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“Simply awesome”
Review of La Borsa Trattoria

La Borsa Trattoria
Ranked #69 of 1,011 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Cool
Belfast, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Simply awesome”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

A great little place right smack in the middle of Rotterdam's city center. This place is bustling because it offers such excellent food at a very very reasonable price. Great value for money, I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. The service was fine and the staff did a decent job. The view is not so bad for being in the center of a city. You won't be staring into any walls.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Zuidland
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Alway crowded; nice for a quick bite; not for a nice dinner”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Go here if you want a good pizza or pasta and when you are in a hurry. It's not a place to have a long dinner with friends, as it is very crowded and noisy. Food is really good, I like that they always give bread and a salad (free), but their prices for a glass of not so good wine are too high! Service can be good, but it depends on which waiter you have and if he/she is in a good mood. Don't bother to make reservations; you always have to wait.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The average Italian restaurant, sadly.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

One of the problems of restaurants on prime locations is their arrogance towards customers. Borsa is no exception. I've eaten here three times, mainly because of it's central location, fast, convenient and cheap food.

The location is pretty good, it's at the Coolsingel, one of the busiest and most central streets in Rotterdam. Because of all this it's very easy to get there (there's buses, trams, metros etc.).

I must say, the food is OK, about a 7 out of 10. Service however was downright abyssmal last visit. The waiter didn't care for us in any way, shape or form. He just couldn't care, he wouldn't even look at us when we were ordering. Needless to say we didn't tip.

If you don't care about service and just want fast, cheap and average food on a central location in Rotterdam, you should try La Borsa.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Spectator999
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delizioso!”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Our favorite Italian restaurant for delicious Spagetti Vongole or with 4 type of cheese simply heaven. My daughther is 5yrs old and she practically love the food here. Fast and good service furthermore the pricing is reasonable.

  • Visited October 2011
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Very tasty... real Italian only in Rotterdam”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We ordered several dishes, pizza's, pasta's, soup, meat and fish!!!
All of high quality... complimenti!!!! Even though the pizza's doesnt come out of a wood fire oven... the taste was very very good... real Italian!!! (which is hard to find, out of Italy!!!!)
We can highly recommend the home made tomatoe soup, which was excellent... , the Vitello Tonnato was also excellent and so was the Carpaccio. We all had different maindishes but all was of high quality, very tasty.... And the desserts.... were as tasty as the other courses...
It's a quiet small restaurant, you can sit in-outside... We sit inside, due to the fantastic dutch rainy weather!!!! But we enjoyed every bite of the meal!!
One neg. thing... there are too many tables in the restaurant (no wonder, excellent food!!!) so dont go there if you wanne sit there in private, unless you can speak a language which is not so comon for the rest of the guests... like we could.. Italian/Arabic...
Higly recommended if you wanna eat real Italian food just in the Center of Rotterdam, on the Coolsingel.
Not toocheap, but every single Euro worth!!!!

  • Visited August 2011
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