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Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664000
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here twice with friends during my stay in Helsinki. I loved the atmosphere and vibe. Interesting building inside and out. Food and wine was both excellent. Happy to recommend and I'll certainly be visiting again.

Thank Katie B
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very nice people. The food is tasty and the soup was amazing. Defiantly worth a while.

Thank Omri L
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is my third visit. I used to order their grilled salmon. I tried grilled slow braised ox cheek this time. Marsala sauce was excellent. But ox cheek was way too salty.

Thank Ying L
Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

As far as food is concerned, they have very good pizzas, very similar to authentic Italian ones, I would recommend the "Fiamma Napoli" one in particular.. The tiramisu´ was nothing special though, the layer of cream on top was too thick and overshadowed the other flavors.

Thank steelrain2017
Horsham, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Soup and salad buffet for 9 euros. Buffet consists of mixed leaves and cucumber, cottage cheese and tomatoes mixed, bean salad and a potato salad, fresh bread and butter. Soup changes daily. Add a main and the price is 11.80. This was chicken breasts , rice and a mix of root vegetables in herbs. All help yourself and free tea... More 

Thank ShariWestSussex
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Virgin Oil is ideally located so even the tourist can easily find it. Not very typical Finnish place but good to eliminate your hunger. Lunch buffet is really good and also very affordable. Also the pizzas are better than usually. If you are a couple and not very hungry you always can split a pizza and there is still enough.... More 

Thank Juhani H
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Just an authentic and unique restaurant with a large menu and an awesome atmosphere. The pizza was outstanding and I will definitely visit again in the future.

Thank Bernd B
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly service, we didn't have to wait long for the food and the prices were decent. I had the tomato soup and the bbq chicken and bacon pasta, both were very nice. The pasta was perfectly savoury. Would recommend!

Thank novacenter
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place twice and both times I have had the same great experience. This place provides a variety of Italian based dishes and pizzas. The interior of this restaurant is great as it has a cozy, mid lighted feel to it. On the walls you will find iconic figures along with different wine bottles and wine... More 

Thank Alonso O
Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in with my significant other for dinner. The service was rather mediocre and a couple of other tables had stuff missing from their order and split payments didn't seem to go right... But it happens, on occasion. We both had the prawn apetizer, which was 3 breaded shrimp on a dollop of caesar-mayo. - for 9.50€ I would expect... More 

Thank JMDHoff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664000
The only restaurant in the heart of Helsinki that combines American-Italian food, amazing live gigs and a laid-back bar atmosphere. Pizza from a wood burning oven, wine from the barrel, live music upstairs.

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