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Restaurant Savotta


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Real Finnish food and nostalgic atmosphere! Savotta is a Finnish restaurant which offers genuine Finnish food and atmosphere, just off the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki. The name Savotta means a logging site. Therefore the interior decoration and dishes has got inspiration of the Finnish forests and thousands of lakes, with a dash of Finnish nostalgy from the past decades and logging traditions. Savotta’s kitchen cherishes the Finnish food tradition.
$11 - $80
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great restaurant, good Finnish food with a great view of the cathedral. The reindeer meat was really delicious!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank HBT2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

Hadn't been here so didn't know what to expect. We were cheerfully met and showed to our table. We were there after lunch time and before dinner time so it was a peaceful atmosphere. The interior was really nice partly with traditional Finnish furniture and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

We finished a guided tour in Helsinki right in front of the restaurant. It was Sunday evening so we were lucky To find a place for 13 people. They set us in the lounge room which has two tables . The waiter was very nice...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank cohenfamily_12
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place where you can eat wonderful local food served by an efficient and dedicated staff. Loved the savotta appetizers! It is quite expensive but it is worth!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ClaudiaTarz
Reviewed September 26, 2019

Go to Savotta if you want to meet other tourists! They must have approx 200 places and are enourmously popular among foreigners but we wanted to experience something more original and "Finnish". Good location if you get a table at the street level but placed...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank magdabrekke
Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

Speciality is reindeer meat. Much talked of However Claustrophobic , dark and basic service. Though our dinner was pre booked the restaurant did not have enough crockery like soup bowls to serve all. I was served the soup in a bucket! Food was not bad...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Niroza H
Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

We tried Savotta keen for the 20% discount with the Helsinki Card and the good reviews. It was very popular with tourists and quite busy on a Wednesday night in September. We enjoyed the entree of tasting plate. The mains were pleasant but fairly forgettable....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank balmain99
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Servers in costume, interior decked out as an old logging camp, a menu with a history - and superb traditional food. What's not to like? We loved it all, and would be sure to return if we (hopefully!) find our way back to Helsinki.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Roadrunner32
Reviewed September 8, 2019

We had 5 people and had Sunday dinner at 6PM, when the restaurant opens. Fortunately we made reservations at our hotel. Large 200 year old multi room place that used to be a jail. The food was very good. Decent wine selections. Location in heart...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank samuel755
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Warm and cosy atmosphere, staff were welcoming and attentive despite being busy. We had The Supreme Savotta starter to share, the stuffed cabbage rolls and Karelian stew for mains and Aura III pale lager to drink. All dishes were superb and well presented. I would...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from Maija J | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their web-page, you'll find their menu in 7 languages. Sorry I can't post it here due to posting guidelines... The webpage is ravintolasavotta and then the finnish ending and english language option .fi/en There... More
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Just opposite to Helsinki Cathedral...if you are looking from Cathedral central door... look towards your left...
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