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Vareniki Cafe Alpina

$$ - $$$
Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Cafe, European, Central European
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Rishelyevskaya St., 38 | Troitskaya St., 35, Odessa 65000, Ukraine
+380 482 358 152
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this times many times when last time arrived to odessa. The food is great, really great. The prices is not low, but you get a reall food made likevat home with love. The meals size good too. If you want a authentic ukrainian food - this is place for you!

Thank AlexeyDyachenko
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

good place to taste the local version of a sort of dumplings, which will be pretty new for western visitors; they are of a very good quality; the place is clean and in a walking distance to the main pedestrian street

Thank PaulBG
Munich, Germany
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Considering it is in a busy street this cafe has managed to create a nice atmosphere. Very good menu. Local cuisine at very good prices. One should try the pilmeni. Its a type of ravioli and just great. Would recommend it for a quick lunch

1 Thank Victor S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

First of all it is cafe, not restaurant, therefore service and price are adequate to cafe level in heart of city.What is great here it is their food, especially vareniki and pelmeni. Food in this cafe is like at home. I never ate such tasty dumplings with such thin dough like in Alpina. Tasting different dishes in Alpina several times... More 

Thank Kostyantyn D
Odessa, Ukraine
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Varenyki (dumplings, pierogi) - is a top Ukrainian cuisine dish. This place gives your the worst impression about them. It's a shame to make traditional food so badly for the restaurant in the center of the city. They brought me a big plate with all varenyks glued together in one big peace of dough and potato, it's ugly and tasteless.... More 

1 Thank Parhomenko A
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to Ukraine and ukrainian restaurant so I have to say that I' m not a Fan od Ukrainian cuisine. The place is very traditional. We ate borsch /traditional soup/ and after that vatreniki /pasta Like italian tortellini/ salted with cottage cheese and mushrooms and sweet made of cherries. I liked the sweet ones. We drink... More 

Thank Dundula
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is good. i ate varenikes of good quality and price. friendly service. clean and quiet place to eat traditional food

Thank Daniel W
Minsk, Belarus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Vareniki is not the only meal which is great here. Try odesskaya zakuska with farshmak and tulka. It s very big and tasty!

Thank Elenaqqq
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

i'm in ukraine for two weeks, been in kiev meanwhile, tonight it was my first night in odessa. being searching, while preparing my trip, for some restaurants on trip advisor and have a list of some of them i was eager to try, based on reviews; alpina was one of them and the one i chose to have my first... More 

Thank Hugo A
Kiev, Ukraine
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I always eat here while I'm in Odessa) really worth it, nice varenyki, traditional cuisine, and some local yummies.

Thank CheG88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Cafe, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rishelyevskaya St., 38 | Troitskaya St., 35, Odessa 65000, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Odessa Oblast  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: +380 482 358 152

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?