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Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
9 6128 5150
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Ranked #352 of 1,028 Restaurants in Helsinki
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Naantali, Finland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
67 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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Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I'm a little late writing this ... we dined at Sasso in July, after a long afternoon of touring Seurasaari on the outskirts of town. It was quiet on an early Sunday evening, and we were looking for a casual place, so we opted to eat at one of the sidewalk tables with a view of Market Square. Service was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The location and interior of this restaurant are very promising - you would expect a first-class place. However, the service definitely did not correspond to our expectations. We were a group of 11 people (including several children) on a Sunday evening with a pre-booking. When entering the restaurant, we were ignored by the waiters (who saw us but avoided any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We were lookimg for a nice dinner. The location is nice and the restaurant looks really nice. However, the service is really bad and slow. There was something seriously wrong with main course (fish). Some parts tasted like rotten. Complaining did not help at all and they just did not care and did not apologize.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Sunday evening in Helsinki we just wanted a bowl of pasta in a relaxed atmosphere and Sasso very ably delivered what we were looking for. The restaurant is spacious, light and airy. The pasta was very good with some nice modern touches. The price was solid, but not unreasonable for the quality. Service was there when needed and we didn’t... More 

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Additional Information about Sasso

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: 9 6128 5150
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
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
Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

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