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“Great food”
Review of Figaro

Figaro
Ranked #4 of 879 Restaurants in Irkutsk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 27, 2012

It is four stars and not five due to the price of water and dessert. The other prices are honest. Good service and it is a real italian restaurant with top quality, in the city centre of irkustk. And i'm italian so...i know italian food. So,let's go there but maybe take a soft drink and not s.pellegrino's water...

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We visited Figaro in Irkutsk based on the uniformly excellent reviews on this web site and were not disappointed.

Figaro is on the corner of Lenin and Marx streets in Irkutsk, which sounds surprisingly Communist given that it is a modern, even trendy restaurant located in an historic structure. It is also only steps from several remarkably beautiful buildings on Karl Marx Street, including the ornate cinema.

Others have commented on the fun interior, but it really is pleasant to sit in and sets just the right atmosphere. The music, modern swing, was subtle but also added to the fun yet sophisticated ambiance. Our service was among the friendliest, most attentive and most knowledgeable we have seen in Russia.

The menus were in Russian, English, and Italian. One waitress spoke pretty good English and one or two other servers spoke some as well. All handled our high school Russian very well.

Our waitress gave us helpful guidance on the menu and everything we ordered was delicious. We ordered somewhat traditional items (tagliatelle pasta, lamb), but they were prepared with twists on the original that made them especially good. They also provided us with a complimentary concoction from the chef. I can’t tell you what it was except that it was unexpected and tasted wonderful.

This would be a great restaurant anywhere and should be high on your list if you are in Irkutsk.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

found Figaro via TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a try. best advice we have had yet. the restaurant is cool and laid back with some funky touches that make it fun. the food was fantastic and the staff super friendly and helpful. should you be needing a bite in Irkutsk, this is the place to try first. you'll be glad you did after a long day of site seeing.

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Thank seriff
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We are traveling on through Siberia by rail and made a stop in Irkutsk for 24 hours. We walked around the center of town and spotted this wonderful Italian place. The service was great and so was all the Russian hospitality. The interior was very nice and funky (a lot of fun details). The best part was the food. Our food was excellent... Salads, pasta, drinks, bread... A great treat in the middle of Russia and fun location (definitely walk around the area). On top of everything, we received a small dessert 'treat' from the kitchen... All good... Especially the real cherries dipped in dark chocolate! ( you should put this on the dessert menu).

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Top-notch restaurant with no any other comparable place anywhere near. Funky interior without the usual Russian pretense, super friendly service, excellent food. A real surprise and definitely a place to return to.

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Thank Denis I
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