We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Al Bacaro

#116 of 2,583 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 0673
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Worth a visit

Unpretentious looking restaurant, but we found the food, wine and service all of an excellent standard. We thought the prices were ok, especially given the standard of food. A shared entree platter was 22 euros and comprised cold meats, cold fish dishes, a selection of cheeses and a spinach dish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
deear
,
Melbourne
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Unpretentious looking restaurant, but we found the food, wine and service all of an excellent standard. We thought the prices were ok, especially given the standard of food. A shared entree platter was 22 euros and comprised cold meats, cold fish dishes, a selection of cheeses and a spinach dish. Pastas were 14.50 euros and delicious. My wife had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A small restaurant led by Italians. I recommend to begin with selection of several starters (for 2 persons), than home made pasta along with a local Italian wines.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife & I had dinner here and really enjoyed it. Great authentic Italian food & very friendly staff. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We've been at this restaurant three times now because of the great food and the relaxed way of serving the clients. It's a small, a bit narrow, restaurant with a nice photo exposition, it's not a stylist restaurant but the food let you dream away to Italy. The excellent home made slow food dishes are made with passion. Let the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

al Bacaro, is a small True Italian restaurant that we discovered on our way to the Heineken Experience. I stress TRUE because there are many FAKE Italian restaurants in Amsterdam and we got burnt in one!! After doing some research on the internet I was tempted to go for a TRUE Italian meal. They stress SLOW FOOD which my wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Small family run restaurant, waiter was a great host and the food was tasty. Wine recommended went Perfect with the courses. Definitely recommended and will make a vist again :) from one happy customer!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Al Bacaro is a restaurant that you will probably not just dump into if you hadn't read about it before. It is well worth a detour and the friendly host will in a typical Italian style suggest something for you and it is always worth following such advice. Good food, good wine, friendly and fun service...

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Huizen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I see to have had a different experience from others., It was very busy and having waited for a table I was disappointed to find that several of the dishes were no longer available. The wine was pricey for what we got.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We needed a pre- concert early meal and stumbled across this restaurant. It was great. Fabulous food - squid ink pasta with clams is highly recommended - and welcoming owner who was helpful with choices. Given the choice I would eat here every night.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very personal and excellent service. This place has great italian food, and no tourist pizza on the menu. We enjoyed the great italian atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Al Bacaro also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Al Bacaro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Al Bacaro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.
Explore this neighborhood