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Al Bacaro

#580 of 3,174 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Vijzelstraat 97, 1017 HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 0673
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
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Fairfax, Virginia
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312 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Al Bacaro twice during our stay down the street at Banks Mansion. Both were excellent experiences. Friendly staff, reasonable prices for location and great food. Had the best carpaccio and each special pasta dish we tried was fantastic. Rather limited menu but what they do offer is very good. Closed on Monday and appears only open for dinner. Will... More 

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The Netherlands
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, nice atmosphere, authentic Italian dishes. My boyfriend is not a big fan of mozzarella, but he really liked the selection of mozzarella there as starters.

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Thank Xi Z
Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the very few places in Amsterdam where you find Italian food that tastes like food in Italy and not some bland northern food posing to be Italian. The slow-cooked lamb was phenomenal. The plate of Italain cheeses was also superb. However, the front of house was clearly understaffed and the friendly waitress obviously took too long to pay... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great hospitality and the service was very good. The food, especially the lamb was beautiful. This is a real authentic Italian restaurant. Its a real recommendation. It feels like you are in Italy.

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Thank Brian1382
Burghausen, Germany
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely l Osteria with very friendly italian stuff! We had the Spaghetti frutti di Mare, which tasted like in Apulia. The wine i ordered was not available anymore, so i could try from to others recomended by the waiter! Our evening was just perfect there!

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Thank FB265
Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great meal, superb service. The mixed starter was the huge winner....generous portions of all the other choices on the menu. Lamb was cooked perfectly, the fish of the day couldn't have been fresher. A real family feel to the service, our waiter Max was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Steve C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

one of the great surprises is finding a restaurant that soon becomes one your all time favourites. Such is the case with al bacaro. Impeccable service... beautiful attentiveness... a tremendous menu with daily specials each one of which succeeded the next in interest. The small staff kept churning out amazing food from appetizers...to Homemade bread through entree and dessert. If... More 

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Thank drapaport
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A cosy place in the Center of Amsterdam but not touristy. Great service and delicious food with nice wine. Their menu is not extensive but there is something for every taste. We had Antipasto Misto which had some usual stuff but also very distinct flavours. Sour Sardines & Creamed Cod served as part of it was the star. For the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I sent my friends there and gave a Groupon but they were treated in a very rude manner and the staff refused to accept the Groupon as they were told it was already used (untrue of course)!

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Thank Iheartbigcities
Vezio F, Proprietario at Al Bacaro, responded to this review
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Buon giorno, mi dispiace non aver potuto servirvi, ma i voucer del groupon che MI avrte consegnato per la cena,che... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Using the 'Around Me' app we came across Al Bacaro because it was convenient and we were hungry. It is really terrific. It's small, but that doesn't matter because it feels so intimate. We loved that you could see the chef preparing the food and know that it's simple and freshly prepared. The food was superb. We really loved eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 39
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vijzelstraat 97, 1017 HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 0673
Description
The taste and quality of traditional cuisine with an innovative twist, you can taste its maximum respect for nature. This philosophy is underscored by the use of fair trade products and ingredients from Italy and Netherlands. For a perfect combination with the regional dishes there are, on the wine card, many available by the glass, small scale and artisan producers from Italy. For these reasons we choose to collaborate with the projects “The Alliance between Cooks and Slow Food Presidia”. Presidia are projects of Slow Food that safeguard small-scale quality productions that use traditional methods.

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  • 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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