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La Famiglia Helsinki

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Keskuskatu 3, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664640
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Cons: Very slow service in general, this restaurant is not rigged for a full house a Friday evening. We are four persons and two finish the main course before the ramaining two arrives. Not nice. Pros: No complains on the food, it was all good. The staff is friendly and did give us some compensation (economical) for the bad timing... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

They need to sort out getting seated. You wait by a stand that says please wait here to be seated and are ignored by the serving staff. After 10 minutes I was shown to a table. At busy times they need a staff member to seat people. I noticed several clients walked out. It was just poor management. Once seated... More 

Thank SouthamptonStarlight
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We loved the location on the plaza and really wanted this place to be great. Unfortunately, there was a really large private party dining at the same time, and the restaurant did not employ extra staff in the kitchen to account for the party, so service was extremely slow. The dishes were good but not great - with the exception... More 

Thank Amy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We recently had a mid week lunch here during our short day trip in Helsinki. The service was fast and pleasant, and the meals came out quite quickly. Enjoyed the rissoto al mare which had 4 large and nicely cooked scallops. My dining partner had the pizza lunch special with 2 toppings for @10E. Overall pretty good value.

Thank MelAxP
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Good food and nice environment. Service was not good on several points, and am very forgiving as a person. My shrimp pasta was a 4-point meal but because the service a 3-point experience. The rest of the family voted for 2 points.

Thank CG_Stockh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The place was quite busy, lots of people having dinner. Most seemed to be tourists like me. The pizza was huge, but not good at all. Not impressed by the cheese or the crust, not worth the money. At least the wine I had was good, I just regret ordering food.

Thank Line B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Whilst they seem surprise that I was dining alone they gave me a great seat to view others. Great service. Food was very good.

Thank Erna H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

It is huge place. We reserved in advance, but staff did not find our reservation until person did this reservation did not come - as result we spend about 30 minutes for looking & waiting. They took our food orders about 21:30 and started light blinking at 22:30! Food was average.

Thank Arkady G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Great location, huge restaurant, enough place for a big company but also enough cozy corners for couples. Good service, fast cooking, delicious food. Great place for pre marathon pasta party :)

Thank Irina A
Corning, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday night around 8:30, the hostess warned us it might be a 30 minute wait for our meal but we figured most places would be a wait. We had our meal within 20 minutes of ordering and it was wonderful! One of us had pasta, the other was a chicken dish, both were wonderful! We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $40
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keskuskatu 3, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighborhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664640
Relaxed "little Italy" in Helsinki Bring your friends, family, business partner and your appetite to La Famiglia and be prepared to enjoy. La Famiglia's laid back, casual and relaxed atmosphere welcomes you with its Italian American menu. The bar serves fresh drinks for our customers to enjoy before dinner. The "play corner" is popular among our younger customers. During lunch La Famiglia serves a lunch buffet 11.00-14.30 and daily changing lunch portions from the kitchen. Welcome to La Famiglia!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?