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Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664000
11:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Mulfingen, Germany
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bring enough time when you visit. Despite reservation, we had to wait several minutes to get our table. Then it took another 25 minutes to get drinks. Appetizers and main courses took another 45 minutes at least. Food quality matches expectations, I enjoyed my risotto with ox cheeks and recommend it to others, but the service is way too slow.... More 

Thank GlobeTrotter_AIL
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Second floor is a very nice place for gigs. Downstairs, the restaurant is cozy and looks nice. I ate at the restaurant twice. The pizza I ordered was just ok, normal cheese, dough very thin. I expected much more since it is a very famous place in Helsinki. The second time I ate a vegetarian risotto really tasty.

Thank Giovanna T
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice. They shouldn't put the Christmas decoration inside, its depressive. The line outside its huge when they have good bands there and the winter in Finland... so if you go to a concert there go earlier ou take a jacket because the staff people are not fast to organize the jackets ... the price it's a bit... More 

Thank Fernando298
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily we tried a boar steak following salmon pate as starter. It was the first time to eat boar outside of Japan. The atmosphere and service are nice. The price is also not so high.

Thank masanorik44
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good menu with different options also for special diets like glutenfree. Pizzas and beefs. Good selection of beverages. Not a fine dine place, but very nice interior for casual dinners with family, friends or work colleagues.

Thank Maria_the_Tourist
Foster City, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this place. My fiancé and I went to a different restaurant and due to long backup at the kitchen, they suggested we try Virgin Oil Company instead. The hostess and our waitress were very welcoming, and spoke excellent English. I ordered the lamb, which the waitress recommend when I asked which she preferred... More 

Thank mindway69
Salo, Finland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Pros: central location, ok food Cons: extremely slow service, high prices, dark interior I should know better already than to dine at chain restaurants, but the menu seemed good and in we went. The service was friendly but so slow that me and my friends got frustrated, hungry as we were. We all ordered three courses and had to wait... More 

Thank PulcinellaF
Skien, Norway
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I came here last night, alone, having not cared to join my colleagues elsewhere. I made the mistake of talking Swedish to the person who took me to my table, meaning I got a grunt for greeting and a menu in Finnish. This was quickly enough changed to English after I had started talking to the waiter who would take... More 

Thank Tanja B
Xi'an, China
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Took my parents here for Dinner, had to wait for a table as it was packed. Took 15 mins to get our order taken, then 35 minutes to be served, one of my parents got the wrong dish and had to wait an extra 20 mins for it, thankfully it was not charged for. The food we had was undercooked... More 

Thank fredsoulie
Espoo, Finland
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249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I was there with few friends having a dinner. We had table reservation, but still we needed to be in Queue 10? Minutes. Maybe even more, and that is unacceptable in this kind on restaurointi, when having the reservation. Our waitress was very nide and kind! Big + because on her. Food was OK, it is not very special or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664000
The only restaurant in the heart of Helsinki that combines American-Italian food, amazing live gigs and a laid-back bar atmosphere. Pizza from a wood burning oven, wine from the barrel, live music upstairs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?