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Italian, Cafe, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

Nice and bustling place to have dinner. I ordered pasta with mushrooms. Quite ok portion for Russian standards. Could have benefited from some more spices.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

Tasty meal with mostly italian style menu, great interior and location, comfortable prices. Need to reserve seat if you don't want to wait.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

On the main street but hidden away on the third floor. We loved this place and came back for a second dinner while we were in Nizhny. The food was off a fairly good quality, but the key thing is the value for money. Undoubtedly...you will find better Italian restaurants around the world but what you have here is good fresh food at a very reasonable price. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

I have been there with friend of mine, on quick lunch. Good choice of mainly Italian cousine, moderate prices, drinkable beers, and overpriced wine (like everywhere else in russia)

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The location is very bad because it is in a building on a top floor. Nevertheless my experience was fantastic. I really liked the food and service their

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Had a quick salad lunch there, and found staff and service very good. Good food, too. Nicely decorated. When we were there, they had drapes with interesting quotes and sayings. Nice reading, if you have Russian.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Nice price I tried pizza and pasta, was normal nothing exceptional but the cocktails with/without alcohol are great! And you must try cheesecake my amiga said is the best cheesecake of the city! Definitely I loved !!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Cozy place, beautiful music, excellent cuisine. This is the only one cafe who can cook cherry strudel in that way.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My 2nd visit and Biblioteka didn't disappoint ! Great food... Fast service and kind staff... They take reservations and honour it ! Had a great time... Pizzas are a must try... Lasagna, Pastas and Salads surely worth a try ! They have discounts for Birthdays...!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really great restaurant with a good vibe... Food is outstanding and staff is really friendly... Vegetarian friendly ! Good prices for the great quality!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My favorite is Hawaiian pizza, cheesy but need to wait for around 30minutes , expect to wait longer at peak hours.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We went to this place because it was so high up on Tripadvisor. I dont really know why it is so high up in ranking though. The food was nothing more than OK. Place was nice but needed some upgrades to make it better. Location...central and good in Nizhny. Our waitress was very friendly and talked good english, super nice when the Russians try to speak english to us tourists. Big plus for that!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I loved the library environment. The menu was very unique. I has a cheese soup and pork steak. The sauce was as close to an American barbeque sauce as I have tasted here in Russia. My friends had a salad another soup and a variety...of entrees. The food was very good. The price was very reasonable. English menus No mix ups on our order. The total including soft drinks was about 2100 rubles. Great price for 4 lunches.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The place was told to have good cuisine. Yes menu is not too wide to prove freshness of dishes. But focus on pasta and pizza looks a bit contradictory to reputation of popular 'gourmet' place. Pizza was good, ordinary good. Location is convenient if you...are in city center. Restaurant interior is interesting enough to feel well being there. The place is suitable if you want to meet some friends and talk having no high gastronomic expectations. Or for romantic dating when you are mainly focused on your vis-a-vis.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Encouraged by many positive reviews decided to go for early dinner. Generally quality of food was disappointing - I have tried gazpacho which was far away from soups I have tried before. Chicken was ok hit nothing special. Service - excellent, really trying their best....If you do not expect too much from food and don't want to pay a lot of money this place might be worth visiting.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Biblioteka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5