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“A great find and strongly recommend the vodka selection on the first page of the drinks menu..and the honey beer is very very go” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karelskaya Gornitsa

Karelskaya Gornitsa
Fridrikha Engelsa St., 13, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia
7-8142-785300
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Ranked #1 of 160 Restaurants in Petrozavodsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“A great find and strongly recommend the vodka selection on the first page of the drinks menu..and the honey beer is very very go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Considering the relative dereliction that exists in this part of Russia it's a Great find, great food delivered in a lovely fashion...try the vodka selection on the front page of the drinks menu..may all your dreams be happy ones!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Local Finnish and Karelian restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Nice interior, very expensive price-list and very lazy service! Not worth to visit. Good food, but without extremely special local dishes (except local liquors). If you have an hour a a half waiting for a simple roast-beef - you are welcome!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice local cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

During our holiday we visited this restaurant first with friends that live in Petrozavodsk. We liked it so much that we went there a second time.

The interior of the restaurant looks like the inside of a wooden hut, which gives a very cosy atmosphere. The personnel is also very friendly. Ask for the English menu if you don't speak Russian.

The cuisine is local Karelian cuisine, which means plenty of fish, and meat, mushrooms and berries from the forests.

As a starter, try the Karelian pies (I think it was called karjalanpiirakka) which is dough filled with something that tastes like mashed potatoes.
Try the Honey Kvas to drink with your meal.
As a main dish, try the fish in salty crust, stew of bear (very strong meat) or stew of elk.

Both times, the waitress had to tell us that our first choice was not available anymore. This is probably because their dishes are made with fresh ingredients.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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