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“not my cup of tea”
Review of Cucina Tamar - CLOSED

Cucina Tamar
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“not my cup of tea”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

They serve simple Italian food, not something to write home about, in a not very clean and not very new and not very lighted space. That would be okay if prices were not so expensive.

Visited February 2013
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Tel Aviv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Italian restaurant”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Good Italian Place, recommend the following opening dishes - Calamari, Sardines and Tortellini.
Main dishes - Steaks are good - Fillet, Sheitel and Chicken Liver
Not all of the main dishes came out together and we got a free round of drinks on the house.
Overall recommend for good Italian food in a nice Romantic Restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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telaviv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice Italian Cusine”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

An authentic Italian cuisine located in an industrial area south tel aviv.Very authentic dishes ,not cheap .Good service .Good selection of Italia wines.

  • Visited November 2012
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Wolfville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Italian Chic in Tel-Aviv”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Excellent dinner!
Simple but delicious Italian cuisine.Every item on manu is home made.Great & very original Pasta dishes.
Nice wine list.A reasonable overall price. Very good value
We were very pleased with the choice

  • Visited October 2012
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice authentic Italian place”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our first time at Cucina Tamar, and probably not the last.
We had coupons for a pre-defined menu, which had a good value-for-money. The restaurant was half-full on Saturday lunchtime, and even though the menu was laconic, the waitress was very hospitable and gave detailed descriptions of the different dishes.
For starters we had the fried house bread with some small dishes (zucchini antipasti, red pepper coulis, fried eggplants, sweet potatoes). The bread was interesting, tasted a little like donuts, and the antipasti was standard, but on the good side of it.
Then for first course we had two dishes each - one was spinach spaghetti with mushrooms. It was quite tasty, "umami" in taste (no added MSG, don't worry), and we both enjoyed it a lot. The second first dish was Pasta roses - cooked in the over, with Schinken and Béchamel and asparagus sauce. This was a real delight, and we both strangled the desire to lick the plate...
The main courses followed - I picked the pork spare ribs in fennel sauce, which was mediocre in compare with the previous dishes... not really the best spare ribs I had. Across the table, the Veal Scaloppine with Spätzle in lemon and white wine sauce was much better - a refined dish with layers of flavor which I liked very much.
Then came the last courses, which I liked a lot whereas my girlfriend didn't. They consisted of a nice digestif, which accompanied a small piece of Almond Tagliatelle cake (quite nice) and sweet Lemon Semifreddo. The espressos were a fine ending to a nice meal.
All through the meal the music in the background was Italian, mostly 50's-70's (Sanremo and such), which I like a lot, but unfortunately a couple of the songs were played twice, and one was played three times... expand your collection, Tamar! :-)
Anyway, it was a fine meal, and for the price of 258nis ($67) it's very much recommended!

  • Visited October 2012
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