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Mar Mikhael | Gemayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 442 244
12:30 - 11:45
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 11:45
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Beirut, Lebanon
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether be it for pizza, pasta or risotto, this is the best place for a taste of Italy in Beirut Cozy and homy atmosphere and very good service. highly recommended.

Thank Chucri C
Tripoli, Lebanon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food, professional service and cozy location. Some plates' portion were small compared to the price but all in all it was worth it. One of the beat Italian restaurants in Beirut for sure! I recommend: truffles ravioli, buffalo mozzarella salad, the pizzas (as the crust is amazing) and for desert the chocolate soufflé.

Thank mariamI6745BP
Level Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

An intimate italian restaurant in Beirut. You feel like you are sitting in ur dining room, very warm and cozy. Food is excellent, meat is soft and nicely cooked, risotto and sea food is a must try and dont forget the local white wine, i went for a Saint Thomas white, and it is highly recommended

Thank Yara C
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I've probably reviewed this place before but ever time I come here I have a meal here. It is a small first come first serve restaurant that is perfect for a lunch. Great Pizzas and exceptional shiitake mushrooms in sea urchin sauce as well as the usual fare of Italian dishes. A very casual crowded joint - a must visit.

Thank Kamil5000
Beirut, Lebanon
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

One of the few good Italian restaurants in Beirut, Tavolina never disappoints. Service is quick and the food is delicious. Haven't tried everything on the menu...yet... Will keep you posted for sure. In the meantime, order the pesto gnocchi; it's heavenly!!!

Thank Naji E
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

These guys are absolutely on it. We were a big group and the food exceeded expectations. It did take a bit longer than we would have liked though. The staff were knowledgable as well and helped with the wine selection.

Thank KitchenCrowd
Beirut, Lebanon
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357 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

In a small street in Mar Mikhail that has a parking just in front (paid) . a very decent and nice atmosphere , welcoming and helpful staff , nice variety on the menu . my Risotto was excellent . A+++

Thank MrTBeirut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place is amazing at all levels... Let me start by the welcoming which is very friendly, by the Manager/Owner or the waiters. And even if the restaurant is full and it always is, you are always promised to get a table with a bit of waiting. The waiters, and during you are waiting, offer to give the menu to... More 

Thank Rola K
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Over all bland and over rated Al dente never happened Simple things should be easy Wasn't as expected to say the least

Thank Raffi B
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Was invited to dinner at this establishment and the food was pretty good. Needed some salt but still good. Our waiter was really helpful and very customer service oriented.

Thank Ali_Al-Ghanim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:30 - 11:45
12:30 - 11:45
12:30 - 11:45
12:30 - 11:45
12:30 - 11:45
12:30 - 11:45
12:30 - 11:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mar Mikhael | Gemayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 442 244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?