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Pinella

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European, Scandinavian
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Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
(02) 445 6400
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Pinella is unique. A contemporary restaurant and bar set within a historic...
Pinella is unique. A contemporary restaurant and bar set within a historic building in the heart of Turku, Pinella seamlessly blends ancient and modern to create a superb, athmospheric riverside venue for drinks, dining and private parties. The restaurant's famous terraces have been imaginatively restored and provide a memorable setting for alfresco entertainment from May to September.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Limited menu but great food and service!

This is the kind of spot where you get the menu for the day, be it Monday, Tuesday or whatever. That said, the food was delicious and the service was gracious and quick. Only one tiny fault I have to point out is that the soup wasn't quite hot enough. But all around, it was a very good choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret B
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the kind of spot where you get the menu for the day, be it Monday, Tuesday or whatever. That said, the food was delicious and the service was gracious and quick. Only one tiny fault I have to point out is that the soup wasn't quite hot enough. But all around, it was a very good choice with... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

As we were to spend a few days around New Year in Turku, I wanted to book a table for New Years Eve. Pinella's website gave all information needed and our mouths watered when we read the special menue! Perfect service, delicious food and at just over 100 euros per person including excellent wines, very good value for money! All... More 

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Thank persvanbergstockholm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I visit Pinella regularly with my business associates. The restaurant has always met expectations. The list is short and that tells the core of this restaurant's philosophy. Every dish on the menu has a twist and is carefully prepared to optimum quality. Pinella is a bit pricey place, but compared to quality I have no complaints. Highly recommendable.

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Thank TournedosRossini
Raisio, Finland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were looking for a fine dining restaurant in Turku, but all the best places were full. Well, we picked Pinella for our evening out, we thought it is a safe choice, and so it was. It was nice to have starters in the upstairs bar while we were waiting for the table. The building itself is nostalgic, built on... More 

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Thank MsQuality
Vantaa, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Simply the best in Turku! Very friendly service and excellent food by the river Aura and next to the Turku cathedral.

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3 Thank Heikki K
Espoo, Finland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very nice surroundings that really are at it's best on a sunny summer day. The dishes are of high quality and the taste world is broad. Good selection of drinks available.

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Thank Jiimies
Singapore
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111 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pinella is blessed with a great location by the river Aura, right across the street from the Cathedral. That the food and service were good made it an even better experience. We ordered off the limited lunchtime a la carte menu. The ribs and salmon were excellent. Would recommend the restaurant.

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Thank Ashok-Seenu
Turku, Finland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Everything was Ok, but just ok. Ok food, ok+ service. Nothing special as such. Lunch list had about three options.

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Thank Ilma1
Mariehamn, Finland
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a sunday dinner at Pinella last sunday. This is an old but renovated restaurant. Don't know why, but only parts of the restaurant was open, the upper bar was closed for example. The food was average, no surprises. The location of the restaurant gives it opportunities, but it seems like the locals don't appreciate it.

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Thank bjarne_gallros
Turku, Finland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Lunch menu also available on Saturday, lunch includes coffee. Nice summer terrace by the river, great food, house wine is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: (02) 445 6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 68
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Pinella is unique. A contemporary restaurant and bar set within a historic building in the heart of Turku, Pinella seamlessly blends ancient and modern to create a superb, athmospheric riverside venue for drinks, dining and private parties. The restaurant's famous terraces have been imaginatively restored and provide a memorable setting for alfresco entertainment from May to September.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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?