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Al Bacaro

#237 of 2,822 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 0673
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really cool place and amazing very generously portioned truffle pasta

The service of the gentleman running front of house was amazing. We visited this restaurant in July 2014 and it was one of my fondest memories of the European trip. Walking in with no expectations, the three of us were blown away. An empty restaurant at around 3pm between services on a weekday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Khalililililili
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Sydney, Australia
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant during Christmas holidays. We went to this restaurant 10 minutes before closing time, yet the owner said we can stay and in fact he was very friendly and made us feel welcome. I don't know if it is customary to this restaurant but he didn't show us a menu he just suggested what he could... More 

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Thank Theodoros_Pixart
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The service of the gentleman running front of house was amazing. We visited this restaurant in July 2014 and it was one of my fondest memories of the European trip. Walking in with no expectations, the three of us were blown away. An empty restaurant at around 3pm between services on a weekday, so we got all of the waiter/manager's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had a great lunch here on our last day in Amsterdam. It was better than we expected from outside!

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Thank HL C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

From the outside this restaurant on a busy street leading to the centre of Amsterdam doesn't look very much, but it's well worth a visit. Authentic Italian food and a great atmosphere - I would recommend highly.

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Thank Julie W
Palo Alto, California
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237 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Al bacaro* An intimate restaurant for those who appreciate serious Italian food ("slow food") Beyond pizza and lasagne. All off the food is choice and fresh. We had small raviolis ( tiny) with shaved truffles (better than any psychotropic magic mushrooms in Amsterdam) and my friend had a spaghetti with fresh clams. For starters we shared various buffalo mozzarella and... More 

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Thank marcopolopaloalto
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After spending over six months living on the outskirts of Bari near a branch of "Eataly" we were delighted to find the newly-opened restaurant "Bacaro" serving excellent Italian food, especially dishes we knew from Puglia. The restaurant is utterly un-pretentious (no crystal glasses!), the kitchen is open so you can see your food being prepared, what you order is cooked... More 

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Thank Wendie S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great authentic Italian cooking. Small long restaurant. Small menu. Waiter/Manager is very helpful in taking your orders, borderline pushy, but hey thats the Italian way. Tasty and wholesome food. We had the variety of starters option for 22euros, worth it. Then had a sausage pasta and Ravioli. The soufflé was unbelievable

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Thank MARIA_jhb
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great service. Bit pricey but worth it! Restaurant looks good. Very centrel location. What else is there to say☺️?

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Thank Xkimm
Seattle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

After a long flight and a few hours of exploring Amsterdam by foot we stumbled across this lovely little restaurant close to our hotel (with a bit of guidance from Trip Advisor). Staff was fantastic, food was authentic, and really hit the spot for a great meal after a long day of travel.

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Thank Henrick
Geneva, Switzerland
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218 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The place is rather small. The menu also has only little options. Service is ok but nothing special. we will not go back as it is just another italian restaurant, without anything special to be mentionned.

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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>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 0673

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Neighborhood Profile
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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