National cuisine restaurants

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The ideal tavern, exactly the same as we see in Soviet films about Ukraine. It's bright in here; towels with embroidery, pitchers, wicker, Russian oven, sunflowers and a lot of cheerful people – here is what you can expected to find inside. Food here is tasty and hearty, and is cooked and served with pleasure. This is a child-friendly establishment. After meals, the children are invited to take part in workshops, to draw, or to just have fun with the animator. Food here is as expected: salo, borscth (four kinds), vareniki dumplings (eight kinds), dumplings, sausages - large portions; everything is in abundance. For those who for some reason cannot come in person, the restaurant has delivery and a convenient website, on which this delivery can be arranged. The restaurant sometimes has promotional events, for example, a chance to win a trip to Prague.

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A restaurant of German cuisine, with beer and appropriate food. A lot of pork, potatoes, cabbage, but all the menu items are confined to specific types of beer, which are brewed right there, at the restaurant’s own brewery, opened in 1996. The owners of the restaurant ask visitors not to be embarrassed and ask the waiter what exactly will suit one or another beer. If you need an appetizer, but you do not want a hearty meal, some meat puff could be perfect for the chosen beer. The menu has such German staples as pork knuckle and homemade sausages.

In addition to home beer, there are wonderful home-made tinctures (hrenovuha, cranberry and pepper). Promotional events are regular, such as fish Thursdays, when each fish meal has a free pint of beer, or Tuesdays and Wednesdays have three for the price of two beer promos. 

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The Bavarian cuisine restaurant is located in a shopping center. There is no better establishment for lunch for a tired shopper. Beer flows like a river, sausages are a-plenty, the cover of the menu has the motto of the restaurant "Everything in the world is sausage". A spacious hall with vaulted high ceilings, as in old movies, a bright chandelier, waitresses in national red checkered outfits, wooden tables, behind which sit visitors who eat meatballs, sausages, bretzels, steaks, cabbage of all kinds and lightly salted herring. Children are entertained with drawing. There is a large selection of beer.

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A restaurant of German cuisine, it’s very popular in Kaliningrad. Named after some obscure aunt Fischer, who owned a restaurant called The Wolves' Gorge in the 19th century. They say that Fisher was an eccentric woman and a great inventor, it would be a mistake to not name a restaurant in her honor. There are many rooms and a main hall, a veranda and a children's room, which is always noisy and fun, especially on weekends, when kids are entertained by an animator. In the menu are traditional German dishes: it means a lot of cabbage, potatoes, fried meat and sausages. Naturally, an important part of the German dinner is pork knuckle, which is sometimes sold here at a 20% discount. For children, a separate menu has been devised - borscht, chicken soup with noodles, fish cutlets and sausages with pasta. In the mornings the establishment offers breakfasts with coffee, on Sundays the same breakfasts smoothly transition into dinners.

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The restaurant primarily offers Austrian and Italian cuisine. Tyrol is a place located on the border of these two countries. Dark wooden furniture, a quiet interior, not a pub, but not a decorate establishment with white tablecloths. The food is delicious: pasta with mussels and ink cuttlefish, potato chips, beef steak with spinach, beautiful sausages and a lot of beer - this is how the Alpine inhabitants live. Here Oktoberfest is celebrated on a grand scale - the amount beer and the corresponding Tyrolean snacks increase exponentially, and prices fall if you use the promotions skillfully. Waiters are dressed in national costumes with shorts and hats, all this adds to the fun. In days of important broadcasts, all TVs are turned on, and tables are better booked in advance. On weekdays during the day there is an inexpensive business lunch.

A city cafe with a deceptive name, the local menu has nothing to do with the German cuisine; Moskva-Berlin (Moscow-Berlin) is a city cafe and a sushi bar. The name arose from the fact that once there was an insurance company called Severnaya Zvezda ("North Star") with its headquarters in Berlin, and later the building was occupied by Moscow Hotel. The Japanese menu here occupies a separate section: gunkan, sushi, sashimi, nigiri, salads, rolls and soups. Another section is devoted to pelmeni - boiled, fried, baked, all with different fillings. The rest of the menu is as in classic city cafes - salads, snacks, main courses – a little bit of everything from different cuisines of the world. In the evenings, music parties are organized; there’s a special happy hour promotion as well.

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A popular Italian restaurant among the locals. Soft couches, iridescent frescoes with scenes of Italian life on the walls, a TV that broadcasts the classics of Italian cinema, bottles in wall cupboards and a cozy light – everything spells out ‘Italy’ here. Periodically the staff hosts celebratory events, like the festival of Italian cuisine. In the menu one can find Sicilian pumpkin crepe soup with chicken, caprese salad with mozzarella, bruschetta with tomatoes and baked peppers, panini with different fillings, as well as classic pastas, pizzas, risottos and a large selection of wine. There is a separate children's menu, with "Tom and Jerry" pizza, sausages and cutlets. For children there is entertainment like role-playing programmes with animators. In addition, there are workshops, including pizza cooking and children's creativity. When you order a takeaway meal, you get a 10% discount.

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The menu of this chain pizzeria offers a deeper immersion in Italian cuisine than what is usually found in Russian restaurants: two types of risotto (with seafood and mushrooms), three kinds of lasagna, dozen pastas, among which there are such hits as spaghetti bolognese and pasta carbonara, ossobuco served for two. The children's menu is also Italian food - "Pikkolina" pizza, "Don Macaroni" pasta, funny "Octopuses with mashed potatoes", where octopuses are made of skillfully cut sausages and grapefruit cocktail called "Pink Peppa", in honor of the children's hero – Peppa the Pig. There is a separate children's room, and on weekends the staff hosts children's workshops.

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An Italian restaurant with hearty food on the river’s right bank: here you will find pasta with seafood and salty wind, along with a view of the ships and port cranes. Despite the beautiful open spaces in the panoramic windows, patrons come here not only for the atmosphere. Delicious pasta doesn’t cost much here: ravioli with homemade mince, pasta bolognese, pasta al burro (boiled with butter), polpette with tagliolini. Bring your kids here, there are great culinary workshops, including pizza making, offered for the children. Breakfast is served until 11.30 a.m. The restaurant maintains a family atmosphere - holidays, gifts, care for children, as well as a collection of donations for the residents of the city of Amatriaci, who suffered from the earthquake, from where the Amatriciana pasta comes from.

The establishment’s owners, unlike many restaurateurs, remembered other kinds of food cooked in Italy, besides the pizza and pasta that everyone knows. Here's what they decided to serve: a salad with chicken breast, caprese with tomatoes and mozzarella, mussels in Ligurian style, baked with parmesan, spaghetti with tuna and capers, ravioli with lamb and baked vegetables and many other dishes not obvious to the Russian consumer. Of course, don’t forget about two dozen kinds of pizza. The wine list is made by specialists, the waiters can help you figure out the wines - it's better to trust them if you are not sure yourself.