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“Best Bet on the Sabbath” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Tiberias

Little Tiberias
Haqishon St, Downtown | Near Leonardo Club Down Town, Tiberias 14200, Israel
+972 4-679-2806
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Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Tiberias
Price range: $30 - $50
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Little Tiberias is a quality chef-restaurant with a menu featuring gourmet French Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is located inside a building that forms part of the ancient city wall of Tiberias and that dates back to Roman times. Its special setting, as well as the beautifully planned interior, grant Little Tiberias an exclusive European atmosphere, like a little French Riviera on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.The restaurant is family-owned, and was opened by Rafi, the head of the family and the founder. The whole family are culinary specialists, with generations of acquired knowledge. They are headed by the restaurant's chef, David Oudiz, whose kitchen produces excellent original dishes - starters, appetizers, soups and pastas, and succulent main dishes of fish, meat and seafood. Try our entrecote beef steak (300 g), beef Stroganoff (250 g fillet of beef), shrimp martini (with a sauce of cream, garlic and basil, topped with Parmesan) and a whole range of fine dishes. Our menu features a selection of desserts and many quality wines. As befits a beautifully designed, romantic restaurant in a tourist destination, the clientele of Little Tiberias is very varied - guests are of all ages, foreign and Israeli tourists, couples, and regular clients from the city and the surrounding region who enjoy their dining experience and come back again and again. The atmosphere is relaxed, with a blend of harmonious background music - classical jazz, romantic music, and popular hits. In the 1980s, the building housed a famous pub that was a major leisure attraction in Tiberias and for residents of the region. Later, an Italian restaurant was opened, but in recent years the site was renovated and improved. Some dishes on the menu (like our renowned steak with pepper and cream), remain as before, with all the tradition and know-how that the family accumulated. The restaurant, designed by architect Gadi Shamir, has two wings: the old, authentic wing, with beautiful wood elements of old telephone poles carved in classic style, with wooden wine racks, and a mural painted by the famous Tiberias-born artist - Amos Yaskil. The beautiful new wing is larger, and now offers a bar that's perfect for drinking wine and spirits, and for dining too. You can also sit on the spacious balcony, with its windows offering impressive views. We are happy to cater private events in a separate room.
Berkeley, California
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“Best Bet on the Sabbath”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We arrived in Tiberias on Friday evening and the town was shut down. It was eerie for those of us who were experiencing our first Sabbath in a Jewish town, with only an occasional car or pedestrian on the streets after sundown. On the Sabbath, there are only a handful of restaurants open (we saw only 2, the Scots hotel where we were staying and this restaurant).

As others have noted, the food is quite good, with good Israeli wines. There is no smoking in the restaurant (thank goodness) but smokers were congregating by the front door, so if you were seated in the area you would receive some second hand smoke every time the door opened and closed. Consider this when choosing a table. We sat at a table facing the street (more of an alley really) and this felt less claustrophobic than the interior.

The waitresses were helpful within the limits of their English language capability, but it all worked out. If you are going to be in Tiberias on the Sabbath you need to make a reservation because this place is very popular.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plainview, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

we visited this restaurant in August and were glad that we did. The fish was very fresh and the vegetables amazing. Both the owner and the server were very helpful with the menu choices and were very pleasant. Everyone in our party was pleased. I would highly recommend this restaurant to locals and tourists.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

the resturant is very known in the area for her good food and dishes. dont miss the first dishes.
and the steak with the cream and paper souce.

Visited April 2013
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Tiberias, Israel
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“Great place to eat in Tiberias!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tasty entrecote steak and nice tasty cauliflower with garlic and lemon.the liver pâté is great and atmosphere is romantic. The prices are a bit expensive but think it is worth it. Recommended!!!

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Perth, Australia
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“Great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were looking for a great place to eat on our last night in Galilee and we found it. Little Tiberias is tucked away from the main street and has a lovely intimate feel to it. The menu had a great variety and everyone in our group was really happy with what they received. The service was great. I would certainly eat there again if I ever have the opportunity.

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

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