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Osteria Pantagruel

#24 of 931 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, French, Pasta
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Lysenko St., 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01134, Ukraine
38 044 278 81 42
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11:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    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
excellent food but ...

It is probably one of the best italian cuisine in Kiev. Cooking and service levels are very professional and consistent for many years. Affordable prices and intersting wine card, season offers and regions fests. But despite the presence of italian chef everything is too "industrial". What you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Niko_Kiev
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Kiev
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kiev
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is probably one of the best italian cuisine in Kiev. Cooking and service levels are very professional and consistent for many years. Affordable prices and intersting wine card, season offers and regions fests. But despite the presence of italian chef everything is too "industrial". What you shouldn't expect from this restaurant is the "spirit of Italy". You can hardly... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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295 reviews 295 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As part of my last week in kiev i visited my fave resto. Pantagruel keeps its spot as best italian ex aequo with Fiori. Tsgliattelle midollo e tartufo, fettucine acciughe e asparagi, sgroppino. @foodpasha

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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416 reviews 416 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went to this restaurant based on trip advisor recent reviews. Maybe I went on a bad night but my meal was below average (at best). Bruschetta was way over-oiled, in fact swimming in the stuff, and the pasta main course was only just passable, being bland and fairly taste-free. For what was basic Italian food, this is way over-priced... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very good vine list, with, I would say, democratic prices. Nice, polite people. Love their pasta. They offer cork fee.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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 - 46
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?