Restaurants

Finnish in Kuopio

Lounas-Salonki

This charming wooden building west of the town centre features little rooms sporting elegant imperial furniture. It serves soup (€8 to €14), has a lunchtime salad buffet (€9.90) and offers simple Finnish fare such a…
Italian in Kuopio

Sorrento

Generous serves of pasta, decent pizzas and a genuine Southern Italian–style welcome are the hallmarks at this neighbourhood trattoria. At lunch, you can graze the salad buffet, choose a pasta or pizza and finish wi…
Mediterranean in Kuopio

Isä Camillo

Set in a beautifully renovated former bank – look out for the old strongroom – this is an elegant but informal spot for a meal, offering Mediterranean-inspired dishes from a variety of countries as well as Finnish s…
Market in Kuopio

Kuopion Kauppahalli

Beautifully restored, this classic Finnish indoor market hall at the southern end of the kauppatori was built in 1902 and has a distinctive yellow exterior. Inside, stalls sell produce including the local speciality…
Finnish in Kuopio

Jätkänkämppä Restaurant

Head to the loggers’ cabin adjacent to the Jätkänkämppä smoke sauna at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti to enjoy a traditional Finnish buffet when the sauna is operating. You'll be serenaded with accordion entertainment and a l…
Finnish in Kuopio

Kummisetä

The menu at this old-fashioned eatery places an emphasis on comfort food, offering excellent burgers, steaks and ribs; the more-adventurous items on offer aren't as successful. In summer, dining on the spacious two-…
Finnish in Kuopio

Sampo

Have it stewed, fried, smoked or in a soup, but it’s all about muikku (vendace or whitefish) here. This is one of Finland’s most famous spots to try the small lakefish that locals are so crazy about. The 70-year-old…
Finnish in Kuopio

Musta Lammas

Set in a brick-vaulted cellar once used by a brewery, the Black Sheep uses local and seasonal produce to produce a limited menu of dishes that sound a lot better than they taste. This is disappointing, as the food p…