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Italian, French, Mediterranean, Israeli
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0.7 miles from Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

The experience at Atalya was truly magical. At every turn you felt authenticity, whether it was from the local ingredients that made for amazing dishes, or in delightful conversation that Atalya and Roi engage and the stories about their food, families, and village. It's truly...a trip through tastes, sweeping vistas, family histories, and everything in between. A most unique experience.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2020

Dear Joseph, we are so glad to hear you had a good time! it was a big pleasure for us to host you here, and you really impress us with your stories about your adventures around the world. we cant wait to have you as...More

Reviewed March 1, 2020

Our family of 20 celebrated at Atalya's today. We came for Brunch and everything was superb - The place, the food (everything was delicious!). She prepared few Gluten-free dishes especially for our son (who has Celiac disease). Atalya puts so much effort in all the...details but with such ease that it seems almost effortless. Her informality also made us feel welcome and at home. The atmosphere was intimate, exactly as we fantasized this Bday celebration to be (and more)!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2020

Hello, I'm sorry for the delay, the world got a little crazy since then..... I'm so happy to read your review, it was a pleasure to host you! I will be more than happy to host you again in the future, you are always welcome...More

Reviewed February 29, 2020

We were hosted (a family of 14 ) by Atalya and her staff on Friday evening. The hospitality was amazing, the food was excellent, diverse and unique, the experience for the whole family was extraordinary. Rafi.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the meal and all of the experience you had here. It was a pleasure to host you! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed February 26, 2020

After a few days of consuming a diet of largely hummus and kabobs our family was looking for something a little different. We found just what we were looking for, fresh made food and a family friendly atmosphere. We felt like welcomed guests and the...food was fantastic from the start. I wished we could take the starter bread home with us and the entire meal was delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2020

Hello, So glad to hear that you had a good time in my place (even though kabab and humus are not bad at all) You are more than welcome any time you are in Israel Best regards Atalya

Reviewed January 11, 2020

Our family of 14, ranging in ages from 8-80 celebrated a pre New Year's Eve dinner at Atalya. It was the most enjoyable and delicious evening! Atalya has a beautiful home, filled with lovely art, in a beautiful setting. We started the evening with a...walk up to her rooftop where we saw beautiful views of Jerusalem. There was a platter of a version of "sufganiyot," in honor of Chanukah. It was a mini pita with fig jam, from her garden, and a slice of cheese, delicious with layered flavors. Our dinner began with a babka workshop. Everyone, including the children, was so engaged! She made it a fun activity that all participated in. While the babka was baking we enjoyed a delicious dinner that she prepared. There was a focaccia which we devoured. Many salads were served, all with fresh ingredients and seasoned to perfection. The main course was a chicken which was slow cooked, a meat dish and rice. Everything was delectable. There were lots of unusual flavors. She told us all of the spices that she used as she served the courses. The children, not so adventurous, ate pasta which they enjoyed. Atalya is a lovely gracious hostess and we enjoyed her company as well as that of her servers. We had communicated in advance about all of the allergies and she was able to prepare a wonderful dinner, keeping to the guidelines we set. Our family had memorable excellent meals in Israel and the dinner at Atalya's was definitely a highlight! When we returned home I was thinking of preparing the chicken dish so I contacted Atalya. Within 2 days she responded with a detailed recipe. If you are looking for a family cooking adventure with a chef, Atalya is the best choice ever.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Marian Thank you so much for such a detailed review. I was honored to host your lovely family. It was a great time for me to walk in the market with you, bake together and cook a meal for you. I'm sure you're gonna make...More

Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

We had the most amazing time, dinner was great, the atmosphere was superb. Atalya is a wonderful hostess.she embraced us into her home and into her kitchen with happiness and grace. It was a wonderful experience which we will cherish forever. We highly recommend to...try this experience at least once ( and then you will surely go back again and again)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Dear Cari Your amazing words means a lot to me. I'm so happy you chose to celebrate here in my place. Thanks a lot for your review and looking forward to have you as my guests again

Reviewed January 3, 2020

Atalya is an incredible chef and a wonderful host. The breads were as good as we had anywhere in Israel (and they were great all over!). Each small starter was better than the last. The entrees were both delicious (extraordinary chicken tagine). Even the dessert...was to die for. Even the small selection of Israeli wines was a home run. I can't recommend this Atalya highly enough--ten stars!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed all the parts of the meal you had here. Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed December 24, 2019

I had two culinary tours with Atalya. One in Ein Karem and the second in the Jerusalem market. Both of the tours were Excellent!!! Atalya is amazing and has a lot of knowledge about history, food, and gastronomy. Also she is a wondeful chef! highly...recommended!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2019

I'm so glad to read your words, it fills up my heart. Thank you! I had such a fun day with you guys. Regards, Atalya

Reviewed November 15, 2019

Atalya is a unique and very busy person, despite her young age. Every Friday morning she serves brunch to a handful of people in the beautiful stone house she was born in. The view is breathtaking, the atmosphere is homey, and the food is amazing,...all made from local fresh ingredients. But the best part is the host herself: vibrant, energetic, full of stories about the village and the food, running between the kitchen and the dining room. We had a great time ! She's booked months in advance but it's well worth the wait ... Don't miss it!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2019

Thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the local flavors and the variety of dishes! Thank you for your warm words.

Reviewed November 7, 2019

This was my second time dining with Atalya. As an American resident in Jerusalem, I regularly host visiting family and friends on tours of the Holy Land. I reserve Atalya only for those who will most appreciate the lavish, meticulously-prepared, locally-sourced meals! It is highlight...of any trip. Let Atalya take you on a culinary journey. She is a warm, generous hostess who cooks with incredible passion. She would be a perfect fit on "Chef's Table." Make reservations well in advance for her private dinners and prepare yourself for a very memorable evening!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Atalya E, Owner at Atalya, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2019

Dear Jenny, I'm so glad to read your incredible words, it fills up my heart. Thank you! I enjoyed hosting you and your friends and I wish to see you soon. Regards to the family, Atalya

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JerryBels
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Hi Jerry, The place is not kosher, but we do have a kosher style meals.
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Hello The place suits for up to 28 people. I'll be happy to have you as our guests 💝
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