$$$$$ | Local

Dar el-Jeld

This elaborate 18th-century Ottoman mansion is lavishly decorated, and provides a romantic atmosphere for a night out in Tunis with tables set in secluded alcoves around the edge of the tiled courtyard. The menu is full of traditional Tunisian dishes like rich lamb stew and prawn kebabs. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant fills up frequently. A special menu is offered during Ramadan.

Address: Rue Dar el Jeld 5-10
Telephone: +216 71 560 916
Website: http://www.dareljeld.tourism.tn

$$$$$ | Seafood

Chez Slah

There are many French-style restaurants in central Tunis, but Chez Slah is widely considered to be the best, despite being relatively unknown to tourists. Tucked away in a little side street, the specialty of the house is fresh seafood, especially the succulent grilled squid starter. The service is excellent, and Chez Slah is one of the few non-smoking restaurants in Tunis. Closed Mondays, reservations recommended.

Address: 14 bis rue Pierre de Coubertin
Telephone: +216 71 258 588

$$$$$ | Italian

La Mamma

Regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Tunis, La Mamma is popular with both locals and tourists for its wide range of salads, pastas, pizzas and desserts. The dining area is spread over several floors, and has a cosy, family-friendly atmosphere. There is live music upstairs, and the restaurant is open late - until 3am.

Address: Avenue de Carthage
Telephone: +216 71 340 423
Email: lamamma@planet.tn

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