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“Great ambient and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mel and Michelle

Mel and Michelle
Ranked #300 of 1,577 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Mel & Michelle is a small and intimate restaurant run by chef Nir Wayman.The chef infuse personal and artisanal touches on classical Italian cuisine.Hand made gnocchi, fresh pasta and local produce from the various markets are the basis of the seasonal menu, which also incorporates truffle oils, Roman artichokes and spices from around the globe.White table cloths, soft- incandescent lighting and an attentive staff create the calm and welcoming ambiance, characteristic of Mel & Michelle.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great ambient and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We liked the restaurant therefore we visited it twice in one week. Food is delicious although portions can be small and prices aren't that small (but this is Israel in general, so nothing special here). Nevertheless this is good Italian no pizza restaurant, with great ambient and atmosphere, friendly staff, small, always crowded in the evening, so I recommend you to make reservations.

  • Visited March 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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417 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Romantic and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Mel & Michelle is a gourmet restaurant situated in the busy Ben Yehuda street. Book in advance for 8-9pm to fully absorb the romantic candlelight atmosphere. The restaurant has an Italian-French theme and no dish was disappointing.

We started with Caprese of cherry tomatoes which was tasty but very small (all their piccoli dishes are miniature) and "Vitello Tonnato" - cold slices of veal with Tuna aioli sauce, anchovy and capers that proved delicious. For secondi we ordered the seared mullet with purple potato gnocchi (yum!) and oven roasted Corvina fillet which came with unbelievably divine sauce. Cherries and Mascarpone for dessert and we were good to go. Shame on the poor Espresso though that didn't make the bar even when they tried again.

The place has a quiet romantic vibe (inside), excellent service and great food. House wine also proved a good choice. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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6 reviews
“Italaien food like it should be!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

Me and my gf had a great time in this small and lovely tarattoria. We had a great polenta, 2 glasses of cihanti just like we had in toscany and an awsome torttelini. The desert we chose was a magnificent tiramisu.

  • Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“big diasappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We made a reservation well in advance and showed up 5 minutes before our reserved time (which turned out to be the openingtime of the restaurant) and were told that the reastaurant was in fact not open yet!?! We were the only guests (opposite the street was a restaurant fully packed, seemingly a popular place). This reastaurant finally had only 3 tables occupied!
According to reviews this restaurant was supposed to be a gourmet restaurant. Well it just did not meet our expectations and it was one of the most expensive restaurants we visited this time in TA. The inexpensive fish restaurant a few houses down the road served much better food in a nicer atmosphere!

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
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“Quiet Peaceful High Quality Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Located on Ben Yehuda Street, just east of the beachfront hotels, this small, quiet restaurant offers excellent Italian cuisine. We shared a grilled calamari appetizer on a bed of couscous and chopped spinach with a light sauce. Our main courses were a veal filled tortellini and candy shaped pasta in a light olive oil sauce. Both were ample portions with unique flavors. The light sauces were in contrast to the typical full bodied sauces on Italian foods. Directly across the street was a much more well known restaurant that was very busy. But Mel & Michelle offered a more quiet and peaceful dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bill L
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