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Cielo

  • 072-3290710
  • 18 Ben Sira St, Jerusalem
  • Sun-Thurs from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:30 to 11:30 pm
    Fri from 6:30 to 11:00 pm
    Sat from 12:30 to 4:00 pm and 6:30 to 11:00 pm

Adi Cohen, Our Chef

Adi Cohen has been the head chef and owner of Cielo since he opened the restaurant in 1992. With roots in Italy, he focuses on the cuisine of northern Italy with a touch of the Neopolitan kitchen.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 146 traveler reviews
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Good Pasta
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After a week of Kosher, Israeli food, my kids wanted Italian food. Cielo was recommended and we made a reservation early. We were the first ones on the restaurant at 7 and the door was locked but they opened it. We were seated promptly and the menu was explained. We...

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After a week of Kosher, Israeli food, my kids wanted Italian food. Cielo was recommended and we made a reservation early. We were the first ones on the restaurant at 7 and the door was locked but they opened it. We were seated promptly and the menu was explained. We are not overly picky. The kids are easy-spaghetti bolognese. They ordered linguini bolognese and got angel hair instead. They were disappointed but enjoyed it. Very meaty which they liked. My wife ordered the spaghetti and added a little hot pepper and loved it. It was cooked al dente. We ordered the mixed salad which was excellent and 2 salads served the seven of us. I had tomato soup and it was fine. I had the penne arrabbiata which was as it should be. One of our party had jumbo shrimp in white wine and olive oil and the dish was excellently flavored and well cooked. The vegetable side was a little skimpy. The problem came when we tried to change the ravioli dishes to switch the type of ravioli with the different sauce. They simply wouldn't do it. it was if they were already prepared which they obviously weren't. Then we tried to do a pasta dish with some sauteed vegetables (pasta primavera) for our vegetarian. The waiter wouldn't budge. He asked the chef who said he was afraid we wouldn't like it. we persisted; he relented and made a perfectly fine dish which was eaten in its entirety. Desserts (tiramisu and creme caramel) were good as was a complementary glass of limoncello. If we didn't have to fight for our food this would have gotten 5 stars. We didn't order any othe meat dishes as the pastas were plenty. By the end they were very pleasant and accommodating. If they had just started out that way I would say it was the best restaurant we had eaten at in Jerusalem.

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There's a lot to like, but . . .
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

Not the first time I've been, though it was a few years ago, and I had pleasant memories. It's non kosher, mostly Italian and the ambience is very nice. I love French onion soup and love comparing them. This was middling. Two of us had one of the tournedo options, a third had a...

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Not the first time I've been, though it was a few years ago, and I had pleasant memories. It's non kosher, mostly Italian and the ambience is very nice. I love French onion soup and love comparing them. This was middling. Two of us had one of the tournedo options, a third had a lamb shank special. The flavours were good but the beef a bit tough. Perhaps I had been spoiled by the fabulous (and much more expensive) steak I'd had a few nights previously at the Red Heifer. A creme caramel dessert was a bit bland. It hurts a bit to say that the food was average, as the restaurant promises rather more. The service was fine, and I wouldn't cross it off my list, though Jerusalem is becoming much more competitive.

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great little find
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 13, 2017

Our travel agent recommended this restaurant, it was a short walk from the David Citadel hotel. Cute little Italian restaurant, only a few tables, everything we ordered was excellent, service was great. Pastas and meats were delicious. Glad our travel agent sent us here!

charming , intimate restaurant, great food
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner last night in this charming restaurant walking distance from David Citadel hotel. Service was excellent, food was delicious, and it was a lovely and quiet place.

great spot to "escape" the shabbat if you must ;)
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 30, 2017

If you're in Jerusalem on a Friday evening/Saturday before dusk, this is a place to go if you're not following shabbat "law" - Italian inspired food, fresh sea food, great past and deserts, the wine list is not extensive but one can find something goo to accompany the meal, great bread and salads.

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