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Controvento

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Why locals love it

Controvento is known amongst locals as one of the best Italian restaurants in town. Run by a Sicilian chef Controvento is slightly more democratic and easy-going than the upmarket and more expensive Bocca and La Bottega, but by no means compromises on quality.

Why you should visit it

St Catherine's Passage is worth a visit itself, but you can also enjoy it while having a nice dinner. Being located in this gorgeous passageway, Controvento blows you away with its romantic atmosphere and variety of authentic Italian dishes and wines, complete with a laid-back attitude.

Special tip

To enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the St Catherine's Passage in summer, it's recommended to book ahead!

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4 Comments

Food was great but didn‘t like the restaurant. For me it had no atmosphere, not cozy at all and the waiter was rude. There were more friendly ones around though, maybe we got unlucky
Laura
Traveller
August 23, 2021
Great atmosphere and food. Quite a busy place, it has always been
Konstantin
Local
July 17, 2017
I spent 6 months in lovely Tallinn for my Erasmus and I used to go Controvento for a good pizza whenever I missed the taste of my country :) Good quality and atmosphere
Gabriele
Traveller
June 7, 2017
actually, I should revisit, because I hear that the owners and managers have changed, so not sure if it's still as good :/
Ülane
Local Guru
June 7, 2017
It was back in 2011 last time I've been to this place so might be!
Gabriele
Traveller
June 7, 2017
Lovely Italian place on the most beautiful street of Tallinn old town. Definitely worth even just walking by to experience the medieval atmosphere of the street.
Kalev
Local Expert
September 5, 2016

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