The Best Restaurants in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
While travelling through western Ukraine, trying Galician and Ukrainian cuisine is one of the primary things to do. The local dishes are hearty and nourishing, so you’ll have more energy for further exploration of the area and the city of Ivano-Frankivsk itself. Here are the best restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, European, Italian, French, Spanish, $$$
In front of the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council, you will find an exquisite restaurant: Fran.Ko. The menu consists of classic European, authentic Galician (Galicia being a region of Ukraine) and Ukrainian cuisine, cooked with organic products. Deruny (potato pancakes), banush (corn grits, fried pork fat and cheese) and mushroom soup will definitely surprise you. The wine list features exclusively European brands of wine. Fran.Ko restaurant has four dining rooms, decorated in the European style of different periods with thematic paintings on the walls.
Restaurant, European, Italian, $$$
Fabbrica is an Italian restaurant with Ukrainian products from local farmers. It has an open kitchen, so that visitors can observe all the cooking processes – from the making of fresh pasta to the baking of pizza. There are several varieties of craft beer from Ukrainian breweries, as well as branded infusions and an extensive wine list, with Italian, French and Ukrainian options. The signature dishes are pizza with mountain trout and pasta with Carpathian mushrooms.
Restaurant, European, American, $$$
One of the best places to marvel at the breathtaking panorama of Ivano-Frankivsk and enjoy gourmet food is Legenda. It is located at the top of the business centre with the same name in the Market Square. The cuisine here is mostly Ukrainian and European, but you can also order excellent steaks. Their numerous desserts are also worth trying. In general, Legenda is a perfect venue for a romantic date, business meeting or loud birthday celebration on the outdoor terrace.
Restaurant, European, Middle Eastern, $$$
Familiya is a cosy family restaurant where you can try traditional Ukrainian and European dishes, along with a quality glass of wine from their excellent wine list. For children, there is a special dessert menu. The restaurant’s interior is a combination of contemporary and classic stylistic trends: light wood, natural textiles, live bouquets of field flowers and exclusive handmade knick-knacks, created by a Ukrainian artist. Friendly personnel and excellent service will show you what true cosiness looks like.
Restaurant, European, Vegetarian, French, Spanish, $$$
Corassini is situated inside the Bastion Gallery — the most visited attraction in Ivano-Frankivsk. The venue’s concept implies the integration of modern design into the historical environment, as the restaurant is located within the restored remains of the famous fortress built in 1662. Here, they serve European cuisine with an emphasis on meat dishes, cooked in a Josper (Spanish grill-oven). In the open kitchen, you can see how the crêpes are prepared. In addition, Corassini offers freshly baked bread and house-made pastries.
Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, European, Japanese, Italian, $$$
Passage Gartenberg is a posh restaurant with exquisite European and Japanese cuisine. Here you can enjoy specialty drinks at your leisure, sample the signature sushi rolls, and listen to the live grand piano music. However, the restaurant also has a pizzeria, 5D cinema and children’s room, where younger visitors can spend time. Here, everyone will find something to their liking. In addition, Passage Gartenberg opens a delightful outdoor terrace in the summer.
Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, European, $$$
(kitchen in English) is a three-story restaurant with a beautiful interior. Its menu is a mix of famous dishes from around the world. Therefore, you’ll be able to get pizza and pasta, steaks and burgers, salads and full-fledged main dishes, desserts and even traditional Ukrainian vareniki
(filled dumplings). On the weekend, Restoratsiya Kukhnya has live music from 7pm till 9pm. You can also find really delicious breakfast and brunch options here as well.
Pizzeria, Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Italian, European, $$$
Grande Pizzeria is a restaurant with chic interior and extremely delicious Italian cuisine. A must-try here is the thin-crust pizza baked in a wood-fired oven. For children, there is a playroom with a professional nanny. Thus, if you need to have a business meeting or just spend some time on your own, you can leave your kid in the room with a fairy house, slides, a trampoline, a pool with fun balls and loads of educational cartoons.
Restaurant, European, $$$
Franciszek Romaszkan is located inside a 19th-century building. The restaurant serves gourmet cuisine in an elegant interior with portraits of the building’s former inhabitants and antique furnishings. There are three summer terraces, so the restaurant is perfect for a Sunday brunch, a festive dinner or any celebration. Furthermore, Franciszek Romaszkan is a popular venue for a wedding or love-story photoshoot in front of the monumental front columns.
Вино & м'ясо
Restaurant, European, $$$
In Ukrainian, Vyno & Mjaso means meat and wine, so you can probably guess the restaurant’s main focus. The menu consists of light salads, cold snacks, meat dishes from local butchers and great desserts. All the food is made exclusively from fresh, select products. The cosy atmosphere allows guests to relax and enjoy a leisurely dinner. Even the most demanding gourmet is likely to leave Vyno & Mjaso with a feeling of satisfaction.
These recommendations were updated on June 20, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.