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US$8 - US$38
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Vironniemi
0.5 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We expected a lot, starters were tasty!!! But the main course for all 3 meals were over SALTED. Service was ok, but not like authentic italian. We did not get any responce when complained about over salted main courseS.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

Had high expectations, unfortunately the pasta was cold and quite overpriced The red and white wine was good

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

The food is delicious. The personal is nice and helpful. In the backyard you can enjoy your meals because it is quiet. Relaxed atmosphere. Normal cold water is free. You get the food quickly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

We ate pizza and pasta. They was not so good the taste was very mild and the stucture in pizza’s was too wet. Not really an Italian pizza or pasta quality.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

Very nice staff! Feels like in italy❤️ But would not recommend the olive oil pasta. Unfortunately mine was a bit too al dente. Too much garlic and didn’t taste anything beyond that… It was okey

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022

We were there for a dinner on a Monday evening. Two had the pasta with guanciale and peppers, one had the gnocchi with ricotta, and one had the fresh tuna steak. All of the pasta dishes were very bland - nicely enough presented, but pretty...tasteless and lacking seasoning. The tuna steak was overcooked, which was a real shame - certainly not up to the €36 price tag. Maybe the pizzas would be a better option... Service-wise, the staff were polite enough. They worked on a buzzer service and we sat in the little courtyard outside, so we did not have much experience with the waiting staff.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Had a little more expectation for this restaurant. Very lazy and poor service. Almost everything on the menu was running out. Pasta was kind a good, but pizza was very wet. Nice place and idea, but one time was enough.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

Food was good, service very low. The waiter was really arrogant, cold and impolite. I was really surprised that in this type of Italian restaurant you meet such a poor service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

Warm welcome & close to the harbour, quick preparation and such a wonderful risotto & tuna steak, besides prosecco and a white Orvieto.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

The general atmosphere was flat and drained. Service was okay but the overall impression was closer to a ”better” fast food restaurant than anything else. Pizzas we had were mediocre. Elisa white pizza was dry and not even warm, did not meet the quality of...Italian pizza. Diavola was super liquid and wet. Poor experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2021

Our first course was vitello tonnato, which was ok, but nothing special. As main dishes we had pasta and their quality was poor. I had pasta carbonara and it was so salty, that I couldn't eat it. It was the first time ever that I...had to return the food back to the kitchen. And my wife's pasta alla norma was tastless. As a compensation they brought me a new dish, pasta ragu, which was ok.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 November 2021 via mobile

An Italian restaurant next to the President’s Palace in the city center of Helsinki. They have tables in two floors. The lower floor is like an Italian tavern. The upper floor is more suitable for business lunch or people who like to more quiet place....Our pizzas were ok, but I have eaten tens of times better than those.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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