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Johannisplatz 16, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
03641 / 22 93 22
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, average food

This restaurant is located in a very lively atmosphere. The decoration and furnishing inside are appealing. Staff were friendly and fast. We had Greek salad, T-Bone and Turkey rolls and apple strudel for desert. Portions were giant and presentation was good but food quality was pretty much... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2013
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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

First of all there was not an English menu and the waitress wasn't eager to communicate about the food. Then, we waited for MORE THAN ONE HOUR just for two Thuringian steaks and a Wiener schnitzel. I complained about the delay but the waitress didn't pay attention to it. Some other customers had their dinner before us even if the... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This restaurant is located in a very lively atmosphere. The decoration and furnishing inside are appealing. Staff were friendly and fast. We had Greek salad, T-Bone and Turkey rolls and apple strudel for desert. Portions were giant and presentation was good but food quality was pretty much average...little bit on the dry side.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We wandered into this place on a whim (partly because of the snowboards outside). The food was pretty good and reasonably priced (€12.50 for a chicken breast tagliatelle with a large Bitburger beer) and the waiting staff were very friendly - although the service was a bit on the slow side. It was a little quite inside, and there are... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I was in Jena in late January for a meeting in Hotel Schwarzer Bär. I arrived on Sunday and the hotel restaurant was closed. The hotel staff recommended me to walk over to Wagnergasse, where there are several restaurants, bars and cafés. After loitering around a bit I decided on the Gatto Bello. This restaurant consists of an dining section... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

We visited this a year ago and wrote favourably about it then. We had another pleasant meal here this summer. We shared a salad and both had fish dishes. The food was good and the service excellent. Would certainly go back.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

This a nice place in Jena to grab a meal or a drink. The 2 times I visited here was both satisfactory. One was for a meal and one was just for drinks at the bar. The cheese soup is awesome. Nice outside area to enjoy. The two waitresses were both great. They were patient and spoke english as best... More 

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Jena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

very nice music ( House Music ) Nice people in this place i will be back soon

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Jena, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

I, too, tried the truffle pasta and it was awful...I know what truffles are supposed to taste like, and this pasta was black with the shavings of something, but if it was a truffle it must have been a very old one because it didn't taste remotely like truffles. In addition, the waitress was incredibly rude to us, probably because... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

Nice verandah to sit out in summer, pleasant spot for a drink and/or meal. Good range on the menu and big portions, certainly very content with the quality of our meals.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

I had a fine "truffelpasta", staff is friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Johannisplatz 16, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Thuringia  >  Jena
  • Phone Number: 03641 / 22 93 22

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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