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Back to Basics

Zijlstraat 35, 2011 TK Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 202 5125
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“focaccia” (3 reviews)
“italian pizza” (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 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
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
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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

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  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $22
Restaurant features
Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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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