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Pinella

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
+358 2 4456400
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely a place worth coming to - located in the old part of town by the river, right across the cathedral. Old Turku building , nicely maintained with appealing decor. The menu options were just a few but all food was great - from starters to main courses to desserts. We loved the fish of the day! The... More 

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Glucksburg, Germany
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice place delicious food at the river, try Pinella in a historic place. Worth the try, nice people.

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Thank JoeyVisor
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had very good memories of 2015 when we came for dinner and enjoyed the season menú. That time the food was amazing. This time the food was quite normal, nothing special. A bit of disappointment I would say.

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Thank Mirinanas
Turku, Finland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had dinner on a Monday evening when the business in restaurants tends to be slow. Here the food was good, service efficient and friendly. The food ingredients were patiently explained to us. All inquiries were prompty responded to. Pleasant experience overall. It is pity that from the lower floor restaurant the views over the river are pretty limited. During... More 

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Thank Hannu N
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Relatively expensive place with lazy staff, no service. Had to wait forever for the average dinner wishing we'd gone anywhere else.

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Thank Kati P
Tbilisi, Georgia
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361 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were attracted by the location of this place, across the street from the Cathedral , by the river, basically in the heart of Turku. We were seating on a terrace, overlooking the river. The place is quite elegant both outside and inside. The service was very good and the waiters friendly and professional. For our lunch we took the... More 

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Connecticut
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant because of its proximity to the river. Beautiful settings with outdoor seating. Simple strait-forward menu, yet a bit of everything. Food was good, not outstanding.

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Thank Lumos586
Tampere, Finland
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Location is excellent. Menu was wide enough. Also lamb on the list. Service was fast and ok but I have been better treated elsewhere. Food itself was good and well prepared. Price level is average. Ok place to visit.

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Thank Pertsa S
Tromsoe Norway
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

12th july 2016.Delicious beer and burger. (Pinella burger)Kindly staff, nice soul and blues music. Best burger i ever taste. Will be back.

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Thank KANTOSNO
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my colleagues ate here on the Thursday before the Finnish mid summer holiday in what was beautiful weather. Firstly, it had a great location right on the river, so you can sit outside (under heaters if needed). Now, they had both English and Finnish menus which our waiter brought out for us. I had a Charcuterie to start,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$64
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vanha Suurtori 2, Turku 20500, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: +358 2 4456400
Description
Pinella is unique. A contemporary restaurant and bar set within a historic building in the heart of Turku, Pinella seamlessly blends ancient and modern to create a superb, athmospheric riverside venue for drinks, dining and private parties. The restaurant's famous terraces have been imaginatively restored and provide a memorable setting for alfresco entertainment from May to September.

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