This somewhat of a legend restaurant has often been quoted among the best restaurants in Finland of European and Scandinavian food. It is situated along the river bank and a few meters from the old cathedral. MAMI’s menu is short and tasty and they are renowned for their local fish dishes. MAMI’s appetiser snails are popular among locals. Though it is often crowded its intimate and inviting atmosphere is great for romance and entertaining clients alike. Great for budget lunches.
Pinella is not just a landmark in Turku but it is also one of the oldest restaurants in Finland and a common meeting place for locals. It has reasonable pricing and unpretentious dishes from seasonal ingredients. Their menu is very versatile and meets all audiences. They serve from pan fried Arctic char or whitefish gravlax to BBQ pork ribs or hamburgers. Ideal for informal dining – and they serve lovely brunch in the weekend as well!
Sergio’s is the heart of Italy in Turku. It’s all about good pizzas, delicious pastas, the best tiramisu, and not forgetting the vegetarian dishes. Among the popular starters is their bruschetta mista with four different toppings. They also have a good selection of Italian wines. A must if Finnish flavours are not in mind. Sergio’s is situated in a beautifully preserved wooden house by the waterfront.
The international atmosphere and old-world romantic vibes combined with the exquisite view to the river have made Svarte Rudolf one of the most popular river boat restaurant in Finland. The restaurant is open all year round and offers a versatile lunch buffet during the week. The À la carte menu focuses heavily on fish and seafood but nevertheless it satisfies all kinds of eaters.
Tintå is an extremely popular wine bar right next to the Aura bridge along the river. There’s over 100 wines on the list to choose from and the menu doesn’t dissapoint either. Especially the gourmet pizzas are extremely delicious! In the olden days the building used to be a horse stable and the decoration of the restaurant reflects the history in a delicate way.
Helsinki is a buzzy foodie city in the cutting-edge of Finnish new cuisine. The innovative use of Finnish ingredients as part of the New Nordic tasting menu and a laid-back atmosphere is what Helsinki’s bistros are all about.