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Galleria-ravintola Wellamo

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Vironniemi
European, Scandinavian
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Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 663139
Today
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bologna
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The restaurant is small, one room, wooden walls, few tables. Stepping in feels like stepping back in time of a few decades. Genuine atmosphere and well prepared food. No frills in the menu: traditional food, with a russian flavor. The menu had some interesting hits, like asparagus with false morons cream, pelmeni, Novgorod stew (slowly cooked elk, lamb and rabbit... More 

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Thank Giovanni C
Helsinki, Finland
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193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Rare find; a traditional lamb and baltic herring place has been like this since 70's. And surrounded by the most beautiful jugend streets of Helsinki.

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Thank File101
Finland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I used to visit this small restaurant often when I worked close by. Nowadays it is more like once or twice a year but the foodis always great! The menu is sort of Finnish (in my mind maybe with a French twist). The portions are big enough, made from fresh ingredients and very tasty. Try the pelmens, fish meals or... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Atmosphere Great original Finnish. You see local older artistic people there. The building could use some renovation but maybe that is part of the charm. Food Lovely! homemade Russian Lamb Pelmens were nicely rustic with lovely saffron sauce and the bouillabaisse was to die for! And the bread they give for starters - could have bought it home! My friends... More 

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Thank Espoo_FinlandMeri
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We found Wellamo near our hotel in Katajanokka and went there for our first dinner in Helsinki. Just what we wanted: quiet, good service, outdoor seating, good food and reasonable prices.

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Thank Arno P
Estoril, Portugal
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Small restaurant a little outdated but with very good food. The service was quick and good. The food very good and the price is reasonable for being in Helsinki. The aspargus with morel sauce and potatos was delicious to start with. The lamb with red sauce was an excellent main course. The ginger ice cream with maple sauce was very... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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163 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Food here were excellent, I was very pleased with it. Unfortunately cannot say same about service. Late Saturday, only customers left were me and my partner and we heard waitress saying to chef, that it's annoying to stay at work just for two people and it's not good for business either. They were kind of rushing us out. (Closing time... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Came her in 1998 with my Marseillaise wife who rated the Bouillabaisse as better than at home. Came back in 2004 with guests who loved it. The again last month after staggering around pretentious and trendy menu lists in this chic area, expecting no more Wellamo. What a delight to find it all here. An amazing menu. Molosol cucumbers, honey... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

Went to Ravintola Wellamo with a large group and so our dinner was prebooked. I understand that large groups are a challenge to restaurants but that's no excuse for serving terrible food. Our starter consisted of a few lettuce leaves, slices of tomato and and cucumber, one sundried tomato and a slice of water melon. Main course was bland chicken... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

The beautiful district, the really cosy atmosphere from the old small wooden interiors, few tables and an interesting wine lists are making of this restaurant one of the best in Helsinki. I'll recommend the lamb fillet with red sauce or the raw reindeer carpaccio. Prices affordable only if you don't order any bottle of wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 663139

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?