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“Italian restaurant near Olympic Stadium”
Review of Al Faro

Al Faro
Ranked #36 of 2,524 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$17
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Al Faro is my old-time favourite that's been there for years without losing in quality or popularity. It specialises in Italian gourmet cuisine with a modern twist, although there's also a few pizzas on the menu. My absolute favourite is their tuna, baked medium rare with fennel and black honey (note that it only comes with some fennel on the side so order an additional side dish - grilled potatoes with onions are delicious! - if you feel like a larger meal). Another favourite of mine is their trio of bruschettas - traditional chopped tomatoes with basil, chickpea pâté, and red bean pâté, served with grilled bread on the side. For dessert, try one called Dessert Lake - it's a mix of nuts and chopped fruit served inside a chocolate sphere, which is then sprinkled with Triple Sec and flambé'd. There's a special weekend menu on Saturdays and Sundays, and affordable lunch sets are available on Monday to Friday until 4pm. The wine list is rather extensive and I highly recommend consulting their sommelier, who is very knowledgeable and always gives good advice for your budget. Al Faro is a very popular restaurant; be sure to make reservations, especially for a Friday or Saturday night dinner. I've been a loyal customer for years and Al Faro hasn't disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Thank Miroslava J
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant in the Centre of Kiev. very tasty food and friendly staff. I recommend this restaurant with Italian cuisine

Thank elena_leroy
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Ones of the restaurants that is a must in Kyiv, Not only their rabbit ravioli is to die for but they have a great selection of cheese and ham and a wonderful pizza 4 cheeses... highly recommended to book a table before hand. Chef sergey is a local chef with an italian heart for cooking. Weldone SERGEY

Thank Eric T
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

The restaurant is located in the downtown, not so far from the Olympic Stadium. The atmosphere is cozy, relaxing and pretty warm. I would suggest to try the Pizza , one of the best in Kiev!

Thank Enry_Ventu
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Al Faro is located on one of Kiev's main streets just off Olympiskaya square/metro so it's very accessible. It tries to provide the classical Italian experience, and almost pulls it off. The menu is full of typical dishes from pasta to pizza to fish and meat, wines, and a couple of beers on tap as well. It's a nice place to be with 3 smallish indoor dining areas and one outdoor during the summer, and the service is excellent - attentive waiters, greeter takes your coat coming in, and twice we were offered complimentary appetizers and wine. The value is fantastic too - I'm shocked every time at how low the bill ends up. However - the food isn't perfect. Not to say that it isn't good - but it lacks some of the zest I expect in Italian food. Most disappointing was the lasagna which was rather dull, but every pizza I've tried there so far was pretty good.

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Thank Moti_Granovsky
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