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Stadhuisplein 3, Leiden, The Netherlands
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: City Hall Italian Bar & BistroStadhuisplein 32311 EJ LEIDEN071 5144055

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not the best

This is a very trendy place, right under the bell tower from the city hall, overlooking one of the city's canals. The food is not wonderful and a bit overprices. Paid 17€ for a pasta dish which lacked refinement. Pizza dough is good but toppings are not generous or refined (14€). Service was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2013
David S
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Paris
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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

They make good pizza, but it is over priced and they are not flexible with choices. You can not order foccaccia (pizza bianca) after 5pm, which doesn't make sense for an Italian restaurant...a crime! If you want a pizza rossa with vegetable (pretty standard item in a pizzeria menu), then you have to order the most expensive pizza with buffalo... More 

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leiden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I had few lunches with my co-workers and every time I was quite disappointed. The food is not really Italian, it is an international version of some italian recipes. Location is good. Prices are very high in relation to quantity and quality of food.

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Paris
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a very trendy place, right under the bell tower from the city hall, overlooking one of the city's canals. The food is not wonderful and a bit overprices. Paid 17€ for a pasta dish which lacked refinement. Pizza dough is good but toppings are not generous or refined (14€). Service was a bit slow, and although not unfriendly,... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Spacious place with good service, to have a coffee, beverage light and full meal with friends and family. Kids friendly. Good quality for decent prices and an international (undutch) level service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Had a lunch here on a wintery Saturday. Food was good and good value but nothing spectacular. Being Saturday it was packed full, a bit too full and crowded for my liking. But it just goes to show that it has great location just off the market.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I went there with my collegues, an international crew of about 30 people, to celebrate. I must say that, being Italian, I wasn't much enthusiastic to go to an Italian restaurant in Leiden, as I tend never to go to Italian restaurants abroad. However both the venue and the food was nice. Overall this restaurant delivers a good feeling, with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had a very enjoyable dinner at City Hall Italian Bar & Bistro. The food was good but a bit overpriced. The ambiance was terrific. They couldn't find a menu in English, so we had to guess...but the waitstaff were patient and helpful.

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bicoastal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

While wandering through the central district of Leiden recently, my Dutch husband was determined to find a dinner restaurant with charming ambience, and we passed by plenty before we arrived at the City Hall Italian Bar & Bistro. It looked promising, so we asked a waitress in the outdoor seating area if we could see a menu, and the food... More 

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Rome, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

I have to say that food here is not really Italian, pasta is overcooked unlike real Italian pasta (let me say this, as an Italian I am very critical on pasta!). Instead, I tried a very good tomato soup. Despite the negative remark on pasta, location is very nice and personnel polite.

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Israel
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Our family visited the City Hall Italian Bar Bistro in Leiden on the very last day of our recent holiday in the Netherlands. The restaurant is tastefully situated near the City Hall square in close proximity to an attractive canal, which was very busy in the glorious sunshine on that day. We did not reach this restaurant by means of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stadhuisplein 3, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

City Hall Italian Bar & BistroStadhuisplein 32311 EJ LEIDEN071 5144055
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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