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Osteria Pantagruel

#35 of 1,559 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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Lysenka vul. 1 | U Zolotyh Vorot, Kiev 01030, Ukraine
+380 44 278 8142
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Pantagruel was recommended by a colleague in Kiev. Great Italian food and wine. I had the spinach pasta with anchovies and it was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Sit outside and look out over the courtyard across the street as you eat. And visit the statue of the persian cat that use to live in... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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307 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I went with a local who highly recommended the restaurant. At the moment the road in front of the restaurant has been dug up so be aware of that especially if you are wearing heels. It was 2030 Wednesday and we didn't have a reservation so we were tucked away in a small table. The restaurant is small and over... More 

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Leicester
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The presentation was good, a lot of staff, good location. All of which maybe meant the prices a little high. I went with the specials menu. The pasta dish was reasonable but not spectacular. No pizza on menu. Restaurant not quite as good as I had hoped, but a decent Italian restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The staff are lovely at this great, popular Italian. The food is superb, and you must sit outside under the awnings if the weather permits. We had our 6 week old son in a buggy, the 3/4 times we visited and it was never a problem 'parking' him next to the table!

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Thank Mark W
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Just stay away. Ive had better salads from wendy's fast food restaurant in America. Very disappointing and expensive. Tomato soup was nasty. Had soggy bread all in it. Left much to be desired.

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Miami, Florida
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Presented as a must go restaurant by our Ukranian friends, we were happy but not exalted at this restaurant. The interior is tired looking and kin of smelly, low ceiling Etc. Food was quite decent, including pasta and seafood. Risotto was a tad undercooked but could be due to our rush to make it to the opera theater. Wine list... More 

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Thank misha m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

If it's your first restoran in Ukraine, you could be impressed. But believe me, you can find better food and much better price. There you just pay for Golden Gate and Cat's statue view. What was strange for me that when you come inside, all tables with nice view had Reserved sign. When waiter hears that you speak English, he... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I had a beef carpaccio and sea food pasta as well as bruschetta as a start. The carpaccio tasted weird! I thought it was the pesto sauce they put on top. I was sick for a day after. I'm sure it was the carpaccio. The place has a nice seating. It is relatively very expensive for what they offer especially... More 

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Thank Khalid G
Margoletta, Public Relations Manager at Osteria Pantagruel, responded to this review

Dear Khalid G, It is very disturbing and very upsetting for us to hear that you was sick after dinner in our restaurant. Please accept our unreserved apology. The situation is still very serious so we can't leave it. Please give us a favor and write some more details: first of all - the date and approximate time of your... More 

kapandriti greece
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Real Italian restaurant.Excellent location. Food very good congratulations to Costantine (the sef). Our waitress Elena very good.Prices within a normal range.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This place has good for but portions very small and price very steep for Ukraine. I ordered steak medium rare and it came out rare and tasteless. The meat was cold inside and the spinach side-dish was over salted with too much garlic. Also we were attacked by mosquitos in the outdoor dining area. More of a fine dining place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?