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“Outstanding Artisan Pizzas” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skiffer Erottaja

Skiffer Erottaja
Ranked #80 of 1,453 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding Artisan Pizzas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

First if all, as far as I have so far been concerned there is only kind pizza, that is the traditional Pizza Margherita. The Margherita, topped with modest amounts of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. This pizza I think from the late 19th century was attributed to baker who worked at the pizzeria "Pizzeria di Pietro" in Napoli. Pizzas has come a long way since then, and particularly Finland is known for some excellent pizza restaurants, with toppings evolving from the traditional to very creative.
I have tried several pizzerias in Helsinki, and have had few pizzas at Skiffer, the Chili Con Carne, Fisherman, and a Buffalo mozzarella and basil pizza. The toppings are of high quality and the base a thin crust and the tomato sauce is superb. Service is a bit introvert and non memorable. My favorite remain the basic simple version with Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil, call me traditionalist. Skiffer has my vote as the premier pizzeria in Helsinki, for the traditionalist and the more adventurous.

Visited October 2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tasty Unique Pizzas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We were struggling to find somewhere for lunch on a Sunday in late October in Helsinki when we came across this place. We weren't aware it was a pizza restaurant until we were seated! My wife had the chilli con carne and I had the HPB2. Both were very tasty with a slight twist on the classic pizza styles. Very filling and yummy. Pizzas are huge - bigger than the plate!

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Pizza out of the ordinary, well worth visiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Skiffer is one of those niche restaurants that is very clear on its identity and what it does. Super thin crust pizza with artisanal and quirky toppings. Don't be put of by the quirky though, these are very well thought out combinations and deliver an amazing range of flavours.

The chilli con carne came with sliced red chilli for some heat, avocado, cheese and tortilla chips giving a feel of the best nacho's ever, on a crispy, oven roasted pizza base. The surf and turf mixed small crayfish, spicy chorizo and more sliced red chilli's. Other menu options included goat cheese, pine nuts and strawberries. For those feeling less adventurous they do have a plain pizza with tomato, mozzarella or artichoke. The Pizza's are big enough to share, or just bring an appetite.

From our experience, we would recommend a walk on the wild side.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best pizza I've had in Helsinki”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

The pizza was fantastic. I had the basic tomato and mozzarella one. Everyone in my group really liked their pizzas. The place was very small though so it got easily cramped. And I hear the toilet really could be nicer. But would go back for the pizzas.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pizza, better than all of those Pizza Kebab crap places”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I heard so much of these "luiska", how they call them pizza, the ingredients were good, but not that much of it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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