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Sasso

Italian, Wine Bar
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Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
9 6128 5150
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Sasso is a modern blend of a stylish Italian restaurant and a cozy wine...
Sasso is a modern blend of a stylish Italian restaurant and a cozy wine bar in Helsinki. The dishes, which are skilfully prepared to bring out the best in North Italian flavours, are served by a considerate and professional staff.
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Good for:
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice and relaxed place!

We took the four course menu, but not the wine menu. All courses were really good tasting and the service was friendly and professional. Decor was also really good! This is a place we would recommend for anyone who wants a good tasting dinner in a relaxed place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Marcus G
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Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We took the four course menu, but not the wine menu. All courses were really good tasting and the service was friendly and professional. Decor was also really good! This is a place we would recommend for anyone who wants a good tasting dinner in a relaxed place!

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Norfolk
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited here in Feb 2015 for a 3 course meal with 6 other people.The food was really delicious and was a reasonable price for Helsinki. My partner opted for the black octopus risotto, and I chose the horse sausage bigoli. Both were full of flavour, although there was far too much pasta in my dish! We can highly recommend... More 

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Menton, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This restaurant has its inspiration and choice of wines from northern Italy. After great meals in Piemonte recently, we could register that if you like this food, you could just as well go to Helsinki! Food and wine was very good, and best of all was the service. So if in Helsinki and looking for a nice place to eat,... More 

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Helsinki
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I must point that I love good restaurants and I enjoy food in a place where I can just relax. In this restaurant the misunderstood the idea of "al dente" pasta with raw pasta (twice!). Second time they just try to explain (as if I was an idiot) that pasta was cooked fine (I just asked them to try it... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Sasso has an excellent location overlooking the Esplanade and the Market Square. The interior is modern with a classical touch. Very comfortable, spacious and an excellent frame for Italian fine dining. The dinner menu is delicious. The deep fried softshell crabs with poached egg are a gentle start, the black octopus risotto deals with the hunger and the honey-glazed duck... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My partner and I visited this restaurant on our holiday. The restaurant itself is lovely; very modern, clean and spacious. The staff were all very friendly and spoke great English. The Italian menu was very much centred around fish and seafood which makes sense being in Finland. I had the chicken rissotto which was delicious. The desserts were very good... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were about the only customers for this early dinner. At first the service was on the slow side, a bit of a hassle as one of us had to leave early. Once it got going we enjoyed good service, tasty food and nice wine to go with it. I wasn't paying so I could just enjoy, had I paid,... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Sasso is a very nice restaurant in the center of Helsinki. Located very close to the portside and the part of the shopping district where you can find the up market luxurious brands. The restaurant has a nice modern yet cosy ambiance and gives you a nice view on the city. The menu offers a nice variety of Italian inspired... More 

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Imatra, Finland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I've dined here before, so I had my expectations - nice place, good food but not for your own wallet. Our group got neat service, it was easy to discuss and the portions were ok. Wine list is very broad and full of choices, maybe more choices to be served by glass would be needed. My White bean soup was... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was expecting more from this place. it's located in the one of the central places in Helsinki. Nice decor but menu is limited and food is average. Something is missing if the restaurant is almost empty on Friday night. We got ok service but they have small portions, e.g.my favorite dessert creme brulee was the smallest I have eaten,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 9 6128 5150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Sasso is a modern blend of a stylish Italian restaurant and a cozy wine bar in Helsinki. The dishes, which are skilfully prepared to bring out the best in North Italian flavours, are served by a considerate and professional staff.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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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?