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Pasta e Basta

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
0031204222222
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Ranked #174 of 2,414 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $58
Hours:
Sun - Wed 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 9:15 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:15 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pasta e Basta restaurant nearly opposite the Rijksmuseum has a name that simply doesn’t do it justice. It means ‘pasta full stop’ but really should trumpet the singing accomplishments and mad party atmosphere that the waiters and waitresses deliver. The dining room is splendid, with scarlet-covered chairs, flouncy wall sconces, dramatic drapes and fine art, while the bar area is more modern but just as operatic. The wait staff really truly can sing, everything from Billy Joel to grand opera, and they get the joint jumping. The long tables attract hens and big groups and the small cosy niches and bar are right for more intimate numbers, and it is just one fantastic evening. The menu is Italian, incorporating excellently-sourced meat, fish and veg. Anti pasti are served buffet-style from a chilled grand piano. Main courses always include eight pasta dishes like spaghetti with squid ragout, lasagne bolognaise with tapenade and sage, and penne with radicchio and goats cheese. International wine list matches the international musical programme. Groups are so welcome, and the entire venue seats 110.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Restaurant is famous for the wait staff that sing while you dine. They sing everything from opera to classic rock. They are terrific. Food was very tasty and included just pasta dishes served family style. Large portions including an anti pasta table with meats and cheeses. You'll love the experience.

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Amazing restaurant with good served Italian pasta. We have gone early but were sitted in a lovely corner until our reserved table was ready. wine list was also good, the ambiance was great with all the staff started singing.

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Sidney, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Every time I visit Amsterdam I have to visit this Restaurant. Surrounded by an amazing outdoors once inside you find yourself in a different reality. Careful :) it's not a prank when any of the staff members will suddenly start singing with a mike in the hand in the middle of the Restaurant plus, after ordering your drinks you will... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A colleague had told me about Pasta e Basta and that it was his favourite place in Amsterdam and after our visit Sunday I am see why. From the moment my wife and I arrived at Pasta e Basta the staff was friendly and welcoming. We were early for our reservation but we were seated without fuss. The wine list... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This a restaurant with a difference. The waiters sing (lovely songs of different styles) every 10-15 minutes. As a result the atmosphere is truly special. The food is also very good, especially the antipasti (you can have as much of them as you like!). Pasta also good and tasty but slightly overcooked (Italians prefer it 'al dente'). Cost not high... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Pasta Dinner: 5/5 Staff: 5/5 Entertainment 5/5 The staff sings, with an accompanying live piano! Excellent. They switch off with a mic, except for one waiter who sang classical Italian like Bocelli. All the staff was very friendly and talented. It's like a hole-in-the-wall - blink and you'll walk by it. Would totally go back.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Quite loud music, but one can like it. Nice decoaration, nice waiters, food medium for value. Wines too expensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We were three family members going out for a good meal and what an evening we had!Great food,fantastic singers and good times!We did not want to leave and next time we are going to Amsterdam we are definitely going back!!!We love this place!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went there with some colleagues and the restaurant is quite nice and cozy , atmosphere is really nice , staff is very friendly and every 10 minutes the service staff would start singing ( they all have great voices ) . Foodwise is absolutely a disappointment , nothing italian or similar , the antipasti are really average and served at... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Don´t miss out. It´s a fantastic restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. Performing waiters and the food is simply excelent. If you are looking for a very nice evening out in Amsterdam - this is the place to go. But be sure to make a reservation. It´s a very popular restaurant. Ihave been here before - and will go there... More

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Additional Information about Pasta e Basta

Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031204222222
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Rembrandtplein
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:15 pm - 1:00 am  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  9:15 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  9:15 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 29 - 58
Cuisine: Italian

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