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Al Bacaro

#167 of 2,471 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 0673
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
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  • 78
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
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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
Fabulous Italian restaurant, don't go to the touristy ones, come here

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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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.

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solihull
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's ok. The food was very simple and the choice limited. It was a Monday night and we were the only ones in so maybe the atmosphere is usually good. Expensive for something quite ordinary.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Everything about our dinner at Al Bacaro was delightful. The owners are passionate about every detail. Eliano works every table, helping each group discover the food and wine they might enjoy most. We did not see meals or wines repeated at any table. If you go, give Eliano free reign and he will delight you. The other owner, Vezio, spent... More 

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Seville, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice restaurant..great ambience and friendly staff. However, for Bruschetta starters for both of us, a scampi pasta main and a chicken penne main with a few glasses of wine each, 82 euros seemed a little expensive compared to other meals in Amsterdam. However, we did enjoy ourselves and did not feel cheated at all. Good, simple food. You can see... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Delicious Italian food, this is not an ordinary pizzeria or something but a true Italian restaurant with quality products! The fantastic atmosphere makes it even more worth to visit this place! The owner of the restaurant is really nice and love to make jokes!

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I think this was the fifth time I was here. This restaurant is one of my favourites so I keep coming back. This time I took an Italian friend with me. The result was that without seeing any menus food and a bottle of wine was put on our table. A very nice surprise four course diner it was. I... More 

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Bathgate
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

From the minute we walked through the door we felt so welcome... The service, the food, the atmosphere, the wine... Loved it all...!!!! Made to feel so welcome. A little place you could easily walk past - you really shouldn't. We were asked what food we liked then our dishes were recommended for us - incredible! The owner/manager made us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice hospitality..the food was realy italian!...we loved their way to work always with smile!..Al bacaro u r at home!

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Orange, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 0673

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 38
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?