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Messa

19 Haarbaa St, Tel Aviv, Israel
03-6856859
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Ranked #63 of 1,018 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I had several dinners and lunches in Messa in the last decade and it is defiantly my personal restaurant in Tel Aviv. The décor, service, romantic atmosphere is overwhelming. The menu is very stable and consistent and always based on the best and freshest seasonable ingredients. From starters to desserts, it is always a whole and perfect experience.

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Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We've been several times to this restaurant years ago and the food was great but it seems it's past its prime. This time the food was bland and more importantly 2 of the diners had digestive problems few hours after the meal and throughout the night. Certainly not a chef experience.

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Tel Aviv
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You can't go wrong with the messa. You can however get broke there. Very expensive but fine cuisine. They have great value to money lunch menu which also works on fridays. Just one thing that bothered me: 30 shekels for a bottle of water - that is over priced and excessive. I am willing to pay 200 shekels for a... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This Mediterranean–Middle Eastern haute cuisine is enlivened with French and Italian touches. Messa’s impressive white-on-white dining room – and black-on-black bar evoke the style of New York or London, while its menu of luxe-Levantine dishes by Chef Aviv Moshe evokes flavors of the Middle East.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went there for a business lunch. The food was excessive and had fabulous taste combinations. The atmosphere was cool jazz. A real treat to experience the real Tel Aviv like an Israeli, not a tourist.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've eaten at Messa twice and the food has been superb on both occasions. This is an excellent kitchen clearly headed up by a top chef. The menu is quite large for a restaurant of this quality. The emphasis is seafood, but the vegetarian and meat options are excellent also. The wine list is quite good with a broad selection... More

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Everything was great: Lovely décor; friendly, helpful staff; inventive, delicious food for all three courses we had; a great variety of choices, from vegetarian options for me to non-kosher seafood for a dining companion. I had a salad with a wonderful mix of complicated flavors, including a fun wasabi kick; a delicious pasta with a truffle sauce that featured the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there with a group of 11 people for my birthday. The place is gorgeous the staff is great and the food is beautiful and delicious. We even had a waiter who spoke perfect English which was awesome.

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Ashdod, Israel
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Messa has a very special decoration which gives the restaurant a nice atmosphere. The staff is very professional and efficient, The menu of Chef Moshe Aviv has many surprising food combinations. Delicious!! .

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Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Went there our sales team and had special menu in the private room and we had different starters with shrimps and calamari and many more great starters and for main course we had seafood and butchery steak and beef fillet and sea bass and desert we had the sark oozy and the amazing double cheese cake and the chocolate delight,... More

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