Restaurant News & Reviews

Talulla's

456 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

933-1177.

Cuisine: Turkish.

Rating: ** 1/2

Prices: entrees $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: exotically chic and warmly inviting.

Service: knowledgeable; pacing could be better.

Recommended: mezze platter, Turkish pizzas, kofte kebab.

Open: dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: accepted for parties of 6 or more.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; smoke-free (smoking permitted after the kitchen closes at 11 p.m.); vegetarian-friendly; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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