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“At last, a top class restaurant in Odessa” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fratelli Ristorante & Enoteca

Fratelli Ristorante & Enoteca
Ranked #4 of 1,322 Restaurants in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: FOUNDERS' WELCOME on FRATELLI MISSIONDear Friends! We are absolutely sure that genuine food means sincere and honest pursuit.It is fated that we are not as keen to constantly reduce the net cost of the meals we offer as professional restaurateurs are. Having the favor of alternative business, we thought that we can afford to refuse from monkey restaurant business and try to play on a different field. We have focused on maximally ecological food and instead refused from a handful of culinary tricks such as “liquid smoke”, disputable preservation technologies, “reviving” escargots with special salt solution… etcetera, etcetera.We are proud to say that we simply refuse to have any other water except self-filtered through our own professional filter unit.Coming back from Italy to Ukraine, we were seldom satisfied with local restaurants, for it is never pleasant to overpay for vines that cost times less in a store nearby. For this reason the level of extra charge for vines at Fratelli is agreeable for your eyes and your wallet. We also think it normal to carry in a bottle of your favorite wine (of course, if it is missing from Fratelli wine collection) and enjoy it with a company of your pals, having paid just a modest “cork fee” for the pleasure. In our opinion, at a restaurant it is fair to make profit mainly on what you cook and serve, not on re-selling.We do not believe in restaurants that entertain and serve food at the same time. This is why we don't have plasma screens, we don’t offer show-programs, and our music never contradicts your stomach. Our goal is to rise the gastronomic level of Odessa, developing the restaurant devoted to nothing but food. The truth lies in our plate!And about the food: we are completely sure that only a person having absorbed the national cousine’s essence since childhood shall be able to penetrate the tastes, scents and textures of the good product. That is why we have an Italian at our kitchen.Indeed, genuine Italian food lives in Italy. But we try our best to give it a place to live in Odessa.We have created a project for us and for people sharing our spirit, a place where we eat and spend time. Here we do not save on groceries or compromise on quality – we do buy the best. If something is not claimed, it is definitely dispensed PRIOR expiry date. Of course, our project is not a charity one, but ecological compatibility and our good name for us are much more important than the payback period. We simply take high-quality products and try to reveal their natural flavors.We give you the restaurant project of new type. We strongly believe such an initiative will be appreciated. Enjoy it!
Kiev
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“At last, a top class restaurant in Odessa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

After many years of mediocre restaurants, there is now at last a top class restaurant in Odessa where the management make every effort to provide excellent food, a lovely ambiance and super service. Having visited twice in the last 2 weeks and getting the finest meals both times, I will most certainly be a regular.

The setting is in a courtyard where you can chose to sit inside in very comfortable surroundings, chairs or couch, or upstairs in the well designed terrace. Tables are decorated with nice lamps and flowers, there's even a very interesting cold room where they keep wine, salamis and cheeses. I was given the tour. It's one street up from the very center of Odessa.

The menu covers all the usual Italian recipes but cooked to perfection and presented so stylishly. I remarked that I didn't like spinach so my Filet arrived on a bed of asparagus instead......I had ordered cream of asparagus soup so clever and thoughtful thinking my the staff. Nice touch. Prices range from $5-$10 for straters/soups to $15-$25 for main courses. Incredibly good value for the quality. My filet melted as I cut it. Medium rare- perfect.

The staff were exceptionally friendly yet professional which was a nice balance. No upselling of the wine selected. A reasonably priced Chianti was suggested. Very relaxing.

  • Visited July 2013
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Beijing, China
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed in Odessa 2 weeks and we ate in many of the best restaurants in town. This is surely the best restaurant in town as regards food quality, and one of the best as regards service. It lacks scenic view, yet the atmosphere is pleasant but not exceptional.

Visited July 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“true italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

nice vegetarian italian dishes, tasty home-made lemonade; the personnel could be a bit more attentive

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Odessa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We've been here just today and we had the most pleasant night ever. I've been pleased with service and Daniel is very experienced waiter with good deep knowledge of food and wines.

Tried some appetizers. Got some gifts from the Shef.

Special thanks to administrator who handled situation as I would.

Highly reccommended. Must to visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

There are not bad kitchen, but strange location. No parking near restaurant. Middle class coffee. Interior nice. Wine list will be more intelligible. They try to be high-class restaurant, but, as i said location - is a problem.

Visited June 2013
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