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“Great food & wine”
Review of Il Gallo Nero

Il Gallo Nero
Ranked #30 of 1,035 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Good, simple food, great wine, friendly and attentive service (fluent English spoken). What else to ask for!!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a place you can get best italian wines in Tallinn. The staff is so friendly and helps you to choose from the high number of first class wines the one you enjoy. You can choos a great additon to your wine from the selection of snacks or if you want more from salads that are really tasty and made from good material.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small place in the old town. The food is simple yet very tasty and good quality. Only seats around 12 people so service and ambience are great. Am planning to return before we leave to try the antipasti.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It is a simple-style place with comfy interior. Wine can be ordered by glass and the suggested selection was very much to our liking. The antipasto for two was tasty and more than enough for two.
I have been there a few times for wine and snacks with friends. Every time we have had nice time. Their friendly stuff made us feel welcome and I would go there again!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The antipasto for 2 was good value. Super tiramisu. But wine! No wine list. The owner brings some bottles as his suggestion. He doesn't tell you the price if you don't ask. what he brought to us was bottles at 45-50 euros, which I found was a bit too pricey. So we ended up with a Chianti at 25. It was terribly bad. And served very warm. I asked for ice and water to cool it down, but this was not possible. As we found this wine undrinkable, we had to take some other wine by the glass. Better, pricier and also to warm. Not a good experience.

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754Marco, Owner at Il Gallo Nero, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Good Morning.
Thank You for Your feedback which is important to keep the quality on service.
We are glad that our ANTIPASTO was good value and Tiramisu' super.
Wine: no price list but SUPERPRICE/TYPE overview. All around You, in Gallo Nero, you can choise the bottle that You like by price, label and year.
The bottles are served also BY GLASS: 5 glass (15cl) ---> 1 bottle;
some example? Nottola Chianti 25 euro, glass 5 euro; Corte Adami Ripasso 38 euro, 7,6 euro; Corte Adami Amarone 48 euro, 9,6; Lamole di Lamole Chianti classico Riserva 42 euro, 8,4 euro; Terre da Vino Gavi di Gavi: 35,50, glass 7,1; Santa Maria La Palma Vermentino di Sardegna 25,50, 5,1 glass.
Our price range is between 25 and 48 euro, all by glass from 5,1 to 9,6. We are changing labels weekly and we wanna be free - as ORIGINAL WINE BAR from Tuscany - to serve the wine by glass. In simplicity.

About ice, I am sorry, we don't have. We will not have and the red wine is served as in Italian tradition: room temperature. No discuss.
We don't have also wine to keep in fridge, a' la carte, as it is not for an Osteria.
We have the decanter, yes. But we have only 3 type of wine lables for decanter (Brunello, Brunello Riserva, Barolo Riserva).

If You dislike the warmness, we you can choise next time: 1. White wine 2. Italian Beer (take care costs as special price 8,5 euro ---> 75cl, DOLOMITI 6,5%) 3. Limoncellos

Kitos and Forza Fiorentina!
Marco Giomi

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