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“Our Best Meal”
Review of Bussia

Bussia
Ranked #47 of 3,853 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Rufford England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Our Best Meal”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Out of the four evening meals on our recent trip to Amsterdam,all suggested by our hotel,this was by far the best.
The atmosphere is excellent,with an excellent menu and wine list.The service was charming,and the food highly enjoyable-thoroughly recommended!

  • Visited November 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“very nice food, good service”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had lunch at Bussia. Nice restaurant in the old part of Amsterdam. We had a 3 course lunch. As a starte I had the tartar of wild salmon, my companions had the risotto and the pasta with venison. All very tasty. As main course wild hare and stake respectively. It was very nice laid out ont he plate and all tstyed very good. Desert was a picture in itself and the various tastes were delicious. Some aespresso with friandises to end all this. Very good food and service.

  • Visited December 2013
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Pleasantville, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Bussia offers a tasting menu of four, five, or six courses, but I chose to go a la carte, not hungry enough for that much food. I had a soup of borlotti beans that included small cubes of gorgonzola and pieces of liquorice jelly. It was outstanding, perfect for a cold and rainy winter evening. I followed the soup with a pasta dish from the tasting menu - matagliata with wild boar sauce. Perfectly cooked pasta, rich and filled with flavor. I didn't have room for dessert, though I was tempted by the lemon souffle.

The wine list offers a good selection of wines by the glass (all Italian), but only one half bottle (a very expensive barolo). The glass of Langhe Nebbiolo I had was perfect.

Food of this quality is never cheap and I paid 40 euros for two courses and a glass of wine (no coffee). Expensive, yes, but not excessively so for a delicious meal.

  • Visited December 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tasting menu-very good but very expensive”
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

I ate here in December 2013 with a colleague after a long day in work. The tasting menu was good to very good and the service was great. I'm reserving the 5th tripadvisor star for two reasons. The main course part of the menu was skate, which was only ok,(not usually a sweet person but the dessert was an amazing mix of chocolate treats), and I felt the meal was a little too expensive than it should have been(just a little bit)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Number One Restaurant Choice in Amsterdam”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We first discovered Bussia 3 years ago and fell in love with it, eating two dinners there during our in 4 night stay. We knew we had to try it again to see if it was as good as we remembered. We were not disappointed and agree with one reviewer that it was one of the best meals we've had anywhere.

After a delightful palate teaser, we began with the soup of the day, bean soup. The flat bowl arrived with artfully positioned dollops of gorgonzola, beans, crispy pillows of pastry over which was poured a creamy bean puree. The flavors and textures were carefully designed to complement each other making for a flavorful taste treat. The wild duck was served three ways--a duck breast, duck confit rolled in a cabbage leaf and duck in a crispy rice crust. Constructions of yellow and red beets accompanied the duck. It was absolute heaven!

The service was excellent and the server informative without being preachy or overbearing. We will long remember our outstanding meal and will surely return the next time we visit Amsterdam.

Bussia is conveniently located in the 9 street shopping/restaurant district in the west side of the city and around the corner from the Pulitzer Hotel.

  • Visited November 2013
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