Where to Eat in Petrozavodsk: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 23, 2017 Diedre Savory

Petrozavodsk (Russian: Петрозаводск, IPA: [pʲɪtrəzɐˈvotsk]; Karelian, Vepsian & Finnish: Petroskoi; Finland Swedish: Petroskoj) is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27 kilometers (17 mi). Population: 261,987 (2010 Census); 266,160 (2002 Census); 269,485 (1989 Census).
Things to do in Petrozavodsk

1. Petrovsky

1, Andropova Street, Petrozavodsk, Russia Reservations Lunch, Dinner +7 814 278-09-92
Excellent
43%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Petrovsky

Reviewed By AGuyFromHawaii - Honolulu, Hawaii

I actually visited this restaurant back in September 2010, but I didn't review it then. Hopefully, the restaurant is the same. Petrovsky offers traditional Karelian fare in a setting reminiscent of Peter the Great. There is even a authentic bearskin hanging on the wall. The food, while simply prepared, is evocative of a bygone era. Game meats (elk, deer, etc) are available and are served with berries harvested from the nearby Forests. All in all, I enjoyed myself very much sharing the meal with my Russian hosts.

2. Karelskaya Gornica

Fridrikha Engelsa St., 13, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining Russian, Scandinavian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +7 814 278-53-00
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 589 reviews

Karelskaya Gornica

Reviewed By elainejh - Bracknell

Lured by the promise of the first Karelian restaurant complete with costumed waitresses we went for dinner at Karelskaya Gornitsa. On the plus side, it was only across the road, from Hotel Severnaya where we were staying. It looked quite cute and there were vegetarian options always a plus. Also some interesting tinctures - Forest Charms which was a bit medicinal but packed a punch and cloudberry liqueur made from a fruit like an orange raspberry which was a bit sweet. On the downside, it was quite expensive by far and definitely the least tasty of the meals we ate during our 29 day first visit to Russia.

3. Fusion

Krasnoarmeiskaya St., 33, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Reservations, Waitstaff Japanese, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +7 814 278-15-78
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Fusion

Reviewed By Maria Z - Petrozavodsk, Russia

Tasty food, quite low prices and quick service. You can pay with credit card. WiFi. Close to railway station.

4. Fregat Restaurant

Karla Marksa Ave., 1A, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +7 814 250-25-25
Excellent
58%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 217 reviews

Fregat Restaurant

Reviewed By JacekBJ - Gdansk, Poland

Place is located on the lake shore close to ferry terminal and offers nice views to the water. Very nice interior but irritating waiters. Food very average in taste and preparation but to be honest seems to be fresh. I think that it is one of the bests in the city anyway.

5. Yagel

Lenina Ave., 28, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Japanese, Bar, European, Grill, Pub Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$204 +7 814 278-21-04
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 118 reviews

Yagel

Reviewed By MiaSatu - Itä-Suomi, Finland

If you are looking for a place to chill out, have a few beers, eat pizza (they have large menu on "real" main courses and other food too) and maybe hear some live music, go to Kivach! Most of the staff members speak english and can give tips, if you are looking for clubs or other places with live music. Really nice staff, made us feel welcomed! Nice (even cheap) price level compared to Finland for example.

6. Aquareli

Karla Marksa Ave., 12, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, European, Russian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +7 814 276-07-16
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Aquareli

Reviewed By podsolnyh86 - Moscow, Russia

В целом заведение так себе. Готовят неплохо, большой выбор, сытные порции и приятный персонал. Но кафе не хватает общего лоска - помещение старенькое, потрёпанное, салфеточки тоненькие, сервировка как в столовке.
Хорошей кухне очень не хватает хорошего оформления!

7. Karelia

Emb. Gyullinga, 2, Petrozavodsk 185005, Russia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +7 814 279-13-35
Excellent
31%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Karelia

Reviewed By JnL_676 - Singapore, Singapore

This restaurant is located within the SPA Hotel Karelia, and about the best part of our stay at the hotel. The restaurant is huge, with tall glass windows through which we could see the beautiful natural surroundings and bathe in the natural light coming through.
The restaurant menu includes both traditional Karelia cuisine and international dishes We ate a few times here, everything was delicious and we could taste the freshness of the ingredients.
Service was also friendly and prompt. We give this restaurant a 5 out of 5.

8. Kavkaz

Lenina Ave., 16, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +7 814 278-09-45
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Kavkaz

Reviewed By JHPTZ - Petrozavodsk, Russia

The welocome was just perfect, not over-done, not artificial.
Waiting time was ok, even a little upselling with the nice and
cheap Garlic bread. Watch out, it is deepfried. So if you eat all
three of them you might not need a main course anymore.
But although very fatty (like many russian stuff) it is extremly
delicious!!
Main course was lamb kebap. First I thought the portion was
a bit too small, but then think again, it is a main course for about RUB300.
Beer choice not perfect (Holsten and Baltika), but alright: one Russian, one foreign.
Cosy athmosphere. Loads of wook interieur. Older crowd, but I really enjoyed
my stay. Felt very welcome.
Thanks!

9. Deja Vu

Lenina Ave., 20, Petrozavodsk 185035, Russia Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, European, Russian, Central European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +7 814 278-20-85
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Deja Vu

Reviewed By Yelm100 - Olympia, Washington

First timers in Russia, we felt a little nervous venturing out of the big cities. We're spending three days in Petrozavodsk and this is our first night here. Food is fantastic, service is quick, and prices are far below those of Moscow and St Petersburg. Hip, modern, warm atmosphere. Love it!

10. Cafe Petrozavodsk

Pravdy, 6, Petrozavodsk 185005, Russia Lunch, Dinner +7 814 233-05-00
Excellent
46%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Cafe Petrozavodsk

Reviewed By Michael B

I visited Café Petrozavodsk with my friend in June 2017 for lunch. We had good time and enjoyed some appetizers, traditional soup, and a meat dish with cold vodka. This is by no stretch of imagination a high-end restaurant. One has to pick up food from a counter, put on a tray, and then pay. Sort of like cafeteria kind of thing. By the food is very decent, prices are low, and vodka is cold. What else do you need?

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