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“Fabulous food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Maria Restaurant-Amsterdam

Villa Maria Restaurant-Amsterdam
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31-20-622-379
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Ranked #175 of 3,021 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
the north west
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ricardo made us so welcome we went back the night after the food was simply beautiful ,,,we couldn't fault it and we loved the atmosphere ..

Visited February 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“TO AVOID: Typical horrible touristy place, terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I live in Amsterdam fulltime and went to this restaurant because I had a gift card. It was a horrible experience and I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you don't mind feeling uncomfortable all dinner long.

A very rude guy approaches people in the street to drag them inside the empty restaurant.
We were seated next to the street window with no choice of seating anywhere else. The restaurant was almost empty so it was clearly a strategy from the owner to attract customers from outside. It felt terrible to be treated like marketing meat.
We first ordered a couple of beers and steaks. The waiter was insisting a lot for us to order more and more. We went for some bread and garlic butter. The bread and butter were low quality industrial products. You can find better at Albert Heijn. The fries were also industrial and mayonnaise was brought into individual plastic pockets. Terrible. The steak was cold.........

We asked for the check as soon as we were done and again the waiter insisted for us to order desert or cocktails. He let us wait for the bill during 20 minutes probably because we were seating next to the street window and attracting customers. He tried to charge us for 4 beers instead of two.

I felt like a milking cow all dinner long and I hated it. The food was bad and the service was terrible. Avoid this place, there are much much better places in the neighborhood for the same range of price.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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bournemouth
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good food and cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent quality price ratio. No thrills but a very good steak. Attentive service by lucia the lovely spanish waitress.

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Thank foodloverBournemouth
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent ribs,friendly manager.great food.reasonable prices.there are similar restaurants along the strip but this one is fantastic!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank keentravelerEssex
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went in this restaurant & had the rib, they cam with a very good salad & fries. The ribs are the best we have ever had the sauce was fantastic. When we finished they brought us some more ribs & asked if we wanted some salad or fries too. We just had the ribs its all we could manage. We had the garlic braed & olives as a starter which was very nice too, all washed down with good wine.

The service is very good nothing was too much trouble, we had a good night out & will go again next time we are in Amsterdam.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank John W
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