I'm Italian and living in Amsterdam for a while, heard great stories about this place and decided to try it with a friend for dinner. As soon as you walk in you are welcomed by a unique warm, cozy and rustic atmosphere, and feels like being in a typical and beautifully decorated italian osteria with a small touch of a wine bar.
Menu is written on an old style small blackboard and is divided into mainly 3 parts: starters (small or big), pastas (small or big) and pizzas.
As starters we went for melted pecorino cheese with honey and mashed pumpkin with provola cheese, a perfect and delicious warm start on a cold winter night.
Then the magic happened when the pizza arrived: we got the one with buffalo mozzarella and I can easily say that it was the best pizza ever tried in Amsterdam. Being italian and having eaten tons of different pizzas in my country, I have to admit that the pizza at il Pacioccone is even far better than some of the best pizzas you can find in Italy.
A hidden gem in the heart of Amsterdam city centre, il Pacioccone will make you fall in love with its enchanted atmosphere and authentically delicious italian food!!!
And don't forget to finish with a taste of Passito wine ;)