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“Impressed is an understatement” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bussia

Bussia
Reestraat 28, 1016dn Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31(0)20 6278794
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Ranked #19 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Essex
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Impressed is an understatement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We (14 of us) were expecting a good lunch in a fine looking restaurant, but we know that dining as a large group is nice but not always easy for a restaurant to impress with the food. However this knocked our socks off - it is absolutely top notch fine dining.The staff and service were fantastic (especially Tiffany who managed to be so professional and so much fun), the food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful, we haven't stopped praising it all weekend. We had a 4 course (plus amuse bouche etc.) lunch, with some flexibility e.g.my Risotto was without cheese - and fantastic, I would happily return just for any one of the courses. The wine selection was very good (I think they were all Italian) and very good too.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Do not miss when in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I can't think of enough good things to say about this restaurant. This was a world class restaurant experience. First of all, the service was exceptional. Service is done as a team approach so we experienced several servers all of whom was expertly trained and hit just the right note of attentiveness without being intrusive. The food was delightful - every dish a different kind of experience - some rich and hearty like the tagliatelle with wild boar and the venison plated beautifully with rosti and touches of apple gelee - to the lighter antipasti offering on the tasting menu of a variety of salmon preparations - to the jerusalem artichoke soup with a presentation that made my husband and I downright gleeful....you'll have to order it to see what I mean. Decor was simple but comfortable and a perfect stage for one of the best meal experiences we've ever had anywhere in the world. Oh, and on top of that we were shocked at how reasonable the check was given the quality of the experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We thought the food was great, but unfortunately, we were quite disappointed with our service. Our wait staff was not attentive nor well trained in the etiquette if serving. I would not recommend this restaurant to future visitors.

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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Delicious light enticing food. Helpful keen interesting staff and spacious seating, better to be upstairs! Modern and crisp decor.....what more can I say.

Visited January 2014
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Wolvega Netherlands
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“Romantic dining in the "nine streets" area of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Bussia is located in the so called "nine streets" area of Amsterdam. One end of the Reestreet ends in the Canalarea, the Reestraat and the other eight Streets are loaded with Original shops and are fun to shop in.
The restaurant itsself is constant in its quality and service. Staff is very pro-active and willing to help, advise or serve without going "over the top": as it should be!
Food is like one travels tot Italy for some hours! Carefully placed and served. Tastefull so your taste buds need to go to work. Highly advisable!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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