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“Great Georgian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pirosmani

Pirosmani
Uliopilaste tee 1, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #176 of 567 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Kortehemmen, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Georgian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Simple but cosy restaurant in the woods near Tallinn. Friendly atmosphere, good wines and excellent Georgian cuisine! Summer terrace. A great place for an outside summer lunch or dinner.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tallinn, Estonia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Not a bad place to eat, but not a good one too”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I live nearby and have been in Pirosmani for countless number of times since it was opened (and that was a looong time ago). The main problem, in my opinion, is that they alter their quality and portion sizes from time to time. You can have a good and big enough meal one day, then you can have a noticeably smaller one but just as good 1 months later, and then you can have a big and bad one (mainly they use cheaper and lower quality meat) in another month. Sure it's not a restaurant, but the quality should be consistent. Want to make more money? Well, change the prices but don't touch the food. If people like it, they'll come back.

I know the restaurant owners - they are all Georgian (the main ones moved back to Georgia some time ago) and have at least 3 other "restaurants" (another Pirosmani, Suliko and Kamikaze). I would say that Kamikaze has less issues than any other mainly because it's near another place called Lowenruh which cooks pretty-much the same stuff. They are competitors, so this affects the food in a positive way.

As a conclusion - if you haven't tried Georgian food and just want to eat without spending much - you'll probably like Pirosmani. But if you are into more qualitative stuff or just a gourmet - there are many good restaurant in the center of Tallinn. But be prepared to pay 1,5 - 2 times more than you might have paid in Pirosmani.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vantaa, Finland
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29 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent and friendly Georgian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Definitely a place you will return to, although it is a bit outside the center. Very authentic menu and huge portions. Three portions for two is usually more than enough.
Friendly service and obviously a very popular choice of the locals, and no wonder! You rarely get this good value for your money.

Pirosman red wine to recommend, from foods at least dolmas, the fried local cheese and the shasliks are deliciuos. Not a single bad experience though, so don´t hesitate to try

I highly recommend reservations if you paln to visit with more than two...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“tasty national georgian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

located far from the center, but food is fresh and tasty

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Tallinn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Georgian taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

most crovded overbook place in terms of Georgian cuisine. Prices convinuent for any client, If you feel to take a trip to Georgia, go there.

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