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Tinel

Don Ive Prodana 2, Zadar, Croatia
+ 385 98 975-7130
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Ranked #27 of 97 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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Sunny Brighton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Delicious grilled polenta and grilled vegetables accompanied our Greek salad. The Feta was as it should be; creamy, smooth but also sharp and tangy. I've had a few pizzas in my time and the vegetarian pizza here was very good - better than I had a few months back in southern Italy. The setting is cool and relaxing with gloss... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, BrightonNeil Thanks for your review. Although we are not vegetarian restaurant, we strive to satisfy every guest. Best regards, More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you like your food to be burnt go for it If you like your calamari not cleaned and decently prepared go for it If you like the beef to be overcooked go for it If you like pasta bolognese and want to receive a whole bucket of ravioli with the cheapest presentation again it is the right place .... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Herve D Thank you for your review. It's really amazing that you can write this kind of comment on the service and food despite the fact that your plates remained completely clean as they came out of the dishwasher!! In the hospitality industry there is a rule that the customer is always right! And we stand by that. You... More

Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Myself and two teenage children visited the Tinel Bistro three times in July 2014. All the meals had were delicious and worth every penny. The menu is fantastic and offers exceptional food at a reasonable price. After dining in other average restaurants we were delighted to find this hidden treasure. The service was good and the atmosphere was lovely, the... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Whitnus-Maximus Thanks for the review and recommendation. All the best ... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We found Tinel tucked away in a small side alley. Nice atmosphere, the waiters were friendly and the food tastey. I had the John Dory with truffle which was excellent. The polenta could have used a bit more salt. We also visited Pet Bunara and Malo misto which weren't as good and pricier on top. Well worth a visit.

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, Stephan V Thanks for your review. I hope to see you again... Best regards, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Me and my boyfriend visited last night and we loved it! Service was more than good, and our food arrived very quickly and it was really good! I had Kiss the cook pasta and he had pasta with salmon - both of our meals were delicious! Atmosphere was really romantic and sweet... we'll be back!:)

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Dear, Anela K Thanks for your review. I hope to see you soon Best regards, More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

loved it pizzas are great pastas are amazing and price is so reasonable the atmosphere was really nice I would recommend pasta with cream and shrimps for 75 Kunas

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Dear, florencecoller_123 Thanks for the nice review. I hope to see you again Best regards, More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had there breakfast (!!!!!!!!), dinner. (My boyfriend had their special fish and said it was the best dish he had ever had!!!) and coffee when we left. The best dinner we had in our trip!!!

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Dear, ayelet m Thanks for the review. I'm glad that you are satisfied with our service. Hope to see you again ... Best regards, More

manchester, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is one of the first restaurants you'll come across after walking across the footbridge from the other side of the harbour. My advice is to keep on walking. My wife and I each had a steak rolled and filled with cheese, served with a pesto sauce. This should have been a vibrant green colour. What we got was a... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, HarryS_9 First of all please accept my apologies for the inconvenience, that you experienced inTINEL. We wanted a little refresh our menu, and that's why we changed the sauce. My waiter's behavior is unacceptable! I'll find a way that this never happens again I hope you will provide us another chance. Please ask me. Best regards More

Brignoles, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We wanted a omelette for lunch, most restaurants ,sorry we only serve for breakfast, are omelettes that difficult?. But at Tinel, no we do not usually do omelettes but come in we will organise something. Great very nice omelettes, salad, glass of wine. Excellent nothing to much trouble, will go back

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, RogerM89 Thanks for the review set Our goal is satisfy every guest, regardless of purchase orders Best regards, More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This unassuming restaurant is one of the gems of Zadar. In a trip to Croatia with many excellent meals, this one stands out as particularly fresh, delicious, and all around excellent. The food is thoughtful, as is the service and the decor. And of course, the prices are fair - after all, I wouldn't want to pay much less for... More

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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review

Hi, JordanKwok Thanks for the nice review and   the highest marks in all segments. I'm glad that you were our guest. Hope to see you again... Best regards, More

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