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Kalinka-Malinka

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5, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia
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+7 812 314-26-81
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Victoria
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 the point of the waiter telling us not to eat dark bread with the caviar,... More 

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Thank daninvictoria
Holbrook, New York
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189 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
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 trap and that it was expensive. Honestly, those people probably were eating at fast food... More 

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Boston
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 of the biggest problems with this place is that it was empty. During the time... More 

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Thank ElectricalEngineer
london
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

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Thank backhand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

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.

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Thank Adriano F
colorado springs
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 pork steak with a side of potatoes and slaw, but it did take a while... More 

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Thank catlady32
Haifa, Israel
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 this one!

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Thank D H
Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Dorris080
New Haven, Connecticut
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332 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Russian, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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