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“*Update* Very disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Faro

Al Faro
Ranked #51 of 1,797 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“*Update* Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

I wrote an enthousiastic review some time ago, the pizza in still good, but lately, the service got incredibly slow and unpleasant. I used to go to this reastaurant quite often (twice a week, sometimes) and I have a fidelity card since the beginning. Right before the Euro 2012, they had the brilliant idea of raising the prices(they almost doubled them), some cocktails (sometimes really ill made ), just like Spritz, for instance are 70 hrivna each! ( 7 euros for an aperitive??? What are you nuts????)Lately, even with the place almost empty, it's very rare that you'd get a pizza in less than 40 minutes. Once we waited almost 30 minutes only for the menues ( the place was half empty ), I personally tried to have a talk with the pizzeria's manager who said that " sometimes it can happen" and that's it. They know me very well, they know I am ( was ) a loyal customer. Pizza is still good, but it's really not worthy anymore ( you know, it's more expensive than the average fancy place in Italy right now ) plus the service is way too irritating. I will definetely not go there anymore! It's a pity because I was very enthousiastic about this place but lately (I visited it 5 times) it really got much worse. Stay far from it if you're on a budget or service is very important for you.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Limassol, Cyprus
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious, clean and italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Nice place, with very good food and service. Have tried pasta that was very tasty as well as the crepes for dessert.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kiev, Ukraine
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“no service. tiny portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

visited on Tuesday. all restaurant is very proud of theirselvels. portions are tiny (if we are not talking about pizza). no bread busket which you normally expect in any really Italian reataurant.
fish was fresh but again so small :(. still looking for good Italian reastaurant in Kiev :(

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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yverdon
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“good italian restaurant in kiev”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

good italian restaurant in the center of kiev, maybe a bit expensive!?? (euro foot 2012...) The outside terrasse is a bit noisy front of the restaurant (the big avenue!!!), i will prefer the side of the terrasse. the food was good and the staff ok. live piano player inside & climatisation ....cool!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank grandmarquisinspace
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Where you can eat 5 stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

I was there and really the food was excellent restaurant it was full and i wait a bit for my food. But finally i had a wondergul dinner

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