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“Average” 3 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: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Kiev
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Food very average, desserts disappointing, wine OK, service regular. You will definitely find far better Italian food in Kiev for this price (and I even know where :). What is good about the place - their cozy terrace. The place is decorated in nice "white shabby" style.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnnaBKiev
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Malta
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Kiev - stay clear of the desserts.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oskar S
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Kiev, Ukraine
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice place with Italian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Borys D
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Francisco V
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dmitrij1990
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