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Lavan bacinematek

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11th Hebron Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the Cinmatek of Jerusalem in front of best view of old Jerusalem.Has large indoor part and also large terrace to the view.Menu has veriety options.The food is not sophisticated but really good and large portions.Some of the meals are big enough to share like the Snithzel we had!!!

Thank reliwitz
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lavan is situated inside the Jerusalem Cinemateque, opposite the old city walls. You can't really ask for better views when you sit next to a window. At night the walls are lit creating a gorgeous picture. The menu doesn't have many dishes to choose from and I like that. To me it says that the dishes that are served, are... More 

Thank Shai D
Jerusalem, Israel
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rest. located In the Jerusalem Cinematheque. If you didnt plane to watch a movie you will find the location not perfect. BUT: good Italian style food plus the great bonus - excellent old city view from the balcony.

Thank Yudcohen
Tel Aviv, Israel
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45 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came at 11:30. We got the breakfast menu - lunch starts at noon. Out of the six items - they didn't have the 'Jerusalem breakfast' (how come it's similar to the other items on the Manu) neither the French toast (ran out of bread?), capersa salad and one more that I forget. We asked for the lunch menu, one... More 

Thank MrFiodie
Jerusalem, Israel
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105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a family lunch at Lavan ,an Italian-style restaurant overlooking the Old City walls,Mt Zion and the Gehenna (Gai Ben Hinnom) valley. Service was efficient, food was tasty, there was a children's menu too. Tip: For easy access use elevator situated under footbridge at roadside(otherwise-the restaurant is way down the slope and there are too many stairs). Parking is available... More 

Thank David Z
Knoxville, Tennessee
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141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Definitely sit on the patio and have a lovely view of the Old City at sunset. The service here was excellent, and the food was delicious. Good sides and starters and a delectable dip for the bread... wine was reasonably priced, too. Again, great servers. I was here with a large group, and they were patient, kind, attentive, and prompt... More 

Thank LadyDarcy
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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207 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

What's not to like? Great food (and not the usual yada yada), a great view (of the old city), Friendly service (in English or Hebrew, and for those of us who don't observe Shabbat, it is open on Friday evenings. The menu was described as Italian, but that might only be because they have pasta on the menu. Try the... More 

Thank PaulLMullen
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Jerusalem we wanted something to eat but we didn't want go to a touristic place so our Israeli friend took us to Lavan restaurant. The staff was kind and friendly, some of us ordered beer, I loved it it was nice and cold!!! For starter I had red tuna, it was very nice and chicken schnitzel for main,... More 

Thank Gaetano L
Jerusalem, Israel
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Lavan is always one of my favorit Italian restaurants in Jerusalem (which like an old wine is getting better with the years). I'm trying to think what dish to recomand but truly all are great and prices are very reasoable. and anyway who cares about the food while seating in front of such a view! so reserve a table on... More 

Thank orly757
Lake Worth, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Excellent food and service with fair and reasonable prices. The staff were attentive and accommodating.

Thank Shalomgail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11th Hebron Road, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: 02-6737393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?