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“Unexpected delights”
Review of Topoleone Trattoria - CLOSED

Topoleone Trattoria
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Trattoria Meridionale
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I was enjoying Machane Yehude when I saw an elderly, and apparently quite poor, man and his wife sitting outside Topolino. He was very much enjoying some delicious looking small fish, which could have been sardines.

I was lucky to be given a small table - people were coming in all the time, many had to be refused. I saw sardines on the menu, followed by a fish cous cous. I sat back, and decided to enjoy myself so ordered a glass of house red, which was excellent.

When the sardines were served, they were not the same as those I'd seen previously but were three fillets, prepared stuffed. I was initially disappointed partly also because they seemed small. I needn't have worried. Not only were they totally delicious but also quite filling.

Between courses, I was served a complimentary salad, exquisitely dressed. Why can't I make a dressing like that?

The fish cous cous, was also beautifully seasoned and generous with both fish and cous cous so I was really full and satisfied. The bill, 155 NIS was presented with two pieces of truffles.

This, for me, was certainly not a cheap meal but I had no regrets. Everything about Topolinos called for a return visit - except that there are so many other wonderful restaurants!

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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Topolino is very small and it is hard to find a space without reservatios. If you get a place do not miss the " Pizza Bianka" a heavenly Pizza without tomatoes but with Zucini and Pears - Out of this world!

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

a quiet, tiny place. Home made pasta with unusual fillings and sauces, and some not trivial other dishes offered. Good service. Come, sit, eat, go. Usually busy.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

we entered the restaurant and immediately were transferred from a busy mid-day main road near the entrance the Shuk Mahane Yehuda into a quiet, elegant but modest restaurant. Not more that 10 small tables. Home made pasta is offered with unusual suaces. Fish are also offered. Service is efficient and nice. Dessert was excelent.

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Thank iritoren
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Authentic preparation , quality ingredients, lovely cosy atmosphere, friendly service: and Topolino has maintained it's standards for many years--- this is why it has a devoted local clientele, including us!! Cynthia and Ilan Rubin, Jerusalem

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