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San Giovanni

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Plantage & the East
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Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, 1011 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been so hungry after whole busy day that's why I chosen this Italian restaurant. My fault. Service was really bad. Nobody care there about clients. Food was tasteless...Nobody asked us if we need something : water, one more drink etc... Unprofessional service, but the worst thing was that my plate was chipped lol... Nobody asked for the feedback... Very... More 

Thank Łukasz R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

When the food eventually arrived, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality - we had a selection of dishes including pasta, pizza, lasagne and calzone and everyone thought the food was delicious. The decor is a little dated and you can only pay with cash, but overall it was a good experience.

Thank Julie G
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience in Amsterdam. The food was average. The service was bad. Could not pay with card or separately.

Thank Adam R
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The worst pizza I have ever had. If we didn't know what pizza was, we would believe what we served was a pizza! Very plain, no taste, no toppings or cheese! They are trying to fake Italian but ver unsuccessful one! I wouldn't ever go there again.

Thank tuby_tuby
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

The decor is not brilliant but we weren't looking for a 5 star hotel. Don't let it put you off. The waiter was superb and listened carefully to my allergy requirements. The food came and was divine. They made exactly what we asked for. The portions were not too huge so as to feel overwhelmed. Make sure you check your... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

I went there because of hunger and from outside IT looked cozy and nice. Inside was freezing cold because they gave us table next to door. Next was terrible antipasti ala chef. And after around 30mins we Got like tiny chicken breasts. I mean the place was empty besides a couple drinking tee. I could eat myself halfdead in McDonalds... More 

Thank Tomasz Z
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Good food for what we had but the waiter was a bit rude and they only said after getting the bill that they were only taking cash... The ATM was miles away! Won't go back....

Thank Fabien D
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

First of all, no baby chair for lunch! Really? And second we waited for an hour for a pasta dish. The waiter was all smiles but if we wanted something we needed to go to him. I don't recommend this place. On the plus side, it wasn't expensive, and the food was decent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for dinner last night as it was on route back to our hotel. We both had the steak special which was on offer for €9.95. I ordered a peppercorn sauce with mine and my friend ordered the blue cheese sauce. We both agreed that the sauces were delicious as was the steak and fries.... More 

Thank honey40
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice little place at Waterlooplien .. Manager greeted me with a smile.. Prices are ok some 9.95 specials which I have a pic of the ribs..great spread of meals ..nice people..

Thank romac64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterlooplein 239 | 1011 PG, 1011 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: 0204272795
Great little italian restaurant , is where the locals go and definitely needs to be mentioned. Decent prices and food was delicious. It's on Waterlooplein at number 239 , not too far from the city centre of Amsterdam.Open Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 23.00. Tel : 020-4272795

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Staying in Plantage & the East

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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