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Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 644 0470
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had lunch in the restaurant Controvento the other day. The staff was friendly and the decor was nice. For a starter I got bruschetta and for main course pizza. They both were tasty and fresh. Price was reasonable and the location of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank niinan2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Controvento’s staff are very accommodating. The food was fresh and very tasty and the prices reasonable for the location. It was the busiest restaurant in town for n a cold Sunday night which speaks volumes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank glynna2015
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Even though the restaurant was fully booked, they made room for the two of us. We were warmly welcomed and the service was very good. The interior was cozy, especially the wood fireplace on the first floor. The food was very good and half the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TripPeterFIN
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Sergei the waiter was very busy but managed impeccably. Pasta and pizza was ordered and both great. Lovely place. Be aware of old town tallin alcohol prices...high!!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stopped in for lunch during my first trip to Tallinn; I enjoy finding places that serve lasagna so I can taste to compare. Was very impressed with the fast service and overall taste - paired the dish with a Chianti.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rbakken
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We loved this cozy Italian restaurant. Pizzas were delicious, huge (we shared) and reasonably priced. Visited mostly by locals. Very pleasant service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LiuS593
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Recommend alba pizza Carafe of house red is €30 and very decent—also recommend Epic cheese plate too If possible get a table downstairs by the fire for maximum hygge

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ejbevan
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant by accident whilst looking for somewhere to get lunch and I am so glad that we did. Although we weren’t looking for a full meal the waitress was more than happy for us to share a pizza and salad. When...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gills65
Gerli T, General Manager at Controvento, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Thank you! Your kind feedback means a lot to us! Hope to see soon again!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Visited Controvento after a long time period. Still the same - good interior, good food, good service. Traditionally good Italian cuisine with reasonable prices. Eat there and you will not regret

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EneK15
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

After a fabulous meal here, we immediately booked to come back the next night. Great pastas and pizza, and amazing desserts, including the house specialty chocolate mousse. The staff were very helpful with providing a high chair for a baby and a secluded spot so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maton1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vene 12, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 644 0470
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You will find us in the heart of Old Town, Katariina's Walk. Traditional, good Italian cuisine is offered in enchanting atmosphere.
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