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Il Faro

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Suolakivenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 7734410
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered lamb and for the starters tomato soup - everything was really good. Tiramisu and gelato also amazing! The biggest thank-you I would also give to the staff for being super friendly, charming and smiling. We had a person using a wheel chair with us in the table and they made our stay very comfortable by being so attentative... More 

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Thank Anni H
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

During our bicycle trip we decided to have a lunch in Il Faro. The pizzas in the other tables looked very delicious. However, we took Il Faros special - a yoghurt kebab (tasty beef with tomato sauce and yoghurt). It was good. So was also the service - very friendly.

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Thank Juhani K
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the oldest restaurant in "new Herttoniemi area aka Herttoniemi beach". Chicken with scrimps -portion is wery good as well as gratinated potatoes. Portions are always HOT! which I do appreciate. Service is not very happy and smiley but still silently polite. maybe because of lingual reason - the staff seem not to speak very good finish.

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Thank 640mia
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We had a quick take away lunch pizza. It was about 8 euros, was small and tasted like in an average turkish pizzeria in Finland. Location of this restaurant is really nice, view to the sea perfect.. So I hope other food is better or then one should only have a drink and enjoy the view.

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Thank TittaV
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

A small cozy restaurant in the Herttoniemenranta-area about 8 km east from the citycenter of Helsinki.Steaks,seafood,pasta.pizza.sallads etc.A mix of meditarreanen food from Spain to Turkey.Highly recommended. They have a nice terrace in the summertime as well.Sometimes you have to wait for the food when it is busy,but is nothing disturbing... The homesite is unfortunately only written in finnish.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

I'm always delighted to see restaurants in the suburbs. That's not always the case in Finland. I tend to order pizza when going to an Italian restaurant for the first time. And did so this time, too. Unfortunately we had to wait for our pizzas for quite a while, disliked that. There weren't that many people, half full at most.... More 

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Thank PaksuPepe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Nice dinner in a small restaurant in Herttoniemenranta. Food was delicious, we took pizza and pasta, both was tasty and excellent! Prices are ok, pizzas about 11€ and pastas 14€. Staff was great, wery friendly and positive. We will definitely go back!

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Thank hannas44
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

This is a small nice restaurant hidden among big stone houses in the seaside of Herttoniemi, Helsinki. One of my favorits! The meny is composed from different parts of the Mediterraenan Sea, made by people who obviously have the Med Sea in their veins! One is always in for a treat, wether is a dish of mezes or italian seafood... More 

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Thank tjalle
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

We had a business lunch. Both had steaks - really great. But it has the best salat table I have seen so far in Helsinki. Soup and salad are part of the lunch, damn great. Soup was asian style shrimp soup, it could not have been better. And the salads - just wonderful. Steak was damn good as well. I... More 

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Thank Andyplusfamily
Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

First picture is not Il Faro, it is Faro, which is situated in Ruoholahti. On Sunday afternoon I was forced to wait more than half an hour for pizza. sad think was also that it was not that taste than before.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Suolakivenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 7734410

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