were polite but very young and the... More 

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Malmö
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This restaurant looks like a night-club from the 1930s with a dance floor and a small stage for a singer and a quartet, as one can see from films depicting that era. The service was correct with waitress in white gloves. Food was perfectly adequate but nothing sensational. The set lunch with three courses at 15 € is more than... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

It should be the nicest restaurant in town but it's just a big one with good location and long history. The quality of the food was very poor. Wouldn't go back there.

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Warsaw, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

This is a too big Volga Restoran for not so many guests in the Winter. All the dishes are prepared according to the guests recomendation

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Estonia, Europe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Had my birthday celebration there along with my friends, my second event to be held there, it's all nice classy and stylish. It would be unfair to leave out that the staff is very friendly and did it's very best to adjust to our needs. Not the cheapest place around, but it's worth it.

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Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Had a dinner with colleagues on a Wednesday night. The palce was almost empty, but the service was very good and the food gave excellent value for money. The blinis were delicious!

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Utrecht
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Based on earlier recommendations on Tripadvisor we headed to this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised, even though it was a quiet Monday night. We took their August menu which included three courses for 15 Euro per person. The restaurant has a downstairs section (which would normally be lively), and a more elegant upstairs section. The prices are the same. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kuutri 1, Tartu, Tartu 51007, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +3727305444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 27

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The legendary Volga Restaurant is situated in the old town of Tartu, in a Classicist building constructed in 1783. The interior design of the restaurant rooms restored in 2007 follows the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 30s, when the place was a favourite café of high society. The room is embellished with bright decorations restored by artist Aren on the basis of old photographs, and a beautiful vitrage ceiling is high above the dance floor. The à la carte menu of Volga, called “From Athena to Volga”, is in harmony with the service and atmosphere and offers a memorable experience for each visitor. The rooms located on two levels can house up to 130 visitors.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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