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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Pantagruel

Osteria Pantagruel
Lysenko St., 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01134, Ukraine
38 044 278 81 42
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Ranked #23 of 969 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Kiev, Ukraine
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was there some long time ago, but still remember that I had a very tasty dinner there wiuth a bolltle of a great white wine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Not a restaurant. A blessing from God.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

10 years in Ukraine and i have to thank Pantagruel and his Genoan-born chef, Costantino Passalacqua for having cared of my stomach and mood in such a glorious way.
It is not by chance that Pantagruel is the n.1 restaurant in Ukraine. Everything is right, there.
Each week a new menu, a combination of regional Italian food perfectly cooked and served.
Fresh pasta, great meat and fish dishes, selected wine.
A summer terrace far from the traffic, among trees and flowers.
Gnocchi, coda alla vaccinara, carpaccio caldo, cannelloni...you name it and you get it.
Wine are of great choice, always at the right temperature.
If you are in Kiev and you don't try Pantagruel, it means that you wasted your time in vain.
Business is not all, in this life, pleasure is.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Guaranteed quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I know this place for more then a decade. I've eaten there so many times and I have never been disappointed.

Visited January 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good italian food in Kiev”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The restaurant design doesn't disclose what will come to your table following your order.
for me it was a very pleasant surprise to get in touch with fresh and tasty home made Italian food.
I tried the tuna carpaccio with salad and a great pappardelle in wild meet ( deer ) along a Ruffino red wine.
the place is small still comfortable and great for business and dates.
The prices go well with the serves.
A clear entry in my "come again" list.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I read a lot of great comments about this restaurant, but is not really so good.
The food is eatable, but i don't like people try to trick guest. In the menu is write HOME MADE PASTA but they serve you pasta BARILLA or what other brand is not home made you can see by penne or linguine are not home made, of course ravioli and tortellini are home made but the rest not.
And for sure all the pasta is good... but they have almost the same taste. Cream taste...
Could be better.
The beef filet is good.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Vincent V.

We are really sorry to know that we haven’t pleased with our dishes. But we can’t accept or

ignore your remark about pasta. Because we DO serve homemade pasta and it IS a key feature

of our cuisine, it IS our major strength. It also IS a passion of our Chef Costantino Passalacqua,

who is native Ligurian. The dough for our pasta mixed, kneaded and shaped in our kitchen. No

compromises about that. Absolutely.

Besides ravioli and tortellini (that you mentioned in your comment) we serve tagliatelle,

fettuccine, pappardelle, lasagnole, fagottini, etc. We do have few pasta dishes where we use dry

pasta (for instance, rigatoni), but they are placed in a separate chapter of the menu.

We believe it was very strange misunderstanding and we can't really comprehend it. To clear

things up we would like to invite you for a lunch or dinner so that you could meet our Chef

Costantino Passalacqua and see with your own eyes how we make pasta. If you would be willing to do

that, please, contact me directly so that I can arrange your visit.

Sincerely,
Alla Oshkukova
info@gusovsky.com.ua
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