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Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664000
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with my significant other for dinner. The service was rather mediocre and a couple of other tables had stuff missing from their order and split payments didn't seem to go right... But it happens, on occasion. We both had the prawn apetizer, which was 3 breaded shrimp on a dollop of caesar-mayo. - for 9.50€ I would expect... More 

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Germany
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139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the menu is Italian-related. Pizzas are fine. Friendly staff. It did take an hour for main course to come out. You need reservations on Friday or Saturday to ensure a table. For two, don't expect the bill to be less than 50 Euro. Very easy to find. In the very front of the operation is a pub only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my brother and grandparents for lunch. The place itself is a lowlit well furnished cellar providing a cozy atmosphere. Service was polite but felt unnaturally cheerful at times. I ordered the grilled salmon with a mushroom risotto and lobster sauce. The risotto and sauce were excellent but seemed to overshadow the salmon itself wich was painfully mediocre.... More 

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Kenya
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Virgin oil is a nice place for dining with both small and big group. The food is good (good variety) and the staff friendly.

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Lahti
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to see a musical here. The place itself is good for gigs and the atmosphere is good. This time a buffet was served and it was just average; decent but nothing special. Narrow beer selection, good variety of drinks. Would go again, but not for the food.

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Helsinki, Finland
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an Italian restaurant set in a rustic cellar style environment. They have a wood fired pizza oven and the restaurant is quite large and the tables well spaced out. The bathrooms (at least the gents) are large and clean. As for the food, the menu is quite extensive with a wide range of items. Beware the pizza diavola... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It is a big surprise to have lunch buffet in Virgin. I went there with my colleagues and wanted to have a quick lunch. That day, the lunch buffet main course was grilled salmon with cream source. Creamy potato and carrots made the lunch even better. Salad was very fresh with nuts and plums. Anyway, it was one of my... More 

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Mulfingen, Germany
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Bring enough time when you visit. Despite reservation, we had to wait several minutes to get our table. Then it took another 25 minutes to get drinks. Appetizers and main courses took another 45 minutes at least. Food quality matches expectations, I enjoyed my risotto with ox cheeks and recommend it to others, but the service is way too slow.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Second floor is a very nice place for gigs. Downstairs, the restaurant is cozy and looks nice. I ate at the restaurant twice. The pizza I ordered was just ok, normal cheese, dough very thin. I expected much more since it is a very famous place in Helsinki. The second time I ate a vegetarian risotto really tasty.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The place is nice. They shouldn't put the Christmas decoration inside, its depressive. The line outside its huge when they have good bands there and the winter in Finland... so if you go to a concert there go earlier ou take a jacket because the staff people are not fast to organize the jackets ... the price it's a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664000
Description
The only restaurant in the heart of Helsinki that combines American-Italian food, amazing live gigs and a laid-back bar atmosphere. Pizza from a wood burning oven, wine from the barrel, live music upstairs.

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