Just a few blocks away from the busy Rothschild Boulevard, you will find this hidden gem of Italian small plates or snacks known as “Cichetti.” It’s the kind of neighborhood place where everyone knows your name. Avi Kashi, a seasoned local restaurateur opened this as a place for people who pride themselves on understanding stellar food and alcohol. Cicchetti's signature dish is the Italian platter, a colorful plate full of cured meats, vegetables and anything else that catches the chef’s fancy – it’s the perfect tasting menu for when you are dining by yourself.
Awkward at first, but one of those things that actually becomes fun with practice, dining solo is one way to gather your thoughts and enjoy every bite of your food.
Whether it is on a business trip or just because you need to get away from the socially overloaded life we live in today, we found the 5 best places to dine solo in Tel Aviv. We had requirements: the places have to have friendly bar staff (bartender included), the food needs to be restaurant-caliber food and, most of all, nobody will think that you’re weird for pulling up a barstool by yourself. Depending on the vibe you want, here are the choices: