Tel Aviv has plenty of Italian restaurants with great food and a rustic feel. Cicchetti offers small Italian plates served in a small restaurant with a fun bar and outside sittings, which makes it a cool young spot for warm summer evenings.
What I love about this place is that the food is just incredible. Their menu isn’t super-sophisticated and the food is relatively simple in comparison to other chic restaurants, but the ingredients are fresh and because the concept is small plates you can try a big variety off the small menu (and if you are coming with a group of friends you can absolutely order the entire menu!)
Cicchetti offers Aperitivio-Italian Happy Hour, so between 17:00-19:00 you can enjoy a 30% discount on all the food menu and wines (only wines they also offer are included in the aperitivo).
If you spent the day around Rothschild Blvd, plan to arrive to the restaurant at around 18:00 and try their amazing Fish carpaccio, Seafood black Linguine, and Asparagus.
If you can’t make it for aperitivo, try to go for their famous brunch on the weekends (I haven’t had it yet but it is certainly on my bucket list).