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San Giovanni

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Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0204272795
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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good good but ONLY CASH

Good food for what we had but the waiter was a bit rude and they only said after getting the bill that they were only taking cash... The ATM was miles away! Won't go back....

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Fabien D
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there because of hunger and from outside IT looked cozy and nice. Inside was freezing cold because they gave us table next to door. Next was terrible antipasti ala chef. And after around 30mins we Got like tiny chicken breasts. I mean the place was empty besides a couple drinking tee. I could eat myself halfdead in McDonalds... More 

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Thank Tomasz Z
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Good food for what we had but the waiter was a bit rude and they only said after getting the bill that they were only taking cash... The ATM was miles away! Won't go back....

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Thank Fabien D
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

First of all, no baby chair for lunch! Really? And second we waited for an hour for a pasta dish. The waiter was all smiles but if we wanted something we needed to go to him. I don't recommend this place. On the plus side, it wasn't expensive, and the food was decent.

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Thank Tal C
Aberdeenshire
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for dinner last night as it was on route back to our hotel. We both had the steak special which was on offer for €9.95. I ordered a peppercorn sauce with mine and my friend ordered the blue cheese sauce. We both agreed that the sauces were delicious as was the steak and fries.... More 

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Thank honey40
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice little place at Waterlooplien .. Manager greeted me with a smile.. Prices are ok some 9.95 specials which I have a pic of the ribs..great spread of meals ..nice people..

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Thank romac64
County Durham
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat after travelling to Amsterdam when we stumbled upon San Giovanni. Staff were friendly and efficient, we both had pizza, I'm not a huge pizza lover but the pizza's were delicious, nice crispy base and just enough toppings. Restaurant was clean and we wouldn't hesitate to use again id ever in Amsterdam.

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Thank ChocolateLover45
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Good food good service but check what you order. Tasty food and waiter was very friendly and helpful. The only issue was that we ordered three cokes which were larger than a normal size so cost more more. Hardly worth grumbling about though.

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Thank Mitesh A
Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

As a group of 34 the restaurant was very accommodating the food was surprisingly quick even with the large number arriving. The staff were great and very helpful. Would recommend :-) Thanks from us all.

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Thank Mark S
Oxford
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Thank Jimmy L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Owen H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: 0204272795

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Mediterranean

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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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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