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“Traditional Lithuanian dishes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aula

Aula
Pilies Street 11, Vilnius 01123, Lithuania
(8-5) 2687173
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Ranked #215 of 419 Restaurants in Vilnius
Cuisines: Healthy, Eastern European
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The restaurant „Aula“is located in the vaulted mediaeval premises of Vilnius University, in the heart of the Vilnius old town, Pilies street, between the Cathedral and the town hall. We have made an attempt to preserve the traditions of old Lithuanian kitchen considering contemporary taste. As Lithuanians are proud of their traditional kitchen and beer, we provide a rich assortment of “Švyturys’ beer. All dishes in AULA are prepared only from fresh food; moreover, a cook can start preparing the meal only when a customer makes an order. If a customer prefers something special or cannot find what he wants in the menu, we can arrange an individual menu for him, however an individual order should be made a day before. A new-look menu of the restaurant “AULA“ continues old restaurant traditions formed since 1998 – an exclusive attention to the quality of products and freshness – new combinations of food products and forms of their representation are offered as well. The emblem of “Švyturys“ embassy guarantees that in restaurant “AULA“ there is always a great offer of qualitative food, its special presentation and healthy food. The main task of the embassy – to propagate a cultivate consumption of beer, to promote the understanding about good food, combination of beer with meals. On purpose of justifying the name of “Švyturys embassy“, most meals are offered with beer sauces, beer caramel or beer marinate used in their production. In the beer restaurant AULA a comfortable space for a small company can be found to have a business dinner. To have a good time when waiting for your order you are provided with a chance to enjoy the books on the shelves. During summer time a terrace in Pilies street and historical yard of Vilnius university is open for you. Furhermore, the summer terrase in Pilies street is available as well. All restaurant halls and gardens also have big TV sets or projectors were all live sport translations are shown. In the cellar of the restaurant you will find two cellar halls. The VIP hall is designed for 10-15 people company that prefers intimate atmosphere for a nice evening. The VIP hall is provided with modern video and sound equipment. The cellar hall is usually used for bigger entertainments because here there is enough room not only to sit at the table but also to dance. Henceforth restaurant „AULA“ will be adorable place not only for food, but also for music gourmets. In the cellar of the restaurant is located live music club “AULA Blues club”. Three music styles (jazz, blues and rock) are united in „AULA Blues club“. This project designed for people who like live music or want to relax in democratic atmosphere. Most of the concerts in "AULA Blues club" are for free.
Bayern, Germany
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“Traditional Lithuanian dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

If you're open for Lithuanian food , you cannot go wrong with the "Aula"!

Plenty of different traditional dishes, a good variety of national beers & also some mixed starters to tryout everything at once.

Prices are very reasonable - we had lunch (2 Persons) including mixed starters plates, main dish and a couple of drinks for 70 Litas (20€ / 26$) - seems fair to me.
Service was really kind & answered all of our questions very patiently.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Aula serves the full range of beers from the Svyturys brewery which is the oldest operating brewery in Lithuania, established back in 1784. The choice includes the wonderful unfiltered version which has much more taste. If you want to try the full range, they have a sampler option.

I found the food was great and the front of the restaurant is a perfect spot for watching the world go by on Pilies Street.

Live music at the weekends.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant along Pilies Street!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We really love this restaurant. Real and authentic food, honest prices and great prices. Serivice is also one of the best around. Lovely atmosphere given the old cavernous walls and halls. In summer they have a very cosy yard to hang out. Try the 'rolling pin' for a taste of traditional liquers... PREPARE to get a little HIGH! But its a really great place to hang out after walking around old town. I really recommend the cheesy bread sticks. The baltas beer and any of the potato dishes... My favorite is the potato pancake with mushroom and ham.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin/Bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Cheap but poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We ordered cold beet soup, after having enjoyed that dish the day before at another restaurant. Time passed, we watched the Lithuanian pentathlon lady win Olympic gold, and no beet soup. Finally my wife went after it. They had plain and simply forgotten us. The beet soup was not worth the wait, and the other things we ordered, potato pancakes and stuffed dumplings, cam in due time and were mediocre at best. The atmosphere was cozy and sort of studenty which I usually like, but that didn't make up for the low quality of the cuisine.

Visited August 2012
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Vilnius
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“dodgy soup”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

watery soup, just just warm ribs in it. felt like ribs came from the freezer, throu microwave into some leftover stock. thank you very much. bye.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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