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El Greco

Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 3204410
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Family & Hospitality First
"Great, warm, friendly atmosphere and amazing hosts!"
Sandra A
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2. Deliciously Authentic Food
"Food was divine! Authentic greek, fresh and cooked to perfection."
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3. At Your Service!
"cozy atmosphere and the great service from lovely Greek staff"
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food great people! Since we discovered it we are coming back always glad to try the delicious greek dishes! We luv it and our daughters are always spoiled there!! Aa by the way... Deserts are also delicious!!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Alexandra A
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. The portion of my mother-in-law was a bit late, so they gave her a dessert wine for free as an apology. I tried moussaka myself, and I...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank touristTiia
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Hi Tiia! Happy to hear your experience was so nice. I'm sorry you had to wait for the food. Thank you for the feedback and see you soon again!

Reviewed December 9, 2018

El Greco does not look like a typical Greek restaurant, but is instead stylish, open and full of warm light. The service is attentive and very friendly with a mix of Finnish, English and Greek languages. The menu serves typical Greek dishes which have been...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LPekkala
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Me and my husband had a wonderful romantic dinner with delicious food, fine wine and great service in El Greco.We strongly recommend it

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nik0s_katerina
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Great to hear you had a wonderful time! Thank you very much!

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Went here with my friend for a nice three course dinner, my second time actually! Great service, very considerate and friendly and fun and overall we felt very welcome although it was a Wednesday which isn't usually a busy time. Food arrived on point, cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We found this restaurant by mistake when we were looking for another one, but it was a most fortunate mistake. The food was great, good sized portions, and very caring service. They had a nice choice of salads -- and we tried 2 different ones....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shirley0415
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

We're delighted your mistake ended up being a fortunate one! Happy to hear you have a pleasant time with us and enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed October 5, 2018

First, the service was incredible. We were very well taken care of. The staff was very friendly toward us. Second, my daughter was very happy with the vegetarian options. And the food was very, very good. I cannot say I have the experience to judge...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TomW549
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had musaka and melitzana for dinner. The food was good, authentic Greek cuisine. Can especially recommend melitzana. The best part about the food, however, was the dessert. Ouzo Creme Brulee is such a brilliant idea, ouzo fits the dish perfectly. Definitely worth a try....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HooTeeKoo
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Good food, and the service was very good! They smiled a lot, was very polite. The best restaurant I have tried in Helsinki.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OnAir267020
Alexander P, Owner at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! Makes us smile even more :)

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice Greek style restaurant with reasonable prices. The food is simple and tasty. Friend had grilled lamb and considered it as the best he has ever had.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pajis1234
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hey Lauri, thank you for the review! Happy to hear you had a good time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $57
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 3204410
  • E-mail
El Greco is your friendly neighbourhood Greek restaurant however with a twist. Sure, we're a family-run establishment, but we're not that typical Greek place you probably have in mind. We want to bring Greek cuisine to a new level and inspire your taste buds with fresh tastes from the Aegean Sea. We pay homage to our classic roots while giving it all a subtle fresh vibe. We're not talking about fine-dining or other fancy gimmicks, but honest food made with love and a passion to make you happy. We don't have customers – we have guests. We want to welcome you to El Greco like we welcome a guest to our home. A restaurant is barely a feeder without hospitality.
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