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Mamie Lily

££ - £££
Israeli, Mediterranean, Tunisian, Kosher
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14 Avenue Pasteur, La Goulette 2060, Tunisia
+216 21 364 574
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london
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535 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a well known family run restaurant in a orivate large house in la goulette,tunis offering kosher food. Cooked by mami lilly. You can eat inside the house or outside in the courtyard. Not at all pretentious. Basic. Excellent starters, all very tasty. The main couses are all simply some better than others. The wine was the biggest shock... More 

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Thank belbest
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193 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This great restaurant offers a true old-fashioned tunisian jewish cuisine in a warm setting, it's like everuone's grandma's house and we love it! Try the couscous and the madfouna!

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Thank Katou A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely ,quiet and safe restaurant . the food is amazing but it don t have big choice in the menu. Reasonable price

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Thank Mahmoud D
brussels, belgium
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Prefect if you like home cooked local fare, with a twist (in this case, the twist is that it is kosher). We asked our hostess to decide what we would like, and we don't regret it. Warm family environment, good simple food, well presented.

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Thank niccoft
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I envy Tunisia. Lily offers you the experience of having an old jewish granma. A moment full of yiddish humour, taste and love that you can have in no other restaurant. Run there before the modern times sweep it!!

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Thank misspimpin
Washington
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Worth of a visit, the restaurant is the last testimony of the Jewish/Sefardi tradition with strong roots to Andalusia. A bit far from Tunis center , you need probably a taxi. The garden is nice, the food is good, the uniqueness of the place is moving.

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Thank daniele5551
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

As soon as you get in, you feel this is a family place. Mamie is there, in the vestibule, not very welcoming, but like part of the history and charm of this place. The staff (and her son I think) were very kind and welcoming, and helped us with our crying babies and various questions. The food is excellent, no... More 

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Munich, Germany
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We loved this little Restaurant. It gives the impression of sitting in a living room, being served by a real mamie.

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Thank Vrenscha
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

This restaurant is one of those restaurants that can make a trip for you. It is basically an old lady's home with an outdoors sitting area. The chairs are plastic, the ambiance leaves a little to the imagination and the dishes are hearty but not well crafted - and somehow it works perfectly. Yes, the charm of it all overcomes... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

Mamie Lily welcomed us warmly, as did Lola her dog. The atmosphere is beautifully informal and relaxing; we ate outside on the terrace, unhurried and relaxed. The menu is so good that we couldn't decide what to have so we asked the waitress to make her recommendation. This is the best solution if you are visiting for the first time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Israeli, Mediterranean, Tunisian, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Avenue Pasteur, La Goulette 2060, Tunisia
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  La Goulette
  • Phone Number: +216 21 364 574

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