Looking for something truly local? This list is a good place to start – the most legendary restaurants in Tampere!
A favourite to many locals, quality restaurant Coussicca is just a bit outside the city centre – but it’s definitely worth the short walk or bus trip! Coussicca is known especially from their great steaks. Remember to make a reservation, though!
Pizzeria Napoli is the best pizzeria in Tampere, they say. You may need to queue but you can spend the time by going through the 100 pizzas on the menu! If you dare, you can try something local like black sausage pizza.
Theater restaurant Tillikka is set in the Tampere Theater building. The big windows overlook the rapids and the delicious menu includes a traditional stir fry that’s worth a try!
Pispalan Pulteri is a must stop on a tour to Pispala, as this homely place is decorated with local history. The menu is also simple but full of local flavours. In other words, the experience does not get more local than this!
Vaakon Nakki, located in Pispala too, is the forefather of all grill kiosks. Try out their most famous dishes, including Kivimies (Stone man), Parilaherkku (Grid treat), Makkaraperunat (fried sausage and potatoes) and Kuuma koira (steamed sausage inside of sugary doughnut).