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“Excellent Italian Food in a good price” 5 of 5 stars
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Da Rosario
Concourslaan 10, 2132 DK Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
023-5634012
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Ranked #14 of 56 Restaurants in Hoofddorp
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Excellent Italian Food in a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I found the Da Rosario, i didn't know about it... the place was plenty of people, the sun was shining.... i went inside, spoke with the Chef Giusseppe... then,, suddenly,.. a lasanha goes in front of me... and i said... this is what i want... and i did....
Excellent choice, excellent price, only 11 euros for that...i really enjoyed.... everyone should try.

  • Visited July 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“An Italian unworthy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

While most Italian restaurants in the Netherlands are runned by Turks or Dutch with marginal knowledge of Italian cooking skills (hence the poor ratings of Italian restaurants in the Netherlands in general..), Da Rosario's chef is actually a genuine Sicilian.

The place itself looks inconspicuous in a typical prefab shopping area. On the inside, it is neatly decorated, albeit without much class.

The pizza Quattro Formaggi was OK, a bit burnt, but the taste was pretty good. The Carbonara, however, was watery, washy, with overcooked pasta. Not exactly something you would expect from an Italian cook. The 'vine della casa' was relatively cheap (3 Euro), but also relatively poor in taste.

The service was so-so with a forced smile and almost uncomfortably pushy.

All in all, not really bad, but an Italian unworthy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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13 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lekker italiaans eten”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Nice Italian food. Good pizza's. What infuriates me that the boss will not give tap water and forces us to order 'spa rood/blauw'.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki
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10 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good Italian food at reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We enjoyed our meal here. The pizza my boyfriend had was excellent, the crust was perfectly cooked, not too thick or too thin. My seafood pasta was great too. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Recommend to come here on a sunny day as eating out on the terrace under the sun is great. I had a small issue with the dirty toilet, perhaps from a disgusting previous customer. It ruined my meal a bit but apart from that everything is good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good place for a dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

This is a place I've been to many times.

Good Italian food at reasonable prices severed by friendly staff. What else can you ask for?

A bit hidden away on a side street in Hoofddorp centrum (wedged between some other resturants) but well worth spending a few minutes to locate. You won't find a window table here but you probably don't go for dinner in Hoofddorp for the view anyway.

Takes credit cards and is OK for business meals.

Try the cheese for starters, excellent.

Visited March 2012
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