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Monte Rosa

Pekankatu 9, Rovaniemi, Finland
+358 16 33 00 400
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Ranked #7 of 44 restaurants in Rovaniemi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Monte Rosa is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the Arctic cuisine in a modern and cosy atmosphere. Come and try out the fine local flavors spiced up with an international touch. Our A la Carte menulist has been updated for the coming winter. Check it out here!
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77% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Monte Rosa looks suspiciously like a more wealthy cousin of the characterless hotel chain restaurants that this city is full of. And it is even hosted by a hotel (City Hotel). But as a restaurant it is much better. They advertise themselves as serving modern food with an 'Arctic twist'. For my main dish I had reindeer cooked in three... More

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San Francisco, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
570 helpful votes 570 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

While doing a stay at the City Hotel in downtown Rovaniemi we dined at the hotel's Restaurant Monte Rosa a couple evenings, and I wanted to throw along my impressions which might help you out if you're considering a dinner here. If you would like to see what's on the menu before you make a reservation, the restaurant does make... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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154 reviews 154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife at 15:30, between lunch and dinner time. The restaurant inside was relatively dark but moody with orange lights. We had salmon soup and king prawn soup as appetizers, and my wife said she prefered stronger taste for prawin soup. For main course, we ordered grilled reindeer and grilled salmon, and both meals were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had a group dinner here for 12 in late December. The food and service were superb. Visit if you can. You won't regret it

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Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were at the City Hotel where this restaurant is located. We had dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Breakfast was also excellent with a wide variety of food available.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Don’t be confused by the name. It is not an Italian restaurant. Food is mainly local and excellent. Friendly, good service. Very warm atmosphere

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

OK, I usually find TA to be very spot on for advice. But, when we were here in August this year, I was a bit reluctant to try a #8 when McDonald's was #12 (now #11). We were only here for 2 nights and were so happy with our first meal we came back for the second dinner. Therefore, I... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

In the heart of Rovaniemi this long standing establishment is quite highly regarded. I was here for a dinner in the early hours of a monday evening. The service was so slow that a hungrier person would have died before getting anything to eat. Interior reminds you Of the ferries cruising between Finland and Sweden - and that is not... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I had there a business dinner with two customers. Lappish dishes were excellent, and service was fast and friendly. I especially loved my reindeer dish. Of course food and especially wine was expensive, but that is unfortunately the case everywhere in Finland. Service was very fast maybe because it was not the tourism season and restaurant was not very full... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Staff at this restaurant were clearly not professionals (or poorly trained, evident from such things as serving one person from the left, another from the right; not knowing anything about the items on the menu--having to check everything in the kitchen; offering the dessert card before clearing the dishes from the main course; a second server repeating a question already... More

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