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5, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 314-26-81
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good24%
  • Average26%
  • Poor36%
  • Terrible8%
17 Aug 2013
“Great & Quite Different Restaurant”
18 Jul 2013
“Expensive but great food”
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$$ - $$$
5, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

The Kalinka Malinka Restaurant (named after a fairy tale) looks non-descript from the outside, but when we went for lunch [Caviar at a very good price(for caviar), Pelmini & Soup] we were charmed by the log-cabin decor and the service was very nice: even to...More

Thank daninvictoria
Reviewed 18 July 2013

A group us from my tour group were looking for a traditional Russian restaurant in the downtown area of St. Petersburg and we came upon this place which was also recommended by our tour guide. I know many reviews indicate that this was a tourist...More

2  Thank TravelCrazyMan
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Our guidebook raved about this restaurant, but after visiting here, we refused to eat at any other places recommended by that book. The food wasn't terrible, but it was expensive. The duo singing Russian folk songs were pretty good, but it felt awkward. Strangely one...More

Thank ElectricalEngineer
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This was the most expensive restaurant and the worst food that I had during my 10-day trip to SP. Also exceptionally unfriendly waiter. Nothing to recommend this place.

Thank backhand
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Went there with my two teenagers following a recommendation on a paper guide of St Petersburg. The food is at best average, the service very slow and the prices quite steep.

Thank Adriano F
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Several of us were on a guided tour while in St. Petersburg. We were dropped off at a busy square near the Nevsky Prospect and give 1 hour for lunch. The restaurant was styled to look like an Russian farm house. The food was good--a...More

Thank catlady32
Reviewed 11 August 2012

The only good thing I can say about this place is that the waiter talked english. On the other side prices are very high, the service is very slow and the food is not very tasty.

1  Thank bukinski
Reviewed 7 July 2012

The soups were OK but my chicken Kiev was ready-made, frozen then micorwaved and deep fried – not exactly the expected authentic food I was after…and definitely not worth the almost £20 price. There are plenty of good restaurants in St Pete. Best to avoid...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Close to Nevsky Prospect and with Russian food the restaurant charges far to much compared ta similar restaurants. I can´t recommend it.

Thank Dorris080
Reviewed 28 September 2011

This place may have once been great, but it's in several guidebooks and is skating. Its Russian specialties are sloppily executed and twice as expensive as at other places. The staff seems tired. No one there but tourists.

Thank BJaneH
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  • Address: 5, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 314-26-81
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