NileGuide Expert Says:
Great Italian home-style food.
Ha-Ma'alot St 7, Jerusalem, Israel
NileGuide Expert tip:
Ask Chef Ottolenghi to sing an aria--he's a professional singer as well as a chef!
Chef Gionatan Ottolenghi heads this family-run kosher Italian restaurant that's a short walk from Jaffa Gate and New Gate in the Old City.
Situated in the Safra Square complex, the restaurant is full of atmosphere. The home-made fettucini, lasagna, penne and pasta are topped with superb sauces, and the traditional tiramisu dessert is worth every calorie.
A fine Israeli and Italian wine list and friendly service make this a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.