Italy is a dream country for many people. It attracts travelers from all over the world by its beautiful nature, rich history, spectacular architecture, and, of course, exceptionally delicious food. Fortunately, it is a chance to feel the spirit of this amazing South European country even without actually going there. Discover the perfect taste of Italy in the best Italian restaurants in Kyiv, which offer delicious meals cooked by native Italian chefs.
Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles) is a cozy Italian restaurant in Radisson Blu Hotel, headed by the chef Fabrizio Righetti. Main courses of Mille Miglia menu are worth of special attention. Guests should surely try Livorno style fish soup; beef fillet with foie gras, arugula, cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese; duck breast with foie gras and red port wine sauce, carrot puree and green beans; red tuna with a crust of sesame, chutney of red onion and lettuce in lemon dressing; soup with cucumber, avocado, mint and marinated salmon or roasted tomato soup with mascarpone and basil. Fresh and light mix salads are very popular here in warm summer days. As for drinks, visitors are welcome to order some good wines from impressive Enoteca’s collection.
Address: 22, Yaroslaviv Val street
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Family Italian restaurant Al Faro impresses with lovesome spirit of rural Italy. It includes two beautiful halls and a summer terrace, which looks like a real Italian yard. Al Faro also has a special play area for kids. This restaurant can boast a real Italian wood-fired oven for baking pizza, decorated with colorful mosaic. All food is cooked using natural products, mostly imported from Italy. The restaurant chef Vittorio Castaldo, a hereditary pizzaiolo, cooks perfect pizza, pasta and ravioli. Guests should definitely taste Valtellina pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, jerked beef, rucola and parmesan; and also spicy Diabola pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, salami and basil. Al Faro also offers exceptionally tasty Italian desserts, for example, tiramisu. Wine menu gives an opportunity to discover different winemaking regions of Italy.
Address: 49a, Velyka Vasylkivska street
VA BENE bistro
Va Bene Bistro restaurant, which belongs to Carte Blanche chain of restaurants, is located in the center of Kyiv opposite to the National Opera. It is notable for its elegant interior and comfortable summer terrace. The restaurant kitchen is led by young Italian Chef Matteo Boifava. As for starters, guests should taste seafood cocktail; Cappuchino soup of white asparagus & burrata cheese; truffle tagliolini. For the main course the guests can choose a prime fillet steak or a tender sea-bass. Va Bene Bistro also offers a plenty of excellent desserts, for example, mango panna-cotta with a strawberry salsa. There is also a wide range of great wines. The sommelier Daniil Zamoyski recommends Pinot Grigio, Viticoltori Alto Adige; Muller Thurgau, Viticoltori Alto Adige; and Chardonnay, Viticoltori Alto Adige.
Address: 19-21, Khmelnytskogo street
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Napule pizzeria in Kyiv is famous for serving the best Neapolitan pizza in the city, cooked by native Italian pizzaiolo Giuseppe Irollo. The eclectic design of this place makes everyone feel like in Naples. Pizza in Napule is made of the best products imported from Italy and is baked in special wood-fired oven. Menu offers around twenty types of pizza, including classic Margarita and Calzone as well as authorial culinary masterpieces from pizzaiolo. The storage time of Napule pizza is only 15 minutes, which confirms its high quality. Drinks menu provides a plenty of delicious wines and also some good beers.
Address: 9, Mechnykova street
Casa Nori is the only restaurant in Kyiv, where guests can try dishes of authentic northern Italian or Veneto cuisine. The design of Casa Nori keeps to simplicity and homely coziness. Andrea Nori, the owner and the chef of the restaurant, created a unique menu with delicious Italian meals cooked by the old recipes of his family. Casa Nori format is called cichetteria. This word means an authentic Venetian diner, where little plates, “cichetti,” are served with various tasty dishes. The menu offers a plenty of cichetti with Rosso shrimps, burrata, Cannoli di grana padano, black squid, Chupa Chups di fagetini, polenta “Ricetta Segreta”. As for drinks, guests can order excellent classic wines as well as interesting less-known wines made of different kinds of grapes. There is also a special menu for children, which includes chicken and vegetables.
Address: 1, Borysoglibska street
Find a piece of Italy, visiting the best Italian restaurants in Kyiv.
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