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“Welcoming restaurant with a large range of eating options”
Review of Oresti's Taverna

Oresti's Taverna
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Ranked #314 of 4,099 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $34
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Description: Oresti's Taverna is a Mediterranean café and restaurant. We serve suprising dishes and tastefull wines from various countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Upon entry you will be accompanied by the smells, noise and you'll feel immediately at home due to the decor and the Mediterranean atmosphere. We hope to see you soon!
Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a popular and atmospheric restaurant with a larger than life patron who makes you feel welcome and puts a smile on your face from the outset. The menu is wide ranging and easily catered for a range of vegetarian, fish and meat options. The waiting staff have to cover a lot of ground and service slowed towards the end of the meal - you did get the impression that you were dropping into a holding pattern (like flights around Heathrow on a Friday) as the kitchen coped with the demands placed on it by the busy restaurant. That was ok with us but it may be slightly irritating with younger children.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

5 adults, ordered 10 tapas + 2 wine + 2 desserts + bread basket + big bottled water. Everything comes up to about EUR 90.

Not sure about the pricing of tapas in Amsterdam, but this is superb value compared to where I came from (Hong Kong & Singaporean)!

On top of that, food was awesome! Taste was good, ingredients were fresh! We love every single tapas we ordered. Although the desserts were mediocre.

There were only three servers, running around the fully packed restaurant. We were impressed by their attentiveness and the smile they carry throughout! Definitely a job well done!

1  Thank andrea_ng_peirong
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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We ordered tapas style and the food was and prices were great (4euros/plate).

The Kokkonisto beef was excellent and the cheesecake was great as well.

We asked our server which tourist sights he recommended and he pulled up a chair and map and proceeded to tell us all the places we should see and which ones to avoid because they were overrated. He was refreshingly honest and now after a nice meal we have lots of plans for our week in Amsterdam

1  Thank Jonathan J
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Good quality of food (I recommend the beef stew), cozy atmosphere and Leonidas made us feel more than welcome! Thanks a lot, we'll surely be coming back.

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1  Thank Susyfiore1
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Just living nearby we discovered this place a few years ago by coincidence. From that moment we consider ourselves frequent visitors - any will remain to be! The food is excellent, service warm and honest, the terrace a pleasure during summer. Orestis Taverna is one of the few places in Amsterdam that we never any have doubt about recommending to friends, acquintances and colleagues. We even brought a group of 15 friends, and while we organise such a culinary get together ever year, this year everyone was thrilled about the place.

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1  Thank Isaac H
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