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Katariinankatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 6980012
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Katariinankatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

20 minutes to get a drink (oh no, we don't have that beer, oh the tap isnt working. etc etc). and 45 minutes to get a pizza. I really wouldn't go to this place again, when the serive takes this long.

Thank ripasalo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Vaelsa gives you a choice, downstairs a more relaxed pizzeria upstairs restaurant. The upstairs restaurant has a compact "traditional" Italian menu. But what you loose in choice you win in quality. Had a lovely dish of eggplants. The visit was during a city festival and...More

Thank GHWrede
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Best pizza i've ever had! Amazing food! Quite pricy but well worth it. Nice staff and nice vue Will Come again

Thank J-stellan
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My husband had a beer and I had a glass of white wine. We both shared a salad and a Margherita pizza. None were memorable!!! The salad was very average and the pizza, while the dough was tasty, desperately needed more mozzarella cheese and sauce....More

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered pizza and salad. The pizza was excellent and we shared it. The salad was fresh and varied. Our service was efficient and friendly. This Taverna is a reasonably priced gem!!!

Thank Janewass7
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Best pizza I have had in Helsinki. This is a quite achievement as I have tasted More than a few pizzas during the past 35 years here.

Thank Heikki L
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had lovely dinner at this cute little Italian thats located by the Market Square. Service from this one gentleman was excelent. Food was good, nothing special but really good still. You can get in with strollers or wheelchair from side streets door, just next...More

Thank Mehilainen
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Downstairs great Italian pizzas. Upstairs other Italian food available. Better here than waiting at nearby Via Tribuana for 2 hours! Service is better and food at least same level maybe even better. Wine list and beers downstairs narrow but quite interesting choices. Recommend!

Thank Topi P
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Just arrived, asked to order the bruschetta pictured in the menu and was told they didn't have that. I asked for the correct wifi connection since it wasn't coming up as an option on my phone yet it is clearly advertised on the first page...More

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I loved to go to Vaelsa when they were located in Annankatu. I was a bit surprised to see the menu when arriving there, as it was looking that they just changed to a pizzeria. But WRONG, there is another floor where they do have...More

Thank Eric_PAQUAY
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11 November 2015|
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Response from the69er | Reviewed this property |
Hey guys its back on tap now!! Come enjoy some Kuohu from us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katariinankatu 1, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6980012
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