Across from the Old City’s walls and at the heart of the captivating Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood is the Montefiore restaurant, overlooking fabulous views.
The superb views call for superb food: the restaurant offers excellent gourmet Italian cuisine. The Montefiore kitchen uses only the finest ingredients, all carefully selected – for an Italian cuisine done to perfection.
Montefiore’s menu includes exciting starters, such as sea fish crudo with fresh artichoke and the chef’s special brûlée of mustard or salmon, subtly smoked over citrus wood that imbues it with extraordinary flavors and smells. Main courses include fresh homemade pastas served with different sauces that underscore the clean, fresh and uncompromising quality of Montefiore. The menu also features fish dishes and quality pizza that celebrate the simplicity and beauty of Italian cuisine. Wine menu is extensive, all out of Montefiore’s excellent wine cellar.
Touro is a kosher meat Chef restaurant featuring a Mediterranean menu. It is located at the heart of the picturesque Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Old City’s walls and the Tower of David.
The restaurant is named after Judah Touro (1775-1854), an American-Jewish philanthropist whose generous donation enabled the establishment of the neighborhood.
The restaurant is housed in a historic building, at the former location of the renowned restaurant by Chef Moise Pe’er, frequented by legendary Mayor Teddy Kollek and his guests. The building, designated for historic preservation, is right at the foot of the historic windmill built by Moses Montefiore and adjacent to the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Guest House, hosting artists and intellectuals.
The restaurant features an outside balcony with spectacular views, and an interior space blending the old building’s charm with contemporary elements.
Touro serves a rich menu by Chef Benny Ashkenazi, including vegetarian and vegan dishes. It specializes in Mediterranean cuisine influenced by Asian cuisine, and features unique cooking techniques with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Touro is delighted to host events of up to 120 guests on the outside balcony or up to 20 guests in a private room.
We will be happy to see you among our guests.
The Montefiore Windmill
The new Montefiore Windmill is a reconstruction of the original Mishkenot Sha’ananim windmill built in 1857. It was inaugurated on August 2012, and the first bag of flour was produced on May 2013.
The Montefiore windmill is now fully operational, just as it was so many years ago. However, in addition to the wind mechanism it is also equipped with an electric motor for days of insufficient wind.
Visitors are welcome to enter the structure and watch a short video featuring the historical significance of the windmill in the resettlement of Jews outside of the Old City’s walls and the following rise of modern Jerusalem.
The Sir Moses Montefiore Windmill at Mishkenot Sha’ananim is an iconic Jerusalem landmark. Its renovation is a symbol of the spirit of Jerusalem: a unique fusion of old and new, a city of rich history and brilliant future.
For information on hours of operation please call 02-6230323