Kazan is a feast of a city. Cold winters and hot summers, Muslim minarets and Orthodox monasteries, the ancient archeological sites and the science city of Innopolis, forest steppes, taiga and the Great Silk Road all mix in the cauldron that is the Tatar capital. The result of this melting pot is the self-sufficient and self-assured third capital of Russia that each year extends a warm welcome to a million guests who come here to experience all sorts of impressions and emotions.
Kazan 2018 | BasilicoThis is an Italian restaurant which is serious about food, no wonder it is so popular in KazanThis is an Italian restaurant which is serious about food, no wonder it is so popular in Kazan
Restaurants and bars
Mon – Thu, Sun 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Fri – Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
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.