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“Enjoyable and relaxing little refuge.”
Review of Ristorante Savini

Ristorante Savini
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Ranked #238 of 4,402 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Reviewed December 15, 2013

On the last night of an extended two continent vacation I had an inexplicable urge for Italian food. A quick internet search turned up Ristorante Savini. Fellow dinners had been kind and it was across the street from our hotel, the Crown Plaza in the Central Station section of Amsterdam; It seemed like kismet.

Crossing the busy Spuistraat without incident, another favorable sign, we entered the restaurant on the upper of two levels. The narrow dinning room opens out onto the small side street in back. The lower level has a nicely appointed bar. Attention to detail in the decor was evident and created an inviting effect. The food was prepared with similar care. We started with calamari and radicchio salad. While waiting for our appetizers the waiter brought a lovely little bruschetta amuse-bouche. I followed with spaghetti gamebero and my wife had the mushroom risotto. The shrimp were perfectly cooked and the risotto was rich and creamy (yes, my generous wife allowed me a sample.) we finished our meal with expresso and cappuccino. 2 appetizers, 2 entrées, 2 glass of wine, and 2 coffees €73.

While we had lovely meals throughout our stay in Amsterdam, frankly however, most of the restaurants in the very touristy old town really just don't try very hard.; and who can blame them? The tourist clientele in Amsterdam is transient and will like never return. It was therefore it was a particular delight to find a place that take obvious pride in treating every customer like a valuable guest.

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Thank E S
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

I wish tripadvisor had another star rating of good,as this restaurant isn't very good,but it is a nice place for a bowl of pasta,it;s clean,and the staff are friendly and presentable.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had this recommended by the receptionist from our hotel felt like a nice traditional Italian enjoyed the ambiance and food the calamari starter was very good and enjoyed my pasta not a massive over facing amount like you normally get wine was good and would recomend on your visit.2 x starters and mains 4 drinks £73 .

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Thank Tim R
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

After spending a week on a Uniworld Rhine cruise we stayed over in Amsterdam before returning to Canada. The evening before we returned home we went to Savini as it was across the street from our hotel, the Crowne Plaza, so very convenient! Wow, were we ever glad we did. The service was friendly and efficient, the food reasonably priced and very good! Mushroom appetizer and linguini with clams were almost as good as we got in Italy.
Great, intimate spot that we wish was here in Canada!

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Thank GKimb
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

An excellent restaurant, made us feel welcomed, food excellent, intimate atmosphere. Will definitely go to again on my next visit.

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Thank Janet W
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