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US$8 - US$42
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0.5 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

There are two sections, ristorante and tavern. We wanted to book for ristorante, but there was no information if it's actually open. The restaurant didn't respond to our query in the reservation, and we remained unsure if our reservation had even gone through. Other than...that, our pizza quality matched the price, as did the environment.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2020

Alakerta vaikutti hivenen nuhjuiselta mutta yläkerran ravintola oli oikein siisti. Sisustus ei vaikuttanut juuri Italialaiselta mutta oikein siisti paikka ja ruoka oli maistuvaa Italialaista ruokaa. Italialainen tarjoilija oli hyvin ystävällinen. Coronavirustilanne oli huomioitu ainakin kertakäyttöislllä menuilla. Palvelu oli kaikin puolin hyvää ja nopeaa. Haimme rennompaa...tunnelmaa, joten paikka sopi meille hyvin. The downstairs looks a bit shabby but the upstairs restaurant was really comfortable. The decor didn’t look Italian but the food instead was really tasty Italian food. Restaurant had disposable menus so the coronavirus situation was taken into account. We had an Italian very friendly waitress. Service was good and fast. We were looking for a more relaxed atmosphere so the place was really good.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

Came here for late lunch. On Sundays they only serve pizza, but that was fine since that was what we wanted anyway. And the pizza was delicious, will definitely go again if we are in the area :)

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 June 2020 via mobile

With the great location and promise of Italian cuisine we stopped by for pasta which clearly was a mistake. Both the gnocchi pesto and di carne pastas were simply tasteless and plain. We couldn't finish either dish. They didn't even offer parmesan cheese, bread, salad...or anything. Nothing you'd expect from such a place. Most were eating pizza so might have been a better choice. The person on the bar was nice and attentative.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 15 June 2020 via mobile

We had an average pizza but nice views and the sun towards Market Square. They seem to have a good selection of Italian sweets.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 7 June 2020

Food (pizza) and service were awesome. Location is in the heart of Helsinki,just beside the market Square.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

A group of 8 of us had lunch here. The pizza is absolutely delicious. Brick oven cooked, thing crust, great toppings. Good prices. Service was very friendly and quick.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020

This family owned restaurant is located a little bit hidden at corner, but really in the heart of city, beside / opposite of market square and end of park. Also some ships (between Helsinki - Stockholm) and cruisers during summer season are parked nearby. This...place can be called as a real Italian style restaurant as owner has been come from Italy. During our family / relations meeting we enjoyed almost all kind of options from menu, which is actually not so large (of course many different pizza's available). Food was delicious, well done, and tasty (8 person's common agree). We booked table beforehand, and were introduced to sit at upstairs, where was a suitable room for us.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

Dear readers, When we entered we were told to sit upstairs- reached up were told no seats go back down. The menu has not a huge selection, but the Pizza was good. The restaurant itself is not that nice looking. WC no Soap was refilled,...the hand towel on the floor, dirty. The whole WC was not clean. We can not recommend this place. Waitress was nice.More

Date of visit: December 2019
PaolaC1750, Owner at Vaelsa Ristorante e Pizzeria Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Hi, thank You for You visit in our restaurant. Its nice that You liked our food and waitress, that our business. Unfortunately the toilets are not only in our use but they are "Helsinki city toilets" and the cleaning belong to the city and sometime...More

Reviewed 5 November 2019

Walking in the Harbour area of Helsinki we were looking for a restaurant for early evening meal. Found the Vaelsa Ristorante, close to all tourist sights so had a closer look. Did go in and this was a good idea. Smiling staff took the orders...at the bar and we could take the table our selves. Ordered Pizza which came fast, very nice hot and pleanty of it. Did taste very good. The Place looks very popular with many guest . Price not to expensiv. We will recomend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, Vaelsa Ristorante e Pizzeria Taverna offers takeaway services.

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Vaelsa Ristorante e Pizzeria Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4