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Controvento

Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+3726440470
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Ranked #110 of 499 restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $0 - $37
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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Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a Monday afternoon lunch at Controvento with my family. I had tortellino with salve and butter, that was fine, i was hoping for a bit bigger plate as I was a bit hungry. My wife took truffel risotto and she was very happy about it, almost as good as at home. My daughter was happy about her pasta as... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We found this quaint restaurant in one of the many alleyways of Tallinn. Just down from a wonderful pottery shop. The pizza was great and beer and tea was good also.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Friends visiting from Riga insisted on Controvento...we were hoping for Vapiano's! But the food was good, just not for the price. Several ordered the lasagna and enjoyed it very much. I ordered a pizza, vegetarian, not the best I have ever had but the crust was good. Service was average. Atmosphere was very cozy and warm. Location on one of... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were surprised that it was so good this restaurant. we normally avoid places in the most touristic areas but we found this small cozy place and just thought we give it a try. The food was really good, and the service great.

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Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited this place to celebrate my fathers birthday. We enjoyed our dinner so much, good Italian food, perfect wine selection and great service. The portions seems to be huge, what a pity that we didn't have space left for desert.

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Controventoteam, Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Hello! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Controvento! We are looking forward to your next visit !!! Thank You :) More

Tallinn, Estonia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Pre ordered dinner for 7 during Tallinn Old Town Festival. Nothing special for quite pricy food. My daughter drags me there for their cerrano ham pizza. She used to love it. This time she got instead of cerrano some kind of avarage supermarket ham on her pizza. Will not go there soon.

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Controventoteam, Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Dear Andres We are very grateful for your feedback! We are very sorry that you didnt enjoy the visit and we do hope you will concider returning to Controvento to give us another chance! I do need to ask though which pizza did you have as we do not have a pizza with cerrano ham, cerrano is a dry cured... More

Viimsi, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Food is delicious and looks beautiful but I still remember the service. Waitress who took care for us was outstandingly good! She was caring, remembered every smallest detail and took really good care for us.

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Controventoteam, Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

We are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit to Controvento and we are hopeing to see you soon again! Thank You Marko ! More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Been many times around 10 years ago, and had pleasant experience then, and Controvento hasn't changed. Restaurant is still in my mind one of the best restaurants in Tallinn. Service very friendly and efficient, and the kitchen is working fine, as all the dishes came out without delay and in sequence which seems to be a miracle in Tallinn, as... More

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Espoo, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nice restaurants and athmosphere ok. Remember to book table beforehand, always very busy. I recommend the place.

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I expected lot of this restaurant, as it was ranked the top five in Finnish travel magazine Mondo. Presentation of food wasn't anything special, altough service was very quick, staff seemed to be extremely busy and service suffered because of that. Platse were thrown to the table and next second the waitress was gone without even filling our wineglasses from... More

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