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Osteria Pantagruel

#23 of 957 Restaurants in Kiev
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Lysenko St., 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01134, Ukraine
38 044 278 81 42
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, reasonable prices

Pantagruel is an Italian restaurant in the city center, across the street from the historical site Golden gate. I could not see a restaurant sign outside (!) but my friend new its location. The decor is Country style, humble. The place is fairly small and on weekends I suspect reservations are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
John J
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Nicosia, Cyprus
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nicosia, Cyprus
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pantagruel is an Italian restaurant in the city center, across the street from the historical site Golden gate. I could not see a restaurant sign outside (!) but my friend new its location. The decor is Country style, humble. The place is fairly small and on weekends I suspect reservations are needed. I barely noticed the very low jazz music... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After spending three years in Kyiv I have finally decided that Pantagruel is my favorite restaurant. The food is always amazing, the service is above average for Ukraine, and the prices are about mid-range for a nice place like this. The atmosphere is cozy in the winter but great in the summer. In the summer they open the outside seating... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been to restaurant many times, and the food is indeed as good or even better than the reviews. The wine list is fantastic and decently priced. It's a classic. Pasta with rabbit is my favorite.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Enjoyed a genuinely pleasant meal here with clients on a business trip. Quiet and informal atmosphere with friendly and efficient service. Had an excellent Tuna steak, grilled perfectly and served with a lovely salad. Great choice of wines available. Enjoyed the Tiramisu desert very much. Location is perfect for a visit to the city and many of the patrons appeared... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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Kiev, Ukraine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 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... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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

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Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What an incredible place. The atmosphere is cozy, warm, well-designed, and yet non-pretentious. My friend and I ordered a shrimp skillet and a baked mozzarella for starters, followed by curried shrimp pasta and grilled sea bass. Everything was exceptionally good. The somelier was knowledgeable and suggested us wine from a different region we originally wanted to go for - but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lysenko St., 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01134, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: 38 044 278 81 42

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?