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“Great Dinner”

The Idiot Restaurant
Ranked #96 of 10,785 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We went twice to Cafe Idiot during our stay in St. Petersburg. We were very happy both times.

The first time we sat in a backroom on sofas amd armchairs almost like in an old fashioned living room. Quiet and very comfotable. The food is mostly vegetarian, but there are also good options with fish and meat. We had a variety of typical Russian food - Pelmeni, potatoes, mushrooms. Yummy deserts also!

We came back a few nights later and sat at a normal table in one of the front rooms. Food was great again.

Also worth mentioning is the complimentary shot of vodka you get first thing after you order.

Thank CandKOnTheMove
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The decor is quirky with old furniture/ dinning ware and it is a nice place to sit for a meal but the vegetarian options are lacking a bit in flavor. I eat mainly vegetarian so I know it can still be tasty but the borscht needed a bit more something since it was missing beef stock and the baked eggplant could use a bit of spice, too.

Thank wendystarkriemer
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went to this restaurant on trip advisors vegetarian resturant recommendation. It was brilliant. There was so much choice and all of it was v good. There was a free glass of vodka too. It was a quaint place and not easy to find. Service was v good.

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Thank Kermit122
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We loved this place and went back twice. Several different rooms to choose from and a great ambiance. Food was good and prices reasonable, We ordered a cheese tray one day and dinner another. They gave us a free shot of vodka - quite good - each time we went. Check it out.

Thank 1nnocentsabroad
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our landlady know nothing of this restaurant and we were only about six blocks away. We definitely had to search for it. The food was very good. The salmon pelmeny are "to die for". Service was inconsistent, but not so bad that we didn't return for a second evening.

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Thank Grandma1809
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