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Biblioteka ul. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya 46, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia
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+7 831 433-69-34
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

My favorite is Hawaiian pizza, cheesy but need to wait for around 30minutes , expect to wait longer at peak hours.

Thank Ki W
Stockholm, Sweden
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We went to this place because it was so high up on Tripadvisor. I dont really know why it is so high up in ranking though. The food was nothing more than OK. Place was nice but needed some upgrades to make it better. Location central and good in Nizhny. Our waitress was very friendly and talked good english, super... More 

Thank Michelle N
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

I loved the library environment. The menu was very unique. I has a cheese soup and pork steak. The sauce was as close to an American barbeque sauce as I have tasted here in Russia. My friends had a salad another soup and a variety of entrees. The food was very good. The price was very reasonable. English menus No... More 

Thank Brent C
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The place was told to have good cuisine. Yes menu is not too wide to prove freshness of dishes. But focus on pasta and pizza looks a bit contradictory to reputation of popular 'gourmet' place. Pizza was good, ordinary good. Location is convenient if you are in city center. Restaurant interior is interesting enough to feel well being there. The... More 

Thank Evgeny_G_P
Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Encouraged by many positive reviews decided to go for early dinner. Generally quality of food was disappointing - I have tried gazpacho which was far away from soups I have tried before. Chicken was ok hit nothing special. Service - excellent, really trying their best. If you do not expect too much from food and don't want to pay a... More 

Thank GrgWrc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2016

That's a nice place indeed. It is located at the very center of Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street (which is a main touristic street of the city). We were here at 20:00 (reserved a table in advance, one hour before). There were some free tables at this time but not many of them, so reservation worth it if you are going to... More 

Thank Ilya S
Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

The menu is 'complex' to say the least. Many dishes are of Italian nature or so they sound. Heavy on the cheeses and sauces, the place is not for the faint of heart. However, if you are willing to forgo mains and stick to salads, you may find a satisfying simple salad on the menu. Service is average. There is... More 

Thank Trieffort
1 review
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Simple, decent food for a simple decent price. Nice balcony in summer, and very good service. The wine selection is not huge, but a perfectly good bottle of Pinot Grigio is actually one of the cheaper options. Good for a bit of lunch.

Thank Kristján S
Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Very popular place, I beleive the main reason is really low prices in here. Pizza was good enough. A bit overcrowded in the lunch and dinner-time.

Thank IKravtsova
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The waiters here are really friendly and spoke good English. The menu is quite amusing - they've added in a page at the start apologising that, due to the price of cheese in Russia now, they can no longer offer Parmesan for free! The food was good (pizza was better than the meat lasagne) but at 20% off on weekdays... More 

Thank Amycvc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Biblioteka ul. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya 46, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Volga District  >  Nizhny Novgorod Oblast  >  Nizhny Novgorod
  • Phone Number: +7 831 433-69-34

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?