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“A Pizza, One Olive, and a Struggling Musician.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tinel

Tinel
Ranked #19 of 184 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Tinel! Enjoy the atmosphere of the ancient Zadar town on the peninsula mixed with all the buzz of the near-by piazza, the Zadar’s main square.In the old Dalmatian homes, the room used for socializing and relaxation was referred to as “tinel”. In Italy and in the South of France it is the name used for dining rooms or refectories. So what a better place to experience Mediterranean and Dalmatia, the history of the old-age towns built from stone and gastronomical secretes of their residents, then in the very center of the over three thousand years old town of Zadar.Restaurant TINEL is a restaurant, a bistro, a pizzeria and a spaghetteria. It is a casual and relaxed eatery, with friendly crew and excellent chefs. We offer traditional Mediterranean and Dalmatian cuisine with a touch of creativity and contemporary themes. Whether you look for pasta, pizza, salads, meats or fish, you will find it here. Join us, relax and enjoy… TINEL is the place for the good mood and the great food.
Atlanta, Georgia
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A Pizza, One Olive, and a Struggling Musician.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Went here based on the better than average reviews but was a bit disappointed because of some small details. Ordered a Hawaiian pizza and it was good. But the un-serrated knife on the table was not right for a thick pizza not cut in the kitchen, so cutting the pizza was hard. Kept staring at the single olive on the pizza. Was it there by "accident"? If so, how did it get there? If not and it was part of the recipe, why only one? Did the chef run out of olives, or was he skimping and gave me only one olive deliberately? The hired street musician/entertainer (singer/guitarist) near the restaurant entrance had a most difficult time hitting the right notes and became somewhat irritating because of that as the meal progressed. In summary, a good meal that could have earned a better than average grade, but some items were missing or just plain wrong.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We visited Zadar for a week and tried to fit in as many restaurants as possible but when dining here for the first time we HAD to return it was perfect!
When walking through the square in the old town past a small side street you are greeted by a musician playing traditional romantic Croation music. There are tables leading along the street leading up to a beautiful al fresco setting, there are tables inside the restaurant if you so wished also.
The waiters there are very attentive, fantastic service and very friendly. As for the food, it was beautiful. They have a photo menu that pulled us in to the restaurant and when the food arrived it still outdid our expectations, the fish plate is a must when eating here, mmmmm!
Zadar had such a nice feel to it, I loved every moment we were there and this restaurant was the cherry on the cake! If only they delivered to the UK!
Beautiful.
This was fine dining, good sized portions at a good price, not the cheapest in Zadar but we had paid more in the old town for half of the quality....you have to go!

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Melito di Napoli, Italy
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6 reviews
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“Best in old town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We compare with very good restaurants across the world and give an excellent rating!

Top food which was very nicely presented! The service was very friendly and competent. The price-quality relation is very high! One of the best in Croatia, by far!

Some guests should not forget, that quality has it's price. In general you don't get excellent food for a small price.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Unpretentious, friendly and good food too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We called in for lunch on Saturday, the weather was lovely so we sat outside on the terrace. The waiter was attentive, we ordered salad, which was fresh, tasty and a good sized dishful. The pasta and pizza looked impressive, and certainly smelt good too. Our fellow diners seemed to enjoy them! Value for money, and just the kind of place you need for a quick, tasty lunch

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Deurne (BELGIUM)
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“Cosy atmosphere, good food and portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We would recommend this address. Good portions, honest price. We had a pizza and a salad and a good tasting tomato soup.
The singer with guitar makes this place even more magically.

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