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“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Viola

Viola
Ranked #955 of 1,470 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: European, Italian, Bar, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
New Delhi, India
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Decent restaurant with Good food and very courteous staff. Service was good. Cost wise also I would rate it as reasonable as compared to other restaurants in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average food - okay hotel restaurant stuff, but let down by service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were staying at the Radisson Blu Seaside (the hotel this restaurant is part of) and decided to stay in for a night after a long day walking around the town in the bitter cold!

The restaurant is quite well appointed inside. It was also almost completely empty on the Saturday night. Which led to our first shock - it took almost 5 minutes to get a waiter's (sorry, THE waiter's) attention and be seated. For about half of that time he was serving another table, but for the rest, he was MIA somewhere. This theme continued throughout the night: don't expect attentive or quick service (actually, except after the bill had been brought to us!).

Drink - they had at least one lager on tap (Lapin Kulta) - nothing special but did the trick.

Food - I went for the quattro staggoni pizza, my girlfriend for the seafood risotto. The pizza was large, but literally dripping in cheese. No, quite literally. There was a giant blob of mozzarella slowly leaking over the pizza. It was fairly nice - the equivalent of what I'd get from Pizza Express back in the UK, I suppose. Girlfriend's seafood risotto was quite nice, although the portion size was relatively small.

Value for money? So-so. Both dishes came to about 16 euros each - average enough in Helsinki for dinner, but I don't think the quality was really there.

Overall: definitely don't go out of your way for this. The second night we popped up the road (4min walk) to Salve for some Finnish cuisine - came out about 10 euros more expensive but was certainly a lot more satisfying. If you really want Italian and don't want to head away from the hotel into the town, Viola won't hurt you though.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank RikBrown
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Wedowee, Alabama
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145 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“OK dinner at Viola in Radisson Blu Seaside”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had a small dinner of a shared pizza and wine followed by dessert at Viola on our first night staying at the Radisson Blu Seaside. The pizza was fine, but the service was slow. That is the reason for the average rating. They were not busy, so we are not sure what the reason might have been. It was convenient after a long travel day and then some sightseeing, but there are enough other options near or on the tram line that we ate elsewhere for the rest of our stay.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed in the Radisson Blue seaside for 2 nights with our little boy. We ate in Viola both nights as it was so convenient for us and they are very child friendly. Great food and service. We loved both the lunch buffet and the afternoon deal between 3-5, it worked great for us with our little boy. He loved the play room there, such a great idea! I wish more restaurants were like that here in the UK! Thanks so much!

Visited November 2013
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Thank TasTen79
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Denmark
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186 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We visited Viola on a Friday evening. The service standard was excellent. Menu has a good variety of dishes, and reasonably priced. We had Antipasti Misti, Agnello (lamb tenderloin), Tagliata (beef sirloin), and Formaggi (cheese plate). It was all very well prepared and tasty. Good value for money. If you are staying at the Radisson Viola is definitely a good choice.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank MrJGraff
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