Situated across the road from Florentin’s official district line, Romano salutes the authentic lifestyle of its inhabitants. Located in an old industrial building once used for textile production, the first-floor restaurant is headed by none other than magician chef Eyal Shani. Most patrons are here for the atmosphere, but the food does not disappoint. Rustic interiors, outdoor lighting and a mix of Middle Eastern playlists are the backdrop for the dining experience, with tables set along the external corridors facing the open courtyard. Meat, fish and vegetables take centre stage at Romano’s kitchen, a combination of Israeli favourites (like its sister kitchen, Port Sa’id) and Italian classics. Whether or not Romano is located in Florentin is debatable, but the hipster vibe, laid-back attitude and signature Israeli dishes capture its essence without question. Romano is open for dinner only, and reservations are mandatory.