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Back to Basics

Zijlstraat 35, 2011 TK Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 202 5125
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“focaccia” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Zijlstraat 35, 2011 TK Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic wood-fired pizzas and a great vegetarian antipasto platter. We ate here on two separate occasions and were not disappointed.

Thank Jackie V
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

I love this place and its food! It's always busy so be sure to make a reservation or just go a bit earlier before everyone decides they want to have dinner there. We had pizza marinara (vegan - no cheese) and it was amazing! The...More

Thank Hanna J
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Order the pissa rather than the pasta. This was the recommendation from our hotel and the pissa was good. Consequently we can't advise on the pasra! A simple quiet little place worh a visit for lunch or dinner

Thank Robert H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Out of all the Pizza places we have been Back to Basics wins by a long way! Lovely fresh ingredients and extremely friendly service, we are never disappointed! They do offer pasta dishes as well but we always end up having a pizza as they...More

Thank Lilacbubbles
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the first good pizza I've eaten in the Netherlands (...after 10 years). It's very similar to "pizza napoletana" but not as good as the real one. The restaurant is really small and the service is a bit chaotic. We ordered a small...More

Thank jachijor
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This place was recommended to us by an Italian friend. It is very nice small restaurant. We had an antipati and a pizza with tomato mozzarella and rucolla. very fresh and very nice pizza. Next time ı will try pasta with ham

Thank Berrros
Reviewed October 2, 2016

If you look for the true Italian pizza (Napolitan-style) this is the place to go! The owners are really kind and they offer a good service. The pizza is really authentic with good ingredients and cooked in a wooden oven. I definitely recommend it!

Thank Emanuela89
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Really good pizza. High quality ingredients and the pizzaiolo experience make The pizza! Starter focaccia is a must ;)

Thank Dario C
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

As an Italian immigrant this is one of the best pizza I had outside Italy. Pasquale and her wife offer a great service and the food is first quality. We go there regularly and can only recommend it.

Thank Mirko B
Cat672014, Owner at Back to Basics, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016
Google Translation

Grazie caro Mirko. Il nostro pizzaiolo si chiama Francesco comunque! Grazie comunque😄

Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Very authentic Napolitan Pizza experience. Great ingredients, wood oven and... Real care =) Happy to be there every time I am pizza hunting. I am Italian, I have lived 4 years in Naples, for me finding Back to Basics has been like going home a...More

Thank LtPitt
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July 29, 2017|
Response from Hanna J | Reviewed this property |
Ja, via Deliveroo, denk ik
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $22
Restaurant features
Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zijlstraat 35, 2011 TK Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 202 5125
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