Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Church of Jesus Christ the Saviour, this trendy glass box of a cafe/restaurant is understandably packed almost any time of day. They cater to the current fashions of Moscow offering mostly Italian and Japanese cuisine. The pizzas are large and come with many imaginative toppings, while the pasta and sushi although not as filling, is good quality fresh stuff. Akademiya can be a great place to stop off after sightseeing, although the staff can be quite slow and forgetful once the place fills up. Has seven other locations around the city, including one on Kamergersky per. just 5 minutes walk from Red Square.