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“amazing and great value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oresti's Taverna

Oresti's Taverna
Ranked #200 of 3,380 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“amazing and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I was here mid-March 2014. The food is excellent! And a great value. We ordered 1 bottle of wine, 2 bottles of water, 8 tapas and 1 desert and payed only 68€. The service is great- efficient, friendly and attentive. A must for great Mediterranean food!

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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Welcoming restaurant with a large range of eating options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited February 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent value for money! Great service too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

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!

Visited February 2014
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Warsaw, Poland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars 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

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars 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.

  • Visited January 2014
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