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Eating in Vilnius

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Vilnius by dangaroo

Quote: A selection of restaurant reviews from Vilnius

Gusto Blynine

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Restaurant | "Full of gusto"

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With its sleek modern decor and simple affordable cuisine, Vilnius' Gusto Blynine always had every chance of developing into a chain, so I wasn't surprised that there were 3 more restaurants in 2012 than when I previously visited Lithuania's capital in 2008 and I imagine it won't take them all that long to conquer the streets of Kaunas, Klaipeda and Palanga too. The location of their first cafe was either very well thought out or incredibly fortunate, one of the most affordable places near the Gate of Dawn, a tourist sight that the visiting Poles are absolutely smitten with and guess what? The same tourists can't get enough of pancakes either, which just happens to be the staple of Gusto B...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2012

Gusto Blynine
Ausros vartu g.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Meat Lovers Pub

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Restaurant | "Great burgers in Vilnius"

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Meat Lovers is a pretty kitsch name for a restaurant and I don't think I'd have gone in if it wasn't recomended. It's located at A. Šv.Ignoto g. 14, close to the previously reviewed "Cozy". When you walk through the door you are hit by a very white modern look, white walls, ceilings and dark wooden tables and chairs are spread around the room, a large blackboard is on one of the walls with all the meals written in English in chalk. The names don't really do the meals justice, "Hamburger" for example is actually a heavy duty burger with all the trimmings but the finer details are not to be found on the blackboard. There is no menu and it seems that you need to go up to the bar t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 21, 2012

Meat Lovers Pub
A. Sv.ignoto G. 14
Vilnius, Lithuania 08119
+370 652 51233

Cili Kaimas

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Restaurant | "Good Food, Bad Beer"

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Cili Kaimas is not so different from the restaurant I reviewed yesterday "Forto Dvaras". whilst it's also a traditional Lithuanian restaurant, it is perhaps more popular than its competitor and it is part of the Cili chain which also includes Cili Pica. There are several in Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipeda and the one that I am reviewing is the one in the center of Vilnius located at Vokieciu gatve 8.Forto Dvaras is relatively large but with quite a lot of clutter and not a great deal of room to move around in where as Cili Kaimas is rather open-plan. The top floor has several rows of wooden tables with heavy wooden seats and a nice roomy aisle which the traditionally clothed waiteresses pranc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2008

Cili Pica

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Restaurant | "Cili Pica - You Can't Beat Her!"

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Cili Pica is a notorious pizza chain in Lithuania and Latvia and has recently entered the market in Romania. Why is it that pizza chains with sit down restaurants are so much classier than McDonalds or other burger chains? Perhaps because the food is prepared freshly? The decor better? They're more similar to restaurants? There's a whole range of reasons and it's one of the reasons I prefer eating in pizza places, even chains than sitting eating a plastic burger from a cardboard box in a pool of somebody elses ketchup and spilt coca-cola.I've been in numerous Cili Pica's in Lithuania and Latvia over the years and the standard or prices have not differed, the one I'll be focussing on in thi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 5, 2008

Forto Dvaras

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Restaurant | "Traditional Lithuanian Cuisine in Vilnius"

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Forto Dvaras is a restaurant that is part of the Lithuanian"Fortas" chain and the one I'm reviewing is located in the center of the city at Pilies g. 16, Vilnius on the main street heading through old town.I've had occasion to go there a few times, they specialise in local cuisine and I can definitely recommend going there if you are looking to try something traditional.The restaurant is a rustic restaurant with wooden interior, waiteresses in traditional costumes, old Lithuanian music playing and a selection of local delicacies ranging from the slightly bizarre beer snacks like pig snout or pig ears to the every day beer snack like fried bread, there is also a large rang...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 5, 2008