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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Fantastic Italian in a beautiful setting

Visited with my husband and another couple in August 2015. We were warmly greeted and offered an alternative table when originally placed slightly too near the staircase. Staff were pleasant and attentive, particularly when we had a credit card issue (although I think we were lucky to have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
JessOldroyd
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited with my husband and another couple in August 2015. We were warmly greeted and offered an alternative table when originally placed slightly too near the staircase. Staff were pleasant and attentive, particularly when we had a credit card issue (although I think we were lucky to have a native speaker with us)! The food was the real highlight though... More 

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hartford
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had lunch here with four others in June 2015. We were seated in the upstairs dining room, which is a lovely space with exposed beams and sloped ceilings. The food was absolutely delicious, with reasonable portions (that is, not enough to feed a family of six) at a very reasonable price. Good tortellini, good pizza, nice, crisp salads. If... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fresh ingredients, home-made filled pasta, solid pizza, light vegetable side dishes, fresh salads. A great meal for kids and grown-ups alike after a long day of sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In the hearth of Tallinn Old City, hidden to a tiny passage, Controvento is a secret gem of Tallinn's gastronomy. Cozy, affordable, easygoing and definately very tasty. I have wisited this place for good 15 years on a regular basis, still can't get enough of its bruscettas and fillet con porcini's. Very decent wine list, leaning to Italy and Spain.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I wonder how they can keep that quality year after year. Cosy restaurant with quite good service. No doubt that it is one of my favourites.

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Oslo, Norway
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just after visiting Italy I popped by Tallinn. One of my favourite places there is Controvento. And I'm not lying, pizza there is even slightly better than in Italy ! Place might me a bit tricky to find but it's sure worth it. AND you should ALWAYS have a reservation for that restaurant !

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Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

During last 10 years we visit Tallinn every 2 years and every time we eat in this restaurant. At least once. Just enter it and go straight to the second floor. You immediately feel in a typical Italian family restaurant. Food is not complicate, but extremely good, home wine is nice and service is excellent. We have never been disappointed.... More 

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Vantaa Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This will be our favorite pizzeria in Tallinn in the future. Price quality was excellent. Pizzas were juicy with a lot of fillings. Quick and customer oriented service too. We are happy to enjoy pizzas here next visit too.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Almost full when we arrived ( No reservation ) - but got a nice table inside. Extremely efficent servings, almost TOO fast. But food quality is OK, ambience is good. But no extraordinary exeperience.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Bruschetta on a full grain bun, not very italian. Risotto with Fungi in the summer, not raally in season. All in all quite disapointing as my expectations were high from reading about the place in the Estonian Air flight magazine.

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Eleri N, Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. IT makes us very sad to hear that you weren't fully satisfied with your visit to Controvento. All we can do now is to explain a little why we have made those choices in our menu and hope that you will visit us again one day ! The mushroom risotto stands very popular amongst our... 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 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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