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Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Great little italian restaurant , is where the locals go and definitely...
Great little italian restaurant , is where the locals go and definitely needs to be mentioned. Decent prices and food was delicious. It's on Waterlooplein at number 239 , not too far from the city centre of Amsterdam.Open Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 23.00. Tel : 020-4272795
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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My search of the most epic Italian vegetarian lasagne continues! I would rate this one 3.5 out of 5. It took 45m for our hot food to arrive at our table. Babeguns 1 had veal which was rated 1 out of 5, for €20. Babeguns 2 had a steak which was cooked wrongly but still tasted 3.5 out of 5.

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Owen H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After busy day, needed something to eat, picked from their €9.99 menu, I wasn't asked how I wanted my steak cooked, waited about 10 mins, time to have a nice cold beer, food arrived, steak was perfect, succulent, it was tender and moist. Well worth the money

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

My search of the most epic Italian vegetarian lasagne continues! I would rate this one 3.5 out of 5. It took 45m for our hot food to arrive at our table. Babeguns 1 had veal which was rated 1 out of 5, for €20. Babeguns 2 had a steak which was cooked wrongly but still tasted 3.5 out of 5.

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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As soon as we got into the restaurant we saw that the organisation of the waiting staff and kitchen staff was lacking a lot. And as we were waiting for a waiter to take our order, we quickly noticed that the whole restaurant was messy; cleaning cloths on the bar stools, waiters running around like headless chickens and a very... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

First of all I like to underline that even if I write in English I am Italian and I live in Rome so is my wife! After a long day walking through the beautiful Amsterdam we decided it was time for dinner. As Waterlooplein Square is only a few steps away from the hotel where we were staying and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

It's pretty hard to mess up pizza or pasta, right? Wrong! Just go to San Goivanni! The menu states all pasta dishes are available as Spaghetti, Macaroni or Tagliatelle. So I ordered a Macaroni dish and was surprised to be brought a penne dish instead. I mean, how can an Italian chef be confused about the difference between Penne and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We went to eat lunch here and ordered off the menu. We ordered one pizza for three people for 9.50€ and one water for 2€ and two colas for 2 € each as the only option on the menu. The total should have been 15.50€. When the ticket came, it totaled 21.50€. Or 6€ more than stated on the menu.... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Recommended by our hotel. This little restaurant was wonderful. Our food was delicious we had pasta, pizza's and steak. Very reasonable and staff were lovely.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had pizza, lasagna and spaghetti, and we enjoyed to food very much. Staff could have been more welcoming, but we were served well.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I looked for a nice clean place with good food and found San Giovanni after a visit to the Portuguese Synagogue. The owner and the staff are very pleasant and the food is good. You can sit inside and outside. I had pasta and enjoyed it a lot.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A good choice near the Stopera to get a cheap meal but at a decent quality. It's somewhat of a local pizza place but don't expect some scenic views or great decor inside. Some 15 minutes walk to the old city center.

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Address: Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

Description

Great little italian restaurant , is where the locals go and definitely needs to be mentioned. Decent prices and food was delicious. It's on Waterlooplein at number 239 , not too far from the city centre of Amsterdam.Open Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 23.00. Tel : 020-4272795

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