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“Authentic Italian in cozy, family-run restaurant”
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Back to Basics
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Ranked #133 of 382 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Fantastic wood-fired pizzas and a great vegetarian antipasto platter. We ate here on two separate occasions and were not disappointed.

Thank Jackie V
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

I love this place and its food!
It's always busy so be sure to make a reservation or just go a bit earlier before everyone decides they want to have dinner there.
We had pizza marinara (vegan - no cheese) and it was amazing! The herbs were fresh, the crust was thin and tasty. Perfect!
We also had a great wine called Negro Amaro and it went just perfect with the pizza.
We also order online when we don't have time to go there.
The place is run by a nice Italian family and you can really taste the fact that they make real Italian pizza

Thank Hanna J
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

Order the pissa rather than the pasta. This was the recommendation from our hotel and the pissa was good. Consequently we can't advise on the pasra!
A simple quiet little place worh a visit for lunch or dinner

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Out of all the Pizza places we have been Back to Basics wins by a long way! Lovely fresh ingredients and extremely friendly service, we are never disappointed! They do offer pasta dishes as well but we always end up having a pizza as they are so good.

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Thank Lilacbubbles
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the first good pizza I've eaten in the Netherlands (...after 10 years). It's very similar to "pizza napoletana" but not as good as the real one.
The restaurant is really small and the service is a bit chaotic. We ordered a small pizza for our son but we got a big one. They also deliver pizza and the delivery guys enter from the same door used by the guests....this goes on the whole evening so if you are sitting close to the entrance it becomes quite annoying and really cold in the winter.

Thank jachijor
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