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Timbaali

Valikatu 8, Porvoo, Finland
+358-19-523 1020
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Ranked #11 of 34 Restaurants in Porvoo
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Finland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The terrace of Timbaali was almost full when we walked in and got seated. We got menus to our hands but then nothing happened in a loooong time. No water, no nothing. There was one waitress running food from the kitchen to other tables, cleaning other ones... obviously one person was not enough to serve all tables. Not her fault... More

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North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a great little restaurant we wandered into on rainy day. We were greeted by cheerful staff and seated in a cozy warm room with an antique stove. Had a great server, enjoyed a bottle of red wine and delicious white fish that was pan fried. The meal was delicious, a perfect afternoon. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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Well, Bedale, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good menu - the snails were unexpected but the fish of the day was good as was the tournados - cooked to perfection. Excellent service,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Got to Porvoo late Sunday and chose this restaurant cause it was still open. Did not know what to expect. The escargots with gorgonzola cheese was to die for. The main plates were excellent. And the dessert was very good. Not sure if it was cause we were hungry but the meal was one of the best we have had... More

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Vihti, Finland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I want to eat at a table with white cloth, napkin and service. This would have been possible at Timbaali, but as my beloved wife wanted to have the "fish oriented" buffet, I joined her. What a delightful array of herrings, fish, meats... I found nothing that I would not have liked! (And I tested almost all of it) Service... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a cosy, little restaurant at the old town of Porvoo. We had a few hour time to spend in Porvoo and stumbled accidentally to this place. Good we did, as the place was nice, with a good menu and good service. We had the escargots for starters. They were good, though I have had better. For main course... More

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helsinki
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Porvoo is a small town about 50 km from Helsinki. Porvoo's old town is beautiful and nice. Timbaali is specialized in escargots but you find on the Menu also meet and fish. We took escargots to start with and Fish for main course. It was very good. Whenever I am in Porvoo, Timbaali is my Place. I recommend.

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Helsinki, Finland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are visiting Porvoo, this is a really nice place to stop by for a dinner. The place is rather romantic, being in an old house with it's own, unique features. The terrace is spacious and looks stylish and serves even in rain as it is covered. The service is friendly and knowing. You are likely to feel yourself... More

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Nicely composed menu. Escargots seems to be a speciality for them. I had the Finnish speciality Blini, a pepper steak and a chocolate cheese dessert. All well presented, steak (ordered medium but served well done )but with excellent friendly and quick service which forgives everything. Go there!

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This small restaurant is located in Porvoo old town which is must if you are visiting in Porvoo. My first visit in this restaurant and we where there on nice warm spring day. We where sitting on terrace just having a class of withe vine. We could resist the amazing smell of garlic snails. This resturant is really specialize for... More

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