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“Worth a trip from Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Mario

Restaurant Mario
Neck 15, 1456 AA Wijdewormer, The Netherlands
+31 299423949
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Worth a trip from Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had a superb dinner and stay overnight at Mario Uva. The food is the best Italian I've had outside Italy, with nearly every dish of the 7-course dinner a clear 10/10. The service and atmosphere is really nice, even though it's a fine restaurant you feel welcome in a homely way. The presentation of both the food and wine is casual, but shows that the staff is knowledgeable. I will definitely head back here with family & friends, it's also a nice short drive away from Amsterdam really in the middle of idyllic Dutch countryside – you can see a quintessential windmill in the polder in front.

  • 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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Purmerend
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33 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic fine Italian restaurant in North Holland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Mario Uva in the winter of 1964/1965 came to The Netherlands from Italy where his father, from whom he learnt the trade, uncle and grandfather were cooks.
In 1967 he bought the café from his Dutch father-in-law, and started an Italian restaurant with his wife, which due to his untiring efforts very soon gained a lot of patronage, and became the place to have an authentic Italian dinner.
Now his son Alessandro is running the restaurant.
They also have six rooms for clients not wanting to drive after have a nice dinner with the recommended wines, priced from € 107,50 - 175 per room per night.
For many years they only had one fixed menu's, at present between € 55,- for a five courses menu to € 72,50 for a seven courses menu, these last years an à la carte menu was added.
The food is very good, and can be adjusted to one's intolerances e.g. lactose intolerance.
Service is also quite fine.
Since they are often fully booked during weekends, an advance booking would be wise.
For the people on a lesser budget he has many years ago opened the Pizzeria La Storia in a separate building behind the dike at which his restaurant is situated. Alas the service there is rather inefficient. I prefer the restaurant.
There is no private parking, parking is along the dike, next to the water, so if one is late one sometimes has to walk quite a bit to the restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Overijse, Brabant, Belgium
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“As usual, excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Probably the best Italian in Holland. Cannot fault anything. Perfect service, exquisite food and excellent wine list. Worth any detour if you are in Amsterdam.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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