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Ilciliyeh Restaurant

"Where dining is more than a taste"

Open to the locals and visitors alike, the Il'iliyeh Restaurant experience is unique to Palestine. With a beautiful garden terrace seating for warmer months and a cozy setting for the cooler season, Il'iliyeh Restaurant is the perfect setting for your gatherings.

We offer traditional Arabic and international dishes, providing seasonal menus that incorporate local, fresh produce and support local Palestinian agriculture. The restaurant is decorated with artwork created in our workshops and you will be served with locally produced handmade glassware from the Hebron district.

"Al-Il'iliyeh" comes from the Arabic word for the "upper room" and harkens back to Palestinian history as the room on the roof or second floor where meals were served in the evenings. Art pieces are from prominent Palestinian artists including Suleiman Mansour and others decorate the the walls. A Palestinian artist's rendition of The Last Supper portrays it taking place in such an "Il'iliyeh." This painting hangs on the far wall of the restaurant.

The professionally-trained staff of chefs, cook and servers will ensure you are treated with famous Palestinian hospitality. We can also accommodate groups with either set or a la carte menus.

Capacity is 90 seats in winter and 150 seats in summer.

The International Center of Bethlehem is a non-smoking building.

Opening Hours: 7 am to 10 pm Daily

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