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Grivtsova, 5/29, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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+7 812 315-64-20
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

So this place is more than 10 yo. It is a really cozy cafe with italian cuisine. They serve pizzas, pastas, soups, salads etc. Risotto there is a bit more like paella as far as it is quiet dry. Deserts are not their best, but pastas and pizzas are just fine!)

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Thank Oleg D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We have dinned here twice now. Both times with different staff and both times equally as delightful. Traditional Italian with no frills, simple fresh ingredients and a great laid back atmosphere. The fresh home made pasta is a winner along side a beautiful fresh caprese or a Parmesan focaccia. Great for English speaking patrons. Thumbs up all round!

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exeter
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Don't be put off by the understated entrance. From the moment we entered and asked for a table for two, in English, all the waiting staff spoke to us in English. When seated we were given a menu in (correct) English, not multi language. The staff were efficient and attentive without being intrusive. Help was freely offered to every request.... More 

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Thank ExeterFlyme
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This place has great seafood! The seafood risotto was delicious and, since my boyfriend had food envy, we had to come back a second time so he could have the dish. Desserts were also delicious. Service was frank and somewhat stern; typical of most places. Prices are excellent for the area and well worth it.

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Thank X2Scott
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

After finding out Zoom Café (n°1 Tripadvisor) was closed, we sought a restaurant in the area and stumbled on this little place. The restaurant is small, but very cozy, without the omnipresent "italian" flags and decors. There is a smoking area. Our female waiter was very straightforward (telling us what the restaurant didn't have in stock, recommendations etc.), but friendly.... More 

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Thank shaggymc
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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167 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Last friday we wanted to eat something italian and drink a glass of fresh wine. First we ordered cheese plate and wine. And here was my first disappointment: I asked waitress about my favorite cheese - gorgonzola and she said that it's included to cheese plate, but when she brought plate it wasn't gorgonzola which i usually eat in Italy... More 

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1 Thank Nicure
Moscow, Russia
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1,505 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 775 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

The place is quite casual and the prices are more than reasonable. The pasta is tasty and homemade. The service was okay, even though to me it seemed it lacked smile and enthusiasm. However the food arrived fast enough.

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Thank Tinde_K
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The pasta, pizza and house wine is good and fair price. Pasta on cuttlefish sauce was very good. Pleasa add vongole on you menu and I will come regularly!

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Thank Taddeo B
St. Petersburg, Russia
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Very nice small place with friendly staff and tasty italiant food. This is good place for lunch or diner with friends. The place crowed at weekends, better to reserve the table. There are two rooms - smoking and non smoking, the seconde one does not have good air ventilation snd air is not fresh. Thi prices is very resonable.

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Thank romanfed
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

This restaurant isn't gourmet cuisine, but everything I've tried here is very, very good. I've rated it as excellent because it is a great place to go and I have been often, for a simple cup of coffee, lunch or evening meal. It's casual and pleasant, the staff are friendly. It is reasonably priced by western standards for a major... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grivtsova, 5/29, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +7 812 315-64-20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?