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El Greco

Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 3204410
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“stifado” (8 reviews)
“saganaki” (2 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Restaurant's Favorite
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

Thank touristTiia
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 March 23, 2018 via mobile

Great, warm, friendly atmosphere and amazing hosts! Food was divine! Authentic greek, fresh and cooked to perfection. I will definitely visit again every time when in Helsinki!

Thank Sandra A
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh how great to hear this! Welcome again!

Reviewed January 23, 2018

Couldn't decide where to go and wanted to have a change from Finnish cuisine. Called for reservation made a booking complete with Greek charm. We were not disappointed by the surroundings, friendly service and great food which hit the spot on a cold Monday night....More

Thank 1,806
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you chose us, and most importantly you had a splendid time! Welcome again and all the best!

Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is one our favorite restaurants in Helsinki. Always a pleasure to visit this family owned restaurant that has its unique and warm atmosphere. The food brings you feeling that you are indeed in Greece - it's that good and tasty. Strong recommendation!

Thank SuoFin
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words! It's always great to hear that people have fun visiting family-run places. It's our pleasure to make you feel like home :)

Reviewed January 13, 2018

We were in Helsinki for the Christmas and staying with relatives. My daughter was visiting with her two young children for a few days after Christmas. We 'phoned the restaurant one morning and said we would be calling in for something to eat. We explained...More

Thank _outiandcharles
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local, we went there. Good selection of appetizers. Mixed grill for main course was very good as well. Good service. Reasonable prices.

Thank TravelWiz43
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Tasty food. And I mean, really properly fantastic. Great staff. So so friendly and fun. Gluten free was no problem at all for my wife. Going back tonight

Thank chrishinch
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Staff was really friendly and attentive. Food was beautiful and mostly authentic. Really good tsatsiki, saganaki, souvlaki and stifado. The chicken was moist anf the beef broke apart with the slightest touch. I travel alot in Greece and the food took me straight...More

Thank latelammas
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you! Really happy to read about your experience! It's quite something how tastes take us to places and times.

Reviewed November 5, 2017

This Greek restaurant surprised me and my partner by its kindness, atmosphere and delicious tastes! Greek feeling, music, scents and flavors are taking you in little trip. We are happy to suggest this restaurant for you when visiting in city or looking for nice place...More

1  Thank Tinskil
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Why thank you for your beautiful words! Very kind of you. All the best!

Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great and tasty Greek dinner with my girlfriend, the food was excellent and you could tell that it was prepared from fresh ingredients. The service was splendid, and the staff made sure that wr haf everything we asked for. Would definitely recommend this...More

1  Thank Willosb123
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there! Really happy to hear of your pleasant experience! That's what we are here for :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$19 - $58
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
Description
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. Our deepest hope is to make your stay at El Greco a memorable one filled with joy.
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