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Virgin Oil Co.

Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664000
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good50%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (78 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was quite full. When we arrived, we were first seated next to the entrance, as I do not like to sit where alot of people walk by I asked to change the seating immidiately. The staff then gave us more comfortable seats. For...More

Thank mingaup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were really impressed with the service (which is hard to find in Helsinki): really fast and friendly. the fod was delicious( we took a great steak and grilled salmon). it has a convenient location too, close to the shopping area

Thank jeshunter897
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Relaxed, upscale atmosphere. Dark interior. Italian style dishes, very good food. Would say prices are high, but this is the "Times Square" area of Helsinki.

Thank emmdeeceee
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I ate here twice with friends during my stay in Helsinki. I loved the atmosphere and vibe. Interesting building inside and out. Food and wine was both excellent. Happy to recommend and I'll certainly be visiting again.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and very nice people. The food is tasty and the soup was amazing. Defiantly worth a while.

Thank Omri L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It is my third visit. I used to order their grilled salmon. I tried grilled slow braised ox cheek this time. Marsala sauce was excellent. But ox cheek was way too salty.

Thank Ying L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

As far as food is concerned, they have very good pizzas, very similar to authentic Italian ones, I would recommend the "Fiamma Napoli" one in particular.. The tiramisu´ was nothing special though, the layer of cream on top was too thick and overshadowed the other...More

Thank steelrain2017
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Soup and salad buffet for 9 euros. Buffet consists of mixed leaves and cucumber, cottage cheese and tomatoes mixed, bean salad and a potato salad, fresh bread and butter. Soup changes daily. Add a main and the price is 11.80. This was chicken breasts ,...More

Thank ShariWestSussex
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Virgin Oil is ideally located so even the tourist can easily find it. Not very typical Finnish place but good to eliminate your hunger. Lunch buffet is really good and also very affordable. Also the pizzas are better than usually. If you are a couple...More

Thank Juhani H
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Just an authentic and unique restaurant with a large menu and an awesome atmosphere. The pizza was outstanding and I will definitely visit again in the future.

Thank Bernd B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664000
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The only restaurant in the heart of Helsinki that combines American-Italian food, amazing live gigs and a laid-back bar atmosphere. Pizza from a wood burning oven, wine from the barrel, live music upstairs.
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