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$6 - $21
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European, French, Healthy
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

One place I have been recommended is Aparaat restaurant in Tartu. The major comment I will leave about this place is: It is a very budget-friendly restaurant with huge care on the details of any meal presentation and preparation it has to offer. The atmosphere...suits the heart of the Aparaaditehas which hosts other lovely places and some art life as well. Staff is friendly, and the place has style! But back to the food... The burger :-) The mussels! The halibut tartar! Those are my favorites and I've never been disappointed. So if you want a friendly and lively experience, I cannot recommend more this place. Just pay in mind to book it early if you decide to go there in evenings during weekends as student life blooms in Tartu and fill it pretty fast.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021

We made booking in the morning, but when we got to the place they cancelled it without reason, empty terrace, no communication, no appologize.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 11, 2020

We went restaurant Polpo before theatre and we arrived evening opening time. Waitresses greeted us well and took our coats and Maige leads us to table. Maige was very service minded and professional. She understood that we have to go on time and timed everything...perfectly. We were glad that she had time to decant the wine! Our entrees were really nice - beef carpaccio was perfect and mushroom risotto was creamy and delicious but it seems like a main course portion. Main course was artic char and pork belly. They cooked artic char flawlessly but pork belly was little pit over cooked (one piece - it was meaty piece) but another piece was more fatty and it tasted very well. Because we arrived early (5pm) the atmosphere were quiet.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Food was quite good, but dismal atmosphere. Wild mushroom risotto and pork belly were both tasty and very good value, but the cavernous room with hotel breakfast room furniture and kids running riot meant that we couldn’t wait to get out of there. I would...recommend a change of lighting, a new interior design to get rid of the harsh furniture, and a more active approach to child management, but please keep the chef.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

The restaurant offers interesting and fresh taste combos that attract your attention. The cocktails were great too. Dessert menu, unfortunately, cannot compare to the rest of the experience. As this summer has been odd, the place was rather empty and failed to create an atmosphere...by itself.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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EnelinOssaar, General Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2020

Hello, thank you for the feedback. We are really happy that you liked our food and cocktails. We are sorry that dessert menu was not up to your expectations. We’ll keep your suggestions in mind when preparing our next menu. Hopefully you will visit us...More

Reviewed July 16, 2020

Polpo serves excellent meals. They also have exceptionally good wine list - or at least we were lucky to find some our best choices in Baltic countries. We also very lucky to have Kalle our waiter. Experience, style and right attitude! After a long day...spectating car racing we were very hungry - and the three course menu really crowned the day. Starters (salmon tartar and sea food risotto) and desserts (tiramisu and locally tuned strawberrymascarpone) were really good, but main course, lamb shank, was heavenly. And, as said, even more highlighted with such a great wines.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Very lovely restaurant with delicious fancy food! All 3 courses were served perfectly and tasted so good! 10/10!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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RestaurantManagerR, General Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2020

Dear Heliis R, We are so pleased and thankful that you are sharing your experience. We will forward your kind words to our chef de cuisine. Thank you so much for your feedback and we are happy that you like our food and restaurant. You...More

Reviewed February 28, 2020

We were there with my friend. We ate “Maitsev Tartu”. The food was excellent and wine also! The restaurant area was really nice and nice. Our waiter Kalle had a lot’s of tabel’s but he still was really fast and friendly! He had a great...sense of humor.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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birxburx, Marketing at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear Siri P, We are so grateful that you are sharing your experience. Thank you so much for your feedback! It is nice to see that you enjoyed our "Maitsev Tartu" menu and wine. I personally will forward your good words to Kalle. We would...More

Reviewed February 19, 2020

One of the restaurants you have to visit in Tartu. The waiter Kalle is always professional and very polite :)

Date of visit: February 2020
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RestaurantManagerR, General Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Dear Lily, We are so pleased that you are sharing your experience. We will forward your kind words to our waiter Kalle. Thank you so much for your feedback. You are always welcome back! Best regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed February 19, 2020

We have been to Polpo on several occasions and definitely will go for more! Food is absolutely amazing and service is fast and pleasant.

Date of visit: February 2020
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RestaurantManagerR, General Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Dear Piia p, Thank you for your review and your visit! We are grateful that you are sharing your experience! It is nice to see that you liked our amazing food and fast service. You are always welcome back! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

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Restaurant Polpo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5