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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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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice and cosy restaurant, excellent service and food + nice atmosphere. A combination of old and modern.

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Thank 123mattis
Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've now been twice to Pinella so I think I am in a good position to write a review about this place. Let's get the good parts out first. The surrounding is wonderful. The restaurant is located at the very center of the old Turku center with the medieval cathedral opposite to the restaurant. The restaurant itself is renovated into... More 

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Thank Kypeli
Turku, Finland
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This cellar restaurant has one of the best locations in the heart of Turku by the river Aura close to the cathedral. We chose the 5 course menu with suggested wines. We started with salmon terrine, egg and roe vinaigrette with maltcrumble accompanied By Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace Blanc. The next course was roasted white fish, cucmber and fennel with... More 

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Thank Reijo G
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here a few times. Food was good. Service was fine. They have many good options for drinks. The restaurant located on very nice and cozy view.

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Thank Gade D
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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Thank vilgail_s
Glucksburg, Germany
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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
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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
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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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?