Give and take - recommended takeaway and delivery services

Delivery of restaurant food is a relatively new concept in St. Petersburg, and until very recently the options were limited to pizza and sushi. Now, however, an increasing number of local eateries are offering clients the option of ordering out of taking away.

If you're renting a vacation apartment, or if you're just bored of the room service menu at your hotel, you'll be pleased to know that take-out and delivery services in St. Petersburg now cover almost every type of cuisine available in the city. While traditional delivery options like Chinese and pizza are generally fairly low quality, several top St. Petersburg restaurants, including nearly all the fashionable eateries under the Ginza Project umbrella, now offer delivery services.

Selected takeaway and delivery services:

Mama Roma
Italian $$
This popular local chain of Italian restaurants does a more than acceptable imitation of classic pizza and pasta recipes at nearly 20 locations throughout St. Petersburg. It's the take-out service, however, that's really worth paying attention to, as all menu items are half-price if you order by phone and collect. Just about the best-value pizza in St. Petersburg.
Dve Palochki
Asian, Sushi $
The name means "two chopsticks", but this well-known local chain of bar-restaurants has expanded from originally offering just sushi to a menu that includes a huge range of pan-Asian and European dishes, including fairly good Thai soups and even gourmet burgers. The recently introduced delivery service means that you can now enjoy it all at home, too.