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Lavan bacinematek

11th hebron road, | Hahaha, Jerusalem, Israel
26737393
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Ranked #29 of 436 restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had lunch in this small restaurant that is part of the Cinematek. Excellent Italian food for a very reasonable price. I had a pasta dish with mushrooms. Delicious. Recommended!

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Boston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Beautiful place near the hotel Mount Zion we had the chance to try the Mushroom menu during their winter musroom festival and it was faboulous. wine selection is impresive with options from Israel and Europe. great restaurant if you are in the city. P.S better to book before....

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Hey there, many compliments for them for a great meal at lunch time all was very tasty, manager came to me to make sure I'm happy with my pasta I sat with the Mac and enjoy every second.....

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Northern Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We found Lavan on our last night in Jerusalem and wish we would have found it on our first night. This was the best place we found to eat in Jerusalem. Lavan is in the Cinematheque. Go downstairs from the street level and ask to sit by the window overlooking the Hinnom valley and the Old City. The food was... More

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Los Angeles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Located in the Cinemateque, with a nice view of the old city. Same owners as Adom, in the old train station. Lavan is less pretentious and the food is better, fresh and simply prepared. The wine was good. Our server was in training, but did a fine job.

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York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Excellent food, great ingredients and expertly cooked. Wine great and not too overpriced. The best meal we had in Jerusalem. It also enjoys great view towards to old city and is quite easy to get to (even on foot, on the Shabbat!) The place was pleasant and no grumbles about the service.

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Mountain View, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Relatives took us here for dinner, planning to eat on the patio with a view of the old City, but a large noisy group were there, so we had to move inside. The menu was very creative and tasty, but the service was very uneven: timing, wrong items, etc. The Halvah ice-cream dessert was the most amazing thing we've ever... More

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

In or trip to Jerusalem recently, me and my husband went to this restaurant two times. The food was wonderful and we had a white whine "Gamla" which was the best white wine we have ever had. The service was very good the first time we were there, but less good the second time.

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Wantagh, NY USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Looking for a restaurant near our hotel, the concierge recommended Lavan. Close to the Old City Walls, the views add to the ambiance. Staff was attentive, extensive wines and beers and tasty, well prepared food. Perfect for casual dining.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Lavan is located inside the Jerusalem Cinemateque building in one of the most beautiful locations in Jerusalem, opposite the Old City walls. As members of this exceptional establishment we frequently eat at Lavan and have NEVER been disappointed! The food is excellent whether you are in for a quick meal of Pizza and chopped Jerusalem salad (both favorites) or if... More

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