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Down Town West Jerusalem
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ben sira 18, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-625-1132
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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166 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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372 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Monterrey, Mexico
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food is average, italian, and its not kosher, the prices are high, and the place is really small. We had reservations for 9;30pm, we arrived at 9;15, and had to wait in the street, until the table was ready, 9;45, they don't have space to seat or a bar to wait until the table is ready.

Thank roberto2013
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very good Italian restaurant, hidden away from the main tourists routs but still located in the very heart of Jerusalem in an old building. The place itself is very small 6-7 tables, the atmosphere is calm, quiet and friendly. The service is fast and professional and the food superb.

Thank Gera L
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There are many restaurants in Jerusalem, but many of the good, non-kosher, ones are load. This is the perfect spot for a quiet, romantic dinner. A short walk from Mamila & the city center. Delicious, and very good service.

Thank Talimesh

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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
USD 25 - USD 75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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: ben sira 18, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?