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“Dinner meeting”
Review of Ristorante Rodolfo

Ristorante Rodolfo
Ranked #472 of 1,597 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Dinner meeting for 6 persons. Not a busiest early March Monday evening. Easy to have the meeting at the corner table without disturbing others. Italian theme menu (oldest in Helsinki?) with decent selections of antipasti, pasta, pizza, main course and sweets. Maybe the age of the restaurants shows in the interior. Wine list focusing towards Italy, as expected. Good service.

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Thank Jari-Pekka
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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...

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Thank Mother63
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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.

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Thank Arin13
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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.

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Thank andrewG82013
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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...

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Thank MMS0210
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