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€15 - €28
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Italian, Tuscan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Vironniemi
0.8 km from Helsinki Cathedral
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

The pasta done on parmesan wheel is out of this world. Food, service and wine were great. Really good value for money. Ci vediamo presto

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent service, lovely and tasty food, and important, nice wines! Bravo les amis! Merci aussi à Tommaso pour ses suggestions 🤤 Thierry

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Honestly the best restaurant I have ever been to! Lovely service (top class), amazing food and atmosphere. Will definitely come back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Excellent pasta - unsurprisingly, given the London Bocca di Lupo pedigree, which shows. The agnolotti particularly (nonna's recipe!) where delicious. The restaurant is housed in the industrial-chic design hotel Noli Studios, and that interior decor extends to the restaurant which feels spacious and comfortable. Fantastic...service from all the staff, and the fact that you can hear spoken Italian from the kitchen to the front of house (to the customers!) adds to the genuine Italian feel. Great wines by the glass too!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

Last night in Helsinki and I decided to try something non-Finnish. This place was amazing! I had the 3 course option with Radicchio salad which was sweet and crispy unlike most radicchio I’ve had in the US. For the main course I had pasta tossed...in a Parmesan wheel with shaved white truffles. And for dessert the cream puffs were a perfect end to a delicious meal. And I can’t say all that without saying how wonderful the staff was to me and my friends. Love this place and highly recommend to anyone!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

We used the Dining by Amex including a starter and a main dish for two. I would claim that the quality of this place doesn’t meet the standards of Amex. The service was really bad. There were several bones in the chicken fillets for my...entree and I sent the food back to the kitchen. None of the staff members apologized even once. We pointed out the unprofessional handling of the situation, and the incident was only apologized for when I expressed my disappointment with the level of the service. The waiters admitted that there should have been no bones in the dish, but they clearly did not understand that the situation should have been handled professionally. At first, the staff didn't consider any kind of compensation appropriate, but only after we demanded the compensation they agreed to give us the waters and extra truffles free of charge. Due to the poor quality of the service, I can't recommend the place to anyone, and I certainly won't be coming back here again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Food was very good! There was many things on the menu that i would liked to taste. The selvice was also pleasant. The place was atmospheric but reminded me a lot of the waiting area of ​​a hotel lobby.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

I was travelling for work and stop here for dinner. I was tired and the only think I wanted was to have a sit and have something simple to eat. I realized to be in a restaurant which served Italian dishes only, and for being...Italian I was a bit afraid of not finding the same quality I have at home, honestly. Result: one of the most nice plate of pasta I’ve ever had in my life (tagliolini in forma), which was the ‘comfort food’ I was looking for that night. Well done guys!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

First we weren't really impressed about the boxy interior of the restaurant, but soon noticed that there was no echo at all and the dinner experience was pleasant. Warning to avoid disappontments: There is no pizza on the menu. The service was excellent! You could...feel that the friendly crew was experienced. The food was a good four star quality. Both beef and tuna tartars fresh, seafood pasta and sausage risotto were excellent as well as homebaked foccacia. At least sausages and pastas are their own products. We'll go back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

Nice modern Italian restaurant which offers high-quality no-nonsense Italian fare. Started with excellent Suppli, then delicious pasta, and finished with tasty Tiramisu. Good wines, and a pleasant evening!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

I had the pleasure of dining at Locanda Scappi in Helsinki yesterday with my husband, and I must say it quickly became my favorite Italian restaurant. The service was friendly, efficient, and yet unhurried, which was a breath of fresh air. I'm not a fan...of restaurants where servers rush around and don't have time to properly attend to the customers, as it creates a sense of stress. However, that was not the case at Locanda Scappi. We decided to try a variety of dishes some of which we hadn't experienced before: Tartare di Tonno, Suppli al telefono, Risotto Radicchio, Salsiccia e Taleggio, Pollo in Panzanella, Tiramisu, and Bonet. With the exception of the chicken dish, which I would rate 8/10, all the other dishes exceeded my expectations, earning a perfect 15/10. Pollo in Panzanella, although delicious overall, included salad leaves that, in my opinion, didn't quite complement the warm ingredients. However, I can only shower praise on everything else. Let's start with the focaccia, which was the best I've ever had. It was exactly what I had always dreamed it would be but had never found. Instead of a dry, oil-drenched bread, we were served a moist, springy loaf with a wonderfully thin, crispy, oil-infused crust that was perfectly salted and seasoned. The risotto ball immediately became my favorite dish of the evening. I've never had high expectations for risotto ball, and my previous experiences have been mediocre at best. However, this one was perfection. The crispy, flavorful exterior encapsulated just the right amount of tasty tomato risotto, with the rice providing a delightful texture and the melted mozzarella adding a touch of creaminess. It truly couldn't have been any better. The tuna tartare was also a standout. Normally, I'm not a fan of raw tuna, such as in sushi, but this dish had an amazing texture, with the fish cut into perfectly sized cubes. The overall combination was exquisitely seasoned, with all the flavors harmoniously complementing each other. The risotto was flavorful, delightfully salty, and intriguing—qualities that risottos often lack. And then came the moment that brought tears of joy to my eyes—the tiramisu. Like the focaccia, it had never before lived up to my expectations, but this time it truly surpassed them. It's difficult to describe it in any other way than to say it had the perfect balance of everything—moisture, sweetness, and chocolatiness. My husband was equally delighted with his chocolate pudding. We shared all the other dishes, but I was so enamored with the tiramisu that I couldn't bear to share my attention with another plate. The white wine recommended by our server perfectly complemented all the dishes we had chosen. I must give a special mention to the fact that the wine was served in a carafe and kept in a chiller, allowing us to enjoy a cool glass of white wine throughout the meal without it succumbing to inevitable warming as time passed. But the biggest special mention goes to our main server, Mattia (I hope I remembered the name correctly). He was genuinely interested in hearing our feedback. When I mentioned that, despite loving all the other dishes, the chicken dish didn't quite win me over, he wanted to know MORE! Usually, when I provide feedback about a dish at a restaurant, it's either brushed off with explanations or, at best, accompanied by a quick apology. I have a deep love for food and dining out, and if I believe a restaurant has potential, I want to share my opinions, even when everything isn't perfect. This was the first restaurant where a server genuinely wanted to hear both the positives and the negatives. It felt like he was truly invested in the restaurant's reputation and success. Locanda Scappi is a hidden gem in Helsinki—a place where passion for food, exceptional service, and a genuine desire to please customers converge. From the stunning decor to the phenomenal flavors and the attentive staff, it has won my heart. I can't wait to return and explore more of their culinary wonders.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

It was our "Dining by AMEX" opportunity - a few selected restaurants in Helsinki for Platinum card holders. The experience was disappointing. Not only was I disappointed in this place (there are a lot of substandard restaurants in Helsinki, that's fine), but in American Express...also. Not to mention the embarrassment I felt in front of my wife. I will strongly recommend AMEX to reconsider their choices. To the point: for starters I had a beef tartar which tasted like nothing and my spouse had an octopus salad, not too good either. For the main course we both took grilled shrimps. They brought us just raw, uncooked and unsalted shrimps (you don't want to know what it tastes like) with some German sauerkraut. Needless to say, we both returned the order and left immediately. The staff is great though. Very friendly and appealing. One waiter even recommended some of his favorite places to visit in Italy. Cheers to that :-)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Viestintä Soupster, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Hi, thank you for your review. We’re very sorry to hear that we didn't succeed this time and your experience didn’t match the expectations you had. It’s extremely important to us that the food matches the level of service and vice versa. If you’d like...More

Reviewed 8 March 2023

The LS is located near the Helsinki water front and is operated by genuine Milan origin personnel. The food is excellent , the wines are a little on the expensive side but typical of Helsinki. It seems to be fairly popular. This is well worth...a visitMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Miia Pirttijärvi, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Hi, thank you very much for your visit, we appreciate you leaving a review!

Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner there on Thursday with a small group of friends. At first, the service was good and smooth. We got our starters and main course quickly. The food was amazing. After the main course, the service dropped to non-existent. We waited 30 minutes...to order dessert in an almost empty restaurant. Too much waiting made us give up. In the end, we still had to ask for the bill several times, while the waiters were standing still.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Miia Pirttijärvi, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Hello, thank you for visiting and our apologies for your experience. We appreciate constructive feedback as it helps us improve. The level of customer service is something that's very dear to your hearts and we will do everything in our power to ensure this doesn't...More

Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

My friend wanted to test out the “cheese-wheel” pasta and was satisfied with it. I had the mushroom risotto which was okay. The extra white truffle was good. Tiramisu was blaah. Waiter was nice but the restaurant lacked all sort of cozyness and atmosphere. Go...to another Italian if you crave good food.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Miia Pirttijärvi, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Hi, sorry to hear your expectations weren't met! Hopefully we'll see you another time soon again.

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