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“Best Italian in Kiev - stay clear of the desserts.”
Review of Al Faro

Al Faro
Ranked #60 of 1,945 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Malta
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Kiev - stay clear of the desserts.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Have eaten at Al Faro several times now and will continue coming back. The location is superb and the atmosphere is very good.

The staff speaks decent English. You won't have any problems getting your order through. Service is friendly and speedy.

The food is easily the best Italian in Kiev, as long as you avoid the desserts. They are bland and quite a disappointment after what has most likely been a very enjoyable meal.

The wine menu offers a wide selection (all Italian) at fair prices. Wine is served as the right temperature for different grapes or types.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Kiev, Ukraine
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice place with Italian cuisine”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I indeed do like the place for the food and wine list. The personnel is, I would say, of different kinds: sometimes nice and friendly, sometimes sort of tired and too formal in communication. However in general the place is good either for business meetings or for a dinner with friends provided you are not expecting that everybody will run around you like you are the hub of the universe:-)

I had one very nice experience there, when Al Faro was already closed for more than 3 hours, but we were setting with a friend talking and drinking nice wine without even being said a word against it!

  • Visited April 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place, with nice food and not overpriced, there is even a cheap menu from 12-4pm but its better just to order "a la carte" , service is very kind , and place has a lot of glass which gives an open space impression. Go for it!

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Thank Francisco V
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Kiev, Ukraine
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

One of the best restaurant in Kiev. All very tasty. Always attentive and courteous staff will advise a good wine to your order. This is one of my favorite cafe.

  • Visited May 2012
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london
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“2nd disappointment, not coming back”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I so wanted to give this place a second chance, but it didn't work out - again. I just cant find anything that id really like in this place and while generally the level of service has seemingly picked up in kiev i didn't find it good enough to justify top 10 spot. Sorry Al Faro, sounds like ai was unlucky twice....

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