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Down Town West Jerusalem
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18 Ben Sira, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-625-1132
13:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian food in cozy restaurant. Lovely decor, extensive menu, friendly service. We've dined here on visits years apart and the restaurant menu and service is consistent. A wonderful choice if you wish to find a place for intimate conversation or a special celebration. Don't miss it!

Thank chila2
Santa Barbara, California
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super-tasty veal centered our meal at this small but comfy restaurant, which were enjoyed more than a posher place the night before. Nice presentation. Very good service included taking back a spicy martini that my wife wasn't crazy about. Definitely a repeat if I return to Jerusalem.

Thank Taichionthebeach
Jerusalem, Israel
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a small, fine, family running restaurant in a center of Jerusalem. The restaurant is not Kosher and opened 7 days of the week. Nice menu with selection of beef, veal, chicken and fish. Helpful staff. All dishes are very good. Recommended warmly.

Thank Henic
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Celebrated our anniversary there. Fast service (the place is small and cozy!), relatively cheap, the meals are all authentic and gave me really nostalgic childhood feeling. Once again, the meals are VERY GOOD. Professional service and clean place. Highly recommended for romantic or business meetings.

Thank Alexey M
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had high expectations from this restaurant because of the good reviews but it was a disappointment. We went for lunch and were happy to see the lovely restaurant with its clothed tables, warm colors and nice music. The problem was with the food. The carpaccio was chewy the green salad made with the hard outer leaves of the lettuce.... More 

Thank miri2010
New York City, New York
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193 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had higher hopes for this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor feedback. We were disappointed. The restaurant is cozy and attractive, seating only a few tables per night. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The food was just bland. There was nothing memorable about it. We wouldn't return and can't recommend it. Sorry.

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Sao Paulo, SP
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377 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and cozy Italian restaurant located in Jerusalem. Opens during Shabbat. Amazing dishes and deserts.

Thank Henalele
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was a tasty little restaurant, very quiet. The food was extremely good. From previous visits to Israel, I have not liked Italian food here, but this restaurant changed my mind, it was excellent.

Thank SYash
Rehovot, Israel
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A small, Italian restaurant in Jerusalem, open also on Friday night ( there are not many), with very good service, warm and friendly atmosphere and above all excellent food. Really' everything we tasted was super.

Thank Judith190447
Jerusalem, Israel
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I have been living in Jerusalem all my life, and by far, this is the best restaurant in the city. As always, the food was great, prices not cheap but nevertheless fair, service perfect.

Thank dave_golens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Ben Sira, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Down Town West Jerusalem
  • Neighbourhood: Down Town West Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-625-1132

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