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“Went twice!”
Review of Zemaiciai - CLOSED

Zemaiciai
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Burlington, Vermont
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Went twice!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Originally went here for our first dinner in Vilnius because of the recomendation of our very helpful porter at Mabre. Easy to find, great atmosphere in the cellar, very good food, great service and an excellent value. Actually returned for our last dinner in Vilnius. Try the duck, it was outstanding! Would definately return.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank chargers22
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English first
Washington, DC
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252 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Hmmm Lithuanian food”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Probably representative and good, I guess cepellanii just aren't my thing. The meat jelly (head cheese for the US) was pretty good. Reasonably priced, nice environment.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank mot29
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Columbia, Missouri
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381 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
“Real Deal. Informal and very Tasty.”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Vilnius is growing up as a city, and the restaurant scene is growing up right with it. The top notch places are now Italian, French, European, etc. That is understandable for the locals, but for the visitors - they get plenty of that elsewhere. They would like to try something they can't get at home. For that you will find several places. Unfortunately many are very much tourist oriented with watered down menus and raised prices. Zemaichai avoids those compromises. The food is very much real and the prices are an excellent value. Sorrel soup is excellent, Zeppelins are delicious, jellied meat appetizer is unique and very well done. Make sure you try some Kvas - a beer like non alcoholic beverage which is the local version of root beer. Grilled meat is first rate. The place is a bit hard to find as it is down a little courtyard entrance and the sign above is not very pronounced. Don't miss this experience while in Vilnius.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank onepoet
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Cepellnai in town”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Love the cosy atmosphere, its been the 3rd visit. Probably one of the best cepellai's in town. and the old 'dungeon' kind of atmosphere justs adds into the old town flavor... was told it was a war shelter during the world war and cold war days...

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank octane69
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Quincy, Illinois
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260 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good choice for authentic Lithuanian food”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

In Old Town Vilinius. I stopped here on a nice summer night & sat outside. The main seating area is in a basement. I tried something off the traditional Lithuanian dishes & the waitress let me split the portion into 2 so I could try 2 different items. Instead of getting 2 servings of Zeppelins with meat
I got 1 & another pancake from Kedainiai. Both of these are meat stuffed potato pancakes but the Zeppelin is boiled while the Kedainiai is pan fried. If you get the regular Zeppelins be prepared to be stuffed! The menu is large & in several languages (English). Service was prompt & prices reasonable.

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1 Thank John S
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