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International, European, Grill
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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

This was a great surprise, we were not expecting much from the outside, but it was cozy, the service was warm and friendly and the food was really good and tasty!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Ate here halfway up towards Olanka national park. Well... it looks like a bikers dive from the outside. It’s nice and comfortable inside so we were glad we gave it a chance. Our pizzas were big but not amazing. They were ok and filled you...up. No more, no less. Can’t say if there are better places to eat in town or nearby Vuokatti but I’d be looking to try other places next time ;-)More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2018

While in Vuokatti/Sotkamo we dined at Restaurant Messi twice. On our first visit we tried the lunch buffet, which had a hearty and not-too-spicy chili, the essential ingredients for a green salad, soup (which I didn't try), and delicious bread. We returned for dinner and...can recommend the Messi burger, which was delicious and accompanied by crisp French fries and onion rings. Service was fast and friendly, and if there's a game that day you can watch the local Finnish baseball team with some of the local folks. Portions are generous and cost is reasonable - we would return if we are in Sotkamo again.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Good prices and a very large patio make for a great lunch space. Had the small sausage platter, and while it was a bit light on the meat portion it was still really good. Service was quick and pleasant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was a welcoming restaurant on a wet evening passing through Sotkamo. It was not busy and was closing early, at around 9pm. We had an absolutely delightful selection of Tapas as a starter, including three cheeses, which we would highly recommend. The rest of...the meal was also excellent, as was the service.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

... And excellent change to the local pizza and burger selection in and around Vuokatti ski centre. Well worrh the trip ovee to Sotkamo in case you get the chance!

Date of visit: March 2016
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Probably the best food in Kainuu area and the best food in Sotkamo. Amazing pizza, very good steak, excellent hamburgers. Tolerable prices and quite fast, kind service.

Date of visit: June 2015
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our friends during lunch time. The service was a disappointment: we weren't offered menus nor water before asking. We sat down and a waitress took a while before coming to say that we can start the buffet when we want...and then we asked for the menus and water. Menus we got, water was self-service from the buffet even though the restaurant was empty when we got there.. We chose to eat burgers and the waiter informed us that they were out of chicken so we could choose between the meat or tuna burgers. We ordered one tuna and one meat Messi burger and they were brought out quickly. Taste wise the food was good and the portion sizes big. The only disappointment was that the tuna burger was supposed to be served in a brioche bread and it came in a regular industrial burger bun. All in all an okay experience.More

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We were there about a week ago. And the Place was very nice. We got the food under fifteen minutes and the pizza was very good and chicken meal was very good too. There is not lot of choices in Sotkamo. This might be the...one of the best restaurants.More

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Don't be put off by the drab exterior, it's really nice inside! Welcoming staff with excellent English, nice atmosphere and great food.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Restaurant Messi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5