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“Best Italian ever!”
Review of Sasso - CLOSED

Sasso
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sasso is a modern blend of a stylish Italian restaurant and a cozy wine bar in Helsinki. The dishes, which are skilfully prepared to bring out the best in North Italian flavours, are served by a considerate and professional staff.
London
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Best Italian ever!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Helsinki was one of the ports of call on our cruise - we had a great bus tour seeing many of the sites that Helsinki has to offer - went to Sasso for lunch and had Wild Mushroom and organic egg pasta (19 euros) and must say that it was the best Italian meal we've ever had - Ok so a bit on the expensive side but only to be expected in Finland - bottle of wine was 39 euros - well worth a visit though

  • Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas
Level 6 Contributor
732 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“A welcome break in Helsinki”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our initial impression of dining in Helsinki is that the service is mediocre, the food is average, and the prices are ridiculous. But, Sasso was a welcome break from those impressions. Our initial introduction of the restaurant was nice and appropriate. Service was timely and friendly. The food was above average and had some of the best risotto we ever had. Although wine prices are a bit high, the overall food and experience left you with a positive impression of your dining experience. Compared to other experiences in Helsinki, this was far and away our best so far.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank nvlinks
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Located in the heart of tourist location, but still deserves to be stopping by for relaxed lunch or dinner”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I stopped by in Sasso for late lunch before taking a boat trip. Restaurant is located right on the market square street, thus comfortable for tourists. I was afraid it would not worth it, but it surely did. Service, atmosphere, salmon with potato purée and fresh salad was very well tasting.
They don't have variety in menu, but I believe it might be seasonal. Anyways, I enjoyed my lunch much.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank njchocolover
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful Cuisine”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

You know the feeling. First night in a new city and the jet lag is already starting. Not looking your best but hungry! Sasso looked light and airy and we liked the idea of an Italian meal. Wow. The staff were so friendly and even though we weren't dressed fancy - they gave us excellent service. The meal was nothing short of amazing. Complex flavours presented with panache. The waiters were very professional and seemed to accommodate everyone's preferences. We enjoyed this first meal in Helsinki immensely!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Lumpybumpy
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great Italian in Helsinki”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I make a point of having a meal at Sasso whenever we are in Helsinki. The restaurant's decor is sleek, but comfortable, with large windows looking out onto the Market Square. The menu is short but well thought out with selections for every taste. The portions are ample and the food well prepared and nicely presented. Service is friendly, but professional. Sasso is definitely worth a try.

Visited July 2013
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Thank fififlies
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