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El Greco

Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 3204410
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (10 reviews)
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, small quantities, high prices. Owner pressured us to order more, more, more. Wine was okay, but too expensive by European standards.More

Thank ducatiscooter
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am very sorry to hear about your experience! Please accept our apologies for not living up to the expectations and our standards. There should never be any pressure to order anything except for what you, our guest, wants to order. It is definitely...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. The portion of my mother-in-law was a bit late, so they gave her a dessert wine for free as an apology. I tried moussaka myself, and I...More

1  Thank touristTiia
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Hi Tiia! Happy to hear your experience was so nice. I'm sorry you had to wait for the food. Thank you for the feedback and see you soon again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Read the reviews before going here. What a great place to eat. We had the Greek salad, sea bass and lamb chops .The food was fantastic. If you are looking for a reasonable priced place, this is it! The waiter and owner are so nice.I...More

Thank howardlieberman
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind words! Really happy to hear you had such a great time with us. Wishing you a great Summer!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opa! Who'd have thought the best Greek food we've ever tasted would be found in a restaurant tucked away on a Helsinki backstreet. We arrived to an empty restaurant and worried there might be a reason for this. But the décor was pleasant and some...More

2  Thank Aussiewriter
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there! First of all, thank you ever so much for your kind words. We strive to create experiences like your, so it really is heartwarming to read your feedback. Hope you had a terrific time in Helsinki! Wishing you all the best!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic Greek meal at El Greco. The lamb chops were wonderful and were a generous portion. Our service was very friendly and the restaurant is inviting and quiet.

Thank kdarr
Alexander P, Owner at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey that's so great to hear! Really happy to hear you had such a great visit!

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Great, warm, friendly atmosphere and amazing hosts! Food was divine! Authentic greek, fresh and cooked to perfection. I will definitely visit again every time when in Helsinki!

Thank Sandra A
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Oh how great to hear this! Welcome again!

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Couldn't decide where to go and wanted to have a change from Finnish cuisine. Called for reservation made a booking complete with Greek charm. We were not disappointed by the surroundings, friendly service and great food which hit the spot on a cold Monday night....More

Thank 1,806
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Great to hear you chose us, and most importantly you had a splendid time! Welcome again and all the best!

Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is one our favorite restaurants in Helsinki. Always a pleasure to visit this family owned restaurant that has its unique and warm atmosphere. The food brings you feeling that you are indeed in Greece - it's that good and tasty. Strong recommendation!

Thank SuoFin
Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you for the kind words! It's always great to hear that people have fun visiting family-run places. It's our pleasure to make you feel like home :)

Reviewed 13 January 2018

We were in Helsinki for the Christmas and staying with relatives. My daughter was visiting with her two young children for a few days after Christmas. We 'phoned the restaurant one morning and said we would be calling in for something to eat. We explained...More

Thank _outiandcharles
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local, we went there. Good selection of appetizers. Mixed grill for main course was very good as well. Good service. Reasonable prices.

Thank TravelWiz43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 3204410
  • E-mail
El Greco is your friendly neighbourhood Greek restaurant however with a twist. Sure, we're a family-run establishment, but we're not that typical Greek place you probably have in mind. We want to bring Greek cuisine to a new level and inspire your taste buds with fresh tastes from the Aegean Sea. We pay homage to our classic roots while giving it all a subtle fresh vibe. We're not talking about fine-dining or other fancy gimmicks, but honest food made with love and a passion to make you happy. We don't have customers – we have guests. We want to welcome you to El Greco like we welcome a guest to our home. A restaurant is barely a feeder without hospitality. Our deepest hope is to make your stay at El Greco a memorable one filled with joy.
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