We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A perfect little place, great for a glass of wine, good coffee, antipasta and paninis”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Gallo Nero

Il Gallo Nero
Ranked #14 of 914 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Gastropub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Originally a delishop for wines and hams that came through Raekoja plats, it was transformed into a wine bar and general store. After the 2008 flood the cellars were restored. Under an old ceiling, Swedish style, is now possible to eat in this suggestivs, 18th-century location. The furnishings, partially reconstructed with antique materials, re-create a typical wine bar atmosphere of Tuscany. Since 2006 the place has been run by the Giomi family who offer a traditional Tuscan menu, based in panini, antipasti, salads and a broad choice of wines.
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect little place, great for a glass of wine, good coffee, antipasta and paninis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Gallo Nero is a perfect little hideaway in the old town of Tallinn. They have a wide array of wine, really good antipasta, paninis (best sandwiches in town) and of course the vest coffee in town. They also have lasagne which is delicious, but as they don't have a kitchen it's cooked daily in their sister restaurant in Lai street.

However, the best thing is that it's a really cosy environment, the staff are so friendly and helpful and it's just a really nice little place.

100% recommended!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank heathmont
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

485 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    315
    125
    29
    9
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great wine, great food, fantastic service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

What can I say this is such a fantastic restaurant. Some of the best service I have had in this town, the staff really do go out of their way to ensure your meal and drink experience is like a warm family dinner.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank minion1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great interior, poor lasagne”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The place looked great, very cosy. Perhaps at it's best with coffee, class of wine and plate of cheese, however I was there for a quick lunch, had lasagne. It was ok, however, perhaps due to the microwave oven, looked very hot, but was not hot inside, barely warm. I was very disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Tintintin12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
754Marco, Proprietario at Il Gallo Nero, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank You for the comment. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to have You again welcome guest.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tallinn
1 review
“nice,cosy italian place in the heart of Tallinn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

A warm welcome,cosy italian place with friendly waiters,excellent service and knowlegable waiter, great wine and food(i prefer cheese plate)! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Tallinn.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank IvanTsarjov
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
754Marco, Proprietario at Il Gallo Nero, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Ivan,
thank You for Your comment. As we are not a restaurant but a "Fiaschetteria" (Winebar) is double appreciated.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tallinn
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Definitely a place to go if you miss Italy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Osteria del Gallo Nero is not a cheap wine bar, but definitely worth it. The very moment you step inside, you realize it's a small piece of Tuscany brought right to the old town of Tallinn. Then you have this excellent wine and antipasti and panini in a really cosy atmosphere and don't want to leave this place ever again :) The only problem is that your experience might differ depending on who's at work this evening. For sure you will feel at home when the owner Marco is there! But anyway it's a perfect place to spend the whole evening drinking, eating and chatting or just to step by late at night to have this last glass of wine (or two..) and a tasty panino with prosciutto crudo and mozzarella, when you're hungry again after hanging out in town. And you should also be ready to get surprised by a shot of Limoncello or smth when you're already leaving!

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Marina_Lohk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
754Marco, Proprietario at Il Gallo Nero, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Marina,
thank You for the nice comments. Recently we added another nice tradition in Gallo Nero: Tagliatella liquor. See You soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Il Gallo Nero also viewed

 
Tallinn, Harju County
Tallinn, Harju County
 

Been to Il Gallo Nero? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing