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“Best meal ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Messa

Messa
Ranked #21 of 1,561 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$100
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best meal ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went there with a group of 11 people for my birthday. The place is gorgeous the staff is great and the food is beautiful and delicious. We even had a waiter who spoke perfect English which was awesome.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Galit29
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English first
Ashdod, Israel
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192 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One of the best Chef Restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Messa has a very special decoration which gives the restaurant a nice atmosphere. The staff is very professional and efficient,
The menu of Chef Moshe Aviv has many surprising food combinations. Delicious!!

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  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mogolan
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Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Company sales dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Went there our sales team and had special menu in the private room and we had different starters with shrimps and calamari and many more great starters and for main course we had seafood and butchery steak and beef fillet and sea bass and desert we had the sark oozy and the amazing double cheese cake and the chocolate delight,
Was great service and celebrated the chef birthday.
Will recommend to friends but know it not cheap restaurant

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Mark K
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Friends took me to Messa to celebrate my birthday, we were pleasantly surprised. Food, ambience & service were excellent. My friend mentioned that it is going to be a birthday celebration when she phoned in to make the reservation, they prepared a special dessert for the occasion.....that’s just good customer service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rmwso
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Sunnyvale, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bad service, overpriced food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I had a Saturday lunch there with a party of eleven, and was extremely disappointed with the restaurant, that is supposedly one of Tel Aviv's finest.
* It took the waiters about 10 minutes to approach and offer us drinks, another 20 minutes to bring the drinks to the table, and another 10 minutes to take our orders.
* Messa's lunch menu is a fixed menu from which one should choose an appetizer and an entrée at a "fixed price". However, the fixed price is not very fixed at Messa, as almost all dishes required an additional payment of 10%-20%.
* One of the 11 appetizers was forgotten, and arrived to the table only after everyone had finished eating their appetizers. When notifying the restaurant manager and telling him about the appetizers and the poor and slow overall service, instead of apologizing (let alone compensating us), he was argumentative and unpleasant.
* The food was far from being fine. It definitely deteriorated since I was last there (I had eaten there many times between 2010-2012). All courses had an excessive amount of butter, and the flavors were not as rich as they were in the past, and not as rich as I would expect from such an expensive restaurant.
Messa is not what it used to be. The service was poor, extremely slow and unpleasant; and the food is just not worth the money.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Eric M
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