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Dagmarinkatu 5, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 492322
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Benjam's Bistro in Töölö, Helsinki, serves some basic Italian dishes in a small, noisy environment. Prices are decent and the quality of the food is somewhat average. Ok for a quick dinner on the way home but nothing you would want to visit for anything more.

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Thank 13_Hedgehog
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have visited this place first time some 10 years ago and now just receintly. In the past it was quite of OK but today it is a bad italian joke. Other so called italian restaurants in town are far better. I do not even dare to test the place again. They have to study more what an Italian restaurant... More 

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Thank Juhani H
Kalibo, Philippines
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Chose to eat here because it was near our hotel. We were not disappointed. Great food, great ambiance, fast and friendly service. Pasta was al dente! My son finished their whole 12 inch pizza by himself. Wonderful hot dinner on a cold winter night..

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Thank bingmd
Billings, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went here on the recommendation of our Airbnb hostess and were not disappointed. The food was good Italian fare presented with no nonsense in generous portions. Our waiter--who spoke half a dozen languages--was very friendly.

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Thank EcoArtTraveler
Helsinki, Finland
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

1970's tourist service food. Were it well done it might get some points too. Bruschettas ok, but pretty basic stuff, capazzio should traditionally have salt and pepper , but in this version pepper was not found and more salt was needed too . Pepper steak sauce had some strange cellar -like off-flavor and the steak was well -done , not... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stumbled onto this place one cold afternoon after leaving the rock church. We were pretty hungry and found this place which was basically a small door on the sidewalk. They had an open salad bar and you could order anything off the menu. We decided to share a pizza and it was mouth watering! and so filling! Light on... More 

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Thank ManyataGoyal
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I really like this small, nice italian bistro/restaurant. Atmosthere is very nice, service good. Food is mostly italian and very tasty. There is quite good and cheap italian winelist too. Locacion is good quite near finnish parliament house in a small street in behind it.

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Thank Markku S
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

The place is small, has an awful showcase, but the owner and whole family is friendly and food is just excellent for the price. Compared to other antipasti, salads, seafood I have had lately, this visit overcome them all. Pasta is pasta, nothing fancy, but surely enough and original. I'll be back - again.

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1 Thank Jayman63
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

we liked that all the dishes were done by staff in the restaurant. No frozen half-ready products. Food was served in beautiful big plates. See my pictures. Very cozy and warm atmosphere of really Italian family trattoria. On the Sunday evening the bistro was full, but service was fast and efficient. Pizza, pasta and dolce-s - everything was good and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Few years ago we used to have dinner in this restaurant. The simple reason was that service was friendly, food good, atmosphere relaxed and price level reasonable. After a long pause I returned back to Benjam’s. Even though the owner had changed, I felt the same feeling. Good old Benjam’s.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dagmarinkatu 5, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 492322

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