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“Best Italian Food in Amsterdam”
Review of Bussia

Bussia
Ranked #41 of 3,907 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food in Amsterdam”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

There's a reason why this is restaurant received raving reviews--all the dishes are all so well-executed with such finesse and attention to details. Yes, it's expensive but if you enjoy good Italian food and wouldn't mind splurging once in a while, it's totally worth it.

The concept is modern Italian dishes and the decos/ambience in the restaurant were on par with the theme--cleanline, minimalist and yet lively, retaining the Italian energy.

We had the 4 courses menu, all the dishes were cooked, presented and served like pieces of art in terms of visual and flavour appeals. The moment the grossini and bread laid on my mouth, I felt like my tongue has just made a tour to Italy.

The starter to the last course, nothing disappointed us. HOWEVER, if I had to pick on something, I would say my main course, bacon-wrapped sole with gnocchi was a little too salty for my liking. But the Ossobuco a famous Milanese veal dish (I know, the most politically disputable meat) that my husband ordered was more than made up for the lacking the sole dish.

And to end the meal with sweet note, we had the BEST panna cotta hands down with oriental twist with Jasmine infusion. Bless the Italians for such beautiful dolci!

Tips:
1. If you plan to have a private function/dinner, ask for the long table on the side of the restaurant, which is cozy and quiet and yet accessible by the waiters.

2. Ossobuco is a MUST-TRY, if it's available on the menu.

3. Call earlier to make reservation because there's always a beeline waiting outside the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Angelholm, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had an excellent 6-courses dinner together with a very good an interesting italian wine package. Service was very good and we got good descriptions of both food and wine. Compared with swedish prices for this type of meal the price was half.

  • Visited July 2014
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Israel
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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“good, but expensive”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a nice dinner in Bussia. The place is nice and spacious, though noisy due to the fact that the second floor is open. That's their concept, I guess. The food was very good (except the fish which was bland) and well decorated, but the courses were very small, at least in the 4-courses menu. Service was very good, but we waited long time between courses. The overall experience was good. For that price I would have expected a little more.

  • Visited August 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Business Dinner”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Taking the 4 courses menu , which was great. Small portions , but using lots of ingredients in a creative way. Nice Italian wines and the service was also quite OK, except the too much time between courses. Looks they would like their guests to spend more time their and drink more...
I can recommend this resturant for a romantic dinner also.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank MrGem
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Italian in Amsterdam”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Amsterdam is certainly wanting for great places to dine and Bussia in no way disappoints. The menu is well created with an array of unique dishes all cooked perfectly. The wine list was nice and not overdone and the service was impeccable. We opted for the 6 course menu and are happy we did as it really captured the creativity of the chef. This restaurant is certainly worth putting on your to do list with family or friends for a fun and relaxed night of imaginative Italian food.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank IV12121
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