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Review of Romano

Romano
Ranked #307 of 1,696 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Description: Romano opened in summer 2015, a restaurant-bar-lounge, by the Teder group alongside Eyal Shani and Shahar Segal, on the second floor of the Romano House, a historic building in south Tel Aviv. After two summers which Romano House was home for Teder and rediscovered as a magical urban gem, Romano was established. Similar to the scenario we've already experienced at the last location of the Teder which was reborn as Port Sa'id in 2012. Romano's menu was created by the brilliant mind of Eyal Shani. On one hand, it remains faithful to his cuisine language keeping a seasonal cuisine, fresh meticulous and local, which gives a lot of respect for the raw materials. On the other hand Shani extended the boundaries and generated new dishes which had already become a cult like blood sausages (with no drop of blood), pipe omelette and of course the french fries produced in three stages. Alongside these dishes you can find Shani's classics such as the Salon's Focaccia and the famous Melanesian from North Abraxas. In its inner space is located the open kitchen and next to it is the massive sound system which was built specifically for the place. The second space is located on the cozy terrace overlooking the Romano House's Yard. Romano's sound system was designed by Eldad Berman, sound engineer and acoustician, who with carefully chosen vintage equipment built an audio system which consists of a pair of huge custom made 3-way speakers and eight Amplifiers, including fifty year old lamp amps. The DJ booth also speaks the same language - analog and cozy, with two turntables and a mixer of the legendary "Bozak" family. The result is a precise and warm sound that emerges from the system and creates a living room listening experience, pleasant and exciting. Romano is open from Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday) from 18:00 until the last customer, at 23:00 the menu changes to a night menu which serves the drinkers and the city's night crawlers until the wee hours. The luxurious DJ booth hosts every evening the best DJs/ record collectors that the city has to offer, with random visits by international music selectors. Slowly awakes the entire Beit Romano area to life and beyond the restaurant/bar emerges various events - Special events at Romano's Yard - fairs, open air cinema, live shows and more - At the ground floor lies our Gallery which hosts exhibitions, sales, openings and special events. - The "Suzi" art complex on the 3rd floor is home to more than 20 artists and hosts a variety of events, for example the launch of Gilad Kahana's new album, which brought thousands of curious people to see Kahana's event-exhibition last September . - Art and music Studios of creative people keeps appearing around the compound.
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Description: Romano opened in summer 2015, a restaurant-bar-lounge, by the Teder group alongside Eyal Shani and Shahar Segal, on the second floor of the Romano House, a historic building in south Tel Aviv. After two summers which Romano House was home for Teder and rediscovered as a magical urban gem, Romano was established. Similar to the scenario we've already experienced at the last location of the Teder which was reborn as Port Sa'id in 2012. Romano's menu was created by the brilliant mind of Eyal Shani. On one hand, it remains faithful to his cuisine language keeping a seasonal cuisine, fresh meticulous and local, which gives a lot of respect for the raw materials. On the other hand Shani extended the boundaries and generated new dishes which had already become a cult like blood sausages (with no drop of blood), pipe omelette and of course the french fries produced in three stages. Alongside these dishes you can find Shani's classics such as the Salon's Focaccia and the famous Melanesian from North Abraxas. In its inner space is located the open kitchen and next to it is the massive sound system which was built specifically for the place. The second space is located on the cozy terrace overlooking the Romano House's Yard. Romano's sound system was designed by Eldad Berman, sound engineer and acoustician, who with carefully chosen vintage equipment built an audio system which consists of a pair of huge custom made 3-way speakers and eight Amplifiers, including fifty year old lamp amps. The DJ booth also speaks the same language - analog and cozy, with two turntables and a mixer of the legendary "Bozak" family. The result is a precise and warm sound that emerges from the system and creates a living room listening experience, pleasant and exciting. Romano is open from Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday) from 18:00 until the last customer, at 23:00 the menu changes to a night menu which serves the drinkers and the city's night crawlers until the wee hours. The luxurious DJ booth hosts every evening the best DJs/ record collectors that the city has to offer, with random visits by international music selectors. Slowly awakes the entire Beit Romano area to life and beyond the restaurant/bar emerges various events - Special events at Romano's Yard - fairs, open air cinema, live shows and more - At the ground floor lies our Gallery which hosts exhibitions, sales, openings and special events. - The "Suzi" art complex on the 3rd floor is home to more than 20 artists and hosts a variety of events, for example the launch of Gilad Kahana's new album, which brought thousands of curious people to see Kahana's event-exhibition last September . - Art and music Studios of creative people keeps appearing around the compound.
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I was walking down the street looking for teder.fm. it's behind walls with graffiti indeed the place from outside is suspect but it's a hidden gem. Teder and Romano are place to be. Nice music nice food plus one of the best pizza in town (teder.fm).

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Me and my family checked the place online but we were not expecting such a place: it was a surprise! The location is amazing: from one little door on the street you walk into a beautiful courtyard filled with young people having a drink, eating and listening to music. On the balcony there's the actual restaurant, the dj setting was so so good we had to shazam every song, the waitresses were really nice and the food...amazing!
The portions are really really small however the food is so good and original that was worth the price (little expensive). If you're in town you can't miss this place, it really gives you the Tel Aviv vibe!!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The location and the food is so good.. when i wer live in Tel Aviv I will go there every week. Taste the oktopussi and all the other things.. baemmmm

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Inside a former industrial building downstairs restaurant is called TEDER owned by the same owner, and he calls the space TEDER.FM and has great live music events in there. Downstairs they have a true hand made real New Haven APPIZZA style pizza restaurant with a real brick oven and no amateur pizza screens. Sauce is authentic napalitano style marinara, and taste, char, flavor and cheese elasticity are very similar to the best pizza in the world (New Haven CT's Sally's, Frank Pepe's, Modern etc.) The only actual pizza I have ever seen and tasted in Israel, Jerusalem pizza is almost all barely palatable and none are even close to this. There are two or three brick oven pizzas in Jerusalem, but they don't come close to this. Worth a trip to Tel Aviv just for this pizza alone. Not cheap though but worth the price!!! If TEDER is any indication, I can't wait to try Romano!!!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Its chef Eyal Shani, its a "sister restaurant" to five-star places North Abraxas and Port Said, so what could be bad? Well: service (snooty and snotty, rushed and impatient), menu (limited and boring, descriptions sound fancier and more interesting than the actual food), and the food itself (just ok, limited and boring wine list and virtually no cocktails that made us want to drink.) If you don't have lots of evenings in Tel Aviv, save it for North Abraxas, Port Said, Santa Katarina, Kitchen Market, Night Kitchen, Shila, Onza...I could go on and on with better places. If you just want to say you were in one of Shani's "hipster" places, well, be prepared for alot of hype over three-star food.

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