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Al Bacaro

#231 of 2,528 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 3300673
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The taste and quality of traditional cuisine with an innovative twist, you...
The taste and quality of traditional cuisine with an innovative twist, you can taste its maximum respect for nature. This philosophy is underscored by the use of fair trade products and ingredients from Italy and Netherlands. For a perfect combination with the regional dishes there are, on the wine card, many available by the glass, small scale and artisan producers from Italy. For these reasons we choose to collaborate with the projects “The Alliance between Cooks and Slow Food Presidia”. Presidia are projects of Slow Food that safeguard small-scale quality productions that use traditional methods.
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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Host

The introduction of dishes and the description of how they are made can really be an art and this guy knows how to do it. With Charm, Fun and Joy ! What a great meal. I had a veggetarian pasta option and it was just the right amount of food. We had a lovely wine with our food and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ceci_Trovels
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Orange, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The introduction of dishes and the description of how they are made can really be an art and this guy knows how to do it. With Charm, Fun and Joy ! What a great meal. I had a veggetarian pasta option and it was just the right amount of food. We had a lovely wine with our food and a... More 

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Amsterdam
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44 reviews 44 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Italian restaurant located in the Old City center. Manager and staff are all Italians and they really make you feel welcome. A personal touch combined with nice, Italian food. No need to travel to the Mediterranean, just go here. We had a 5 course dinner, including both seafood and meat. All dishes were good. Not huge sized meals, but more... More 

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Zaventem, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

From outside, the place doesn't look like much, but once inside, you're welcomed by a very very very friendly atmosphere... The waiter(s) are very friendly, funny, easy-going. They make time for a pleasant chit-chat. We were offered the menu card.. "but......" :) and then the waiter proposed a series of suggestions which, of course, we had to try ! And... More 

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Bridgeton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Within seconds of walking in to Al Bacaro, the owner, Eliano rushed over to welcome us. Though the restaurant was full and our stopping by was a last minute decision, Eliano made us feel like he had been waiting all day for our arrival. The entree's were excellent and they were paired with great wine and a tasty starter. The... More 

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UK
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Having eaten here a few years ago we returned for New Year and had another great meal. Excellent, warm and charming service, always well looked after. Food was honest and delicious, face and chicory a favourite. Veal saltimboca delicious. A great evening in a great restaurant. So many others could learn from this level of service.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of six and we all very much our visit to this restaurant. We were greeted by the owner/waiter who was just finishing his own tea! Once he had completed this task nothing could have more trouble. The food was lovely, the wine recommendations excellent and the free bottle of limoncello for a minor gripe about the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Around the corner from our AirBnB we found Al Bacaro. 1st night was slow and we had the full attention of Eliano (waiter and co-owner), met his lovely wife and sweet son. Eliano guided our selections and all were excellent: antipasti, pasta, beef, wine, desert. Second night, the place was packed and we sat by the kitchen and could watch... More 

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Kangaroo Island
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On a wet evening, we stumbled into al Bacaro and were welcomed by a quirky waiter who I think has to be the owner too. We followed his recommendations and were treated to possibly the best pasta I have ever had. Not cheap, and he'll try to up sell you all the time, but worth the expense and a little... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I'm usually not happy of going to Italians restaurants when abroad (and now that I live in Amsterdam it's everyday...) but some friends took me to this small one and I'm really happy of having eaten there: great food, good wine, nice people... it worth all!

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Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice place! Friendly service. Small card, but you can ask something, and they try to prepare it for you!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020 3300673

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

The taste and quality of traditional cuisine with an innovative twist, you can taste its maximum respect for nature. This philosophy is underscored by the use of fair trade products and ingredients from Italy and Netherlands. For a perfect combination with the regional dishes there are, on the wine card, many available by the glass, small scale and artisan producers from Italy. For these reasons we choose to collaborate with the projects “The Alliance between Cooks and Slow Food Presidia”. Presidia are projects of Slow Food that safeguard small-scale quality productions that use traditional methods.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?