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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reguliersdwarsstraat 7, 1017 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 3413710
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian food

We went here for lunch and were impressed by the delicious Italian food and the nice service. The fairly low prices makes this one of the best value deals. Their lasagna was the best I have ever eaten, even better than in Italy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2014
Roland M
Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this little gem of a restaurant . It's got that homely feel about it and the staff make you feel welcome Great food , Great wine & great ambience . One word " FANTASTICO " We will be there this December .

Thank Darren L
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I went with two friends tonight to have dinner and to say the least ya this meal ruined my day. It sucks because sometimes as a tour guide I tell people to eat here because of the reasonable prices and before it was fine, now under new management apparently , they have killed any hope of me recommending this place.... More 

Thank Erik S
Cologne, Germany
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This place is now called El Verano and I really enjoyed dinner there. Went there alone and they were very friendly. It is a nice place to be, the pizza was really delicious and the prices more that good. I payed 15 Euroes for 2 glasses of wine and a pizza... it is a small place and o can recommend... More 

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Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Me and my wife went there on a Sunday evening caught by the very nice manner of the waitress standing at the door of the restaurant. As she suggested, we took a pizza with parma ham and that was amazing..we would pay more to eat again a pizza like this!!!! The pizza maker came outside for a one minute break... More 

Thank Jordye c
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to restaurant to get dinner for four. Place was empty what should be à sign in an overcrowded street, but still we went in. Two waiters were around, on male on his first day and one female with an attitude she didn't like to work. We ordered Two bottles of wine. By opening they managed Two times to break... More 

Thank Voice V
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate lunch here. We had been searching all over for something we liked the look of and finally came across Romana (soon to be called El Verona). The prices on the menu are reasonable. The portions were very big and all the food we had very tasty. The service was friendly.Out of all the restaurants in Amsterdam that we... More 

Thank Hal93
Malmo, Sweden
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went here for lunch and were impressed by the delicious Italian food and the nice service. The fairly low prices makes this one of the best value deals. Their lasagna was the best I have ever eaten, even better than in Italy!

Thank Roland M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The problem we were having finding a nice Italian restaurant was that they were so expensive, it was my partners birthday and I was paying... So I didn't want something extortionate!! This one had very reasonable prices. The hardest part of dining at Romana's is that there is so many delicious dishes to choose from, it really makes deciding a... More 

Thank Laura C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a simple pizza and pasta restaurant, and Romana's exceeded expectations. Service was swift and efficient, brought water and refills without asking. Pizza was generous, pasta was delicious and filling, salad rucolo was fresh with olives, capers, sun dried tomatoes, mozzerella and parmesan. Glasses of wine were good value at less than four euros - overall somewhere i would... More 

Thank Whydoineed
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place for a well cooked pizza or pasta. Friendly staff and tasty food at cheap price. Tea or coffee on the house. Simple surroundings but good atmosphere. Service was quick and there was a huge turnover of customers all evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Reguliersdwarsstraat 7, 1017 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 3413710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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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.
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