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Restaurant Nili


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Mouth-watering Lapland Step into our restaurant in heart of Rovaniemi and let the unique atmosphere take you to the jourmey of fells and wilderness. Be delighted by the flavours of Lapland prepared from fresh Arctic ingredients. Warmly welcome!
$25 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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All reviews boar meat mushroom soup squeaky cheese cod steak creme brulee mashed potatoes chocolate cake bread lappish food local food traditional lapland busy night reserve a table an appetizer main course set menu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the begging i didn't sure if i wanna try a reindeer, it would be my first time but i made the right choise! The reindeer was amazing and the stuff really kind! We didn't made a reservation so don't forget to make one!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JeanKatz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this local restaurant during our stay and the food was really good. During dinner time it is really crowded and hard to get a table without reservation. We were lucky to get the last free table at 5:30pm when we got there. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank keri_monica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch there, the place was recommended to us as the best local place.The decoration and music made it very cozy.I got a mushroom soup and a starter, pretty filling and very good.I found the main dishes exagerately pricey.They also offer a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Agnieszka N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't have a reservation, they were able top seat us with the condition we'd be done eating by 19:00. Since it was only 17:30,we had plenty of time to enjoy a wonderful meal. We tried the reindeer and the bear, and both were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank medelius2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mushroom soup was amazing! Chunky and creamy. I had the beef filet while my partner had the smoked salmon. Both were delicious but the dessert stole the show! The creme brulee was absolutely amazing!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Q3373UPbrianj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local rovaniemi person so glad they did. The food was fantastic the staff are great with a real traditional feel to it. We tried the local delicacies and certainly wasn’t disappointed. A real cosy feel inside with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank marcusp1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small tourist restaurant, great form a one-off experience. As the inside look like old cottage house you don’t have to worry about the way you are dressed :) so perfectly fine to enter the place after winter safari or some outdoor external activities....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mela_World
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing restaurant, if you plan on walking in without a reservation after 6:00, good luck. I was a little nervous I wouldn't find vegetarian options in a regional known for their article cod, reindeer and bear. I was more than pleasantly surprised,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank livingthedreamX2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best local food , specially if you are going to eat reindeer meat..environment is warm, local and friendly..

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank zmrtdnzky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A popular choice for trying Lappish food in a rustic setting but pricey. We shared the Rovaniemi Market which is a platter of various Lappish delicacies which was worth trying. Also had Nili's porcini kuksa which we found way too creamy and rich with very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Travelphiliac
PooloHuttunen, Omistaja at Restaurant Nili, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Travelphiliac, Thank you very much for visit and thank you also your clear feedback. We will make our service & producs better. Hope we see you some another day again. Wsihing you all the best and happy winter greetings from Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland!!! Br....More

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