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Back to Basics

Zijlstraat 35, 2011 TK Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 202 5125
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“italian pizza” (3 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jimbochard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

1  Thank lonsic
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

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

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

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

Thank WillemVelserbroek
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Sat down at 6:30 and order 10 minutes later and pizza arrived about 8:15, they took take out and delivery orders before our table and all the tables around us. Pizza was average at best, avoid!

Thank Paul V
Reviewed September 13, 2017

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

Thank Jackie V
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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 - $20
Restaurant features
Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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