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Vaelsa Ristorante e pizzeria Taverna
Ranked #204 of 1,802 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: US$8 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Authentic Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Helsinki. Privately owned by Italian Paola Chiodo. Offer authentic Italian taste and Rome style pizzas. Situated in front of the square market offer middle range priced food and drinks, this off course comparing to Helsinki prices!
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Omg I don’t even know where to start. The Margherita pizza is legit so good the vegetarian one is no less. Their bruschetta was amazing and their salads were on top. Situated in one of the best location in Helsinki it’s a must have. It’s a hidden gem. Their seatings are so good they have one outside one indoor and one on the back terrace literally 3 different mood. You can choose any. Worth the wait, worth burning your mouth for their hot delicious pizza. Can’t wait to go back to this place again.

Thank Daan Singh S
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This was a great stop for dinner near the market so it’s easily accessible. They had three pasta specials and lots a great pizza choices. We had the rigatoni with meat sauce, gnocchi with pesto, and pizza. Everything was delicious. The prices were also reasonable for dinner at 13-14 euro per meal. Lastly, this restaurant had their own “Helsinki” version of classic long drink made with red grapefruit, don’t miss out on this.

Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Service was prompt and quick and the salad and bruschetta were fantastic.
Pizzas came out quick and had great crust and taste!!
This was exactly the place we were looking for.

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Thank Gina S
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Vaelsa is well located at the end of Esplanadi near the Cathedrals. We were there for dinner. The atmosphere was cosy. Service was very friendly and the food came quickly enough. The pizzas tasted good with a well-baked crust, served with local beer and priced at about 14 euros. Great value for Helsinki. We had homemade ice cream for dessert - this was exceptionally good. There is an a la carte restaurant above the pizzeria serving some quirky homemade pasta dishes and other main courses. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank docpaul
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Good Italian fresh food and decent wine with low price. Lunch has usually fresh (home made?) pasta, meat and vegetarian option. Also every day there is something more fancy like osso bucco. Lunch menu changes daily, so remember to check the daily specials from their website. Daily pizza is also served with some regular lunch pizza options. Strangely, its not possible to order pizza from the menu on lunch hour.

And excellent view to market square and to the sea. Bargain for lunch, you should definitely check it out. Location is a bit off unless you are a tourist and if you are its very good.

As much as I love Finnish food, this place will beat the food from market square easily.

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Thank Ahtaja
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