Simple food with an upmarket price tag – Bosco Café Moscow Russia

Bosco Café is an Italian restaurant located on the ground floor in the iconic GUM shopping mall in Moscow.  It has the advantage of having a very clear view of the Red Square. It is definitely a nice al fresco area to dine and people watch. The interior decoration of the Bosco Café is beautiful with its beige stucco walls, crystal lamps and neatly pressed white tablecloth. The restaurant has an upmarket feel and nice ambience, and is managed by gorgeous-looking waiters good enough to strut on a fashion runway.

Bosco cafe

The Borsch was probably one of the best that I’ve tasted during my entire Russian trip.  It was well balanced with the right amount of beef and vegetables. I also really enjoyed the Beef Straganoff.  The potato puree was smooth and complemented the main attraction of the dish just well.  The beef was done just nice and not overcooked.


But I was surprised that despite being an Italian restaurant, it failed to live up to its name. The pumpkin soup was creamy, but was a bit on the bland side. The seafood pasta failed miserably.  The pasta was overcooked and soggy.  The scallops were tough and a tad overdone.

Seafood Pasta

I had expected better quality food especially when the luncheon came up to about SG$170 for two drinks (one beef and Coke), two soups and two entrees. I guess the hefty bill was to pay for the front view of the Red Square, the gorgeous waiters and the talented musician playing jazz standards on the grand piano in the restaurant.

Beef Straganoff

Bosco Cafe
3 Red Square, Kremlin/Red Square, Moscow, 109012, Russia Federation

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