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“Local "bistro" in Herttoniemen ranta”
Review of Il Faro

Il Faro
Ranked #471 of 1,562 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place is small but nice. One gets always excellent and friendly service. Food is ok, especially halloumi/goat cheese salads. Love the bread with olive oil. Prices reasonable. Stairs at the entrance, toilets need "fixing", decor (well, I rather not comment). Fab location. it's a local "bistro" and it has lot of regulars.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food is really good here. I especially like some of the pizzas and chicken pasta. Service is very good. They have a nice lunch menu here too!

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Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

This place is fantastic!! A group of 10 of us ate here on a trip to Helsinki, and came back 3 more times within a week! The food was phenomenal, great service, and great atmosphere! Right on the water

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I'm a local in Herttoniemenranta in Helsinki, and Il Faro is my favourite restaurant in my home area. Tasty lamb dishes, best pizzas in Helsinki, friendly service, and location by the sea (be it inside or out at the terrace) make this place an excellent choice. Pricing is reasonable, cuisine I'd call Italian and Turkish.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

The list itself is ok and the dishes even look ok, when they come...yes if there is more than 5 tables taken and orders are taken even remotely at the same time the kitchen will collapse and you wait and you wait and you wait. Taest...it's ok but nothing you can't manage at home. It's also faster to go to the desk and pay rather than wait for the bill. Pillows on the chairs outside have obviously never been washed, don't go there with white pants or skirt! And be sure to check your bill, especially if you split it or pay some with coupons and rest the rest with cash or card.

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Thank oceantrader
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