Address: 1, Lysenko Street (Golden Gates area), Kiev,
See the map
Phone #: 278-81-42, 279-73-01
Open: 11.00 a.m. — 11.00 p.m.
Breakfasts: Monday — Friday, 8.00 a.m. — 11.00 a.m.
In December 1995 a small osteria appeared by
the famous Golden Gates of Kiev, in the very heart of this ancient
city. Pantagruel, the name of the osteria, came from the main character
of "Gargantua and Pantagruel", a book by a famous Renaissance writer
Francois Rabelais (1490 - 1553). Pantagruel the giant was a cheery
fellow with an appetite as large as his own massive size. A spirit of
Italian cuisine by the real food virtuoso Costantino Passalacqua
prevails in the osteria. Well, although Ukraine is not an obvious
destination for the true fans of cucina Italiana, Pantagruel's homemade
pasta and risotto might prove to be a nice little wonder then, and
impressive wine list will be just adding that crucial touch to the
overall picture. They say that the name of a place, much like a
person's own name, helps to determine its fate. It is sure to be true
for the osteria: people do like eating and having fun here.