Antto started his career as a chef in various establishments in Helsinki, Paris and London. His three restaurants in Helsinki together with business partner Heikki Purhonen have become modern classics. The two chef-restaurateurs met while working in London and founded their first restaurant together in 2005.

 
 
Young restaurateurs in 2005.

Young restaurateurs in 2005.

 
 

Ateljé Finne

 

The sculptor Gunnar Finne had his atelier at Arkadiankatu 14 in the 1920s. In the 1960s the space was transformed into a restaurant. Today, many works from Finne are exhibited among the dining tables. The compact space has held onto the atelier feeling with whitewashed walls, a tiled floor and a small upper lever with additional seating. Opened in 2007, Ateljé Finne focuses on Finnish ingredients with a menu changing every six weeks. 

ateljefinne.fi

 
 

Putte’s

 

Founded in 2011. Prime pizza from the best ingredients mixing both Naples and New York traditions, no reservations and plenty of art to absorb while eating. Popular pizzas include the North-African flavoured Silence of the Lambs and a Quattro Formaggi with Finnish cheeses. The downstairs space The Cellar hosts evenings curated by Antto ranging from rowdy club nights to concerts and other gatherings.

 
 

Pontus

 

Neighbourhood bistro & wine bar side by side with the KOM theatre. Pontus serves hearty, shareable comfort food with no frills. Open in the evenings, the laid back canteen is open for both walk-ins and theatre-goers who want to secure a pre or post show table. 

ravintolapontus.fi