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“Great food, not cheap!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Walter's

Walter's
Sofiyska 10, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
+380442797911
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Ranked #104 of 778 restaurants in Kiev
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food, not cheap!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The range is not between 8 and 31 euros... Unless you eat the cheapest and don drink :-) Anyway, we had a wonderful lunch there, the food is really good, all the dishes we had (2 pastas and 1 starter) that was 40 euros, plus 2 drinks..
Go for it if you can!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Kiev, Ukraine
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“Italian 'mama style' food - but terrible Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

To be fair I've to split the review in different sections:

General (three to four points):
Walters is located downtown, near Maidan. In the evening it's no problem to find a place to park your car - but daytime it's really difficult. The ambience is okay, a bit on the cold side, not really a place for a romantic dinner. If you're looking for a more posh place you should visit BIGOLI or STEFANO.

The Food (Four points):
I had the best Vitello Tonnato I ever had in Kiev, thin meat, enough and very creamy sauce. Just they could add more capers. The other starter we had (fried mozzarella) was okay, the gratinated macaroni very good - 'mama style' Italian kitchen. Also the desserts (Zuppa Inglese and a apple tart), very nice.

The Pizza (zero points):
TERRIBLE!!! The do have an electric oven - so the Pizza doesn't get the real wood flame taste (such as You get at Pizzeria NAPULE). Yes, the Pizza was thin, as it should be - but it had the feel and the taste of carton. If you want to eat Pizza, go to Pizzeria NAPULE.

The service (four points):
Nice, friendly - but we had to wait quite a while for the food while the tables around us were served faster.

Conclusion:
WALTER'S doesn't stand out. It's okay - but in no category it's 'the best'. So, if you want nice Italian food with a nice ambience, go to BIGOLI. If you want the best Pizza, go to NAPULE, if you want it 'posh', go to STEFANO's.

Would I visit again? No, why???

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Italian restaurant, just a bit too slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went last December to Walter's to have a taste of Italy and I've to say that the food it's generally good.
I liked the whole Sea bream fish cooked with herbs, the portion was big and tasty, the ravioli that my friend got it were normal portion but, as he said and shown, well prepared and tasty!
Unfortunately the service is really slow, I understand that sometime it takes time to prepare the food, but we felt as they forgot our order!
I've to mention the white wine, Italian bottle, was served with perfect temperature..not too cold and not warm..just perfect!!
We'll try again!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“4,5 is absolutely inadequate rating”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Poor cuisine, no signature Italian dishes, poor wine list, poor design and atmosphere, waiters does not train well. I was very surprised with very positive reviews by other guests after visiting this venue.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“The best Italian restaurant in Kiev!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The owner of the restaurant is an Italian guy :) Very good food ans excellent quality! Everything is done according to the Italian cuisine rules! I'm very precise for that so I can recommend. Huge choice of pasta and main dishes. Excellent service and attitude to the visitors. Pleasant home atmosphere. Good prices. A real deepening into Italian style! Perfect mushroom soup... Well, it's difficult to count everything... Really good place which is worse to be visited.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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