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Restaurant Savotta


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner


$11 - $80
European, Scandinavian

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Real Finnish food and nostalgic atmosphere! Savotta is a Finnish restaurant which offers genuine Finnish food and atmosphere, just off the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki. The name Savotta means a logging site. Therefore the interior decoration and dishes has got inspiration of the Finnish forests and thousands of lakes, with a dash of Finnish nostalgy from the past decades and logging traditions. Savotta’s kitchen cherishes the Finnish food tradition.
$11 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

Been before. Reindeer steak was good but not as good as I remember. We shared the starter plate. Nice selection but a little small. Tiny portions to share. Overall, recommended but there are other options eg Lappi

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank G3007BOneilb
Reviewed 4 days ago

As I indicated in my previous reviews of the Baltic countries that we visited, our guide took us to at least one traditional cuisine for each respective country. This is where our Finnish dining experience landed. It is located in front of the cathedral and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both love muikku, small fish. They were great here...very good mash potatoes and Grandmas pickles.! I also had the Sisu ice-cream....totally recommend it! Reasonable prices! Good Finnish food! Great location! Old police station across from the Helsinki Cathedral. Our waitress Saara was fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 7ilkkar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant 6 months prior to our visit to Finland. We’d read the reviews and were not disappointed. Every dish on the menu contained so many special items and foods cooked in unique ways. I’m vegan and was easily able to select dishes...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank H4210NVmaryc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my friends and we had an amazing experience. Great service, good location, bit price but is work it! Thanks alot!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anabeca84
Reviewed 1 week ago

At Governor's Square this restaurant is typical Finnish food. My mother in law was Finnish. Very cozy, there is a terrace out back as well. Food was excellent, prices in line with food. Salmon was very good,

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ickypicky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a really great place, which I visit every time when I come to Helsinki. Delicious traditional Finnish food (which becomes more tasty every time). Service is excellent. And, despite a top location in front of the Cathedral, it is not a tourist attraction,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Vadim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finish food with a modern twist, ask if they have moose soufflé. Nice environment, ask to sit in the backyard, quiet, fresh and nice. The food is good, the wine low quality and high price, service is just ok. It is a nice place to...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank pinkcarper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course it's price correspond to the place and some specific dishes won't have taste usual for your (reindeer meat for example). In the same time everything there is a part of style and I didn't feel any negative or irritating me things.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank parracetamoll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group dinner downstairs after walking through the kitchen. They say that the decor consists of genuine old artifacts dating back to Finnish homes and logging sites from the old days. The dining room has hundred-year-old floor planks, as well as the old...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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October 8, 2018|
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Response from Maija J | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their web-page, you'll find their menu in 7 languages. Sorry I can't post it here due to posting guidelines... The webpage is ravintolasavotta and then the finnish ending and english language option .fi/en There... More
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Just opposite to Helsinki Cathedral...if you are looking from Cathedral central door... look towards your left...
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