Can't believe I never knew about this restaurant until a few weeks ago! I've now been several times. It's the only Russian restaurant I'm aware of in Tucson, and the quality of food is outstanding. Having lived in Russia, I wondered whether the food at Kalina would taste similarly to what I remembered. It absolutely does. The borscht is fantastic with plenty of hearty vegetables. The olivier salad is also delicious. Many people will opt for the beef stroganoff, but I'd recommend branching out and trying their other fantastic entrees, especially the pelmeni. The restaurant itself is cozy, with Russian accent pieces throughout. Reservations are required because of limited seating space. The meals are a little pricier than I typically like to pay, but the excellent quality of the food and friendly service makes it worth it. I only wish I could eat here more often!
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