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“two excellent meals!”
Review of Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa
Ranked #14 of 82 Restaurants in Rovaniemi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Monte Rosa is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the Arctic cuisine in a modern and cosy atmosphere. Come and try out the fine local flavors spiced up with an international touch. Our A la Carte menulist has been updated for the coming winter. Check it out here!
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
“two excellent meals!”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

OK, I usually find TA to be very spot on for advice. But, when we were here in August this year, I was a bit reluctant to try a #8 when McDonald's was #12 (now #11). We were only here for 2 nights and were so happy with our first meal we came back for the second dinner. Therefore, I can't speak for the other restaurants, but I would definitely rate this much higher if it is competing with McDonald's (someone's idea of a joke, perhaps?). The food was excellent, well presented, good service, and I will definitely go back if I ever end up that far north again in Finnland.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank atlantapatricia
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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287 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Sloooooow service”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

In the heart of Rovaniemi this long standing establishment is quite highly regarded. I was here for a dinner in the early hours of a monday evening. The service was so slow that a hungrier person would have died before getting anything to eat. Interior reminds you Of the ferries cruising between Finland and Sweden - and that is not a compliment by any means.... Food only average .

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank jvtraveller
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant for a business dinner”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

I had there a business dinner with two customers. Lappish dishes were excellent, and service was fast and friendly. I especially loved my reindeer dish. Of course food and especially wine was expensive, but that is unfortunately the case everywhere in Finland. Service was very fast maybe because it was not the tourism season and restaurant was not very full (in high travel high season things can be different). So globally I was very satisfied. I have also been there couple of times for a buffet lunch which is really "value for the money" (nice lunch buffet with lots of choice in a nice price). In Finland generally talking you can find nice lunch buffets.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ReindeermanLapland
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Ghent, Belgium
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“first-rate reindeer dish”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Staff at this restaurant were clearly not professionals (or poorly trained, evident from such things as serving one person from the left, another from the right; not knowing anything about the items on the menu--having to check everything in the kitchen; offering the dessert card before clearing the dishes from the main course; a second server repeating a question already asked by a first server).

But much more important is quality of food, and that was just great. Not too spicy or modish but just good food, properly prepared.

Visited July 2013
Thank profgb
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820 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Best seafood in town”
Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Situated inside City Hotel .
Rather Posh for Rovaniemi standard
Good service
Tried Arctic Seafood Platter for 2 people
King crab langoustine scallop mussel the lot with butter and seafood tomato base sauce
Enjoy it
Finish with white chocolate puddings
Not cheap though

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Happy258
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