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Pasta e Basta

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 2222
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although the menu is not vast like you are use to in Italian restaurants the choices are deliciously prepared and the atmosphere adds to the whole experience. It is amazing that you can find good wait staff who can sing but this restaurant has accomplished...More

Thank L0vet0cruise
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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

First night in Amsterdam and found this great restaurant. We were lucky to be seated at the bar as we hadn't booked. The food was of a high quality and really varied. The singing was great and again varied. The waiting staff were not only...More

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PR P, Guest Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2016

Your feedback makes us smile, thank you! We are looking forward welcoming you again an provide you with a great dining experience.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pasta e Basta serves lovely Italian food where the waiters and waitresses are all professional singers. The food is amazing, starters are served from a buffet table made within an old grand piano, then main courses and dessert are served at the table between the...More

Thank alexander_lakey
Pasta B, Guest Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Alexander, Thank you so much for your great compliments. WOW! Would you to come back? We'll hope so:)

Reviewed 5 days ago

A must restaurant to go to when staying in Amsterdam,our hotel recommended this place and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent (we had the four course menu) and so was the service.There was a good atmosphere all night and this was due to...More

Thank RJS1965
Pasta B, Guest Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our 4 course menu (menu favorito), staff and atmoshere. The price is including our entertainment. It's great to hear you'll return when you are in Amsterdam. Hopefully we'll see you soon in Pasta e...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitors and waitresses are or were professional singers. Music was absolutely beautiful, from opera to pop. Very romantic restaurant with very pleasant service. The food was gorgeous as well. We were in a group and we shared anti pasta, pasta and deserts. I will...More

Thank Xiao Y
Pasta B, Guest Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Xiao, Thank you very much for your positive words..... Yes! This makes us very happy. When you are with 10 guests or more, You'll have the groupmenu and that's sharing diner. We are glad you liked it. Would you like to come back? That...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant ever! My family and I have been coming here for the past 10 years and we're crazy about this. the drinks and the menu are amazing. The waitresses OMG are operatic and beautiful singers! Something so memorable! Love love love

Thank kendallfisher
Pasta B, Guest Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wauuuuuw! That's so sweet! Great to hear you are visiting us for 10 years now. We'll hope you come back for many many times:) I will tell your compliments to our Pasta crew. We really appreciate it:):)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a different resturant, I always go there more than 15 years, with family or friends, all the people working there are proffesional singers, they singing all the time while you are eating, it is a unique experience, they are very friendly, food also...More

Thank azaki1951
Pasta B, Guest Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear A. Zaki, Thank you so much! You are our guest for 15 years now:):) It's great to hear you liked our concept, reasonable prices and atmosphere. You recommand all your guests to our restaurant? WAUW!!!!! We are so greatfull to that! Hopefully we may...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere is perfect. The hostess takes you to your seats and explains how the service works menu-wise. If you haven't figured out yet, the waiters and waitresses are the actual singers! They are followed by a pianist or an electronic sample. The repertory is...More

Thank Bernardo N
Pasta B, Public Relations Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bernardo, Thank you so much for your compliments:) Great to hear you liked our concept. Hopefully we may welcome you again in our restaurant.

Reviewed August 9, 2017

I wasn't quite sure whether the food would be up to much, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I particularly enjoyed the tacchino tonnato from the starters and scallop and pesto pasta from the mains. But it was all tasty and...More

Thank MarkCheshire
Pasta B, Manager at Pasta e Basta, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your nice words. We are happy it was above your expectations and we will give the compliments to the chef and the singers! Hopefully we will see you soon again

Reviewed August 7, 2017

I can recommend this restaurant to everybody. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is fantastic and the service is exceptionally good. It’s really noticeable that the waiters really like their jobs. The liver performance of the staff during the evening are exceptionally good. I can...More

Thank Jeroen H
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Response from Pasta B | Property representative |
Dear Lubnaisma, Thank yo for your message. Great to hear you would like to celebrate your first anniversary at Pasta e Basta. The proce is including our entertainment. You can check our website for more information. Please... More
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Response from GPfromessex | Reviewed this property |
You will be okay with 8.15 the singing is around every 10 minutes should be a great night the food is really nice
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Pasta B | Property representative |
Dear Carol, Thank you for your interest in Pasta e Basta. Pavarotti menu is our menu which we serve to groups as off 10 persons. This menu is available excluding and including drinking package. If you have dinner a la... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $44
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:15 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8 | Noord Holland, 1017 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 422 2222
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Pasta e Basta restaurant nearly opposite the Rijksmuseum has a name that simply doesn’t do it justice. It means ‘pasta full stop’ but really should trumpet the singing accomplishments and mad party atmosphere that the waiters and waitresses deliver. The dining room is splendid, with scarlet-covered chairs, flouncy wall sconces, dramatic drapes and fine art, while the bar area is more modern but just as operatic. The wait staff really truly can sing, everything from Billy Joel to grand opera, and they get the joint jumping. The long tables attract hens and big groups and the small cosy niches and bar are right for more intimate numbers, and it is just one fantastic evening. The menu is Italian, incorporating excellently-sourced meat, fish and veg. Anti pasti are served buffet-style from a chilled grand piano. Main courses always include eight pasta dishes like spaghetti with squid ragout, lasagne bolognaise with tapenade and sage, and penne with radicchio and goats cheese. International wine list matches the international musical programme. Groups are so welcome, and the entire venue seats 110.
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