Welcome to a house that’s permanently a bit skew! The Vaasa House has its place in the history of Seinäjoki as a printing house, a co-operative house and now as the House That Nearly Sank. The locals will tell you that in the beginning of May 2016, the foundation works at the neighbouring construction site nearly brought down Vaasa House as the building teetered beside the excavation pit. After over one year of repairs the house was stabilised but remains at an oblique angle to this day thanks to the subsidence. It is with this little nod that our story as a restaurant begins.
Vinola has a laid-back ambience that pairs well with a casual meal and a great night out. The restaurant leans south both physically and figuratively – we serve flavourful European food, using local and regional produce as well as the best of more Southern European ingredients. Our menu has classical European salads, a variety of pasta and risotto dishes that combine local ingredients with authentic European recipes and to finish off the meal, artisanal ice creams handcrafted at the premises.
Our lunch menu changes weekly and contains an enticing selection of pasta and salads. We go all out to offer a swift, high-quality culinary experience with bistro vibes right in the town centre for your convenience, and a take-away option is also available for all menu items for a tasty lunch al desko. To ensure smooth service, we ask you to kindly place your order for lunch at the bar.
During weekdays, after lunch, and on Saturdays throughout the day we serve up eats from our more extensive à la carte list. Fresh, seasonal and flavourful are words we live by as we introduce our patrons to the horn of plenty that is modern European cuisine. The menu has an abundance of options for those who are just a little bit peckish as well as for those craving a quick dinner or a full three-course repast.
We work in partnership with Juustosoppi who call the old Tampere Market Hall their home and source us an ever-changing assortment of cheese from various countries. Your waitron will happily tell you more about our current range so that you can put together your own cheese platter with one or more varieties, as you like it!
We’ll also be delighted to pack you some of your favourite cheeses as a take-away!
Wines are a Vinola speciality. We offer a daily selection of wines to all tastes and our staff will love to tell you more about our picks for the day. Smell, taste and appreciate the fruits of superlative viticulture, then let our connoisseurs conjure up an epicurean sensation that can be crowned with a side of cheese and other nibbles if you’d so prefer.
Our wine list rests on a foundation of time-honoured wine regions such as France and Italy. Following current trends, we also stock both organic and natural wines and popular favourites from other regions. Please do not hesitate to tell us about your preferences in the restaurant as our wine room also includes some unlisted hidden gems.
The wines in our selection are also available online for home delivery through our friends at Bottlescouts, who facilitate the enjoyment of restaurant-class wine experiences also at home. We appreciate the work that they do as we believe people who enjoy good food also need easier, affordable ways to source quality accompaniments for their meal.