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“Stumbled across on first night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio
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Ranked #619 of 3,729 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $31
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Centrum
Braintree, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stumbled across on first night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

The food was Italian and the Waiter Spanish but English seems to be the normal language everywhere in Amsterdam. The food was excellent and there was a large choice and the service was amazing.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Cozy Italian place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were looking for a place near Centraal Station for a quick meal before our evening walking tour and saw this place. It was very good! We had pasta and salad, nothing fancy, but it was homemade, the server was very friendly, and we left happy and ready to walk!

Visited May 2013
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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious, Authentic Italian food with great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We happened to wander into this place after a day of sight seeing in Amsterdam. I think our server was the proprietor of the restaurant, and he gave us much attention and excellent service. The food was fantastic. Husband had a pizza and I got one of the specials, which was a pasta dish with mushrooms and shrimp. Absolutely amazing, and you can really taste how fresh and homemade it all is. They were even kind enough to prepare my shrimp without the heads as I'm a squeamish American, haha. We also had the bread and butter and it was delicious. It's like a garlic herb butter and the bread was really fresh and yummy. I definitely recommend a dinner here if you are in Amsterdam.

Visited May 2013
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Prince Edward County, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Yesterday after a long day of sightseeing Don and I decided to eat at a little Italian place we had seen the previous day. Ponte Vecchio is tiny and tucked away in an area of the city that is not as busy as the main tourist areas. They offer a good selection of appitizers, pastas and meat dishes as well as several specials every day. For a house bottle of wine, a Vallopachelo, (25 euros), an order of lasagna and a daily special of lamb chops followed by 2 orders of homemade Tiramiso the bill was about 70 euros. We decided to eat indoors at a table near the back which was quiet and comfortable. The service was excellent and the chef and the server both spoke excellent english. The atmoshpere is relaxed and even a little home-like. Italian music played loud enough to hear it but low enough so as not to prevent conversation. Having been to Italy several times I am quite familiar with real Italian cuisine and looking forward to some authentic italian, not the americanized italian dishes offered back home. I was not dissappointed. The small loaves of bread came hot from the oven with a herbed butter and bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I didn't realize how hungry I was until I tasted the warm bread and could not resist eating an entire little loaf. It was delicious, and home made.
The lamb was cooked to perfection and the sliced potatoes served in a creamed muchroom sauce was perfectly paired to enhance the flavour of the lamb. The dish also came with a small salad of mixed greens with olives in a light dressing. The portion was just right, 6 chops rather than the 3 or 4 usually offered back home.
My partner ordered lasagna which came very hot, still bubbling from the oven. He throughly enjoyed it once it cooled a bit.
We followed this with an order of home made tiramisu each, which was heavenly. The perfect ending to a busy day.
I can not recommend this restaraunt highly enough. I had not thought of Italian food when visiting Holland, until now. It will be one of my fondest memories of Amsterdam!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DianeGreen53
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New Jersey
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127 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Little Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Walking aqnd searching for a restaureant, we stoppped to read the menu. The owner came out and invited us in aqnd I'm glad we did. The food was fabulous! I have celiac disease so the chef came out to talk to me to make sure that my food was properly prepared.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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