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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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Old faithful

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Joni N
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Inkoo, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had a dinner here. They were full, but arranged place for us two. Very good service all the way! Athmosphere is comfortable. Pizza and beef were ok. Tiramisu was excellent! House redwine was good also.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The pizza was average for nordic country. nothing special, but the staff is quite friendly and makes the atmosphere very cosy

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York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lovely place, lovely atmosphere. I'd rate those 4. However the food was average. There was just something lacking which was a shame considering the beautiful surroundings and fire going in the room. People near us had food taken off them just as they were tucking in as it was meant for another table.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It would be so easy to miss this place; there's no menu outside, the wooden doors were firmly shut, and the sign hardly prominent. But venturing inside for a lunchtime bite paid off and I'd recommend the place, certainly for a pizza! The staff were welcoming and there are plenty of tables spread over two floors. The place was clean... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Controvento was probably first Italian restaurant in Tallinn. In average restaurants stay here open for few seasons, but Controvento has been open for 15+ years. Very cosy, family style place to experience real Italian food. Most of times you can meet there also local intalians

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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