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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

I've been to Controvento several times, with family and friends, and I like its Italian atmosphere (and as an Italian, this is not something I take for granted!). You can enjoy good food (I like their pizza so much!) in a beautiful historical building, far...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

Controvento has very good food, I would say authentic Italian. Selection of beverages is more than enough. Because place is so popular, towards end of the evening becomes quite noisy. But that's Italian too. Staff is polite and knows several languages. Perhaps little more expensive...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Long time ago it was a top restaurant downtown. Right now just Ok for pizza, basic desserts and a glass of something. I would avoid pastas....Too pricey for what you get in general. Indeed a tourist spot - and not for gourmands....

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

I came in around 3 in the afternoon. I got seated pretty quickly by a friendly gentleman. I ordered d a pizza with spicy salami, which wasn't really spicy. I must admit I have a high tolerance of spicy food. I had to ask for...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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noela874, Owner at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Dear guest Thank you for your rating and comments. We apologies regarding spiciness of pizza, there is always change to make it more spicy Hope you will return and let our service staff know that you like it really spicy , so our pizza chef...More

Reviewed January 15, 2020

Excellent Italian Pizza with lot of flavours. I can highly recommend the pizza with salami and balsamico flavours. Also the Italian beer - Tipopils Pilsner, from the microwbrewery Birrificio Italiano, was a nice addition to the meal. Friendly service, and fine atmosphere. Full score for...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Noel A, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your great review and comments It was our pleasure to have you . We all looking forward to welcome you soon again Kindest regards Controvento Team

Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is easy to walk by. One must really know where to go but the visit is worth finding the way. The atmosphere is old and prestiged, once opening the main door, you walk into a bar. The restaurant is hidden upstairs and behind...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Noel A, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020

Dear Guest , Thank you for your amazing review and comments. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your time with us We all looking forward to welcome you back soon again Kindest regards Controvento Team

Reviewed January 9, 2020

We arrived without a reservation in the late evening and got a table next to the fire. The Pizza menu is not as expansive as some restaurants but the combinations are well thought out. We ordered the goats cheese pizza and the truffle salami pizza....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Noel A, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your review and great comments to us We are happy to see that you have enjoyed at our lovely restaurant All of us looking forward to welcome you back soon again Kindest regards Controvento Team

Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Excellent dinner with family! We really enjoyed good starters, pizza and pasta. Wine and prosecco was cold and delicious too. Service was excellent. Very highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Noel A, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your review and great comments to us We are happy to see that you have enjoyed at our lovely restaurant All of us looking forward to welcome you back soon again Kindest regards Controvento Team

Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

We had only drinks there, but the service was really nice and pleasant. Wine was also really good. I could come here again for dinner. Fireplace created cozy atmosphere!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Noel A, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your review and great comments to us We are happy to see that you have enjoyed at our lovely restaurant All of us looking forward to welcome you back soon again Kindest regards Controvento Team

Reviewed December 13, 2019

Staff, people and pizza were outstanding, you could walk by this and miss it but if you are coming done Vene street, go through the alley which as Munga Kellar sign, it's also the oldest close in Talllin, walk about 100m and it's on your...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Noel A, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2020

Dear Guest , We would like to thank you , for your amazing review and comments It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we all looking forward to welcome you back soon again Kindest regards Controvento Team

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