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Restaurant Savotta

Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 74255588
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are not in Helsinki for long, then this welcoming restaurant is easy to find and consistently good. The menu is in several languages and I heard staff speaking at least 3 languages while I was there. It's quite a small menu (maybe 5...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dog_walking_mum
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate in Savotta during the evening. By British standards it's expensive but then so is everything else in Helsinki. The food was traditional Finnish, (they even had Bear stew which at 59€ is quite pricey) really good. Service was great, can't say better than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davedelwilliams
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant Savotta has created a nearly 100% old-time Finnish environment by the Senate Square. The concept is very well thought-out and thorough and luckily the same can be said about the food, too. We had the daily lunch menu which was superb. Fresh and innovative...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kristiina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so happy to find this place which was open on St. Stephen's Day (12/26). The space is very comfortable and the service was very good. They have a full bar, wine and beer and an extensive menu with Finnish food (a lot of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this for Christmas Eve months in advance. Communications were excellent and fast. When we arrived we were seated downstairs which used to be a police station and prison - very historical building. The waiter was French and very accommodating and jubilant. Food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank magdalena m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Unique location (outside of Senate Square), wonderful staff, and awesome Finnish food (most important). We were scrambling to look for Christmas Eve dinner place and stumbled upon Savotta while walking near Senate Square. The salmon soup in both versions were amazing (creamy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Padma26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Christmas Eve having pre booked from the UK. The owners were so helpful and we had a relaxed evening and a fabulous dinner. My son loved the reindeer, my daughters vegetarian choice was delicious and I had the Christmas menu -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 535family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal here on a fully booked Christmas Eve. There were two menus and we had the non Reindeer option which was lovely. Staff here were very poised and knew what they were doing even though this set menu format was something out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank barlo55barlo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in Helsinki on Christmas Eve means the inevitable search for What is open and Helsinki's official website listed this establishment so I emailed and got a nearly immediate reply. Thank goodness because they were turning folks away at the door. Another effect of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dramady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel concierge and a gem it is! The service was impeccable with the staff patiently explaining to us the different exotic meats like reindeer, bear and elk, despite it being a busy night. We love the salmon fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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8 October 2018|
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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
8 February 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$83
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 74255588
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.
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