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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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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: Late Night, 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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Good lunch in a great place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Espoo, Finland
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Turku, Finland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Mariehamn, Finland
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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42 restaurant reviews
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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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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 54 - 68
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?