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“A piece of Italy in Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Incanto

Incanto
amstel 2, 1017 aa Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
020.42.33.681
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Ranked #211 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $57 - $143
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Bergamo, Italy
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157 reviews 157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“A piece of Italy in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very good experience in this Italian restaurant! Very good food, very good wines and both of them with reasonable prices. We decided for menu tasting and we have been totally satisfied by quantity, quality and variety. Coming from Italy I wasn't too enthusiast to go to an Italian restaurant beacuse abroad generally they are quite bad, but Incanto was a really good surprise! I suggest to try

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leuven, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service! Expensive drinks and some detail remarks.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were here with a group of 15. The food was excellent (we took the chef's 4-course menu). A beautifully presented amuse, bruschetta, shrimp risotto, venison and an excellend panna cotta to finish. I found the presentation of some of the dishes a bit rushed, and the portions weren't evenly distributed among all guests at our table.

The price for the food is honest and worth the high level of detail (despite my comments). The service was professional, but they did take advantage of the large group by continuously opening new bottles of wine - which ended us with a beverage bill higher than the food bill, for wines that were good but not world class, so I did find that a bit exaggerated.

I would come back here though, in a smaller group, to try out more of what this restaurant has to offer. The main course really made me so happy that I am willing to overlook the flaws.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I REALLY like Incanto!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Who'd guess that a small restaurant on the second floor of an old building in a super-touristy location of Amsterdam would be so delicious? I recently went to Incanto for dinner with two friends. We had to be out within two hours in order to get to a performance; the team did an excellent job getting us fed and out the door on time. It was a wonderful evening. The food was deliciously-prepared - fresh and creative. One of my dining companions said that the risotto was the best he'd ever had. I'd highly recommend!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“INCANTO... Just go there it will be one of the best meals ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

After booking this restaurant for clients in the last 2 years, I got to experience this one for myself. This cute 2 level restaurant near Rembrandt Plein is just fabulous. We did the chef's menu €45 a person (around 6 of us) which included bread, shrimp appetizer, mushroom risotto, and choice of either swordfish or roast beef, followed by tiramisu. Everything was served like art work in very small gourmet versions. The food was delicious and what really impressed me was the service. Ordered 3 bottles of wine and our waiter changed our glasses every time and of course served ladies first. Most of you who’s been to Amsterdam know that service isn’t always up to par with other parts of the world. But Incanto their staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. You must go to this restaurant for the best Italian food in Amsterdam, you’ll just love it!

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Every time we are in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I keep meaning to review Incanto. We travel to Amsterdam often and this is our go to restaurant. Sometimes we have tried to book through our hotel and they say that they are sorry they are full so we take a stroll down there and they fit us in when they can.

The dishes are fresh, interesting and very tasty. If they have scallops go for them as they are superb. The pasta is freshly made and taste fabulous.

Great service in a quirky building. Oh and great views.

  • Visited August 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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