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Hovioikeudenpuistikko 11 | Hovioikeudenpuistikon Ja Raastuvankadun Kulma, Vaasa 65100, Finland
+358 10 3210955
09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Vaasa, Finland
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a very special and nice interior. It is really worth visiting. Good food and also nice wines.

Thank Uffe38
Coral Springs, Florida
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of 16. Service was great and so was the food. I had lobster soup (VERY good!), panko crusted fish and a great dessert that I think was in between a vainilla custard & pudding. Had their house pinot noir (french) and was quite tasty and excellent pair with dinner. I can't comment on the price... More 

Thank Bethzaida T
Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant. The cuisine is Northern Italian. There are many choices of fish, meat, pasta and veggie, with a good wine list. This is placed in an old bank, with beautiful woodwork, and elegant lighting. A wonderful dining experience.

Thank Kathy B
Salo, Finland
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195 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Il banko is really special. Wall papers 100 hundred years old made from leather. Craftwork is really beautiful. Food is tasty. My wife and me took dinner menu. There was mozarella only for one starter and kitchen made other one tomate plate from warmed goat cheese. That was good invention. Main dish was tasty. Desert was too sweet for our... More 

Thank Mr_Pasi
Tampere, Finland
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This restaurant is located in a nice Art Nouveau house that used to be a bank. The interior has been nicely restored. The Cesar salad I had was quite tasty among all the Cesar salads I have had. It was nicely accompanied with beer from a local brewery. The staff were friendly.

Thank katrialma
Coral Springs, Florida
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner as a local recommended it. Nice location. Right in a corner nearby the city square. Classic burgundy wood interiors which gives it a very refined and professional look. Had a platter for appetizer that included prosciutto, olives, spread, etc. Quite good and enough for two to share. I had risotto with salmon (pictured) which was pretty tasty.... More 

Thank Bethzaida T
Arequipa, Peru
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135 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I had duck and I loved it. This was my favorite meal during my one week stay in Vaasa. They had good wine too and the service was excellent. The deco was a bit burgundian. The waiters spoke English fluently. I hope to come back again.

Thank Lamossella
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Il Banco rarely lets you down. The lunch buffé is just suberb. Great salades, usually with two meat options, fresh baguette and some for of carbs (rice, potatoes etc). Highly recommend having lunch here.

Thank Tommi J
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was business dinner (and I'm glad I didn't have to pay for the bill) and the food was amazing! In a generously Italian style, the menu feature different types of risotto in a number of variants. The portions were stylish (and beautiful to look at) but also large and filling. Some background music in a volume that doesn't prevent... More 

Thank Pavel D
Vaasa, Finland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The place is built in a former bank from the early 20th century with preserved interior detail. The lunch is tasty with good salad and a couple of warm dishes.

Thank Klaus2403

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hovioikeudenpuistikko 11 | Hovioikeudenpuistikon Ja Raastuvankadun Kulma, Vaasa 65100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Ostrobothnia  >  Vaasa
  • Phone Number: +358 10 3210955

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