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Al Bacaro

#406 of 2,863 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Vijzelstraat 97, 1017 HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 0673
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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396 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect pizza's, but do expect real italian fare. The service was bit slow and unexperienced, we didn't get a cooler with our bottle of wine, that's why the 4 *, but teh food was great. Like a true iatalian restaurant

Thank zimof1
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A deightful restaurant with very enjoyable staff. Our meal was exceptional and the service was very friendly and helpful. A wonderful way to spend our final night in Amsterdam. Highly recommend to anyone wishing for an authentic Italian meal. Best Proscuitto we have tasted since being in Italy

Thank Dwyne S
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We happened to stay around the corner and on our first night the other place which our host recommended was closed so we had dinner at Al Bacaro. Food and wine were excellent; the atmosphere was nice, the guy serving us was very friendly and helpful and funny. To make a long story short: we went back on our second... More 

1 Thank mari0nr2015
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Well-established restaurant run by very friendly and helpful staff who were happy to adjust the menu to meet our requests. Extensive wine list by the glass. So good we went there 3 nights in a row!

Thank Maria L
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My partner C and I, read the reviews and decided on Al Bacaro as a result and it was a short walk from our apartment. It is a long narrow establishment with a pleasant ambience and we received a reception in keeping. Expect service to be slow warned C . . correctly. No offers of a drink or even a... More 

Thank Roly1510
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Really friendly staff. Great wine. Found the food to be a bit OK. The veal and parmesan main was the best.

Thank dantehaversham184
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

It is probably the best Italian restaurant in whole Europe. Friendly, typical, small, private and very very tasty place!

Thank Alexander D
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant during Christmas holidays. We went to this restaurant 10 minutes before closing time, yet the owner said we can stay and in fact he was very friendly and made us feel welcome. I don't know if it is customary to this restaurant but he didn't show us a menu he just suggested what he could... More 

Thank Theodoros_Pixart
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The service of the gentleman running front of house was amazing. We visited this restaurant in July 2014 and it was one of my fondest memories of the European trip. Walking in with no expectations, the three of us were blown away. An empty restaurant at around 3pm between services on a weekday, so we got all of the waiter/manager's... More 

1 Thank Khalililililili
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had a great lunch here on our last day in Amsterdam. It was better than we expected from outside!

Thank HL C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $39
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vijzelstraat 97, 1017 HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 0673
The taste and quality of traditional cuisine with an innovative twist, you can taste its maximum respect for nature. This philosophy is underscored by the use of fair trade products and ingredients from Italy and Netherlands. For a perfect combination with the regional dishes there are, on the wine card, many available by the glass, small scale and artisan producers from Italy. For these reasons we choose to collaborate with the projects “The Alliance between Cooks and Slow Food Presidia”. Presidia are projects of Slow Food that safeguard small-scale quality productions that use traditional methods.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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