Peperoncino is an italian indoor and outdoor restaurant located on the main pedestrial walk way in Ivano-Frankivsk. Only a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Nadia and it is the first restaurant you will come across on that walk way if you are coming from that direction. As it has an outdoor section which is beneath an open marquee the restaurant give out blankets that you can put around you as you sit and eat which is a nice touch. It is very cosy and relaxing especially at night and during the day the open marquee allows some people watching.
I will definitely be eating there on my next visit to Ivano-Frankvisk.
Favorite Dish: The pizza's are very good especially the 4 cheese pizza. We also had a cheesy carbonara which was delicious and enjoyed a Tiramisu and fresh white chocolate milkshake. Tea and coffee are also very good and have wide varieties.
The restaurant decor is so beautifully, traditionally Ukrainian that it's hard to concentrate on the menu. Garlands of onions, garlic and spices drape the dark ceiling beams between old pottery and craft and farm items. Traditional murals in bright reds and blues and greens cover the whitewashed walls. Waitstaff in traditional garb know some English and there was one English menu the first time we ate there. And the food- oh the food...
Favorite Dish: Begin with a dish of borscht: brilliant with beets and savory with beef and potatoes. It comes in a thick white bowl with a dollop of cream and a sprinkle of dill. Eat it with the strong black bread. Next comes vereneki, the Ukrainian version of ravioli. We've tried all the fillings- cabbage, cottage cheese, potato, and blueberry- but always go back to potato. Almost any salad is delicious, drowned in mayonnaise, but if you don't like fish be careful which you choose. Try sausages or grilled meat if that's what you like but be prepared for garlic flavor. Wash everything down with hot tea. Waddle out the door.
Kray Neba is a hotel/ restaurant located 40km outside of the city of Ivano-Frankivsk. We stopped here for lunch on our way to Ivano-Frankivsk from L'viv so this review will be purely on the restaurant side of Kray Neba as I did not use the hotel services. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor section where you can choose to sit under a canopy or out in the open and there is also a 2 storey indoor seating area too. The restaurant serves european and local Ukrainian food. The menu's are written in Ukrainian and Russian with English translations on most of the meals and the pricing of the food is extremely cheap. There is also a grill area for BBQ's but it wasn't on while we were there as it was a bit out of the season. The waiters/waitress did not have a good knowledge of the English language but did try their best to help as much as possible, they were very friendly and polite and we all had a fantastic time.
The restaurant has a children's play area with a beautiful garden area and a pond.
Favorite Dish: I had the chicken caesar salad which was delicious. Other members of the group had Ukrainian red borsch with seasoned lard which I also tasted and it was to die for!
Another member of the family had wild boar sausages but I wasn't feeling that adventurous.
Arkan is a restaraunt on Sheshory Village, Kosiv that serves traditional Ukrainian / Hutsul dishes. The restaraunt has a 2 tier inside area and a 3 tier summer terrace looking the river which runs a long side, the outdoor space is open and the restaraunt staff offer you a blanket at night so that you can wrap it around yourself and keep warn whilst enjoying your meal over looking the river.
The restaurant offers both smoking and non smoking areas, ash trays are regularly taken from the tables and you are supplied with a new one.
They have a house band who play traditional Ukrainian folk music.
The only negative that I would say about this restaraunt is that the menu is written in Ukrainian. Other than that is is perfect. 3 of us dined and had drinks for around £10 ($15) so cheap!
All of th ingredients are locally sourced from the mountains.
Favorite Dish: I had the lamb shashlik which was delicious. The pancakes were also amazing. Our interpreter regularly visits the restaurant and says that the rainbow trout is the best he has tasted in Ukraine.