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La Festa

#314 of 2,553 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Jordaan
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Hazenstraat 64, 1016 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 428 4436
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant has been a landmark in the Jordaan neighbourhood for almost...
Our restaurant has been a landmark in the Jordaan neighbourhood for almost 20 years, where it is known for making both local guests and tourists feel immediately welcome with its warm and friendly service. Our dishes are simple, fresh, flavourful and well priced. We offer a range of pizza and pasta dishes as well as an extensive selection of meat or fish courses, all accompanied with the perfect Italian wine. Our restaurant is always full of people drawn to its winning combination of delicious food, reasonable prices and intimate ambience, we recommend that reservations be made between Thursday and Saturday.
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Allways excellent dining with the locals

I often dine here to enjoy some Italian food but also to enjoy the company of the owners. You'll get a true authentic taste of Amsterdam because a lot of locals eat here as well. It has a very relaxed atmosphere so you can dine alone if you want to. It's run by a family that also runs a B&B... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
rosamunde2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I often dine here to enjoy some Italian food but also to enjoy the company of the owners. You'll get a true authentic taste of Amsterdam because a lot of locals eat here as well. It has a very relaxed atmosphere so you can dine alone if you want to. It's run by a family that also runs a B&B... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited again on 21st Dec and it was to be a Happy end to a week in Amsterdam. We pre booked a table through TA and arrived on time at 6pm. There was no waitress but the owner took our orders. Some 15 mins later we got our drinks. At this point the waitress arrived and took over things.... More 

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Aydin U, Owner at La Festa, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your opinion. As usual there are always two sides of the story, so please take a minute to read our side as well. After the first bite, your daughter found out that her chicken wasn't cooked. You complained about this, we offered you our apologies and replaced the chicken. The waitress asked if everything was... More 

Holland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When we entered the place was packed, it’s a simple small cozy family style restaurant . The start was already one down, the wine glass was not clean, it had a big lipstick mark … .. Since I was treated on the dinner I didn’t want to be picky and wiped the glass. As starter we had an union soup... More 

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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were starving but we couldn't even finish our portions! Seriously delicious. The 'family' feel of the restaurant and the service was just what you would expect...nothing stuffy, just like one of the family.

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maine usa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ate here on the evening of New Year's Day. Many places were closed but this friendly and busy little restaurant served up some great veggie lasagna and melon and prosciutto salad. Nice wine. A very nice meal. Never felt hurried.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had the pleasure of eating here on Saturday evening and I must say it was a fantastic experience. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome and were looked after by the attentive waitress all evening. I had the Calzone - which I had made to my specific taste (sausage instead of chicken) which... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Out plan wasn't to go to this restaurant. We were waiting at the Burgermeester (a burger restaurant) but there were no more seats left there. So we left and just walked to find another place to eat. We both ordered pizza. I had a calzone with chicken and my girlfriend had a pizza with ham. Both were very tasty. The... More 

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Newcastle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A lovely little restaurant, staff super friendly and very sweet. Good food! Very, very good value for money, deliciously light tasty pizza's. So glad we found this place! Had a lovely evening meal there. On an interesting street with some great little shops, including a quirky record shop and unique cat shop! Recommend for a cheap and cheerful dinner with... More 

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Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a great little place! We were warmly welcomed (there was even a cat waiting to welcome us to our seat) and given a really nice meal. The pizza was as good as you'll find outside Italy and the menu was hugely varied. There was a relaxed, family feel to the place which was a blessing in the somewhat pretentious... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I heard about this place and finally got my chance to eat here, I was not disappointed. I have now been back 3 times and that is only because its the amount of times i have been to Amsterdam. The food is mouth watering. I have not found an Italian this good in many years. It is run by a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hazenstraat 64, 1016 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighborhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 428 4436

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Our restaurant has been a landmark in the Jordaan neighbourhood for almost 20 years, where it is known for making both local guests and tourists feel immediately welcome with its warm and friendly service. Our dishes are simple, fresh, flavourful and well priced. We offer a range of pizza and pasta dishes as well as an extensive selection of meat or fish courses, all accompanied with the perfect Italian wine. Our restaurant is always full of people drawn to its winning combination of delicious food, reasonable prices and intimate ambience, we recommend that reservations be made between Thursday and Saturday.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?