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Scala - Chef kitchen & bar

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$$$
Mammilla
International, Mediterranean, Kosher
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7 King David Street | Inside the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 94101, Israel
972 2 6212030
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: An exclusive restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem, combines complete...
An exclusive restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem, combines complete elegance, and urban lifestyle with contemporary taste. A collaboration of the best local ingredients and international cooking techniques creates an original Mediterranean kitchen that will please every culinary lover. The menu consists of medium-sized dishes, perfect for sharing. The SCALA experience is completed by professional and friendly service. SCALA, is a kosher restaurant targeting a diverse clientele: tourists, diplomats, businessman and local food lovers.
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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

We gave this place another chance recently, and were pleasantly surprised. Every dish was nicely presented and superbly done, and some were original too. The atmosphere is very relaxing, and the service, though not terribly professional, was friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
Max92
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London
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited this place a week before Passover, and they were already kosher for Passover. I couldn't even have a limoncello because of that, and the pricey meal was accompanied with supermarket matza bread, wet, like in grandmothers house. The place was empty and the food very conservative. I went because I wanted to give kosher a try, but the side... More 

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London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We gave this place another chance recently, and were pleasantly surprised. Every dish was nicely presented and superbly done, and some were original too. The atmosphere is very relaxing, and the service, though not terribly professional, was friendly and helpful.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We placed and order. Service was good flexible. pleasant.efficient. with all that is going arround in the country and all limitations - it was a pleasure to communicate with them. as usual with Dan Hotels - it is difficult to get bad service there.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful experience! The food ,the music and the service. Our waitress hadar was lovely and recommended about excellent courses! I will be back again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our dinner at Scala was made even more special because of our wonderful server, Anael! She was efficient, courteous, helpful and has a heart of gold. We find that the combination of great food, a great server and pleasant atmosphere make for the best dinners ever. We experienced this at Scala with Anael as our server! Thank you Anael! Every... More 

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed at the David Citadel hotel in Jan 2014 - ate at Scala & LOVED it! Comfortable tables & seating, plenty of room, wonderful wines, very attentive staff & excellent food. Loved it so much that we went a second time - can't wait to go again! It was a super dining experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was at the hotel's restaurant few weeks ago and enjoyed every moment- the etmospire, the music, the service and more. Anael, the waitress, recommended on the amazing Sashimi we ate, and the best part was her dessert's recommendation- the Coconut Brulle. We'll definitely be back!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The food is exceptionally delicious, each meat very tender and tasty the presentation of each plate also very superb yet the service was by far the best very friendly and sweet waitress Anael very helpful in suggesting to us what to order I super recommend this restaurant to all especially if u need to make an impression on an important... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The David Citadel Hotel really has it all. This restaurant has delicious food very reasonably priced. You very sure to enjoy the environment as well as the service.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a great evening, romantic and tasty. The sevice was very gererous and professional. We ordered an amazing Short rib and the goose liver was one of the best ones we have ever tasted. In general, it was a great experience that we will definitely repeat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 King David Street | Inside the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 94101, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Mammilla
  • Neighborhood: Mammilla
  • Phone Number: 972 2 6212030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 48
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

An exclusive restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem, combines complete elegance, and urban lifestyle with contemporary taste. A collaboration of the best local ingredients and international cooking techniques creates an original Mediterranean kitchen that will please every culinary lover. The menu consists of medium-sized dishes, perfect for sharing. The SCALA experience is completed by professional and friendly service. SCALA, is a kosher restaurant targeting a diverse clientele: tourists, diplomats, businessman and local food lovers.

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