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Restaurant Fat Lizard is a cosy laid back and same time a chic meeting point restaurant just a stone's throw from Aalto-yliopisto subway station. We believe in our honest and impressive food that we cook In our kitchen where we have also a genuine wood-fired pizza oven and a real charcoal grill. Best of all, we cook from lunch until late night every single day.  
US$14 - US$64
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Italian, American, Pizza, International, European, Scandinavian
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

Nice and trendy atmosphere. The location is next to Aalto University metro station and it is easy to reach also from the city center of Helsinki. Fat Lizard has its own brewery that is some hundred meters away from this restaurant - they are not...same place. Their beers are my favourite ones! My WTF (with tuna fish…) pizza was excellent. The price level is not cheap but not too expensive either.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Tiina K, Owner at Restaurant Fat Lizard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Vahis, thank you very much for your kind and nice review. Hope to see you in Otaniemi soon again. Best regards, Tiina

Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Visited twice in early 2021. Both times had to wait a long time for drinks - and even longer for the food. There was plenty of staff , but i felt they paid more attention to their computer than customers. Food was ok - but...for such high prices I would expect more.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 September 2020

We have tried several times to go for dinner to Fat Lizard, for one reason because we have heard so many positive reviews and also because they serve glutenfree pizzas. We were a group of five, two pizzas, one glutenfree, steak and some seafood. The...gluten free pizza was absolutely terrible, it soaked in cheese, the bottom was over 2 cm thick and raw and there was really no taste. I can understand that sometimes the cook doesn't succeed but really, you never should bring this kind of pizzas to the table! The 'normal' pizzas were ok minus, the bottom wasn't crispy at all. The steak was the best and the two points go for the really nice interior and the servant, who was very polite.More

Date of visit: September 2020
539tiinar, Omistaja at Restaurant Fat Lizard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Dear Karin P, we are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Usually we get only positive feedback about our gluten free pizza, which our pizza master Emanuele has personally developed. So, we can...More

Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

I have visited two times, first had a dinner here and then just a pizza for lunch. The prices are high so was expecting more. The menu is very variable and experimental but still the food is somehow flavorless. Some might like it but I’m...more for good classics. Unfortunately, dogs only allowed on the terrace.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Had a sweet sixteen birthday dinner with the family. Nice ans friendly staff, nice variety in the menu, excellent selection of drinks, and last but not least, the food was really very good!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

A pleasant restaurant with international atmosphere next to Aalto Univesity. The menu offers a wide range of alternatives representing various cuisines - and cominations of them: Try the ”Grankulla burger”, a hybric combining the ingredients of blinis and Skagen with visual appearance of a double...beef burger;-) Also a good selection of small brewery beers.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Always terrific food and I can't help but admire the excellent service level and short waiting time on food, even though the place is fully booked almost always. A lot of restaurants could go and watch closely how it's done. Their own brewery's selection and...local beers are also really good. Beers are bit overpriced on my opinion, but it does not matter in the end when the food is really good and moderately priced. Overall score still 5/5More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

It is not my first time visiting. As always, food was very yummy. menu changed a bit from last time. The lobster remained, i guess that is one of the highly recommendation. This time we ordered rissotto, angus steak, vegetarian burger and salmon menu. Everything...tastes very well. Service is also nice.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

My experience in Fat Lizard restaurant was excellent! I did order prosciutto pizza, the service was fast, good and friendly. Also the personnel did recommend me 2 really fine beers that I did actually love. I would totally repeat

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Having had dinner and lunch here a few times, I acquitted my friend's reluctance to meet here for lunch with disbelief. He didn't want to go because the food was purportedly too 'heavy'. How true I found that to be. The lunch, spaghetti with heavy...cream sauce infused with bacon (everything is NOT better with bacon) was overtly greasy. In addition, the spaghetti floated in oil. Luckily they had fresh fruit with mint leaves as dessert, otherwise the experience would've been overwhelmingly FATty. Not my kind of place for light lunch, alas.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Restaurant Fat Lizard is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3