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Sasso

Italian, Wine Bar
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Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
9 6128 5150
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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Probably the best Italian restaurant in Helsinki at the moment

Having been recommended by a colleague we had dinner in Sasso and it did exceeded our expectations. The pea risotto was very good, with excellent sweetbread, and so was the crayfish pasta. The pasta included big chunks of very tasty crayfish. I'd say it was the best crayfish I ate during the whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Having been recommended by a colleague we had dinner in Sasso and it did exceeded our expectations. The pea risotto was very good, with excellent sweetbread, and so was the crayfish pasta. The pasta included big chunks of very tasty crayfish. I'd say it was the best crayfish I ate during the whole week in Helsinki. As a main course... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited the restaurant Sasso on a Saturday late-afternoon and the place was half empty. We didn't mind about that but were pleased to have a peaceful dinner. The menu had six choices of antipasti, four primos and five secondos. The primos (risottos and pastas) can be chosen as a main dish as well but then the prize is higher.... More 

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Helsinki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We had 4 course dinner here. Nice place near the sea. Food was expensive approx212 € for two. Antipasto included old and bad olives from the thin and parma ham was not good either.Primi was basic pasta with no Real taste. The secondi - both portions were very salty and one of them was only luke warm when arrived. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We just arrived from the USA and did not feel like a heavy Italian meal; however, we had limited choices since many restaurants are closed on Sunday. This was not your typical heavy pasta overloaded with a rich sauce. We had the three course meal (37Euros) accompanied with assorted bread and a wonderful antipasto misto. Everything was cooked as described.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Ever have one of those nights where all your dinner options seem to melt away. Well that happened to us on our 2nd night in Helsinki. Due to the lateness of the hour we had few options and by chance we ended up at Sasso. I'm glad it worked out. It was an enjoyable experience, bright atmosphere with a nice... More 

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Espoo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked a table for the mother's day lunch, attracted by the menu. It was somewhat a disappointment. The three-course meal was ok, but definitely expected more for a restaurant like this. And not much Italian in the food we had. Nothing stood out, no one of us felt this is the place we want to come back to. Service... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have visited this restaurant also before but at this time I was pretty disappointed. Carpaccio was "loaded" on a very very small plate. The only decoration was a very small slice of melon. Main food was ok but dessert ice cream was served in a kiosk style paper cup without any sauce, fruits etc. Maybe kitchen had a bad... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had business dinner at Sasso and the service was excellent. Not to imposing but still attentive. The food was good, nothing extraordinary but good and tasty but not very Italian apart from the ok Chianti wine served. A nice place to have an informal business dinner while being well taken care of.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had a dinner thre, two persons and three courses & wines. Nothing to complain about the service, it was friendly and everything worked properly. But the food was only average, nothing special to remember. Being honest, we expected more. The athmosphere of the restaurant is nice, also the location is central, But unfortunately the food was only average, nothing more.

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Helsinki, Finland
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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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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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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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