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Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+3726440470
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Ranked #128 of 574 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $0 - $37
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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Cheltenham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After spending the afternoon walking around Tallinn, and looking round the Christmas Market, we decided to go to Controvento for dinner. As soon as we walked in the restaurant we knew we had made the right choice as it had a lovely atmosphere. We hadn't made a reservation, and it was a Friday night, but they were able to squeeze... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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