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Controvento

Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+3726440470
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Ranked #136 of 520 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $0 - $37
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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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  • Danish first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurant might be a bit hard to find, but i think its worth the effort. The waiters are friendly, the atmosphere is nice and romantic, the food really good and its not over priced. The only bad thing i have to say about the restaurant is that the soups are a bit too big and not that special. So... More

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Turku, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The restaurant is very atmospheric and food is good. We all had pasta and everyone enjoyed. Restaurant is hidden in Old Town and it is not so easy to find. Reservation is recommended, on summer time it is difficult to get in without it.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The problem in many italian restaurant, is open a restaurant with italian owner and after leave it in estonian hands. So pizza is dry, pasta is terrible and the service is slow and bad and forgot a family of french with 2 kids close to me..... Anything else or it's enough?

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been there a couple of times in the past, always have been perfect place for eating some authentic Italian meal, the pizzas are made in a stone oven and all the food is made with really good ingredients. the service is great and the prices are reasonable, I was on a family encounter and my guests loved it,... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice exterior location, poor interior athmosfere. The drink: two glasses of Prosecco: typical taste of a bottle not freshly opened, too cold. Lasagne: good, with homemade ragù and light besciamella sauce. Melanzane alla parmigiana: not bad, but a little rich the breading and the frying process Cannelloni: bad, no taste, the cannelloni pasta was too soft, wrong sauce on the... More

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Turku
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This nice Italian restaurant is little hard to find, but worth for seeking. It is hidden in the small passage called Katariina Käiik, that starts from Vene 12, opposite Hotel Telegraaf. The restaurant has quite rustic, warm and comfortable atmosphere - in fact it's easy to imagine yourself being in a genuine italian restaurant. The menu is quite large, especially... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great place to go for a small bite or a large meal. The choice is great, food is always lovely and great quality and menu gets changed time to time. The meat dish I had , recommended by the staff, was one of the nicest meats I have ever had (fillet and parmesan) Love their house wine too x The... More

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Espoo, Finland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have eaten there a couple of times before. Now we are having dessert drinks after a lunch. On last time the food was good and the portions were big enough, but now we took just a couple of drinks. Cappucino & espresso were well made. Also the limoncella was cold and caipirosca correctly prepared. The prizes are a little... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We compared multiple restauraunts on the area while looking for food, and decided to go Controvento because we kinda got tired of walking. Experience wasnt that great; the dishes were simple and small and the staff was also ignorant during the whole dinner. Overpriced restaurant, especially considering the local price level. Theres cheaper/better restaurants in the old town with better... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After leaving Ribe without dining, we came across this place in Katariina Käik. As if fate had played a hand, a table became free just as we were walking past. Good service from an attentive waitress, coupled with good food made sure our previous disappointment was quickly forgotten.

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