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Osteria Pantagruel

Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
+380 44 278 8142
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pasta” (11 reviews)
“risotto” (10 reviews)
“clams” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here of an evening, had the gnocchi - they also give you delicious bread with olive oil to start which was fresh and lovely. Gnocchi portion was a little small and came naturally in a giant bowl but it was delicious all the same....More

Thank AdamDalgliesh
Дарья Л, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you in Pantagruel again!

Reviewed April 10, 2018

Our first dinner in Kiev was a great treat. The restaurant is named after a Rabelais character Pantagruel and on the sign, Pantagruel is holding a beer mug. Well, the place is neither french nor a beer restaurant. The design is a bit naive and...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Rabbit and wine was good. But the truffle and carbonara didn't taste fresh. It was really expensive for Kiev, but still cheap considering prices in more developed countries. Service was good, but not excellent! Nice once but wont try it twice.More

Thank Gurra H
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Dear Gurry H, Sorry to know the visit to Pantagruel hasn't impressed you enough to come back. I assure you that carbonara is far easier to make fresh than otherwise and we use the best guanciale you can find anywhere. Perhaps you are more used...More

Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

This is my tried and tested restaurant next to Golden Gate area for many years. I have already forgotten when I started going here and cannot recall a single time when I was disappointed. Food is excellent, all the dishes that I have tried here....More

Thank SergiyTraveller
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

For three years this is my favourite business lunch place. Truly excellent cuisine in an unpretentious setting. For me: absolutely top.

1  Thank Alfarcheo
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Excellent service, good but not outstanding pasta, central location. World class antipasto, especially veal and vegetable dishes. Main dish that followed was fine but unexceptional -- black pasta with calamari.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Although the staff are very friendly, this place is not any better than average. Being located in the very center and touristic hot spot of "Golden Gate" there seems to be no need for going extra miles.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed October 21, 2017

I went to this restaurants because it had high grades here and on google but i was very dissappointed. maybe because i am not used to Ukraine food - but this should be an italian restaurant...not Ukraine restaurant. Anyway, i ordered tomato soup and then...More

Thank itamar b
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Dear itamar b. We are sorry you were disappointed with your experience at Pantagruel. Our food is strictly Italian and the chef is Ligurian. It seems that you ordered Pappa al Pomodoro. It is a traditional Tuscan soup and is very thick. Please see a...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner outside on the terrace. Nice and lively outdoor scene. The food was high quality and it came quickly. The service was very good and the price quality simply excellent, Recommend the home made pasta.

Thank robdogood
Reviewed September 20, 2017

only had a couple of drinks here as a pit stop, but staff were very friendly with excellent English given my Ukrainian is non existent. Did look at the menu and it sounded interesting, not sure about cured horse meat though..

Thank rmurray86
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Dear rmurray86, thank you for your positive review. However, you gave us three stars and, if it isn't a mistake, please let us know what we did wrong so we improve our service. Please contact info@gusovsky.com.ua

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 278 8142
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An authentic Italian osteria with traditional fare, home-made pasta and an extensive list of Italian wines
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