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“great italian food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Toscanini

Toscanini
Ranked #594 of 3,750 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great italian food!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Toscanini is right in Jordaan, therefore a beautiful location and not the typical tiny Dutch place - actually it is quite large. We opted for 6 course menu and it is totally worth it! the lamb was one of the bets i have ever tried and the sea bass is beautifully grilled and accompanied by a tasty melanzanna. the 6 course include starters fish meat and pasta (which is home made and it is delicious) and a cannolini dessert with coffee ice cream - delicious!
they have a very good wine choice as well, definitely recommend going for the sweet desert wine.
we were not that impressed with the service and that's a pity because we were actually served by an Italian lady (i would have expected worse service from the Dutch of course), but actually this time was the other way around.
hence i can't give 5/5 rating because of this

  • Visited April 2014
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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Great Neighborhood Restaurant”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Been to Amsterdam many times and we never miss Toscanini, this is great Italian locally sourced, from the fresh pasta to the fabulous meats and vegetables, the great desserts and wonderful service, we will never visit Amsterdam without coming here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Itailan Restaurant”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lovely Italian restaurant in a charming Amsterdam neighborhood (Jordaan). This restaurant offers a variety of dishes. The food is fresh, with homemade pasta dishes that are very flavorful. You can choose a set menu or select items off the menu and their wine list is good and extensive. The service is very good and so is the ambience. This is a great place to take business associates to, go with a large group of friends or as a couple.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank blanca g
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Over priced Jamie Oliver meets Gastro pub food!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Hi there, after hearing lots about Toscanini in the past we decided to book and eat there on 28th Dec 2013.

The ambiance is great but be sure to ask for a table in the middle of the resto or better still in front of the kitchen.

As for the food, we'll it was more of less a totally OVERPRICED mixture of Jamie Oliver's classic italian and British gastro-pub and nothing exceptional. We'd ordered braised hare pasta, beef steaks and by 20h00 they'd run out of some of the vegetarian ravioli options. I was offered an alternative of pasta with tomato sauce which kind of shocked us as this was all they could come up with! Heck, i could have made this at home myself!

We spent approx. €300 for primi and secondi plus some wine - which was quite expensive considering it was just steak, regular veg side dishes and pasta for four people.

The overall Toscanini experience was mediocre and rather disappointing!!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Delicious meal in an appealing location.”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Although I was a bit concerned about visiting this restaurant - as there is such a big buzz about it - it was a really nice experience. Very good food, great service and the atmosphere quite interesting.

I hope I manage to make another visit soon and, would clearly recommend it. Booking in advance might be a good idea.

  • Visited February 2013
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