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Pinella

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Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
(02) 445 6400
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 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, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value for money

Excellent location with a terrace by River Aura...you can ser people passing by while eating or having a drink. Good food & bewerage. Service ok for Finland although an a busy day not too attentive. Upstairs bar very cozy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Susanna S
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location with a terrace by River Aura...you can ser people passing by while eating or having a drink. Good food & bewerage. Service ok for Finland although an a busy day not too attentive. Upstairs bar very cozy.

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Pinella is a very nice restaurant right by the river, very bear the Turku Cathedral. It is not inexpensive (nothing in Finland is) but the food is good and the service is friendly (though a bit slow, as every restaurant in Finland is). The staff all spoke very good English, and the food was quite good: ribs, salmon (and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

The menu is limited but what they do, they do very well. A must-do restaurant, and I have been here before and I'll be back

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Turku, Finland
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great fairly simple but elegant food for luch at amazingly affordable price. Our new favourite for work day lunch out. Well done Pinella!

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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Last week, I was visiting a friend who was on an Erasmus exchange in Turku and for my last night we decided to go to Pinella. I'm so happy we went here. I'm a real foodie and after researching many restaurants, I decided that this place looked like the spot! The meal for two came to just over 100€ which... More 

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Fin
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is very spectacular restaurant was in risk to vanish from list of this city restaurants. Luckily it was saved and renovated few years ago and now it's one of most beautiful historic restaurants in the city. Despite the fine appearance of the restaurant, food was only a little better than our average restaurants have and especially cause restaurant clearly... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of my best dinners was a couple of weeks back in Pinella, Turku. Pinella is probably the oldest restaurant in Turku, it was closed/abandoned a few years but now back in business after a big renovation work. I had visitors from Spain, Japan and Ireland, and choose Pinella as it is one of the top--rated fine-dining restaurants in Turku.... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Booked a lunch for 6 in Pinella mid of January. I suppose the menu changes quite often, when talking about lunch, therefore maybe this review is not to be taken so seriously. The place is absolutely beautiful and in a great location. We were celebrating our city hall wedding, therefore had a glass of wine and I had a fish... More 

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Turku, Finland
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a nice restaurant for a Romantic dinner or a family celebration with grown kids. Menu has a combination of Mediterranean cuisine with Nordic ingredients. Service is excellent and the Chef works hard to keep the menus fresh and diverse. Strongly recommended for Celebrations.

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Turku, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love the old restaurant Pinella. It has been one of my favorite restaurants in Turku since 1980´s when I was a young student. Today, Pinella was a disappointment. We had a dinner there with my adult son. I ordered duck risotto and it was a disaster (see photo attached). The duck was tough as a chewing gum. And the... More 

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Additional Information about Pinella

Address: Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
Phone Number: (02) 445 6400
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku
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
Average Prices: USD 53 - 66
Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 53 - 66
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?