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Controvento

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Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+3726440470
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12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: You will find us in the heart of Old Town, Katariina's Walk. Traditional...
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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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 14
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pizza

Ate in this lovely restaurant during a trip to Tallinn. The restaurant was quite difficult to find and is in a lovely historic part of the city. The staff were very friendly and the pizzas were great, definitely worth the money and the visit. If you are in the vicinity this is definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I visited here for a family meal. While the staff were pleasant and accommodating the food was relatively poor. Surprisingly, considering every other restaurant appeared to pride themselves on their food presentation, Controvento had a more utilitarian attitude. I had carpaccio for a starter. The plate of meat was huge and more suitable for a main or a sharing plate.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat good italian food in Tallinn go to restaurant Controvento. But you´d better make a table reservation. This place is very popular and that´s for reason! We had pasta and pizza and wanted to shere the portions. We didn´t have to suggest it ourselves. The waitress asked it herself. The food was wonderful!

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Pasta was overcooked, baby octopus was chewy and terribly oversalted , pizza was thick and bland. This place used to serve best Italian food in Tallinn. Unfortunately not any more.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Ate in this lovely restaurant during a trip to Tallinn. The restaurant was quite difficult to find and is in a lovely historic part of the city. The staff were very friendly and the pizzas were great, definitely worth the money and the visit. If you are in the vicinity this is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Controvemto never fails with it's pizza. We went to Controvento and all of us ordered pizza. My son doesn't eat onions, and we asked the pizza without onion. When the pizzas came, the waitress came to make sure that the pizza really was onion-free :) That's what I call service! The pizzas too were soo good!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had some time to kill on a beautiful, sunny Sunday. So on our stroll through the old town I remembered Controvento which I have visited over ten years ago. So we hit the place (a bit hidden in the small alley) sat on the terrace and ordered pizzas and beer. I have to say that the pizza was really... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Just popped in for a drink, it was very welcoming. The menu looked good but we weren't hungry at the time. Good location

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were warmly greeted however the food and service were disappointing. We felt part of a production line. The vegetables were cold and the fish arrived with some "sauce" and no other garnish. The bread was supermarket rolls.

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Keighley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have been to Tallinn for the last three years and each time we have eaten at Controvento. This restaurant was recommended by my Estonian cousin as the best in Tallinn. We agree with this. We have eaten inside which has a welcoming ambience. The staff are professional, friendly and speak good English. We have also eaten outside on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really nice place in the Old Town. Decently priced compared to many other restaurants in the area. Food and service are of high quality. Have been there many times an shall go again.

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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 $37
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +3726440470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $37
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

You will find us in the heart of Old Town, Katariina's Walk. Traditional, good Italian cuisine is offered in enchanting atmosphere.
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

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