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Aleksanterinkatu 46, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 68440718
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

we waited for a table for around 5 mins while others were seated. when the waitress came to seat us we asked for english menus which she could not immediately find (they were in front of her), she took us to a table which had a reserved sign on it and then just left us stood in the middle of... More 

Thank helen l
Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The place is kind of nice but food was mediocre at best. I had salmon soup (which they have entitled as a "classic"). The price was 16€, and for that price the 3 or 4 small chunks of salmon in the soup was not enough. Maybe I was just unlucky...

Thank Kari J
Pietarsaari, Finland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Service need to be restructed. Customers are served in random order. This place used to be nice, but now its a total disaster. Will not return to this place again.

Thank ksva2016
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

After being told by two members of staff that they will seat us "in a minute" and then watching them trundle off to do something else I should have stuck by my threat of leaving but with two hungry children we eventually were seated. Food order taken and after twice reminding them for some bread were served glasses of tap... More 

Thank 6foot8Chrispy
Nisantasi, Istanbul - TURKEY
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure you carry your Pepto Bismol with you. You will need half a bottle, after Raffaello's pizza soaked in oil and pesto sauce

Thank obatus
Davis, California
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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We rolled into Helsinki around 10pm and were looking for dinner, since neither of us had lunch. We were staying near the Esplanade, so we thought there would be a lot of restaurants open, especially since it was Friday night. However, since it was off-season, and rather cold out, a lot of restaurants that advertise being open late had already... More 

Thank Carrie G
Skien, Norway
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Having again decided to be unsocial I went looking for a restaurant with comfortable seating to eat, have a glass of wine and read. The seat I have no complaints about. The service was abysmal and the food bland. I had king shrimp pasta and chocolate fondant. Unremarkable. I will not be coming again, ever.

Thank Tanja B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a kind of Mediterranian style restaurant right in the very heart of Helsinki. Been there for years, which shows in the decorations, but all-in-all a cozy place, sort of eighties in a positive way. The only negative experience we had was at entering, as we were left waiting for what seemed like ages before anyone appeared to show... More 

Thank Stefan A
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Short version: Do not go there, they cater to one-time visitors. Long version: I did not want to go there as years ago friends had warned me against it. However, my company wanted to so I thought why not try it and build my own opinion. The location is very central, close to all the sights. That probably means that... More 

Thank Tobias S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Being a veggie and not wanting to pay over the odds this was a great find near the Stockmann dept store. Tapas type starters and plenty of salad, pasta and pizza dishes and nice deserts all topped of with good service.

Thank wayne337

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$26
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 46, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 68440718

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?