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“Don't miss it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Topolino Pizza

Topolino Pizza
62 Agripas, Jerusalem, Israel
2 622-3466
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Ranked #37 of 468 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Wonderful fish dishes, wonderful atmosphere! For a special meal, will definitely go back!
Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Topolino (misspelled on TripAdvisor as 'Tupolino') is a very small restaurant just down the hill a few meters from the Mahane Yehuda public market. Look for the green awning, with a couple tables on the sidewalk.The place is unpretentious, the service is always friendly and helpful, but not intrusive, and the food is consistently very good: fresh, well-prepared, Italian with a hint of Israeli fusion. Plenty of choices for vegetarians, good fish, really good salads and desserts. Nice Israeli wine selection and decent-sized pour for the price. In terms of a gourmet restaurant, it's a good value.

About those salads - Topolino is strictly kosher (dairy, fish, eggs), but has abandoned the rabbinate's certification program after being ordered to use only hydroponic lettuce. In the past, my one reservation about the restaurant was rather pallid salad -- well, now that they have taken a stand on it, they created a basil and mixed greens, sweet-and-salty almond salad that really proves their point.

And those desserts -- the chocolate souffle is really more a Lava cake, not a classic souffle, but it is one of the best I've had anywhere. However, try the also misnamed halvah parfait -- really more a a frozen halvah mousse in date syrup -- a subtle, complex, brilliant confection. Perfect with espresso, which they offer also in decaf, unlike most Israeli restaurants.

Being so small, reservations are a must for normal Israeli dinner times, and for Friday lunch. However, if you are up for an early dinner -- 6 or 6:30 PM -- you will almost always be able to get in with little or no notice. Closed for Shabbat, otherwise open for lunch and dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I was in the mood for a nice and fresh salad. What was served to me was just the opposite. The greens were wilted - possible from them being coated in cheese. It reminded me of looking at the leaves on flowers and seeing a bunch of aphids. Just not appetizing at all. I sent back my salad and low and behold, they did not offer to replace it with a thing, yet they still charged me. That is bad business and I will never return to Topolino.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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stamford, CT
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Extraordinary flavors and unusual dishes make this a very special place. Our waitress streered us away from dishes that might be too salty and was even cautious about spiciness. However, the spices were wonderful and tasty. The bread in Israel is always amazing and here it was also true. Everything was better than expected and the tiramisu was heavenly

Visited July 2013
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“Best Italian in Jerusalem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Truly the best. Our usual place for celebrating occasions.
Beetroot gnocchi is highly recommended.
Ask for the Fabri cherries with your desert

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West New York, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went for lunch after a walk through the Machneuda market.
Very nice and friendly service.The food ,italian,outstanding.
Good price.
Waiting to go back.
Do not missed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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