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Al Bacaro

#187 of 2,499 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
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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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.
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 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
Dinner at Al Bacaro

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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...

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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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Additional Information about Al Bacaro

Address: Vijzelstraat 97, 1017HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 330 0673
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 39
Cuisine: Italian

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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 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?