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Ragu

Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 596659
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Ranked #5 of 941 restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Scandinavian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

In the four years I've been visiting Helsinki , Ragu has exceeded any other dining experience , including the much lauded Ferang ! We decided upon the surprise menu and we were pleasantly surprised ! The food was well prepared , balanced and full of flavour . The smoking pork cheek risotto being the star dish . Service was excellent... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ragu is an example of the budding haute cuisine culture in Helsinki. Dishes are loosely based on traditional Italian classics, but taken to a new level of preparation and presentation. The menu is not large, but each dish was prepared with great care and presented artfully. Both starters and main dishes emphasized local meat and fish. Vegetarians should look at... More

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not many fine dining restaurants in Helsinki are open on a July Monday, but Ragu was. I called in for a last minute reservation and was glad to get a free table for two. We ate the four course Menu Ragu with accompanying wine recommendations. Food was great strarting right from the assortment of breads (with a selection of delicious... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to this restaurant at the recommendation of another restaurant that was too full to accommodate us, and it was a great find! The food was gourmet, with options for a menu or separate entrees, including vegetarian options. The soup was simply amazing, and everything tasted really good. We also enjoyed their before-dinner cocktail of the day. Our server... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We were only in Helsinki for a couple of days and sought TripAdvisor's help to find somewhere to eat. Ragu made our short list and we were happy to find they had a table available. I doubt though that short-notice bookings will be available for much longer. This newly opened restaurant deserves to go from strength to strength and surely... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant. We took the five course tasting menu and each dish was delightful, beautifully presented, paired with great wine, not to mention the attentive , professional and friendly service. We look forward to going back!

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Switzerland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ragu is the ULTIMATE fine-dining experience! Our special, pre-ordered tasting menu was extraordinary. Memorable tastes, succulently cooked, beautifully served. The individual tasting wines were creatively paired, boldly picked, and even 'educational', off the beaten track. Riia, the sommeliere, served us so well. In its first 2+ months, Ragu has reached the exhilarating ambiance: the service is easy and relaxed, courteous... More

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Espoo, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited the restaurant with my husband and liked it very much in terms of food, service and selection of wines. Second time I went with my colleagues for business dinner and again it was very good. Both times I had a surprise menu of 4 meals - wines were suggested by waitress and they were excellent.

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Eguisheim
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Official opening on 23 April 2014, but "soft opening" was a few days earlier. We had a small business dinner there on 22 April. Beautiful contemporary restaurant with high ceilings and striking interior. We were served a tasting menu selected from the future à la carte menu and it was truly outstanding for quality, inventiveness and presentation. Excellent wine list.... More

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