The Probka Family Italian restaurants in Saint Petersburg might possibly be just the most buoyant in the city. Probka in Moscow, according to the owner, is a perfect combination of all the best features of its Saint Petersburg sisters. The interior designers succeeded in showing the less explored, yet gentle side of seemingly harsh materials like wood and glass to create a surprisingly cozy atmosphere, accented with some signature Italian elements like white tablecloths.
The menu consists of classic recipes, with the major emphasis placed on the freshness of the ingredients. Fresh, homemade, expensive components plus impeccable execution equal consistently amazing food. Steaks, pasta galore, seafood (from tuna tartar to clams and mussels), heavenly tiramisu. Here, you can basically kiss your diet goodbye…and order a piece of their infamous bread, while you are at it.
Italian wines dominate the very impressive wine list, from reasonably priced varieties to specialty wines from the ‘wine-cellar’ section, which may run up to ≈$1,500 per bottle.
The service deserves a special mention – waiters are friendly, and truly make you feel at home. This place is never empty and is definitely a favorite business lunch spot among the management ranks of neighbouring offices. Perfect for a meeting, a catch up with a friend and basically any occasion where you want to make an impression that you just accidentally brought your lunch date into a place that happens to make such delicious food without being uptight about it. They’ve got a terrace too.