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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
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Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice italian place in the heart of Tallinn, good food and atmosphere, prices are reasonable for location

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Thank Emil M
Tallinn, Estonia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really nice place to visit if you are a tourist. Especially in summer, when you can seat outside, between medieval walls. Staff is good, guys were very polite and nice. For a first course we`ve ordered grilled salmon. It was Ok, nothing special, just a little bit dry. But dessert was awful! Totally tasteless Panna Cotta with a... More 

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1 Thank Anna T
Tallinn, Estonia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest running Italian restaurants in Tallinn. It is always a safe place, as the food is good and the price is reasonable. Book the table.

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Contro V, Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you Kristjan for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back, safely ;) More 

Ruppichteroth, Germany
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite Restaurant in Tallinn already more than 10 years and also this time I was not disappointed. The Food was excellent and the atmosphere friendly as usual. It is not a usual pizze/Pasta place even though their pizza and pasta is of course also breathtaking, but you get also very good meat and seafood dishes, so something... More 

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Contro V, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you Ingrid for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back! More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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330 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved its location (in a passage), its food (pizza and pasta) and Federico' s attention. Bravo per Controvento!! I would come back surely

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Contro V, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back! Federico thanks you too :) More 

Helsinki, Finland
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 9 adults and 2 small kids when going to Controvento. The staff was friendly but for some reason they seemed a little bit confused at times. All of the dishes were delivered pretty much the same time except for mine, I waited maybe 10 minutes longer than the others. Not a problem though. The restaurant... More 

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Contro V, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! You are always welcome back! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a good pizza here last night. I had mushrooms and ham on my pizza. My friend had salami. Both were tasty. Service was good and friendly. I would go back.

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Contro V, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back! More 

Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been at this restaurant for several times and will go again :) Nice and friendly service and so good food! Good advice is to book a table beforehand.

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Thank _M_N_2013
Contro V, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back! More 

Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Controvento for over 15 years, and it never fails! Great authentic tasting Italian food and lovely atmosphere!

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Thank you for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back! More 

Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Italian restaurant with tasty pizzas but also other Italian food. The restaurant in in very old stone building, unik! The old city WALLS are around it, so it isworth visiting

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Thank you for your lovely feedback! You are always welcome back! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37
Cuisine
Italian, European, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +3726440470
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?