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Vaelsa

Katariinankatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 6980012
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Katariinankatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiting time today was more than one hour and a half for 2 pizzas, the service was dreadful and super slow: we decided to pay for our drinks and leave without eating after such a long wait. We did not expect such a bad...More

Thank steelrain2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this great restaurant about 9 o'clock on a Saturday night and got chatting to Matt and Fiore, two of the staff. Found them really friendly and helpful, what's more our pizza was great! Tasty and good quality, with reasonable wine and beers. What's...More

Thank June F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd Taverna and found a great fella. From Oz. Cheers Matt. Good food. Opposite the fish market. Great atmosphere

Thank Johnty2672
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location mear the center of life in the harbour. I ordered bruscheta and pasta funghi. I got the starter also with fine fresh bread with excellent olive spread. The bruscheta was just great with sliced fresh tomatos on top. Pasta was just fine. I had...More

Thank ezbracha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant/tavern is situated beside the main tourist area of Helsinki and I feel that this makes them complacent when it comes to customer service. They were doing a fixed price (pizza) menu when we visited which seemed good value. Initially sitting outside to watch...More

Thank tartnjohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is great. View is awesome. Pizza is really good. Will feed 2 people. Salads are really good. Staff are friendly. I recommend this place.

Thank amirk973
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Crowded and very popular taverna. Friendly non-Finnish staff. Bruschetta did not vome as stated and they do not make aranco os anymore although they are listed on the menu. Pizza not even mediocre: Tasteless, chewy pizzas. Obviously wrong and lowclass ingredients. Crust was ok. Not...More

Thank LailouR
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This kind of simple Italian I have missed. Great food made with love. True colors and simple style. List was not very big but everybody found their favourite. I had spicy pasta, and that truly was spicy. I fell in love with the location too......More

Thank Liitho
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Really decent quality Italian food on offer here, though many will find a single antipasti dish sufficient for dinner! Portions are definitely large and only a glutton would need pasta and secondi. Was in a largish group on a Friday night and it seemed the...More

Thank Boddice
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Excellent service in informal sorroundings. The short waiting time for pizzas was spent watching Chef making pizza bases by hand in the kitchen next door. Astonishing speed and skills! Food matches most pizzerias in Italy!

Thank Dag B
Vaelsa, Omistaja at Vaelsa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi, thanking You for Your nice review, I´m very happy your visit was successfull, hope to see You again! Paola

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Hey guys its back on tap now!! Come enjoy some Kuohu from us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katariinankatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6980012
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