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Nino’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Located near Freedom Square, the Art Museum of Georgia is one of the most important museums in the country. There are approximately 140,000 items of art on display from various cultures and time periods.
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Art Museum of Georgia
2/4 Aleksandr Pushkin St
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Located near Freedom Square, the Art Museum of Georgia is one of the most important museums in the country. There are approximately 140,000 items of art on display from various cultures and time periods.
Founded in 1981, it became the first Georgian puppet theater. The building is decorated with a magnificent clock tower which features a performance of figurines every day at 12:00. Address: 13 Shavteli Street
Rezo Gabriadze Theatre
13 Ioane Shavteli Turn
Founded in 1981, it became the first Georgian puppet theater. The building is decorated with a magnificent clock tower which features a performance of figurines every day at 12:00. Address: 13 Shavteli Street
The Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema, and Choreography - Art Palace is an important depository of Georgian cultural objects. The museum is housed in one of the most stunning buildings in Tbilisi which is a perfect example of Gothic and Islamic architecture.
Art Palace
The Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema, and Choreography - Art Palace is an important depository of Georgian cultural objects. The museum is housed in one of the most stunning buildings in Tbilisi which is a perfect example of Gothic and Islamic architecture.
Holy Trinity Cathedral The Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral is one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the World. The cathedral complex includes an underground section and integrates nine chapels, various supplementary buildings, and beautiful gardens.
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Treenighedskatedralen
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Holy Trinity Cathedral The Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral is one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the World. The cathedral complex includes an underground section and integrates nine chapels, various supplementary buildings, and beautiful gardens.
The Dry Bridge is home to a famous flea market, where you can find art exhibitions and antique items for sale. Whether you're interested in Soviet memorabilia, handmade jewelry, or personal keepsakes- remember to haggle! Open daily in good weather from 10:00 - 17:00.
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Dry Bridge Market
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The Dry Bridge is home to a famous flea market, where you can find art exhibitions and antique items for sale. Whether you're interested in Soviet memorabilia, handmade jewelry, or personal keepsakes- remember to haggle! Open daily in good weather from 10:00 - 17:00.
Narikala Fortress can be seen from any point within Old Tbilisi. It was constructed for defense purposes in the 4th century and was considerably expanded over subsequent historical periods.
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Narikala Fortress
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Narikala Fortress can be seen from any point within Old Tbilisi. It was constructed for defense purposes in the 4th century and was considerably expanded over subsequent historical periods.
Rike park is a beautiful, one of the most new artistically appointed park in the heart of the city. it’s very important, that the whole park, if seen from a bird’s eye view, creates a large-scale map of Georgia, as well as the meandering pathways from the borders depict various regions of Georgia. This park is located on the left bank of the Kura (Mtkvari) River. It is easy to access from the Old Town via the pedestrian famous The Bridge of Peace, which is in the list of “Amazing Bridges, that are the definition of architectural Masterpieces”. However, the opinion about the bridge was controversial, as it is situated in the historic district of Tbilisi. Some people complained, that the bridge unduly dominated the historical old towns, and so, obscured the area’s old architectural landmarks. But, as we know, so-called “black publicity” is one of the best advertisements ever, so, you can hardly see anyone, who hasn’t walked through the Bridge of Peace. Another way to get there is the other side of the river, where rocky steps lead down to the park from Avlabari. The park is marvelously designed by first-rate European firms. I must say, that this place is much more beautiful at night when the lights are illuminated in the park when the thousands of LED lights that are switched on 90 minutes, before sunset, and illuminate the Kura (Mtkvari) river and the buildings on both banks. One can also see a fountain, that plays with lights and music in the summer. One of the most exciting in this park for tourists is the cable cars, which takes visitors over the Kura (Mtkvari) River and Old Town, as well as up to Narikala Fortress. It is always crowded with people because even the floor of cable car is glassed, so one can see everything from here. (This glass building is the Cable cars first point, which takes to the fortress, which you can see on this picture.) Rike park is an attraction for both tourists and Tbilisi residents, as they can play Giant Chess, or a Large White Grand Piano. They can bring their children with them and have fun with playground equipment, see water features, like dancing and singing waterfalls, climb over the artificial climbing wall, run through the children’s maze, or just roam around the landscaped gardens and cozy, quiet corners. Even Rike Park is considered to be the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi, it has already gained accessibility. The two large metallic tubes at the park’s north end, are a future concert hall and exhibition centre, which is unfinished at the time of writing. In every footstep, you will meet traitors, who sell ice creams, toys, and sweet snacks, or you may come across illustrators, animators, who will paint your body, or paint a portrait of yours. In the summer, here, in Rike Park is holding a display of art, where visitors are able to enjoy fabulous paintings and even buy them. Also, one of the most beautiful annual event, which takes place in Rike park, is Tbilisoba, in October, where you can taste the Georgian traditional cuisines from every region of Georgia.
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Rike Park
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Rike park is a beautiful, one of the most new artistically appointed park in the heart of the city. it’s very important, that the whole park, if seen from a bird’s eye view, creates a large-scale map of Georgia, as well as the meandering pathways from the borders depict various regions of Georgia. This park is located on the left bank of the Kura (Mtkvari) River. It is easy to access from the Old Town via the pedestrian famous The Bridge of Peace, which is in the list of “Amazing Bridges, that are the definition of architectural Masterpieces”. However, the opinion about the bridge was controversial, as it is situated in the historic district of Tbilisi. Some people complained, that the bridge unduly dominated the historical old towns, and so, obscured the area’s old architectural landmarks. But, as we know, so-called “black publicity” is one of the best advertisements ever, so, you can hardly see anyone, who hasn’t walked through the Bridge of Peace. Another way to get there is the other side of the river, where rocky steps lead down to the park from Avlabari. The park is marvelously designed by first-rate European firms. I must say, that this place is much more beautiful at night when the lights are illuminated in the park when the thousands of LED lights that are switched on 90 minutes, before sunset, and illuminate the Kura (Mtkvari) river and the buildings on both banks. One can also see a fountain, that plays with lights and music in the summer. One of the most exciting in this park for tourists is the cable cars, which takes visitors over the Kura (Mtkvari) River and Old Town, as well as up to Narikala Fortress. It is always crowded with people because even the floor of cable car is glassed, so one can see everything from here. (This glass building is the Cable cars first point, which takes to the fortress, which you can see on this picture.) Rike park is an attraction for both tourists and Tbilisi residents, as they can play Giant Chess, or a Large White Grand Piano. They can bring their children with them and have fun with playground equipment, see water features, like dancing and singing waterfalls, climb over the artificial climbing wall, run through the children’s maze, or just roam around the landscaped gardens and cozy, quiet corners. Even Rike Park is considered to be the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi, it has already gained accessibility. The two large metallic tubes at the park’s north end, are a future concert hall and exhibition centre, which is unfinished at the time of writing. In every footstep, you will meet traitors, who sell ice creams, toys, and sweet snacks, or you may come across illustrators, animators, who will paint your body, or paint a portrait of yours. In the summer, here, in Rike Park is holding a display of art, where visitors are able to enjoy fabulous paintings and even buy them. Also, one of the most beautiful annual event, which takes place in Rike park, is Tbilisoba, in October, where you can taste the Georgian traditional cuisines from every region of Georgia.
In this article, I want to tell you about this place in Tbilisi, which is very popular among tourists and it has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Tbilisi if you want to know the truth. This place is called Abanotubani and it means, that it’s a place of baths. Well, I think, that first thing, when the tourists get to Tbilisi, they go to the Abanotubani, because they have heard about it and, besides, it’s an amazing place to visit and not for the baths, but there are so many places, that you can see and visit there, that people really love going there, I must say. That is the place, where you can just hang out with your friends or sightsee and take some great pictures and enjoy the environment there. About Abanotubani Abanotubani means a “district of baths” or something like that in English and it’s one of the oldest districts in Tbilisi on the right embankment of river Mtkvari. It’s called like that because there are natural hot mineral waters baths there. They are the sulfuric baths and there are those baths built on them so that people could go there and have some sulfuric baths there. The legend says, that it all began in the V century during the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali. It’s said, that once, when the king was hunting, he had his eagle with him, too. There was this pheasant, which the eagle tried to catch and then both of them just fell into the hot waters in that area with that fighting and stuff with each other. And that was how they found out about the hot sulfuric waters and how the city of Tbilisi was founded, too. Marco Polo was one of the people, who visited Tbilisi in the XIII-XIV century and wrote about it and he also visited the Abanotubani and the baths there. There had been many baths in Abanotubani in the XVII-XVIIIIcenturies, such as Erekle bath, Bebuta, Melik’s, Khoja, “Charli”, etc. Now you can see many of the baths, which were built in the XVII-XVIII century with Iranian architecture. The baths were not just for the curing effect, but people came there for bathing and relaxation and they even had some feasts there and, to tell you the truth, the mother-in-laws often checked their daughter-in-laws’ beauty there in those baths.
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Abanotubani
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In this article, I want to tell you about this place in Tbilisi, which is very popular among tourists and it has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Tbilisi if you want to know the truth. This place is called Abanotubani and it means, that it’s a place of baths. Well, I think, that first thing, when the tourists get to Tbilisi, they go to the Abanotubani, because they have heard about it and, besides, it’s an amazing place to visit and not for the baths, but there are so many places, that you can see and visit there, that people really love going there, I must say. That is the place, where you can just hang out with your friends or sightsee and take some great pictures and enjoy the environment there. About Abanotubani Abanotubani means a “district of baths” or something like that in English and it’s one of the oldest districts in Tbilisi on the right embankment of river Mtkvari. It’s called like that because there are natural hot mineral waters baths there. They are the sulfuric baths and there are those baths built on them so that people could go there and have some sulfuric baths there. The legend says, that it all began in the V century during the reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali. It’s said, that once, when the king was hunting, he had his eagle with him, too. There was this pheasant, which the eagle tried to catch and then both of them just fell into the hot waters in that area with that fighting and stuff with each other. And that was how they found out about the hot sulfuric waters and how the city of Tbilisi was founded, too. Marco Polo was one of the people, who visited Tbilisi in the XIII-XIV century and wrote about it and he also visited the Abanotubani and the baths there. There had been many baths in Abanotubani in the XVII-XVIIIIcenturies, such as Erekle bath, Bebuta, Melik’s, Khoja, “Charli”, etc. Now you can see many of the baths, which were built in the XVII-XVIII century with Iranian architecture. The baths were not just for the curing effect, but people came there for bathing and relaxation and they even had some feasts there and, to tell you the truth, the mother-in-laws often checked their daughter-in-laws’ beauty there in those baths.
The Georgian National Museum presents internationally significant collections of art and dynamic, changing exhibitions, providing audiences with inspiration and knowledge of the wonderful world of culture, art, science and education. The evidence and proof of the oldest human existence in Eurasia are displayed together with magnificent Medieval Christian art, stunning gold and silver jewelry from the ancient land of Colchis, spectacular modern and contemporary paintings of Georgian artists and masterpieces of the Oriental, Western European and Russian decorative arts.
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Georgian National Museum
3/10 Shota Rustaveli Ave
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The Georgian National Museum presents internationally significant collections of art and dynamic, changing exhibitions, providing audiences with inspiration and knowledge of the wonderful world of culture, art, science and education. The evidence and proof of the oldest human existence in Eurasia are displayed together with magnificent Medieval Christian art, stunning gold and silver jewelry from the ancient land of Colchis, spectacular modern and contemporary paintings of Georgian artists and masterpieces of the Oriental, Western European and Russian decorative arts.
The museum extends on 52 hectares and includes 14 traditional architectural exhibits from different regions of Georgia. Along with the architectural monuments, there are presented more than eight thousand ethnographic exhibits including Family - Household items; different tools; textiles, ceramics and also precious collections of Sioni Cathedral Basilica and tombstones. Venue: G. Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography, 25 M. Berdzenishvili Str. (Turtle Lake Road). Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Open Air Museum of Ethnography
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The museum extends on 52 hectares and includes 14 traditional architectural exhibits from different regions of Georgia. Along with the architectural monuments, there are presented more than eight thousand ethnographic exhibits including Family - Household items; different tools; textiles, ceramics and also precious collections of Sioni Cathedral Basilica and tombstones. Venue: G. Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography, 25 M. Berdzenishvili Str. (Turtle Lake Road). Tbilisi, Georgia.
Neighborhoods
Rustaveli Avenue begins at Freedom Square and extends about 1.5 kilometers. This is the center of the city, where many of the governmental, cultural and business facilities are located. Strolling down Rustaveli you can observe daily life in the city, explore shops from both international and local brands, and get something to eat.
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Freedom Square
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Rustaveli Avenue begins at Freedom Square and extends about 1.5 kilometers. This is the center of the city, where many of the governmental, cultural and business facilities are located. Strolling down Rustaveli you can observe daily life in the city, explore shops from both international and local brands, and get something to eat.
The Tbilisi Funicular is one of the finest examples of cable railways in the world. The railway leads to Mtatsminda- a beautiful leisure and amusement park overlooking the entire city.
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Funicular Lower Station "Vilnius Square"
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The Tbilisi Funicular is one of the finest examples of cable railways in the world. The railway leads to Mtatsminda- a beautiful leisure and amusement park overlooking the entire city.
The Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia, where some of the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried. It is located in the churchyard around St David’s Church "Mamadaviti" on the slope of Mount Mtatsminda ( meaning the Holy Mountain) and was officially established in 1929. The first celebrities to be buried at this place were the Russian writer Alexander Griboyedov (1795–1829) and his Georgian wife Nino Chavchavadze (1812–1857).[1] The Pantheon was officially opened in 1929 to celebrate the centenary of Griboyedov’s death in Iran. Since then, several illustrious Georgians have been buried or reburied there. The Pantheon is administered by the Government of Tbilisi and is frequented by locals as well as the city’s visitors.
Mama Daviti Rise
The Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia, where some of the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried. It is located in the churchyard around St David’s Church "Mamadaviti" on the slope of Mount Mtatsminda ( meaning the Holy Mountain) and was officially established in 1929. The first celebrities to be buried at this place were the Russian writer Alexander Griboyedov (1795–1829) and his Georgian wife Nino Chavchavadze (1812–1857).[1] The Pantheon was officially opened in 1929 to celebrate the centenary of Griboyedov’s death in Iran. Since then, several illustrious Georgians have been buried or reburied there. The Pantheon is administered by the Government of Tbilisi and is frequented by locals as well as the city’s visitors.
Tbilisi Botanical Garden is a perfect place for both rest and relaxation, as well as for people who are interested in extremes, climbing, and science. Here you will find a variety of roses, a collection of lilac, collection of conifers, Japanese garden, beautiful waterfall, bridges and fountains hidden in trees. In the garden, there are arranged: pavilions for resting, walking paths between alleys and blossoming gardens, the belvedere, which overlooks the Botanical garden from above. There is also a cafe, Museum and festive space, where it is possible to arrange a wedding ceremony. In the garden, there is a children's space with swings and other entertainments. From Narikala fortress it is possible to go down to the Botanical Garden on a zip line. There is also a climbing rock in the garden area for active sports lovers. The Botanical Garden visitor center will offer interesting tours, such as educational tours, children's route, cycling route and tours on electric cars. Tbilisi Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful places. A variety of flowering gardens, alleys, paths, water-lily pools, exotic plants, waterfalls, and beautiful little bridges create an attractive atmosphere, that is why it is very popular. Here many people with different interests can find the environment they want and spend their time interesting and enjoyable. #1 Botanikuri Street TEL +995 32 2721185
Botanical Street
Tbilisi Botanical Garden is a perfect place for both rest and relaxation, as well as for people who are interested in extremes, climbing, and science. Here you will find a variety of roses, a collection of lilac, collection of conifers, Japanese garden, beautiful waterfall, bridges and fountains hidden in trees. In the garden, there are arranged: pavilions for resting, walking paths between alleys and blossoming gardens, the belvedere, which overlooks the Botanical garden from above. There is also a cafe, Museum and festive space, where it is possible to arrange a wedding ceremony. In the garden, there is a children's space with swings and other entertainments. From Narikala fortress it is possible to go down to the Botanical Garden on a zip line. There is also a climbing rock in the garden area for active sports lovers. The Botanical Garden visitor center will offer interesting tours, such as educational tours, children's route, cycling route and tours on electric cars. Tbilisi Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful places. A variety of flowering gardens, alleys, paths, water-lily pools, exotic plants, waterfalls, and beautiful little bridges create an attractive atmosphere, that is why it is very popular. Here many people with different interests can find the environment they want and spend their time interesting and enjoyable. #1 Botanikuri Street TEL +995 32 2721185
Food scene
If you want to try the delicious food of the Georgian Cuisine, HB Sanapiro is a perfect match for that.
HB Sanapiro
If you want to try the delicious food of the Georgian Cuisine, HB Sanapiro is a perfect match for that.
This place has stunning views and delicious food. Great for large parties and nice dinners, but reserve your table in advance.
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Keto & Kote
3 Mikheil Zandukeli Dead End
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This place has stunning views and delicious food. Great for large parties and nice dinners, but reserve your table in advance.
If you would like to have a fancy dinner with panoramic views of the city, then Funicular is a perfect place to spend an evening. Located inside Mtatsminda Park, the restaurant is accessible by a cable car or a taxi. The menu is diverse with specialties such as veal shin with tomato or seafood soup. The in-house sommelier can help you choose the right wine for your meal so that you can sit back and enjoy the scenery in front.
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Funicular Complex
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If you would like to have a fancy dinner with panoramic views of the city, then Funicular is a perfect place to spend an evening. Located inside Mtatsminda Park, the restaurant is accessible by a cable car or a taxi. The menu is diverse with specialties such as veal shin with tomato or seafood soup. The in-house sommelier can help you choose the right wine for your meal so that you can sit back and enjoy the scenery in front.
A true celebration of the Georgian culinary heritage, the Café offers an avant-garde take on the country’s classic dishes. Local flavors embody the company’s signature farm to table concept through the sourcing of fresh produce and other ingredients from Georgian farmers. An open kitchen with exposed rotisserie and fresh ingredients on display provide a preview of what delicacies guests can expect. The well-curated wine list pays tribute to Georgia’s historic viniculture and features a selection of local organic wines with a focus on the traditional Qvevri wine-making method
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Stamba Hotel
0108 Merab Kostava St
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A true celebration of the Georgian culinary heritage, the Café offers an avant-garde take on the country’s classic dishes. Local flavors embody the company’s signature farm to table concept through the sourcing of fresh produce and other ingredients from Georgian farmers. An open kitchen with exposed rotisserie and fresh ingredients on display provide a preview of what delicacies guests can expect. The well-curated wine list pays tribute to Georgia’s historic viniculture and features a selection of local organic wines with a focus on the traditional Qvevri wine-making method
The purpose of creating “Qalaqi" is to revive the lifestyle of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century Tbilisi and merge it with the modern world. The beautiful, sophisticated interior was designed by the inspiration of the 19th-century architecture of Tbilisi. Different halls - yard, apartment, terrace, library, lounge, and bronze hall – all together create an ideal space that is focused on the maximum comfort and pleasure of each guest. The creator of Qalaqi’s new menu is a longtime experienced Georgian chef – Alexander Ugrekhelidze. Alexander, with his team, will offer our guests totally renewed menu, which includes Georgian traditional dishes, as well as Georgian fusion dishes. In addition, worldwide famous dishes and confectionery are also added to our menu. Qalaqi – is a place with delicious food, best Georgian and European wines, sophisticated music program and respectful staff, which allows every guest to travel in time and space, to touch, to taste and to feel the environment in which we would have lived, if not the 20th-century historical events, that made radical changes in Georgian lifestyle. Qalaqi – Created for You.
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Restaurant Qalaqi • რესტორანი ქალაქი
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The purpose of creating “Qalaqi" is to revive the lifestyle of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century Tbilisi and merge it with the modern world. The beautiful, sophisticated interior was designed by the inspiration of the 19th-century architecture of Tbilisi. Different halls - yard, apartment, terrace, library, lounge, and bronze hall – all together create an ideal space that is focused on the maximum comfort and pleasure of each guest. The creator of Qalaqi’s new menu is a longtime experienced Georgian chef – Alexander Ugrekhelidze. Alexander, with his team, will offer our guests totally renewed menu, which includes Georgian traditional dishes, as well as Georgian fusion dishes. In addition, worldwide famous dishes and confectionery are also added to our menu. Qalaqi – is a place with delicious food, best Georgian and European wines, sophisticated music program and respectful staff, which allows every guest to travel in time and space, to touch, to taste and to feel the environment in which we would have lived, if not the 20th-century historical events, that made radical changes in Georgian lifestyle. Qalaqi – Created for You.
A lovely place. Great for large groups but reserve tables in advance
1 Vasil Petriashvili Street
1 Vasil Petriashvili Street
A lovely place. Great for large groups but reserve tables in advance
The menu in this restaurant is heavenly delicious, the best example of gastronomy excellence. A mix of traditions and modern soul. Tasty results of extraordinary experiments. The restaurant is located in a big house with red brick walls. Comfy, cozy, artsy interior, lovely, photogenic, nicely decorated garden, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff, fast service.
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Shavi Lomi
28 Zurab Kvlividze St
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The menu in this restaurant is heavenly delicious, the best example of gastronomy excellence. A mix of traditions and modern soul. Tasty results of extraordinary experiments. The restaurant is located in a big house with red brick walls. Comfy, cozy, artsy interior, lovely, photogenic, nicely decorated garden, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff, fast service.