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“Traditional food, modern twist”
Review of Tinel

Tinel
Ranked #19 of 186 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Fareham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Traditional food, modern twist”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Healthy meals, good service and reasonable price, in the corner of the main square in the old town. Owners also have the Tinel Rooms which are great accommodation too

Visited April 2014
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Thank Alison D
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Hi, Alison D

Its nice to hear your feedback.
Thanks for the review, I hope to see you again...
Best regards
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not again!”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was the worst experience on our 7day trip to Zadar. We came for dinner and waiter was serving us in a hoodie! He looked dirty and fake friendly. The food was average, meat was overcooked and dry, pasta was without salt at all. Tried to salt it but, it was not much better. Would not recommend.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank davordevic80
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Hi, davordevic80

I am very unpleasant surprised your comments. I'm sorry and that you did not like our food. You should immediately call the waiter. He would definitely find the best solution for you. All my employees are educated professionals so it is impossible that the waiter was dirty and fake friendly.
Best regadrs,
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The great mood and even better food”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

It's a combination of things that creates an experience, and Tinel has a lot to offer. The food is really good, and few things we tried were truly amazing, on par to the best Italian restaurants in New York City (quite a few of which are, as I learned, actually operated or owned by Croatians). The atmosphere of the old town and the view of the main town square with all the buzz and happenings, with a table on a side street that still allows a level of privacy. Combined with a charismatic owner who is always there to welcome and entertain guests, but also to run, take care of or bring whatever a guest might need, all the ingredients for a good mood and a great food are there. If - no, when I visit Croatia again, we'll be in Tinel for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Peter C
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Hi, Peter C

Thanks for your review
We are pleased with graditudes like these and they give us extra dedication.

Best regards,
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London
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131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent value well presented”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

small restaurant in he old town on the left down an alley just over the pedestrian bridge. Really nicely presented different food with limited menu. Service was OK- it was raining so we sat inside for lunch - only about 5 tables but more outside space (I think). House red wine by glass was lovely at 22kn.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank zorrothecat
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hi,zorrothecat

Thanks for your time to review.
I am pleased that you enjoyed our little restaurant.
I hope to see you again ...

Best regards
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Pakostane, Croatia
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place, not so nice food”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very nice and romantic place, friendly and nice service. Food: spaghetti with mushrooms correct, rib eye steak not so tasty, mozzarella on grilled vegetables very low quality. Vine of the house too expensive if you do not know what you drink.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Mlinka
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Hi, Mlinka
Thanks for the review.
We take your comments into consideration.
It is interesting to hear the good neighbor critics...

Best regards,
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