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“Traditional but...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Rodolfo

Ristorante Rodolfo
Ranked #384 of 1,453 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $22 - $29
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Traditional but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have been there couple of times. It's small and cozy, has this intimate feeling about it. Decor worn out for my liking. Service ok, good tasty food, portions adequate size. I just don't like the location of their toilets, they are too close to dining area.Somehow I feel uncomfortable about it...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mother63
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Traditional Italian restaurang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a very nice saturday evening there. Rodolfo is a quite small place but very cozy. I like its atmosphere, it has a very good service and the main thing is a good Italian food. Their winelist is also very good and prices are quite reasonable.
You have to know the place if you want to go there, because it is in Kruununhaka and that area is not very popular restaurang area altough it is near the Senaatintori.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Arin13
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Promising Start, let down by Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Rodolfo is quietly situated, not far from Senaatintori. We arrived at about 8 pm and our first impressions were favourable; it was quite busy with a nice ambience. Our first waitress was very helpful in translating the menu and recommending a wine. We chose tuna carpaccio to start but unfortunately it failed to arrive; we were then told it had been forgotten and it was offered to us as complimentary.

Sadly, our main course of lamb also then failed to arrive; we chased it up some 40 minutes later; when it came we suspected that it had been sitting in the kitchen, possibly under a hot lamp - anyway it was only luke warm and the sauce had started to dry up ; we ended up leaving half of it. Unfortunately, the delays with our starter and main courses also meant that when the latter did arrive we had almost finished our wine, which we had chosen to compliment our lamb dishes.

We were disappointed that our visit was let down by inattentive management, particularly nobody acting as a maitre d'; the lack of interest was also shown by things like when other customers left, tables were left uncleared, compounding the impression that staff were in closing up mode although the evening was far from over. We decided not to continue the evening with either a dessert or coffees and left to finish the evening elsewhere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank andrewG82013
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Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“So close of good performance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Ristorante Rodolfo is a nice, stylish bistro in the heart of Helsinki. The service is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere more that ok. And by the way, at least the pasta portions were huge, quite too much even for a biggish man. But. The food was overtly salted and as a result, tasted sharp, even evil, not good at all. Exactly the same was wrong with my friends portion, a traditional matriciana. My raviolis had blue cheese, bacon and nuts - and lots and lots of salt.
With 90 per cent less salt: a perfect five star performance for a bistro. As it is so much easier to add salt than to take it away from a dish, so: why? The restaurant is not expensive, but could be more profitable by using less salt...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MMS0210
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Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“cozy ambience and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

A sober and charming atmosphere right away when you come here. Pleasant and attentive service. The smoked tuna carpaccio was very good for starters. Had the saltimbocca romano for main course that was not optimally tender but good anyway. There was some confusion with the winelist. A different wine producer on the wine list from what they brought to the table.The wine was good though. Overall, still a nice experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Henrik M
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