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5, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 (812) 314-2681
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Ranked #3,417 of 7,930 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
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Victoria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Kalinka Malinka Restaurant (named after a fairy tale) looks non-descript from the outside, but when we went for lunch [Caviar at a very good price(for caviar), Pelmini & Soup] we were charmed by the log-cabin decor and the service was very nice: even to the point of the waiter telling us not to eat dark bread with the caviar,... More

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Holbrook, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A group us from my tour group were looking for a traditional Russian restaurant in the downtown area of St. Petersburg and we came upon this place which was also recommended by our tour guide. I know many reviews indicate that this was a tourist trap and that it was expensive. Honestly, those people probably were eating at fast food... More

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Boston
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our guidebook raved about this restaurant, but after visiting here, we refused to eat at any other places recommended by that book. The food wasn't terrible, but it was expensive. The duo singing Russian folk songs were pretty good, but it felt awkward. Strangely one of the biggest problems with this place is that it was empty. During the time... More

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This was the most expensive restaurant and the worst food that I had during my 10-day trip to SP. Also exceptionally unfriendly waiter. Nothing to recommend this place.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Went there with my two teenagers following a recommendation on a paper guide of St Petersburg. The food is at best average, the service very slow and the prices quite steep.

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colorado springs
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Several of us were on a guided tour while in St. Petersburg. We were dropped off at a busy square near the Nevsky Prospect and give 1 hour for lunch. The restaurant was styled to look like an Russian farm house. The food was good--a pork steak with a side of potatoes and slaw, but it did take a while... More

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Haifa, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The only good thing I can say about this place is that the waiter talked english. On the other side prices are very high, the service is very slow and the food is not very tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The soups were OK but my chicken Kiev was ready-made, frozen then micorwaved and deep fried – not exactly the expected authentic food I was after…and definitely not worth the almost £20 price. There are plenty of good restaurants in St Pete. Best to avoid this one!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Close to Nevsky Prospect and with Russian food the restaurant charges far to much compared ta similar restaurants. I can´t recommend it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

This place may have once been great, but it's in several guidebooks and is skating. Its Russian specialties are sloppily executed and twice as expensive as at other places. The staff seems tired. No one there but tourists.

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Additional Information about Kalinka-Malinka

Address: 5, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia
Phone Number: +7 (812) 314-2681
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg

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