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Zio Pepe

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Lapinlahdenkatu 25, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 6942563
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience here was amazing from start to finish. The restaurant was lovely and comfortable, creating a cosy, quiet atmosphere. This atmosphere was only enhanced by the lovely staff. Service was impeccable throughout our dinner and we didn't experience any issues with anything. The food was delicious, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. We ordered pasta and risotto, which did not... More 

Thank JeryLondon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I tried "scalloppa" pork and it was overdone and as soft as a table practically. Not sure how you can cook and serve something like that, maybe only if you don't care see the customers ever again.

Thank tdebug
Helsinki, Finland
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Various visits during work time lunch hours. Good value pastas and Pizzas, meat dishes less pleasing. Nice decoration and friendly staff.

1 Thank Pasi K
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

After reading reviews that people use this place a lot for pickup, I expected less from the the general atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised, the place was very comfy. Food was a disappointment. We had lasagne and spaghetti with prawns, and they were both tasteless. The sauce in the dishes was similar, possibly canned stuff. Wouldn't be surprised the lasagna... More 

Thank wilhelmiina
Helsinki, Finland
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have lived and worked in Italy for years, and therefore, whenever I do not want to have any disappointments (by testing new Italian places) I go to Zio Pepe. Here I know that I get real Italian food as the staff is Italian. This place and food in its simplicity is what Italian food is at its best! I... More 

1 Thank Riitta P
London central, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Popped in at closing time and was still served. The pizza was perfect in true Italian style in a simple but modern decor.

Thank Patrick W
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Very simple, quiet trattoria style restaurant in the Helsinki suburbs. We are here as a family of four, enjoying the Fillet steak (x2), meatball pasta and a ham & mushroom pizza. Staff were attentive and welcoming, food delivered quickly and efficiently. We would definitely return given the chance.

Thank cr1pps
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Came here on strength of previous reviews and was not disappointed. On a quiet street just a few minutes away from the Helka hotel. Ordered bruschetta which was a little like a caprese salad on top of a slice of bread. I might have preferred a bit more tomato and the tomatoes used were of the common garden variety as... More 

Thank Meath_123
Kirkkonummi, Finland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I visit Zio Pepe regularly for lunch and have never been disappointed with their pasta. In my opinion, they make the best pasta in Helsinki. The service is also very friendly. I recommend.

Thank sirpasi
Helsinki, Finland
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I visited here last time this august. Real italian service (owner I think), good food, modest interior. The location is very central, only 5-10 minutes walk from Kamppi although the street is a quite side street.

Thank Tiina12345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Italian, European, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 25, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6942563

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?