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Ponte Arcari

#716 of 3,095 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herengracht 534, 1017 CG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 0853
17:00 - 22:30
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. On a corner in a lovely part of Amsterdam is this small and cosy Italian restaurant with very friendly and informal staff. We had two great starters followed by good mains. The food is fresh and full of Mediterranean flavours. We were given a fantastic tiramisu-like desert 'on the house' which confirmed all the more... More 

Thank DiBoS
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

My friend and I were wondering the canal streets near Rembrandtplein when we literally stumbled upon Ponte Arcari. After a quick peek at the menu in the outside display I peered through the window and noticed that all of the 10 or so tables were full (the universal indication of a good restaurant). We wondered off to the sports bar... More 

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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I believe we came at the wrong day here as we wanted to sit outside, but were first told that was not possible. Then we sat inside and there was a party of 12 people there that were very noisy. The room itself is not noise proofed at all, and even if the American party was just having a good... More 

Thank Fredrik G
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Hi, Had dinner at this place with my girlfriend and best friend plus his girlfriend. Really nice people, good Italian food and wines! Prices are really good, especially for the size of the portions. Not cheap, but you get great value for money. Go there and have a good time! Probably a good idea btw to make reservations. It's not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Simple, delicious, cosy and quaint. Just walk in and get a table. if they are full, just try the next day. The owner is great, and the food is great and good value. Just a fun place to have a very relaxed informal dinner in a nice part of town.

Thank C B
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We could smell the food from the street and went for an early dinner, it was delicious. Would highly recommend!!

Thank Melliphet
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Six of us found this place while out walking. It was a challenge to fit us in but the Maitre D' was determined. The menu has a number of daily specials which always interests me because it means that they are choosing whatever is good rather than what matches the menu. The food is as good as any Italian food... More 

Thank Ann M
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious, not your standard fare. The menu and wine list are limited, but inexpensive and diverse. The waiter was courteous and hilarious and the place is charming and completely inviting. Bring your appetite!

Thank DaWorldisMine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A cute&cosy Italian restaurant. Good food, good wine, good location and friendly staff. Such a cosy place. Really like it.

Thank Cadeaudore
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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262 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I can't believe I am reading that people had such terrible service! We had the most amazing, attentive service at Ponte Arcari! So extreme, that the servers kissed us! This restaurant is tiny, maybe 7-8 tables! The food is very fresh, traditional Neapolitan style Italian food. We had a party of 5 and they were very busy but accommodated our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herengracht 534, 1017 CG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 0853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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