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Haarlemmerstraat 20, 2312 GA Leiden, The Netherlands
071-5147938
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All I can say is "meh".

This place is not interesting. The food is obviously not home made, a bit bland, so nothing interesting. It IS very cheap though, which kind of makes up for it. Service is done by a bunch of students, of which the majority is bored out of their minds. (Understandably) So just meh.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Price is good. Service is terrible. No one shows you to your table. Ordered starters that never showed and got derisory apologies. Ordered a beer before my main and it didn't come till after I'd finished eating. Asked for dessert menus, they never arrived. Waitresses are disorganised and seem feckless with no one apparently supervising. Food was good and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is not interesting. The food is obviously not home made, a bit bland, so nothing interesting. It IS very cheap though, which kind of makes up for it. Service is done by a bunch of students, of which the majority is bored out of their minds. (Understandably) So just meh.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

After having eaten here before, we were used to the good quality of the pastas and the quick service. However, when we came here yesterday for a quick bite to eat, we waited for almost half an hour before the waitress came to take our order and that was only because we called her to our table. The pastas were... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

simple but very good. i've had a number of dishes and pizza here. all were good. great, actually, if one factors in the price... i really like the pasta dish with shrimp(it's called something else on the menu...something with the word gamba in it...gambino?). i usu ask them to add a touch more garlic... their pizza is decent(again, i grew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

A good place to have a pizza for a very reasonable price. Friendly staff and the pizzas, although certainly not on the top list, there are higher quality places in Leiden, are quite cheap. Also a nice restaurant so it beats most pizza delivery companies, not to mention the Albert Hein pizzas (people who gave this place a bad rating... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We used to eat here years ago when we were students, but hadn't been back for years. We decided to try again, but we were very disappointed. The pizzas were not tasty at all. If you want to eat a good Italian pizza in Leiden, go to Karalis.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I visited Donatello's with a colleague and was very impressed. Perfect pizzas and quick friendly and un fussy servers!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We have lived in Leiden for almost 20 yrs and never went to this restaurant. Tried it since it was the only pizza restaurant open on Mondays! Pleasantly surprised. Good service, reasonable prices. Pizza was good / not great, pasta was also very reasonable. This is a good place for families, lots of students, informal though nice interior. It looks... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

okay quality for an ok price. if you're on a budget, this is definitely the place to go. place can get quite noisy when it's busy

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Somehow, over the past years , the pizza 's have shrunk and some of my favorite toppings have disappeared, but still it is okay to eat a quick pizza here. (if it is really busy and people are waiting to get seated at the bar: just leave... It isn't worth the wait though). Don't go for amazing tastes, brilliant wines... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haarlemmerstraat 20, 2312 GA Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071-5147938

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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