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“Autenthic italian food and recently even very good pizza, one of the best italian spot in Amsterdam!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cucina Casalinga
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Ranked #1,409 of 3,722 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $12 - $23
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cucina Casalinga is an Italian restaurant in Amsterdam. Every day authentic Roman and Italian dishes are prepared in our homely kitchen. Founded in 2000 as a traiteur and catering service, over the years Cucina Casalinga has become a well known 'home kitchen' restaurant, where everyone can pretend to be in Italy once more. The enthusiastic cooks and warm service are a guarantee for a beautiful evening. The restaurant can house around 30 guests and is opened five days a week.
Amsterdam
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“Autenthic italian food and recently even very good pizza, one of the best italian spot in Amsterdam!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I have being living in Amsterdam for a long time and since I have discovered Cucina Casalinga, it feels like I have my corner of italian delicacy (and kindness) just right here.
The food is actually very good and cooked the traditional italian way, with no compromises.From starters to desserts everything is made with care and passion, the same passion that drives Giovanni, the proud owner, always busy in experimenting and creating new tasty recipes, and sometimes you will see him cooking together with his mother preparing delicious food.
Talking with him I have found out he had joined courses of some of the most important chefs in Italy, and you can actually see it (and taste it...) once you eat at Cucina Casalinga.
More recenlty he has decide to start with pizzas (they even offer courses to learn how to prepare it !!), and I can say also the pizzas are the way they should be, one of the best I ate in Amsterdam for sure.
If you go there it's a good idea to book in advance as the seats are limited, but if you prefer you can also go for the take away or delivery service, which i enjoy mostly in the rainy winter evenings.
Cucina casalinga is outside the touristic center, but a visit here is surely worth it and Giovanni will help you suggesting you to get the perfect meal with his great experience and passion, something really rare here in Amsterdam. Chapeau!

  • Visited December 2012
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“Just like being in Italy!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I sourced this restaurant on the internet as I wanted it to be near to the Olympic Stadium. The menu looked excellent, especially as my travel companion is a vegetarian. However, on arrival we found ourselves sharing a table with eight other people in a small garden behind the restaurant. At first we were a little surprised but it turned into a lovely evening and the other guests were kind enough to speak in English! We were all going to he same concert so we had that in common from the start.

We were served a variety of dishes which were simple but tasty. Had time permitted, we would have returned another day to sample the main menu.

It is an evening I will remember, the chef and staff are very friendly, it felt like an evening in Italy!

(If our fellow diners are readiing this, thank you for your company and we hope you enjoyed the amazing concert!)

  • Visited August 2012
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“One of the best take-out pizza places in the neighborhood! Good prices too.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

Good pizza, fresh Italian ingredients, reasonable prices for Amsterdam. Ee hope this place stays in business as the quality is good and it's usually quite quick. For pickup or delivery.

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“Italian Mamma is cook here. She speaks only Italian. The food is very delicious!! If you go together with some...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2008

Italian Mamma is cook here.
She speaks only Italian.
The food is very delicious!!
If you go together with some friends, it is better to make reservation.
There are limited numbers of the seats!

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