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Restaurant Pihvipirtti (Steakhouse) feeds your heart’s desire Never been to Levi before? Why not start as so many have for years. The dinner in Restaurant Pihvipirtti (Steakhouse) has become a tradition for so many. Since Valentine’s Day 1999, this homely restaurant has been a sanctuary for those who love an honest steak. But the Steakhouse is not famous only for the delicious steaks. The Steakhouse dinner starts with an appetizing cold buffet including fish and seafood selection, and ends with mouth-watering white-chocolate mousse. The most important part of the dinner, the steak served with sauce and potatoes on side, can be chosen from two sizes and different meats. Night after night people
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian
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Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews reindeer steak potatoes fish buffet starter panna cotta salad main course cooked to perfection lovely food glass of red wine steakhouse dessert meat levi poro season souce
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

The menu was simple with a few options to choose from. The food was very good! We also appreciated that our dog was welcome as well

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Perfect menu, wery delishes food, cold fish starter table, poro steak and panacotta... + ideal wine and aperative drink (all by waiters advice).... and of course ideal interior. Just not forget - table must be reserved!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Lets start from the positive : beef was good. I wish I could write more postive things? Side vegetables where likely to be from frozen ready made and where few. Baked potato one of the smallest ones Iv seen. Bernese sauce was butterly…. Some funny...conversations with waiter: Q: what kind of mushrooms are there in mushroom sauce ? A ; mushrooms - Q2 yes, but what kind. A : I dont know. (thinking- how about find out) . This point of time - decided to skip this. No tip earned.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

We had a great meal for new year's here ! Very traditional, excellent meat, cooked to perfection, delicious sides...sauces to die for.... will be honest, didn't try the fish buffet but it looked spectacular. And the service was friendly and super quick. The only downside...in my opinion was the desert. Tiny panna cotta verrine for everyone... and careful for gluten intollerance...because smothered in gingerbread crumble...and no other choice on the menu. I still recommend this place fullyMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2023

The veggie steak was absolutely horrible. The fish table was fine. The waiter recommended the most expensive wine, but luckily we had a person with us who knew a lot about wines for his profession. Kasvispihvi oli aivan kaamea. Kalahikepöytä ihan ok. Tarjoilija suositteli kaikkein...kalleinta viiniä mutta onneksi oli mukana ihminen joka tiesi paljon viineistä ammattinsa puolesta.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

We went here as a steak-loving couple, curious to try some local reindeer in a steak form. Upon entering you get to leave your coats by the staff-controlled rack (free of charge), which was a nice extra-service. However, they were a bit clumsy sometimes handling...the correct coats back to their rightful owners. Overall feeling of the place was cosy and nice, with nice a cabin-like interior design. Place was very crowded during our stay on thursday evening and sadly this seemed to also be too much for the staff to handle, affecting to their behavior/care for the customers. On our table the service was rather neutral/non-caring and there was not really much of "extra" emotion given to us. We understood the staff was busy on crowded evening, but after the food serving nobody was really interested to care for us afterwards, at all. Nobody cleaned our table of empty glasses nor were interested to hear our wishes for dessert/further needs. In the end we had to nudge waiter to actually get service. Lastly during the payment the waiter was rather rude/disrespectful to us customers, when after payment he just throws the paycard on table and leaves. Perhaps he was expecting a tip from us and got annoyed that we didn't tip this time (which also normally is left for customer to do anonymously during payment while waiter waits aside), but this time waiter directly asked if we wanted to tip or not, so he can proceed with the payment. But given to the service we got, there is MUCH to improve on customer service to earn that tip. In the end, food itself was good and okay, reindeer tasted very delicious with different sauces and overall dish was all fine, nothing too special still when compared to other steakhouses we've visited, except the reindeer steak possibility.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

The place to go in Levi when you want to have a good steak at decent price. We both had reindeer steaks which were cooked to perfection. Also the sauces and potatoes were really tasty.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

We often go out for diner and it was a while back since we had such a fantastic tasty dinner. Everything was right, from the delicious fish buffet that was surprisingly tasty to the Reindeer steak with mushrooms saus. I had never tried reindeer but...I will eat it again for sure. Also if you eat here, definitely try the garlic potatoes side dish. This was amazing and I often don’t even like potatoes! Make sure you try out this restaurant when in Levi!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Pihvipirtti is definately up there when it comes to listing the best restaurants in Levi. Fishy starter buffet and the meat mains is a nice combo and the quality and tastes are excellent. Unfortunately this time the service was not excellent, rather medium. As an...example only half of our group of about 20 were asked if we wanted coffee with our desert. The waiter/waitress changed at least three tine during our dinner and no one seemed to be ”in charge” of our table. While I would expect some hickups in the service at peak time of the season, but mid January is not even close to peak. I hope they get their act together before the masses arrive in Feb-March.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

This was the best restaurant we went to in Levi and although it was also the most expensive, it is worth it. The buffet starter dishes were a wonderful range of fish/seafood and salads and you could easily be full after that. We thought our...reindeer steaks were perfectly cooked and we enjoyed the range of sauces to go with it. Staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Very good and tasty meat , delicious sauces and perfect service !🦌 Beef 150g was perfectly served with baked vegetables, same with reindeer. I recommend to take beef as the medium well and reindeer medium or medium minus if you’re bloody meat lover 😏 Thank...you Hullu Poro, we will comeback here for sureMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

We got this place recommended by our hotel receptionist who had heard good things but not tried. It was definitely worth the visit. My friend loved the three course dinner of fish buffet, Steaks then panacotta whilst I had a lovely vegan patty. The food...and service was great.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022 via mobile

Amazing exprience. The food, service and place all were excellent. Remember to make a reservation, it was all booked even it at wednesday!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022

To start with I was very suspicious about a seafood buffet as a starter but must say that it was a positive surprise. I generally don’t like to queue for food in buffets but here the queue was not too bad and worth the few-minute...standing in the queue. All the dishes in the plentiful buffet were fresh and delicious; my definite favourites were fish quenelles and cold-smoked pike. As the main course reindeer steak with pepper sauce and a baked potatoe was really excellent. Service by the young staff was friendly, cheerful and attentive from the entrance to good-byes. The one missing star is due to the somewhat noisy atmosphere, i.e. this is not a place for a romantic candle-light dinner but serves many other occations very well. Definitely a positive experience and the set menu including the buffet, the steak and the dessert was a good value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Absolutely one of the bests restaurants in Finland. Absolutely the best pepper souce and garlic potatos I’ve ever eated.

Date of visit: March 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5