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“The restaurant all restaurants should emulate” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mondo Mediterraneo / Uptown

Mondo Mediterraneo / Uptown
Haarlemmerstraat 68, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 1658
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Ranked #138 of 2,401 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Small Traiteur - take out / eat in - informal but authentic Italian / Mediterranean dishes Friendly service - open kitchen - homey atmosphere - centrally located 10 mn. wak from Central station Amsterdam - shopping streetMonday: closedTuesday to Friday: 16h30 - 20h30Saturday: 12h30 - 16h30Sunday: closed
Amsterdam
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The restaurant all restaurants should emulate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is the essence of Abruzzo in Amsterdam.
Small, honest, 100% attention to freshness and taste.
Dishes cooked with love and passion.
You need not go anywhere else for Italian food in Amsterdam.
This is a rare find.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great little gem, with traditional, honest & tasting food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

An unexpected change of plans had us walking into this wonderful place in downtown Amsterdam.
The food is prepared with passion and that you can taste.
The owner Giancarlo, was so kind to explain exactly what all the food was. There are so many choices: pasta's,anti-pasta, salades, quiches, meats, lasagna and also enough vegetarian options. Then there are these delicious(organic)juices.
I've tried a very nice tasting red wine, with chicken breast and roasted potatoes. One the side we had a nice broad bean salad, with some mint trough it and some bruschetta made from some really good bread.
You can eat either there, on one of the approximately 5 tables, or you can take it to take away. We'll definitely come back to try some more.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ledbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“a great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This Italian restaurant was recommended to us by a very pleasant young woman named Andrea who insisted that we should try it "as the food is truly delicious" Space is tight. A delicatessen counter displays the range of freshly prepared food on offer. There is a compact kitchen area to the rear and there are few tables and chairs for dining in. The service was warm and friendly and the two vegetarian dishes we ordered were excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worth every euro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was looking for a nice Italian restaurant for our last night in Amsterdam and noticed this one on Trip Advisor. From start to finish the service was excellent with the guy having a serious side making excellent recommendations for both food and drinks. The food that we ordered was truly excellent and I really can't find any fault. It was also very pleasant to find that the bill was quite fair as well.
All in all, an excellent experience and highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Real Italian Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This place is more like a delicatessen than a restaurant, but Giancarlo has a few tables and makes a lovely dinner arrangement. There are many choices of cold foods in the large counter and you choose either cold dishes or hot dishes (that are warmed up while you wait, if you eat there). If you want to eat in there you should make reservations; we watched them apologize to several people for lack of space during our meal.
Giancarlo says the food is largely from Italy, including the tomotoes, eggplant and buffula mozzerella. All of our dishes were very good, and many were outstanding. Giancarlo will discuss the food with you and is flexible on how you can order. The prices were very reasonable. We also bought some prosecco, tomato juice and chips that were imported from Italy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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