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Tinel

Don Ive Prodana 2, Zadar, Croatia
+ 385 98 975-7130
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Ranked #20 of 101 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Tinel! Enjoy the atmosphere of the ancient Zadar town on the peninsula mixed with all the buzz of the near-by piazza, the Zadar’s main square.In the old Dalmatian homes, the room used for socializing and relaxation was referred to as “tinel”. In Italy and in the South of France it is the name used for dining rooms or refectories. So what a better place to experience Mediterranean and Dalmatia, the history of the old-age towns built from stone and gastronomical secretes of their residents, then in the very center of the over three thousand years old town of Zadar.Restaurant TINEL is a restaurant, a bistro, a pizzeria and a spaghetteria. It is a casual and relaxed eatery, with friendly crew and excellent chefs. We offer traditional Mediterranean and Dalmatian cuisine with a touch of creativity and contemporary themes. Whether you look for pasta, pizza, salads, meats or fish, you will find it here. Join us, relax and enjoy… TINEL is the place for the good mood and the great food.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

From the moment you are greeted in to the restaurant, you feel welcome. The waiters are efficient and smiling and are giving you the best service. The atmosphere is relaxing and warm. And the food makes you want to lick the plate. Always a pleasure to eat here :-)

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Idstein, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loads of traffic in and around the restaurant, very pushy waiters who basically force the menue on you while you are passing the little street. Food is not too bad, although I really cannot see why people are so over-enthusiastic in parts. Seafood pizza was lacking the seafood. I had grilled squid with Mangold But neither the squid was particularly... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, ZOe Thanks for your review. Best regards, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We eat green spaghetti with salmon,pasta carbonara and lasagne with meat. It was excellent.i recomend!

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Tisa K ...thanks for the highest marks in all segments. I hope to see you again. Best regards, More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I usually do not go to restaurants which are on or close to the main square, You just expect them to be tourist traps. In the case of Tinel, you get an honest meal for an honest price. We do not like the huge volumes and prefer the healthier version without lots of bread and fries. Tinel did not disappoint... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Dirk D Thanks for review. Every year we strive to be better than last. I hope to see you again. Best regards, More

Hollola / bratislava
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our family of 5 ate a good dinner. Kids pasta bolgnese & pizzas were great. Adults swordfish good, chicken with polenta tasteless.

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, MikkoKu Thanks for your review. Best regards, More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Upon discovering Tinel, I made it m own 'tinel' - a place to relax and start - or end - the night. The food selection and combinations are very innovative, especially the sea food. We've (my friends and I) dined there several times during our stay, and had coffee and pizza few times during a day.

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Massimo F Thanks for your review. Thank you for the confidence you have shown several times Best regards More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

During our summer trip to Europe and Croatia we made sure to visit Tinel again. Tinel remained true to its reputation; awesome environment, right in the center of the old city, with food. We had a very warm welcome from the owner, Majika, who remembered us from our visit last year (yes he did indeed - we recalled the small... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Peter C Thanks for your review. Of course I remember you. Thank you for the great compliment - New York :-) I hope to see you again Best regards More

Workington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On first impressions, it's down a side street and looks a bit out of the way. The guy serving our table was a bit rushed and not as polite as what you would expect but....... Once the food came... All is forgiven. I had lasagne, it was a massive portion and it was fantastic, really, the best I've had, tasty... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Jon9344 Thanks for your review. What to say? I think that sentence "best meals I've had for ages," says it all. Thanks Best regards More

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This year we visited again this small restaurant in Zadar city centre. Owner of the restaurant and staff were very wellcome and friendly. Restaurant was packed with local people and tourists. This time we tried Brodetto made of sqid and sea bream stuffed with motar (tipical seaside grass- Crithmum maritimum), goat cheese and shrimps. Very innovative and tasty. Whenever we... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, IvanK436 Thanks for your review. Guests like you give us even higher motivation to be even better ... Thanks again, hoping to see you again. best regards More

Herning, Denmark
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been in Zadar, 2 times (2013 & 2014), and have visited this restaurant both times.. Like my headline says; the food is very delicious and the restaurant is very cosy. Expect some waiting time for a table if you visit the restaurant at the primetime, but the food is absolutely worth waiting for :))

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, ZlatkoAlispahic First of all receive apologies for delay with the answer. thanks for the review and confidence two consecutive years. I hope to see you again next year. best regards, More

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