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Finland’s famed seasonal ingredients are used in unfussy Italian recipes and the welcoming service and lively atmosphere also have something of an Ital...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
Ragu portraits the combination of our inspiration from clean and innovative Scandinavian Kitchen and our passion for italian culinary heritage. Expect something new, something old, customer-orientated and interesting.
US$17 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
European, Central European, Scandinavian
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food with good and friendly service. Make sure you have time and preferably order the chef's menu with the wines.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit at RAGU. The five servings were absolutely wonderful and the portions adequate and nicely presented. Different types of homemade bread is served complimentary and along with 4 types of spread it makes this restaurant worth visiting. The restaurant...was quite busy but our waitress made us feel welcome and the service was in general top class. Reservations are recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021

Dinner w/ my lovely wife without our beloved children - first time in about 2 years. So, I wanted to book a special place. And Ragu truly delivered! Food: had the 4-course surprise menu. Very tasty. Fine dining but still 'down to earth' and sufficient...quantity of food as well. Service: friendly & relaxed but still polite. Sufficient, but not too long, explanations about food & wines. Strong recommendation.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Really good food, one of the best dinners that I've had in Helsinki. The matching wines and service were great too. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Ate the chef menu with wines and it was really good. Nice combination and the price point is relatively low compared to the quality. Only slight minua was acoustics but other than that excellent

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

The atmosphere here was excellent, not too ”uptight” considering it’s a fine dining restaurant. Service was very good! We took Ludari surprise menus, mine was vegetarian+fish. Food was great but not the best fine dining experience in Helsinki. The artichoke soup was awesome! The biggest...minus was the lack of vegetarian options on a la carte menu, though this varies. Ragu feels very trendy and chic, overall this was a great experience, I recommend this place!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

The interior is cool and inviting and it sets the scene for a great experience. The waiting staff were excellent and added to the fun of the evening with great service and helpful hints. The bread tray that arrives with a variety of different butters...and spreads in simply delicious. Try to resist agreeing to a top up as it will fill you up too quickly. I had the soup which was light and creamy with a tender deep fried crayfish in it. The aioli was beautifully sweet and full of flavour. I then had the reindeer which simply fell off the bone and was ably supported by beautiful beetroot and polenta. I didn’t have a dessert as I was just nicely full and satisfied. This is a fab place for great food and a lovely lunch or dinner out in a refined setting, strongly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

I live just nearby to Ragu and every time I visit, I keep asking myself why I’m not here every week. The interior is lovely, the staff are great, the food is fantastic - particularly the chef’s tasting menu, the wine flights are perfectly matched...and always interesting, and the grappa selection is second to none! All this at prices that are so much more reasonable than a lot of competitor restaurants.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is always good and super tasty experience. Service here is also always really nice and professional. Don’t miss this restaurant when you are in Helsinki! Ps. They have the best beef tartare ever ❤️

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 January 2020

Thoroughly recommend this pearl of a restaurant. It has food as good as any Michelin one star without the price ticket to go with it, in a cosy relaxed atmosphere. Our friend is vegetarian and they fully accommodated her as we all wanted the set...menu. Lovely evening - we were the last to leave. We will visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Hi, they'll change the menu every quarter and the surprise menu can be taken with 3-4-5 courses.
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Ragu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5