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Osteria Pantagruel

#35 of 1,093 Restaurants in Kiev
#45 of 1,169 Places to Eat in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Very good
  • 19
  • 11
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very relaxed ambience

A relaxed ambience and robust quality on all aspects of a no-frills-dinner with friends and colleagues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jonkoping, Sweden
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really don't understand how this place could take 4+ stars. Have all those people who rate it with five starts ever eat anywhere else? I don't understand how could cook spoil salmon that way that it looks and tastes like an overcooked chicken and the griledl salmon is over-salted like a snack for beer. I have only one explanation: they... More 

Thank Gennadii B
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this review

Dear Gennadii B, Thank you for your message. We sincerely appreciate all kind of judgments – they help us to do our job better. First of all let us apologize for spoilt dinner – we are strictly responsible for the quality of meal we serve. And we are really concerned and worried about the trouble you’ve described, that’s why we... More 

Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relaxed ambience and robust quality on all aspects of a no-frills-dinner with friends and colleagues.

Thank HansLundbergMxc
London, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Widely lauded by most I asked as the cool down town place for a great Italian meal, I though it no better than average. Small portions and an unexciting menu, yes, Italian to a point, but doesn't seem to live up to its billing.... Great location next to the Golden Gate and the lucky cat statue for people watching and... More 

1 Thank Lieutenant_Feraud
Zurich, Switzerland
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

It used to be the best Italian food. I still remember their outstanding carpaccio, pasta and tiramisu. This time was very disappointing - small portions and lack of flavor, staff wasn't nice.

1 Thank Elena S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

very good Italian restaurant, staff is attentive and majority speaks English. Prices are decent and wine selection is quite good.

Thank Juan M
Kiev, Ukraine
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Many-many years ago, when just started, Pantagruel stood out for quality of food. In today's Kiev this does not give any significant advantage, but neither service nor choice of meals in Pantagruel progress to offer new experience for a tourist. We had two types of tuna, roastbeef and ravioli. For drinks we took lemonade. Out of these I can recommend... More 

1 Thank Ed D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Okay, this is my favorite Italian restaurant in Kiev and I have been going to Ukraine for many years. This place has great bread, food, atmosphere, etc... I did see a guy on a date with - - - a guy in a dress the last time I went there. No joke! I was not sure and then they started... More 

Thank Mike G
Warsaw, Poland
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392 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of my favourites in Kyiv and return on each occasion that I happen to be there. This time had the grilled tuna and prepared perfectly. Outdoor seating in the summer is most enjoyable.

Thank Beata M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Food is very tasty as always and their teracce is lovely in summer. Prices are good value to the quality of the food you get. I have my special favorites here. Last time I was here in July I was a bit disappoited by the service. I didnt feel welcome and it is not good feeling when you want to... More 

Thank Ahk1406
Brussels, Belgium
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had dinner at this place two times in a row. Both times I had a superb "carbonara". Being Italian, I can guarantee that it's absolutely authentic and tastes extremely good. I also very much appreciated that, as soon as we sat down, we were served complimentary bread, just like we use in Italy. Book your table in advance if... 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 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?