After snapping some photos in Red Square, stop in at the upscale Bosco Café to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream—it's a great place for lunch as well as for people-watching or a coffee break. Russia's love for flashy lavishness comes alive here: it's usually crowded during the warm months, when the sidewalk café is open. The price are high, but the rich men, expensive women, businesspeople, and tourists who make up most of the crowd don't seem to mind. It's just a small piece of the oligarch Mikhail Kusnirovich's empire, which also includes part of the GUM department store. The ravioli or the chicken milanese, served with arugula and cherry tomatoes, are good choices. Watch out if you have to use the facilities, though: the toilet downstairs is the squat kind, and it costs RUB20.
3 Red Square
Our Rating Neighborhood Red Square Hours Daily 9:30am–midnight Transportation Metro: Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya Phone 495/620 3182 Prices Main courses RUB500–RUB2,550 Cuisine Type Italian, European Web site Bosco Cafe
Map3 Red Square Moscow
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