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“Very average...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cantina

Cantina
Ranked #719 of 1,577 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very average...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The food was average but the prices were not. Way too expensive for what you get. Unlike other reviews the service was fine. I would not be rushing back.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Terrible service, average food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

I went here with hesitation, having read some of the reviews, which unfortunately were very accurate. Firstly the staff - waitresses were surly, miserable and looked under-age and spent most of the time pouting in a corner, chatting to each other, rather than doing their jobs. The menu was quite limited and pricey and the food was just average. Minestrone soup was watery and covered in coriander which overpowered it. Spaghetti bolognese was similarly covered with coriander and was greasy. Food was expensive and the restaurant was small and crowded. But it was the miserable staff that mostly ruined it for me. Save your money and go to Rustica down the road - better food and much nicer staff and less expensive!

  • Visited December 2013
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296 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

It was not bad, but not really great…
Just another average Italian restaurant.
You can't go wrong with lunch in this place, but if you are celebrating something special, I would recommend choose somewhere else…
Nothing out of the ordinary… Boring, but OK...

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Ben B
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Los Angeles
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Surprisingly poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

After a week of friendly and professional service in Tel Aviv restaurants (especially at Alma), this was a surprise. Glum, surly and more interested in smoking than serving, our black-clad waitresses made us feel like an imposition in an empty restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank BFMfriend
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Distinctly average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We ate inside to take advantage of the air conditioning. Maybe it was because everyone else was outside, but we felt like we had been forgotten about. service was slow, and matter of fact, not at all friendly. Menu is typical Italian fare, nothing special. Eating once here was enough

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Noel G
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