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“Tasty Italian food not far from the Amsterdam Hilton” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Vista

Bella Vista
Johannes Verhulststraat 156, 1071 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
020-6713888
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Ranked #899 of 2,460 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Museumplein
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty Italian food not far from the Amsterdam Hilton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've visited this restaurant three times on separate visits to Amsterdam and the food has been of a reliably high standard. The food is delicious - I especially recommend either the Spaghetti Vongole or the "Ernesto" pizza. Service is a bit slow but once your order is placed it doesn't take as long as you might expect for the food to arrive. The restaurant is only a five minute walk from the Amsterdam Hilton so if staying there, it is well worth a visit if you don't fancy travelling far. Very scenic streetside tables are available in the summer but the place is also really cosy when the weather is miserable in February. The restaurant seems popular with locals which I took to be a good sign but it may be advisable to book in peak season!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Aix-en-Provence, France
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Nice stop on our bycicle tour of Amsterdam,we had tasty lasagne and lasagne verde .According to the waiter ,that day everything was home made except the raviolis.Anyway,it can be easily checked as the kitchen is quite visible ;Nice area,Not that expensive comparing to others italian joints in Amsterdam.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went here on Sat 19th October because of the good reviews it received. There were three of us and the first course we all had the garlic mushrooms. We got a plate of chopped mushrooms swimming in a watery, herby liquid ! It did not look very appetizing and certainly was nothing special. My husband wanted black pepper. In a good Italian restaurant the waiter will come and serve you out a big grinder. Not here . The waiter brought it to the table and left it for you to do yourself!

The next course I had penne with veal and aubergine, my husband a pizza and my son lasagne. My meal was okay but nothing special. The lasagne came on a big white plate. It looked lost as the portion was so small, There was no salad or garnish. There was only a tiny sprinkling of parmesan. To me the presentation and size of the portion was appalling! Although my husband said he enjoyed the pizza!

The only wow factor at this restaurant was in the puddings. We did not have any but saw some being served. But for me you go to an Italian for the starter and main course and in this the restaurant failed. We will not be returning.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This place really made me feel like home despite of being thousands kilometres away. Un saluto speciale a tutti i miei amici del Bellavista grazie Antonino!

  • Visited April 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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Dorset
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“A pleasant evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This restaurant was close to our hotel and we had a very nice meal there on our first evening. As the weather was fine we were able to sit outside and mix with locals. It is a bit expensive and so perhaps better for special treat.

Visited July 2013
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