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Back to Basics - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


$8 - $20
Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I are both vegan and this place had numerous options we we don’t often see. We really enjoyed the pizza’s and the staff were very welcoming. Great place 😊 definitely recommended

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Helen W
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We stumbled upon Back to Basics by chance after a different restaurant had already closed their kitchen for the night. The owner happily welcomed us in and we had a pizza in front of us in no time! The food here is fantastic and authentic...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Located just outside the central square to the west of the old town near where we were staying, it's a small authentic cosy restaurant with a large pizza oven on display and relaxed ambience. 8 of us ate at a really large comfy table to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimbochard
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We made a reservation one Saturday night via this website which currently provides a 20% saving on food and drinks! A small and intimate establishment, there are a number of tables for between 2-10 people, where in total the restaurant can seat around 50 people....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jason W
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Pizza, made in wood fired oven was really good; made vegan for one of us. And for GF me, the very yummy parmigiana di melanzane, a baked dish of eggplant, tomato and mozzarella. House wine tasty and affordable. Service and atmosphere lively and charming. Perfect...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kiah-N-68
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

After reading other reviews and people rating the pizza as the best authentic pizza they had eaten we decided to try this restaurant. The waitress took a long time to get to us and was totally confused about what was available. After reading the menu...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

By chance, walking on the street, we found this small italian restaurant. The curiosity triggered by its name, not usual for an italian pizzeria ... however later on we understood the reason for naming it like that. Everything is home made prepared. Mr. Franco makes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gennaro58
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We greeted the staff inside then we seat outside, nobody came to take our order for more than 20 minutes. We ordered Antipasto Italiano: terrible, dry, no salt, pepper, no olive oil on the table, dry vegetables, tasteless cold cuts and old and hard bread....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank boston g
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Christmas markets in Haarlem and actually ended up coming to Back to Basics for the 3 nights we stayed in Haarlem -food was great- antipasto platter with focaccia fab and wood fired pizzas vv tasty. lovely atmosphere - great food - well...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank BJSDublin
Reviewed December 3, 2017

For my birthday there were nine people who sat at our table. What struck me was the name of the restaurant, but then I saw the book from Jamie Oliver,that explains. Although, my advise is to give the restaurant a real Italian name, like Campania....More

Date of visit: November 2017
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