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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Best italien in town

If you want italien food, then this is the place. The restaurant is in 2 floors and both is cosy. Really good food to good prices. The italien wine card have what you need

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
alkjaer
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Brondby Strand
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Nice little place almost hidden in the alley. Tried to order pizza but they told us that we can not get it before 6pm. Why ? That was not good. Had some pasta which was ok, not a jaws dropper but tasty. Good and friendly staff. Have to come back some day to try the pizza though !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food great my daughter non veg Ang myself a vegetarian found no problem price good as well service great menu varied foe every one good place to go for lunch of dinner

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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's in Old Town Tallinn, so you pretty much know what its going to look like. The ambiance is pleasant but everything else is off the charts. We ate simply, pasta and wine but my oh my. First our server let us taste about five reds while making our wine choice. The spaghetti Bolognese was incredible. Lick-your-plate-clean good! The lasagna... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the restaurant several years and i m sorry to say that it not the same anymore. Quality of food decreased and cooker siims doing things without heart. Service at least is still friendly especially downstairs in the bar.

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Brondby Strand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you want italien food, then this is the place. The restaurant is in 2 floors and both is cosy. Really good food to good prices. The italien wine card have what you need

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Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An outstanding Italian menu in the middle of medieval Tallinn! This was my second visit, but first dinner, at Controvento. It was recommended to me by a local, who accompanied me. It was clear that this was not his first time, as he made outstanding menu selections. Pizzas are superb, as was a pasta dish. Service is prompt and friendly.... More 

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Norwich, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Classic italian food in a lovely setting. Set in st catherine passage its not perhaps the easiest to find but well worthe the hunt. Friendly, busy and great choice. Would definately go again

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Cheltenham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge at hotel Telegraaf and we are so pleased we went. Lovely restaurant and the staff were very friendly and helpful with the choice of your meal. The menu is vast and you don't need all the courses. The pasta starters are delicious and massive, the waitress kindly suggested we shared and... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have been visiting Controvento over 10+ years, never left unsatisfied, this makes Controvento one of the top restaurants in Tallinn for me. Food excellent, service exellent, situated in old town - tic, tic, tic!

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Visited with my boyfriend and his family late December 2014 after a stroll through the Old Town. Between the four of us we tried two pasta dishes and two steak dishes. All of them excellent. The only thing we found a bit lacking was the bread we were served while waiting for our food - fine, it was free -... More 

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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 0 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?