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“The great mood and even better food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tinel

Tinel
Ranked #20 of 184 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Tinel! Enjoy the atmosphere of the ancient Zadar town on the peninsula mixed with all the buzz of the near-by piazza, the Zadar’s main square.In the old Dalmatian homes, the room used for socializing and relaxation was referred to as “tinel”. In Italy and in the South of France it is the name used for dining rooms or refectories. So what a better place to experience Mediterranean and Dalmatia, the history of the old-age towns built from stone and gastronomical secretes of their residents, then in the very center of the over three thousand years old town of Zadar.Restaurant TINEL is a restaurant, a bistro, a pizzeria and a spaghetteria. It is a casual and relaxed eatery, with friendly crew and excellent chefs. We offer traditional Mediterranean and Dalmatian cuisine with a touch of creativity and contemporary themes. Whether you look for pasta, pizza, salads, meats or fish, you will find it here. Join us, relax and enjoy… TINEL is the place for the good mood and the great food.
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The great mood and even better food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

It's a combination of things that creates an experience, and Tinel has a lot to offer. The food is really good, and few things we tried were truly amazing, on par to the best Italian restaurants in New York City (quite a few of which are, as I learned, actually operated or owned by Croatians). The atmosphere of the old town and the view of the main town square with all the buzz and happenings, with a table on a side street that still allows a level of privacy. Combined with a charismatic owner who is always there to welcome and entertain guests, but also to run, take care of or bring whatever a guest might need, all the ingredients for a good mood and a great food are there. If - no, when I visit Croatia again, we'll be in Tinel for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter C
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Hi, Peter C

Thanks for your review
We are pleased with graditudes like these and they give us extra dedication.

Best regards,
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London
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131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent value well presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

small restaurant in he old town on the left down an alley just over the pedestrian bridge. Really nicely presented different food with limited menu. Service was OK- it was raining so we sat inside for lunch - only about 5 tables but more outside space (I think). House red wine by glass was lovely at 22kn.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zorrothecat
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Hi,zorrothecat

Thanks for your time to review.
I am pleased that you enjoyed our little restaurant.
I hope to see you again ...

Best regards
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Pakostane, Croatia
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place, not so nice food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Very nice and romantic place, friendly and nice service. Food: spaghetti with mushrooms correct, rib eye steak not so tasty, mozzarella on grilled vegetables very low quality. Vine of the house too expensive if you do not know what you drink.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mlinka
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Hi, Mlinka
Thanks for the review.
We take your comments into consideration.
It is interesting to hear the good neighbor critics...

Best regards,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice looking place...and that's it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were recently in this restaurant. We found it on tripadvisor and it seemed reasonable. It really looks nice, service is pleasent. But food is average, altough it's nicely presented. It lacks little imagination in tastes. My girlfriend ate green pasta with shrimps, and altough her portion was big, ir was just that - pasta with shrimps and cooking cream. I ate tuna file, and it was prkperly cooked but I didn't had feeling that it was grilled (in menu it says it is tune file on grill). We didn't get any bread also.
All in all, they lack just a little imagination in their meals.
And I will never go back.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank lklun
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Hi, Iklun

Thanks for your honest review.
I'm sorry I you have not been maximally satisfied with our meals.
Tuna must not be a lot of furnaces because otherwise it will be dry and not juicy. For bread, you should ask the waiter.

Best regards,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Found this place on trip advisor, was really good, food was great an waiters very helpful, reasonable price too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lparky
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Predrag M, Owner at Tinel, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Hi, Lparky

Thanks for your time to leave a review.
Hope to see you again when you are in Zadar


Best regards,
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