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#175 of 2,765 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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amstel 2, 1017 aa Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not a pizza parlor

This is a high end Italian restaurant. The food and service are worth the price. The location is nice. We had the chef tasting menu. All the entrees were good. Wine is expensive. We would return for a special dining experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
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Villecchia, Liguria, Italy
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Asked at our hotel for a recommended Italian restaurant and were booked in to Incanto. Friendly attitude from waiter initially but this changed when we asked to forego the antipasti and requested to have risotto. When asked what we would like as our main course we said we did not want a main course but would like the risotto as... More 

1 Thank Joan S
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a high end Italian restaurant. The food and service are worth the price. The location is nice. We had the chef tasting menu. All the entrees were good. Wine is expensive. We would return for a special dining experience.

Thank embdmb
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Our group of 8 business travelers enjoyed a delicious tasting menu last evening. A Brazilian colleague made the recommendation and it was a hit! The group made its way up to the 3rd floor and occupied a room overlooking the Singel canal and flower market. The view was remarked upon all evening. We ate our way through the 4 course... More 

Thank sjb1349
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A restaurant that delivers a true Italian experience in service, atmosphere and food without a pizza in sight. Lovely flavours, great wine choice and the usual unfussy but very attentive service, which only the Italians can do.

1 Thank Rodney H
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We went with my boyfriend for my birthday, and all I can write about this restaurant is that the servers were careless, the atmosphere was bland, the menu was really reaching (maybe our palates haven't evolved yet), and the food.. well, let's not rate it four to five stars; two stars is being generous. Not worth the time and money;... More 

3 Thank Wendy W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I spotted this restaurant hidden away on the first floor of a corner building. It looked so inviting and a little higher class than any other Italian places we had come across. The menu looked fantastic and we managed to get a table without a reservation. A very romantic and intimate setting, understated in its decor, with... More 

Thank Ahaley90
Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I like to go to Amsterdam at least twice a year. This is a reoccurring eating destination for my wife and I. The food is authentic and the closest to Italian haute cuisine in Amsterdam. The service is nice and professional. All the pastas that I have tried are outstanding. My favourite is the pappardelle with ragu of cingiale, and... More 

Thank Alex T
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very good pure italian food. The plating looked like artwork with superb taste to match it. Its not easy to find (the entrance doesn't look like a restaurant entrance) but when you are seated on the first floor you are rewarded with eather a nice view on the canals or a fine view of the 17 th century coin tower.

Thank BasG_12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Today I had the pleasure of lunch in this restaurant overlooking the beginning of the Amstel River and Muntplein. The restaurant is one floor up flom th street so you see above all the traffic the beautiful views all around. To go with the great views we enjoyed a top class lunch - venison with parsnip and smoked red onion;... More 

Thank Hotelkabouter
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have absolutely never had a better Italian diner outside of Italy. Staff was very flexible. Seemed a bit cross at first, but deservedly so since we showed up too early when they had already extended their opening times to accomodate us - oops. Magnificent view of the Munt tower! Wine wonderful, very extensive selection, albeit a bit pricey. We... More 

Thank Monique L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: amstel 2, 1017 aa Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 143
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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