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Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
(02) 445 6400
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Turku, Finland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner on a Monday evening when the business in restaurants tends to be slow. Here the food was good, service efficient and friendly. The food ingredients were patiently explained to us. All inquiries were prompty responded to. Pleasant experience overall. It is pity that from the lower floor restaurant the views over the river are pretty limited. During... More 

Thank Hannu N
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively expensive place with lazy staff, no service. Had to wait forever for the average dinner wishing we'd gone anywhere else.

Thank Kati P
Tbilisi, Georgia
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343 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were attracted by the location of this place, across the street from the Cathedral , by the river, basically in the heart of Turku. We were seating on a terrace, overlooking the river. The place is quite elegant both outside and inside. The service was very good and the waiters friendly and professional. For our lunch we took the... More 

Thank Flower53_10
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant because of its proximity to the river. Beautiful settings with outdoor seating. Simple strait-forward menu, yet a bit of everything. Food was good, not outstanding.

Thank Lumos586
Tampere, Finland
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Location is excellent. Menu was wide enough. Also lamb on the list. Service was fast and ok but I have been better treated elsewhere. Food itself was good and well prepared. Price level is average. Ok place to visit.

Thank Pertsa S
Tromsoe Norway
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

12th july 2016.Delicious beer and burger. (Pinella burger)Kindly staff, nice soul and blues music. Best burger i ever taste. Will be back.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my colleagues ate here on the Thursday before the Finnish mid summer holiday in what was beautiful weather. Firstly, it had a great location right on the river, so you can sit outside (under heaters if needed). Now, they had both English and Finnish menus which our waiter brought out for us. I had a Charcuterie to start,... More 

Thank James L
Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we got to a town around lunch time, we looked for a Lounas buffet (reasonably priced lunch, between 8€ and 10€) as we were suffering with the exchange rate between the EU and South Africa! Pinella's had a lunch menu (not a buffet but a choice of 2 dishes) and a reasonably priced glass of wine. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank Anette M
Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate my father-in-law's 70th birthday on a Saturday night. The place itself has a wonderful location by the river and the restaurant is both modern and a bit historical at the same time. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and professional except the guy who bought us main courses and didn't recognize lamb from... More 

Thank Telle M
Turku, Finland
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I regularily have lunch at Pinella. They have good, fresh and tasty salads. Also fish dishes have been both attractive looking, nice and tasty. I recommend as a meeting place and look forward to enjoy cigar at their cafebar terrace upstairs.

Thank SakiJR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$54 - $67
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: (02) 445 6400
Pinella is unique. A contemporary restaurant and bar set within a historic building in the heart of Turku, Pinella seamlessly blends ancient and modern to create a superb, athmospheric riverside venue for drinks, dining and private parties. The restaurant's famous terraces have been imaginatively restored and provide a memorable setting for alfresco entertainment from May to September.

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