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“Make sure you find it on narrow passage”
Review of Controvento

Controvento
Ranked #40 of 942 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: You will find us in the heart of Old Town, Katariina's Walk. Traditional, good Italian cuisine is offered in enchanting atmosphere.
Kiev, Ukraine
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Make sure you find it on narrow passage”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Our group of 4 persons was satisfied with our 3 meal courses we had, although main dishes were not the most typical Italian ones when seabass and liver were concerned with vegetable garnishes. Pasta carbonara did not let down and special thanks goes to tasty tiramisu that I ranked one of the best I have had. Crème Catalana seems also to be fairly good choice among deserts. House wine was a positive surprise in terms of quality and cost. As for service it was relatively quick when the busiest dining peak was on and staff spoke several languages. Table reservation even on weekdays is advisable. Do not expect typical Italian interior when you step into this 2-floor restaurant located on an alley nearby the ancient city walls of old town. Would recommend this place without a doubt.

  • Visited December 2012
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Rauma, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A nice Italian place”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had pasta and some wine and it was very good. The service was also great and the location very nice - it's on an alleyway that's like from a painting!

Visited December 2012
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Finland
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314 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Average pizzas”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had a late night pizzas in Controvento and this time the service was excellent - and it has improved a lot since last visit two years ago. The reason might be that there were not too many clients and staff had time to serve.

The pizzas are still a little bit dry and not that tasty - not bad either, but 4-5 years ago pizzas were much better and it was really nice place to visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

You need to know where it is as its not exactly on the main thoroughfare. Good atmosphere, service was reasonably good and swift. Extensive menu with some veggie options; wine menu was also good (the carafe of house wine was good value at 14euro).
Food quality was ok but nothing special and not particularly hot. Portion sizes were probably just about right - not too small or large. Coffee was lovely quality and a good end to the meal. Reasonably good value.

  • Visited November 2012
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Tallinn, Estonia
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12 reviews
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“Very nice place!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very pleasant service and very good food! Location in the old town and very intimate. Sometimes you must wait top have a free table.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Urmella
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