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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
The line kitchen is open in the floor, then you could hear everything, and the chef was not making it better, speaking all the time too loud and saying bad things about the customers (and they didn’t understand because he speaks Italian).
After 45 minutes...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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