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You will find us in the heart of Old Town, Katariina's Walk. Traditional, good Italian cuisine is offered in an enchanting atmosphere.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really creamy & good burrata, cacio e pepe was also full of flavour. Saturday night was quite loud, but food was really enjoyable.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time in this Restaurant. Highly recomended!👍👍Mussels are my favourite!We where at 16 and it was already full.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Controvento never fails! We got a table for lunch without reservation and were able to enjoy our lunch in this beautiful atmosphere! Combining few starters and mussels created a delicious lunch for us.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

I liked the restaurant and would have liked to have a birthday dinner there with 10 of my friends. we asked if this was possible, and if any kind of group menu would work. for the main course we wanted lasagna. I also asked if...it would be possible to organize any kind of menu for €20 per person for the food, and that we would order the wines and other drinks on the spot, so that everyone could order what they wanted and we would handle the drinks with separate cheks. The restaurant replied that they do not serve pasta to a larger group, and do not write separate cheks. So we were not accepted as customers. If the reason had been stated to be perhaps the fear of the possible volume that a larger group can hold, I would have understood, but that an Italian restaurant whose menu is mostly pasta, pizza and risotto, does not serve pasta to eleven customers, and cannot write more than one check, I cannot understand that ! It's a shame, I liked the restaurant, but now will not be visiting there any more. But maybe it's positive that the restaurant is doing so well that it can choose its customers 🙂More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022

On a Monday afternoon me and my wife were practically the only clients, so it didn´t take TOO long for our pizzas to arrive... Well anyway they were very tasty (Toscana and Liguria), and the service was nice. Great grappa for "dessert". The menu is...pretty extensive, so maybe next time a risotto, seafood or meat...More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022

We visited Cotrovento with my family in July. We booked a table in advance, which was good because the restaurant was full eventhough it was a thuesday night. Starters were good but we had to wait our main cources a very long time. Main cources...were a bit disappointment, tasteles and plain. This is quite expencive restaurant and not as good as most reviews are.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 29, 2022 via mobile

We liked the vegetarian options on the menu st Controvento, but at first attempt they were fully booked. We were able to make a reservation for the next evening and came back. Our visit started with a very very long wait at the table, with...menus and water. We began to wonder if they forgot us…. Although there were not many tables and we were right in the center. My kids were losing their minds with hunger so it was a bit of a moment wondering if this was a bad sign. Finally our server arrived and after that everything was fairly smooth. We had Fresh bread, Burrata, Spaghetti Limone, Chanterelle Risotto and Beet Risotto and Caccio Pepe Penne. Pana cotta for dessert. All cooked well, with good flavors. Would be 5 stars if we felt a bit more attended to from the start.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Great location and carpaccio was delicious. Glass of wine was quite expensive. Overall I would recommend this place!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

Very nice restaurant, with friendly staff and a delicious food. One of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

It could be an alley in an Italian village , just as picturesque! A lovely restaurant with classical Italian dishes and professional staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Contro V, Other at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2022

Thank you for your high rating. It is true that St. Cathrine`s passage is one of the picturesque passages in Tallinn and we are very lucky to see that uniqueness every day. It motivates us to try to do our best.

Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Good food in a restaurant that is situated in a narrow alley beside the Old Town wall. If you didn’t know you might think you’re in Italy.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

We have been to Controvento at least four times when visiting Tallinn. The food has always been great. Even better than in a lot of restaurants in Italy. We will come back next time!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service....we have few issues with allergines. They and especially our waitress was really careful with that. Even those allergines are quite challenging everything was perfect. We ate beef and it was delicious. Staff was really friendly and our waitress was suberb. I think her...name is Nataly. So full points and we will come again next timeMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

We ordered Tortelloni and Pizza. Unfortunately pizza was cold when we received it. Bread was warm though and environment very nice as always. This time food was a not as good as usually.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022

This restaurant has great food,lovely menus,great drinks,friendly staff. I fully recommend this restaurant in Tallinn,Estonia. It is a lovely restaurant in Tallinn,just on At Katherines Walk,and is a good place to eat Italian food. I enjoyed the meal I had,and It has a lovely old...feel to the place,and has a great atmosphere inside.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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  • Atmosphere: 4