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Pinella

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Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
(02) 445 6400
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Sunday
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 20
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice outdoor terrance

Nice place to sit down and relax just by the river in hot summer day. Little "up scale" prices, most of day it's Terrance is full. Indoor dining room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Westport, Ireland
1 review
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Orlando
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice place to sit down and relax just by the river in hot summer day. Little "up scale" prices, most of day it's Terrance is full. Indoor dining room.

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Turku, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Delicious 6 course menu with excellent wines. Lovely way to send your New Year's Eve. You can see the pictures of the courses from Pinella's FB-pages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was visiting friends and Turku and we had dinner at Pinella on a very busy Saturday evening. Initially we were seated in the bar upstairs. Good service and the bartender paid attention to our wishes. For example I am not a big fan of champagne and ordered a bottle of Proseco. The bartender recommended a bottle of champagne, which... More 

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice to be back in Turku and see Pinella has retained all it's charm and services since my last business trip. New Chef has arrived and implemented a new lunch concept which is very good value as you can have 2 courses for 17€ or 3 for 24€ with coffee included, while retaining high food & service standards. Also great... 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 53 - 66
  • Cuisine: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?