Once in a while I frequent this place with my family and/or friends. I must have eaten here at least 8-10 times. This restaurant never fails to satisfy. First you should know that all tables are set out on the pavements (all shaded and fans in summer, gas heaters in winter), only the tiny bar is sort of indoors but not really. The location is the very heart of the bustling flee market, so always a great spot for people watching. The staff is the friendliest, most attentive and accommodating I have encountered - perhaps anywhere. All in all, the ambiance is very reminiscent of a cheerful little trattoria in some alley in Rome. The food is simple but always fresh and almost always well prepared, with some dishes ascending to the level of perfect. Until today I always tried various pastas and fish, which were almost invariably tasty (the crab gnocchi, as mentioned here before, is somewhat of an exception); but the beef fillet stakes we had today proved to me that the people in the kitchen have far more to offer than a good Fungi sauce. A PERFECT steak in every way, served with perfect potatoes and perfect grilled broccolis. Definitely not what I was expecting to get on a sidewalk in old Jaffa. The month wine was also excellent, especially considering its price. Pizzas, of the thin, crispy kind, are very good; salads too. But most of all it's the underlying feeling that this place is run with love, and is based on the desire to make every customer happy. Fridays and Saturdays can be very busy at lunchtime and dinner, so it's wise to reserve in advance.
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