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“Great food in a great atmosphere”
Review of Savotta

Savotta
Ranked #25 of 1,489 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $11 - $80
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food in a great atmosphere”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We wanted to try an authentic Finnish restaurant with staff in costumes etc. and this answered that. Though it was clear from the start that this restaurant was just for tourists- which is fine if you are willing to accept that.
Lots of Finnish food choices and some great home-brew beer. My only negative point is that the bottle of water cost 8€! This was dearer than the beer. Be careful of that.
Friendly waiters and waitresses and delicious foods.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Glenn J
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
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English first
Figeac, France
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“quality food!!!”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hi travellers, it´s really worth to stop to this restaurant situated in downtown of Helsinki in front of the symbol of Finland, Tuomiokirkko ( white church). The entrance is a bit hidden but once inside the decor is very traditional: everything is made by wood, the service is very efficient and the waitress is very nice, and always ready to help you. Let´s speak about food. You have 2 menus which are expensive : one at 44€, second at 61€. Then a la carte, you can enjoy reindeer, karelian stew, traditional Finnish dish or even more surprising to eat bear (Karhu in Finnish). Food can be accompanied by an artisanal beer, especially one at 8 % which is worth to try. To end your meal, some berries with ice cream can be a smooth dessert to digest well.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank David B
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Moscow, Russia
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Authentic place”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Very nice interior design, old historical style. God menu and food, friendly service. Special bear main dish was outstanding. Please reserve a table in advance - place is full.

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1 Thank Beka M
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New Delhi, India
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place but costly”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

This restaurant has a nice ambience, but is costly. A bit congested as well when it comes to seating. But the food and the service is very good. The serving portion may be a bit small for some.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank SriSameer
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Farmington, Maine
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fun little place”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I made reservations here as we wanted to be close to Senate Square on Christmas and knew it would be busy. It was booked for the night and the owners/staff were quite busy and a little brusque but quite attentive and friendly once seated. The decor was fun, logging style- someone commented touristy, but we are tourists so it was sort of fun to enjoy the decorations. We are vegetarian and were able to enjoy only a few things on the menu, but it was very hearty and delicious food. I would recommend this to someone looking for a taste of Finnish food (though cannot comment on the meats) in a rustic setting.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Dawn S
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