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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, 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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 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
Good food - need to book

We visited on a Thursday evening without booking . Luckily they were able to squeeze us in but we could only stay for an hour as the table was booked for later that evening . You really do need to book as it's very popular . Food was good and served quickly . Pizzas are enormous .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Patsycooper
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Helsinki, Finland
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This used to be much better place. Pasta was almost overcooked and chicken was very dry. The staff was quite ok but they could do better.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Italian place a bit from the main street. Good grilled chicken, average pizza and sour red house win. Nice service of course.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Thursday evening without booking . Luckily they were able to squeeze us in but we could only stay for an hour as the table was booked for later that evening . You really do need to book as it's very popular . Food was good and served quickly . Pizzas are enormous .

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Helsinki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Controvento for a romantic dinner, hoping for a good experience. The place looked lovely and cozy and we do love italian food. My husband ordered fish and oven potato as sidedish, I went for pasta. 20 min. later the waiter brings my husbands fish and disappears - no potato, no pasta. We wait for her to come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We made a reservation to secure a table on the very nice upper floor. First we had starters, vitello tonnato and the eggplant dish, both very good. Our main dishes, fish, branzino al forno, and risotto with chanterelles were both excellent. We also tried the tiramisu, just great! We'll be back.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This family-run restaurant makes you feel right at home whether you dine in the cozy interior or outside on one of busiest alleys in Old Town. Whether you want pasta, a good salad, or a pizza, you won't go away disappointed. Excellent and well-priced house wine along with a good wine list. Comfortable and casual.

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The cruise ships pack the main street restaurants - this one is hidden away down one of the historic walking streets - Don't let the narrow street scare you the outdoor tables get good service and outstanding food. Nearby shops are not the souvenir stores but pottery, art and glass.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

excellent food, good wine and service. The restaurant is very popular, so it is wise to reserve a table

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have visited Controvento a couple of times. It is a sure bet - the food is good, restaurant cosy (but perhaps the decor is more Middle-European than Italian) and located on a very beautiful narrow alley. I think the food presentation is a bit plain, but nevertheless at least the pasta, pizza and mussels have been excellent! The portions... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have always enjoyed this place. It is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Tallinn and I always make the effort to visitt when I am in town - perhaps part of it is for nostalgic reasons but the food has always been excellent and I always seem to want to go back again and again. They are happy... More 

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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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