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Houtplein 1 | 2012 DD, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Ranked #59 of 199 Restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: It has been in place for decades. Very popular with guests staying at the Carlton hotel.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Perhaps we were here on an off night but we found the food to be very mediocre. Worse was the service. We waited for our food for a very long time although the restaurant was not very busy.

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MA
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201 reviews 201 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After a long day of travel, we spotted this restaurant on a fairly busy corner. We enjoyed the food: tortellini with bolognese sauce and ricciole with spinach. W e were just a bit too tired for a slower paced dining experience. It does provide a wonderful spot to eat, people watch and good food, just don't go there if you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I guess this is the best Italian food I have ever had....The pasta , the pizza, the dessert everything was most delectable.....Definitely recommended if you are in Haarlem... Took some time to bring our dishes but definitely was worth the wait....

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Congresbury, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great food, excellently prepared. Very large restaurant with lots of space for large parties. Good service from an experienced, knowledgeable waiter. Close to the city centre and one of the smaller canals.

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Warwickshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Arrived late in Haarlem, staying at a guest house virtually across the street from Napoli. From the time you walk in you sense that this is a well run restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. All staff spoke good English and very obliging. My son and I both had pasta dishes, both very good. I ordered a side salad with my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I love to visit this restaurant as they have the best Italian food I have ever experienced. While in Haarlem we eat here often & may I recommend the pasta Parmesana, which is paste cooked in a Parmesan wheel at your table, it's my favourite. The food & drinks are very well priced.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I recently visited Haarlem again after 40 years to see family, and took them for a meal to this restaurant and although it has still the same owners the food quality and service was not the same. Firstly the wait staff are abrupt and rude at some instances especially if your a tourist, secondly one of the meals served was... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Haarlem, the hotel said it was average and overrated, forget it, it was fantastic. The staff could not do enough to make us feel welcome. The food was excellent. All in all a great night out. Would certainly go again. Try the pasta sauce, it comes in a whole parmesan flamed and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Like the review below says, there is a lot of theatre here. Lots of preparing things at tables, dramatic flourishes of herbs, quick flashes of flames, great steaming pots of pasta and shell fish rolled to tables on dinner trolleys and served up there and then for the guests. It's a fun place! The food is not bad as well,... More 

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Hayward, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

As others have commented, this is not your typical Italian restaurant. A little bit theater and a little bit good food. The service to other tables was as entertaining as our own food. It is definitely a good show. The food was variable; I had a pizza (excellent) my spouse had eggplant and a salad (stunningly) mediocre. Some of the... More 

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Address: Houtplein 1 | 2012 DD, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
Cuisine: Italian

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