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Controvento

Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+3726440470
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Ranked #136 of 537 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $0 - $37
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You will find us in the heart of Old Town, Katariina's Walk. Traditional, good Italian cuisine is offered in enchanting atmosphere.
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have eaten at Controvento a number of times but this impromptu visit is worthy of a mention. It was a Friday evening and my wife and I had not reserved a table. Anyhow the waiter squeezed us in downstairs for an aperatif and we then moved upstairs (better atmosphere, more roomy) for dinner. I have often eaten the penne... More

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Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I used to eat here -maybe over 20 years. It still has the atmosphere, food and nice service. Recommend. It is not so often we or at least I do enjoy food in middle of the old town in such an unique place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have had dinner here 5-6 times in various visits over the past ten years or so. It's located maybe two minutes off the old town square and very worth the visit. It's a smallish, charming two level restaurant with a small bar (maybe 6-8 bar stools) at the entrance. The food is quite good, as is the service, and... More

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Tallinn
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

For a starter we had Carpaccio which was very nice and accompanied by Chablis Latour. Aleksandr, our waiter, was very friendly and with a little more finesse to detail, he can become great. Charming, good mood and a sence of humour. For the main course we ordered Lamb carree and king prawns. What fantastic sauces for both dishes. Absolutely great... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been going to Controvento for maybe 10 times in the past 5 years. For lunch, I've often had a pizza, and for dinner, I've eaten the filléts with different sauces. The food has always been great, and portions - both starters and mains - are good size. The lighting could be a little dimmer though for a warmer atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

we were told to go here after trying to book Rataskaevu for dinner last night, shared a pizza and two very large glasses of house red for lunch very enjoyable off the beaten track.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The place was nice and service great. I liked the fireplace that was actually used. Pizza in this restaurant is really good but from monday to thursday they serve pizza after 6pm. Also bruchetta starter was really good and recommendable. They use really good ingredients. Tomatoes and onions in this place are mind blowing.

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Kauniainen, Finland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Restaurant Controvento is a nice restaurant in the old town of Tallinn. The restaurant building is very old and it has a charming atmosphere. The staff is friendly and polite. The lunch was good. Great value for your money. If you would like to sit in a nice table, please go downstairs.

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Naantali, Finland
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173 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice historical alley and warm september day, so it was nice to sit outside and have a lunch in Controvento in Old Town of Tallinn. Not the most authentic or best Italian I've been, but youthful and friendly service and good lunch. There were 3 of us and all were satisfied with their starters and mains. Location is central and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went to restaurant without reservation. Even that they had busy we got table in couples of minutes. There were quite noisy atmosphere. I was happy with service in spite of too warm red wine, but cooler helped with that. Food was average

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Additional Information about Controvento

Address: Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +3726440470
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 37
Cuisine: Italian

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