13.11.2011 16.Cheschwan. 5772
This Tel Aviv restaurant is intimate, impressive and utterly Italian.
Bellini, nestled in the Suzanne Dellal plaza for more than 16 years, is the place to go before or after a performance. In winter, sit in the Tuscan farmhouse setting, and in the summer enjoy the people watching on the plaza from the outdoor tables. Rough stucco walls, tiled floors and a high-beamed ceiling accommodate tables covered in red or green- checkered cloths. A large fireplace and stone bread oven for baking the crusty house focaccia occupy one wall. To the rear, a seductive display of the day’s antipasto salads separates the dining area from the garlic-fragrant open kitchen. It is hard to tell what is warmer – the atmosphere or the attentive service.
Chef Amir Schuller wanted my dining companion and me to get a good understanding of what the restaurant has to offer, so after we provided a little guidance as to our likes and dislikes, we were brought a parade of tastes….