Ilnar Tukhbatov/TASS
This is an Italian restaurant which is serious about food, no wonder it is so popular in Kazan. Basilico is proud of its stone oven. Its chef, who hails from Naples, gets it as hot as 400 degrees Celsius. It takes four minutes to bake a pizza at this temperature: one of the nearly two dozen varieties on the menu, or make your own. Further down the menu you find several offerings of steak, risotto, many different pastas and desserts. The wine list consists exclusively of Italian wines, plus a large selection of Italian spring water. Basilico is always full, so it is a good idea to make a reservation. The restaurant has outdoor seating for 30 in the summer.