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Den gamle och havet

#142 of 2,555 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Vasastan
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Tulegatan 27, Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 661 53 00
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17:30 - 00:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Bryne, Norway
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was an OK restaurant. We ended up here because it was raining and it looked like a decent seafood restaurant. The fish soup was just OK as were the scampi. Wouldn't bother going back

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Thank Juliazk
Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Old Man and the Sea, what a beautiful name! I had dinner there twice and both with the same dish, pasta with scallops. Such a delight! Food and wine is good. The place is nice though it might get quite warm in the corner, especially with all the candles. One downside is I get full with primo so have... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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624 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service and great ambience. It is hard to explain the names of the menu items we ate - but in short it was chicken and pasta, veal with ham, a side salad and mashed potatoes with Parmesan cheese. The flavours were most unusual and wonderful. Our meals were prepared by someone who knows and loves food. The... More 

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Thank woodmister
Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I had booked a table for nine of my closest friends and none of us had been to this restaurant before although we have been to many restaurants in Stockholm. Overall it was a fantastic experience. Truly exceptional Italian food served to perfection. Between the 10 of us we sampled most of the menu and all were very very satisfied... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Best meal we had in Stockholm! Professional yet warm service and every thing we ordered from the appetizers to the main courses and sides were fantastic. My only regret is that we were too full for dessert.

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Thank danabinwc
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The "old man and the sea" as is the name of the restaurant is a bit outside the usual tourist quarters but not far away (with the closest site of interest being the City Library). It is well worth a detour as it is certainly one of the best Italians in town. I had stuffed baby squid as a started... More 

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Bethlehem, PA
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had been traveling for two weeks through three countries by the time I ate here, and it was still easily the best meal I had had the entire time. The food here is WONDERFUL. I had the Spaghetti al Guanciale e panna, and it was just fabulous. Even though I was full half-way through (we had had a bunch... More 

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Thank cheshiree
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Located in direct vicinity to our Hotel in Vasastan, we decided to try this italian Restaurant because of its good remarks on Tripadvisor! Service is warm and charming, the menu is full of italian delights and the ones we've tasted were absolutely great! Homemade Pasta with seafood was fantastic!!!

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Thank Trudi2101
stockholm
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Cosy restaurant with really good pasta, I took the pasta Vongole and it was so good. Generous portions. The bruschetta was very tasty as well. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice. I will come back!

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Thank alporla
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Start the dinner with two ways of mussels. Sambucca, chicken or lamb - it doesn't matter, they all taste great. Saturday evening is crowdy with lack of service as result, but the food is still great!

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Thank Petter K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulegatan 27, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Vasastan
  • Neighbourhood: Vasastan
  • Phone Number: +46 8 661 53 00

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

Staying in Vasastan

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Vasastan
Vasastan is one of those neighborhoods that almost looks too good to be true. It has the winning combination of a central location, tranquility, and beautiful buildings – housing sophisticated bars and eateries – that makes this neighborhood Stockholm’s most sought-after place to live. If walking through this area makes you feel like walking through a fairy tale or picture book it’s no surprise, as it’s actually the film set of the famous Swedish children story Karlsson-on-the-Roof. No matter what season, Vasastan manages to impress in the sunshine, covered in snow and won’t even lose its charm when soaked in rain.
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