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The restaurant manager Francesco Cereda and head chef Cesare Lovati want to create the a family-like work environment spirit to Katajanokka - a large, loud Italian-Finnish family that shares know-how and develops together. Loyal customers greeted with their names, traditional Italian classics, early mornings and late evenings, this is what Locanda Scappi is all about.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
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All reviews burrata pizza scampi truffle hand rolls octopus fabulous evening italian experience food was amazing waiter hype ja butter desert stylish wines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior of the restaurant is very mediocre, we took pasta from cheese wheel (17 euros) with extra truffle for 5 euros per 1 gram as you can see from the picture that I took. Pasta was ok, nothing special at all but this 1...gram truffle on the top is a joke, it doesn’t give any smell or taste, I’m sure it’s possible to put more truffle and not for extra price because now it’s season and the truffle is not that expensive. The only advantage of the restaurant is friendly staff but I wouldn’t recommend this place for visiting.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

Alkuruokana burrata kovaa, toinen pääruoka olisi kaivannut makua ja toisessa makuna ainoastaan voi - esillepano rehellisesti sanottuna yllämainituissa ruma. Jälkiruoka, paahtovanukas, oli oikein maukas. Ruuat tulivat erittäin nopeasti, ja palvelu oli ihan ok. En suosittele menemään, Helsingistä löytyy paljon parempia italialaisia ravintoloita. Burrata appetizer was...hard, other main course lacked flavour and the other was swimming in butter - presentation was ugly in all the dishes mentionted above. The dessert, crema bruciata, was tasty though. Our dishes came out very quickly and the service was ok. Would not recommend, there are much better italian places in Helsinki.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

Stopped in for an early dinner. Vitello tonnato was good, but tartare de manzo was absolutely tasteless, unless plain raw mince is your thing. Not even a hint of any spices, nor salt. Octopus (polpa e ceci) tough, not tenderised enough. More under than slow...cooked. Served with "all dente" chick peas. That could upset somebody's stomach. Fresh and big and nice mussels! The frozen-thawn langostinos only worsened the dish, why have them? The sauce was very good: olives and tomato. we duely complained about these things and some dicount was given on main courses. The waiter suggeested we try pasta nesxt tim because it´s good. There hardly will be next time. Desserts: Zuppa inglese was good, but was there any real mascarpone in tiramusu? taste3d more like vegetable based white cake topping/ filling if you know what I mean. Nice esprossos. Service was just fine and got tipped too (even if this is Finland) The wines were directly from ALKO the stae monopol store with some Finland) The wines were directly from ALKO the state monopoly store with some +200% profit margin. No Sommelier or own import from Italy? In Katjanokka there is very little non-fine dining options so they can thrive?More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022

We came with high expectations since there has been a hype about this place in social media. Unfortunately we were quite dissapointed. Most of us started with Vitello Tonato which was really badly oversalted. We all said the same comment about that dish. Moving on...to the pasta - tagliatelle con scampi lacked flavour and was very bland. Also for the price (26€) would have expected more scampi, the amount was quite ridiculous (there was hardly any). Crema Bruciata was great. Service was okay, but lacked charisma so to say. What I mean with this is that they were okay and polite but no more than that - no smiles, no passion, nothing extra what great service is all about. On average the place is okay but not so that we would return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 2, 2022

I recently reserved a dinner for our company get together. We had never been here and had no idea what to expect but from before I even got to the restaurant, their service was impeccable. They answered all my emails as I had to take...a cake to the restaurant before our reservation. Once we got there, service was just top-notch. We were a group 10 and had a few different waiters. They were quick to respond to any requests, quick with service and happy to help throughout our evening. I departed around 10pm, we started already at 6pm but some of our group were having such a good time they stayed until the restaurant closed, haha. Anyway, if I could give them a 10/10 I would. The food was delicious, the wine recommendations perfect and everyone complimented the food and had a fabulous evening so thank you! I will definitely book more events at your venue in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

Very good experience! Pastas and pizzas were delicious, the place was nice and the staff was friendly. Exceptionally quick reaction for the intention to pay the bill, which was great customer service. I will definitely cole again!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

We visited the restaurant with a group of friends. The place is cozy, stylish and clean. The staff was friendly and professional. And most importantly the food was amazing!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Hi, cheers for visiting! We appreciate all feedback, good to hear you enjoyed your visit :) Hoping to see you soon again!

Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food and great service. I love the atmosphere. We tried almost everything on the menu and all of them were amazing. Will visit again!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Hi Viivi, thanks for leaving such lovely feedback - see you soon again!

Reviewed August 10, 2021

We had such a delicious dinner at Locanda Scappi! Highly recommend to order many different portions and share all with friends to get truly Italian experience. So many great things to try! Wines and cocktails were also so great.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Hi Fanni, thank you for visiting and leaving feedback! So happy to hear you enjoyed :)

Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

Food was a true disappointment, such as the service. Nothing to do with an Italian restaurant. Worst carbonara of my life. One of us had to wait longer than others both main course and the dessert.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Hi Teemu, thank you for visiting and we're sorry to hear that the experience didn't match your expectations of an Italian restaurant!

Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

Food was big disappointment! Even their signature dish was very basic, not mind blowing or even excellent. We were party of six and none of us were happy with our meals, which was not even close to real Italian food experience. We had one person...with allergies, waitress acknowledged it, but in the end forgot it and the meal had to be prepared again. The service was slow, our waitress did not speak any Finnish and was not really polite. I simply cannot recommend this is you are looking for real Italian food experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Hi Kirsi, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food and that it didn't match your expectations of Italian food. Some of our waiters are Italian and haven't yet had the chance to learn fluent Finnish :)

Reviewed August 1, 2021

Very poor risotto in the Kasarmitori summer beer garden. I understand that it's a food stall and not a restaurant portion(quality) but the risotto was salty and the rice was way too hard. I was disappointed because I've read praising reviews of the restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2021

Hi, so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the risotto! We'll be sure to assess the products for these final weeks of Kasarmitori opening and hope to see you some day at our Katajanokka restaurant. Have a sunny August!

Reviewed July 9, 2021

After reading all the positive reviews it was time to give Locanda Scappi a visit. A very disappointing meal.. the one additional star goes to the one server who was attentive and extremely pleasant. The starters were decent but nothing to write home about. The...main course was so salty, I felt the chef seasoned it twice.. Desert was "meh".. all for the price of 38€ per menu (excluding drinks). There is no atmosphere, unless you consider a train station as ambience.. people walking back and forth.. dogs, noise.. smoke.. Sadly, I will not be returning but I do hope that the restaurant takes these comments onboard.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2021

Hello, thank you for visiting and we're sorry to hear the experience wasn't to your liking. All feedback is appreciated and valuable, as we're constantly developing our food and service :) Wishing you a good rest of the summer!

Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

Late lunch. The food was magnificent. There are many wannabe Italian places out there but also authentic ones. This one is the latter : One can really taste chef's passion for good cooking. The service minded waiters managed everything even though the place was 70%...full capacity. A definite return to this place! Thank-you for surprising us.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2021

Hi, thanks for visiting and for leaving such nice feedback! It's great to hear our passion for what we do is translated on the plate. See you soon again, have a lovely rest of the summer!

Reviewed June 10, 2021

Woow, just amazing. The best Italian restaurant in Finland, there is nothing to add. Just come and try!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Miia P, Marketing at Locanda Scappi, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2021

Hi, wow, thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated, we do our best to offer authentic Italian experiences here in Helsinki :)

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Yes, Locanda Scappi offers takeout services.

Locanda Scappi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5