Black caviar on Ice, with Russian Pancakes and Cream. - 65 USD
Foie Gras Flambe with Cognac, served on Frizey Leaves with Grapes and Pear. - 36 USD
Poached trout stuffed with salmon and crab meat. - 29 USD
Favorite Dish: open 12:00-24:00
On my trip in October 2009 I met the two most famous VT members of Moscow Andrey (bugulma) and Sergey (Kuznetsov_Sergey) on one evening for dinner. As our first choice of a restaurant was fully booked, we finally ended up in the Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita.
It is actually an Italian restaurant with a large selection of dishes ranging from fish and meat dishes to pizza and pasta. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly what I had, but it was something with a yummy steak and fries as sides. The prices were reasonable and the waiters were friendly and attentive.
Interesting enough, they don't have any Russian beers on the menu, therefore I decided for a pint of Warsteiner which is actually a beer brand of the region where I live in Germany.
Of course we also ordered vodka, maybe even too much of it, but that's probably a Russian local custom.
Thanks a lot to Andrey and Sergey for an unforgettable Russian VT meeting.
The Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita is situated north of the city centre, just near the square Triumfalnaya ploshchad. The nearest metro stop is "Mayakovskaya" on the green line.
Address: Restaurant Pizzeria Felicita, ul. Bol Sadovaya 3, 103001 Moscow
If you want to relax in some quiet and a bit mysterious place this place is for you.. In Myasnitskaya Street – one of the most hectic central streets of the capital – there is an ancient mansion housing 'Bochonok' (The Keg) – a small restaurant of European, Caucasian and Mediterranean cuisines.
You go downstairs under low vaults and find yourself among grapevine, big-bellied bottles, tiny lamps, clay jugs and home utensils. There are picturesque wall paintings and author's stained-glass windows; the floor is partly transparent, so that visitors, like in a good museum, can see an ancient chest, utensils and a mysterious door leading into the dungeons. Brick ceiling of ancient laying and a show-window with strange carved keys add to the mystery. In the small hall with upholstered furniture, people smoke hookah, drink wine, couples and small friendly companies have dinner, while the bigger hall is more convenient for banquets and family celebrations.
Favorite Dish: Dishes at 'Bochonok' are so attractive that you get carried away when you are looking at it: Chef decorates salads and main dishes with butterflies and decorative pastry figures. On the menu, there is a lot of fish and seafood: 'Tipsy Octopuses', sea scallops with cep mushrooms, 'Flying Seabass' and dorado. They also serve traditional Mediterranean soups – Minestrone, cream soup with asparagus – and European dishes from beef, pork, lamb, foie gras and duck breast fillet. 'Bochonok' offers a great choice for admirers of the Caucasian cuisine: kebabs, including khan-kebab with lamb offal. The main beverage of the restaurant is first of all wine, with a 'compliment' of an iced bottle of home Italian Limoncello. Fans of riddles will find here a very special miracle – a jug invented by Armenians in the 2nd century AD.
Music: Background, Jazz/Blues, Live, Pop/Rock
Clothes: Except for sports
Parking: Is available
Open: 11.00 until 01.00, Fri, Sat – until 05.00
Offer: Afternoon menu, Beer on Tap, Children Menu, Fish menu, Grill, Grill, Holding Banquets, Meat menu, Service out of the restaurant, Take Away Meals, Vegetarian Menu, Wine by Glass, Wine Cart
Features: Hookah, VIP Hall
IL Patio are family restaurants, which means parents and children are frequent visitors. That's why we do everything so both grownups and children can enjoy delicious food and have a great time
Favorite Dish: Noon-midnight.
If it happens that you will be in Timiryazevskaya district and feel hungry visit this nice beer restaurant. The area of the restaurant is big, but divided into several parts, so it should not be noisy. Food is European and German and is really delicious, big choice of beer. There are tables with beer-cocks in one hall where you can fill glasses with beer by yourself, but don’t keen on it too much and keep it in mind that at the end you will get a bill, which can surprise you ;)
Favorite Dish: “Welder’s soup” with seafood (don’t know if it is real welders’ traditional dish;) ), and for the second serving “Pork steak” pickled in white wine with tomato and spices, served with pickled vegetables….mmmmmm melting in mouth.
***Unfortunately, this place was closed***
Very nice place especially in summer when you can sit at open air veranda at one of the most stylish streets in the center surrounded by historical buildings, one of the best and wellknown Moscow's theatre (Anton Chekov's MHAT) is just in front.
Favorite Dish: speciality-italian and japanese cuisines, they also have their own bakery all italian deserts are just perfect. It's said that for sushis they prepare rice for each client personally. Not sure it makes big difference, but still nice to know:) Good choice of wine, mostly italian.
This restaurant is supposed to reproduce stylistic and ambiance of the real Moscow's metro. Of course all is more sophisticarted, clean and you can always find a place to sit (if you book a table in advance). There are 2 halls, one of them is downstairs and you have to use an escalator to get in, yes just like in the real metro station! you can shoose a table inside small cabins which look similar to carriages, but the bench will be more confortable. In the evenings there is live music. On the walls photos of different metro stations all around the world also some colorful mosaics on the ceiling.
Favorite Dish: Dishes are mostly international or russian. Good thing russian dishes seem to have less calories and not so big portions. Very wide choice of different beer. In fact beer is their speciality.
This is great great new Italian place with quick & friendly servive. The interior is warm and inviting, the only downside was the loud music (but I guess you have to put up with that everywhere in Moscow).
Apart from a large selection of pizza, pasta, meat & fish dishes they offer an extensive wine-list.
Favorite Dish: I had gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce with sundried tomatoes...very yummy!!!
Syrnaya dyrka (Cheese hole) seems to be the only one place in Moscow in menu of which you can find fondue. The restaurant is small and very cozy. Design in red and white colors with candle lights makes it to be a romantic place with warm atmosphere.
Menu is given in English as well, service is really good, food is tasty. Nevertheless, wish them to have wider range of fondue dishes.
Syrnaya dyrka has two restaurants: the second is French which is located not far from Swiss one – on Bolshaya Dmitrovka 32, metro station Chekhovskaya or Pushkinskaya.
It’s better to reserve a table in advance.
A good place to have fun with friends, bit loud but if you are a such kind of mood you will like it. Live music on fridays and suturdays. Popular place to watch football games.
Favorite Dish: even if you dont like sausages that much (which is my case!) or maybe a vegetarian you will still find smth to eat, the food is good quality, international. Possible to get lost in very very wide choice of different beer-the best ones german, irish, czech...
Patio Pizza is a fine Italian restaurant with red cheched tableclothes:D
It's a restaurant with relatively cheap prices, where you can gorge on pizza till the end of your life as it might seem to in the 1st few hours:D
And also you can order pizza to your house:)
pizza + delivery will cost from ~23$
Information about "Old Walls" became obsolete. This Restaurant have changed its image. Now it is Beer Restaurant "Gans" with German traditional entourage.
They provide some special actions during days of Munich Bierfest.
There are two real geese living in the restaurant (see photo).
Restaurant was closed in March 2007. :( I will check for further changes
Very "democratic" and obtainable place. For those who love good meals and good music.
Open 24 hours a day.
In morning time - breakfest for just 60 r., in lunch time - business lunch menu for 170 r.
The restaurant consists of several halls. The interior is designed in alpine style, lots of various plates, statuette. Live music - at week-ends. Admirers of famous chicken wings can buy them here ($12 - 20 pieces, $7 - 10 pieces). In the bar there are 3 halls: a cigar one, a hall with a dance pavilion, and a hall for those, who want to eat quietly. Specialty of the house - soup "Crazy Milk" (cream, milk, beef, mushrooms), duck "Crazy Milk".
Favorite Dish: Dinner for two, excluding alcohol - $50-100.
Admission to disco - free.
From noon till 6 a.m.
Lapsha i ris (Noodles and rice) is nice place with two restaurants: Italian and Japanese. Prices are very “democratic” for both these restaurants.
The main spirit of Italian menu is meals cooked on firewood grill – meat, fish - delicious... mmmm very tasty; and off course traditional pizza and pasta. The place is really worth to visit even though it’s not in the center of Moscow.
Japanese restaurant (Ris i lapsha) is just around the corner of Italian hall.
Favorite Dish: The tastiest pizza-margarita, excellent grilled seabass with leek.