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Vitalich ul. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya 35, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia
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(831) 2433-16-91
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If anyone is interested in finding out about fine Russian Food there is no better place. It's a bit expensive but worth it. The decor is authentic and the service is attentive. I've been told that they actually make everything themselves including growing their own vegetables. On Pakrovka, all locals should know about Vitalich.

Thank Mike F
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

5 min walk from the Kremlin, central location right on the main shopping drag, A gem, old style decor, chef is a hunter so great deer or venison if that is what you like. Food and service was great. I especially enjoyed the dumplings.

Thank Petra_In_Oregon
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176 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, but is at Moscow prices, so totaly out of place in a city like Nizhnyi. Otherwise good choice of Russian dishes, including several choices of game. Good quality, but not impessive. One expects more when paying for bortsch 3 times more than a restaurant next door.

Thank Audi77
Hillerod, Denmark
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and polite service. Accommodated our special request with no problems. The most tender meat i had in this city. A bit pricy therefore not to busy. Would come again

Thank Finn K
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505 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

It is an ideal place for rest and meals while walking around the city center. Its interior is designed in the style of an old merchant's will elegantly complement the experience of studying the history of the region. We can only say that the food here is excellent quality, selection of ideal, delicious and the prices are normal.

Thank mihhail i
Miami Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Time to update my February, 2013 review of Vitalich. I've been back three times since the February 2013 review and service has gone way downhill. For example, the last time when I asked for mineral water they brought out a warm bottle. I asked for cold water, which they said they did not have (!) so I gave the bottle... More 

Thank DimitriDonskoi
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Deluxe outing in Nizhny city center (Pokrovka tourist street, just in front of the historical Bank building) , interesting interior design, 2 private areas for business outings, all they do is homemade, including pickles etc... been there a few times , mostly good experience. they also offer business lunch at moderate prices

Thank Koshara
Miami Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

For years when visiting Nizhny Novgorod my Russian friends and business colleagues would take me out for a wide variety of food they expected I'd like - Italian, American, German, English... just about anything but classic Russian food. I'd keep asking for a restaurant with a choice of what used to be one of the more varied cuisines in Europe... More 

1 Thank DimitriDonskoi
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

You can get your own room, how cool is that, We had the medieval room with stained windows and armor etc. Also get your own waitress. Excellent service, usual wide range of russian food, great for business meals. What is odd is the disco music blasting in from the foyer area, out of keeping I thought.

Thank pan40
Moscow, Russia
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422 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

The restaurant is located in the historic center of the city, serves pretty decent Russian food and has a good choice of wines. Quite alright for a good dinner in Nizhny.

2 Thank amk2f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Russian, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vitalich ul. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya 35, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Volga District  >  Nizhny Novgorod Oblast  >  Nizhny Novgorod
  • Phone Number: (831) 2433-16-91

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