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Restaurants And Cafés


Karelian Pies – Yes, Please!

Situated between two cultures and two religions, Karelian kitchen is rich in tradition. The heart of the local cuisine is pies and pastries in many forms. 

Karelian pie, ‘karjalanpiirakka’, is an open, oval shaped pastry with a creamy rice or potato filling and a thin, crispy crust. It is called by a variety of names like ‘piiroo’ in Ilomantsi area.

´Vatruska’, in turn, has several variants in different parts of Finland. A traditional vatruska in Ilomantsi is made from boiled potatoes and a fistful of flour, filled with rice. The crust is crescent shaped, the edge folded towards the inside. Like Karelian pie, also vatruska is often accompanied by egg butter or ‘munavoi’, a mixture of butter and chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Unlike anywhere else in Finland, in the Restaurant Parppeinpirtti all the Karelian pies and vatruskas are made on the spot. Besides daily baking shows, also workshops are available where you can learn to master the skill as well!

B&B Mustikkamäki

Catering for different meetings and gatherings in an old school setting 10 kilometres from the centre of Ilomantsi.

Guesthouse Möhkön Rajakartano

Besides accommodation and recreation, the guesthouse offers a unique spot for meetings and courses. The guesthouse is located near the border zone in Möhkö village by the beautiful River Koitajoki.

Petkeljärvi Center

The Petkeljärvi Center is located in the heart of Petkeljärvi National Park. Besides accommodation facilities, there is also home cooked meal available during the summer season.

Mendi’s Restaurant & Bar

Welcome to create memorable moments with us! All our dishes are prepared with love and passion.

Ilomantsi Bakery

The Ilomantsi Bakery has served their clients in the main street Kalevalantie for decades.

Restaurant Aisha

Indian dishes, pizza, kebab and salad with professionalism and dedication.

Café & Bar Winetower

You can enjoy the panoramic view while tasting award-winning products made in the local winery, Hermannin Viinitila. A selection of hot and cold beverages is available with sweet and savoury pastries made in-house.

Lunch & Café Neste Ilotuuli

Lunch and a café by a service station in the centre.

Restaurant Parppeinpirtti

The Restaurant Parppeinpirtti is the gem of Karelian cuisine. You can enjoy a traditional Karelian menu with a modern twist daily during the summer season.

Café Puoti & Sumppila

Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and sweet or savoury treats. The Puoti & Sumppila is located right in the centre, next to the market place.

Logging Site Café Möhkön Manta

The logging site café Möhkön Manta is based in an old houseboat by the rapids of Möhkönkoski.

Café and Bakery Taukoherkut

You can have our tasty, warm delicacies almost round the clock.

Lunch & Café Teboil

Breakfast, lunch and a café by a service station in the centre.

Restaurant Kotimäen Pitotupa

The Kotimäen Pitotupa in the heart of old Ilomantsi is a cosy restaurant serving lunch. With a large ballroom, it is also suitable for gatherings.

Guesthouse Mantan Majatalo

Cosy apartments in Möhkö village all year round. Catering service is available.