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“Excellent, homemade italian”

La Maschera Lillotatini
Ranked #73 of 4,556 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 81
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Neighbourhood: Jordaan
Description: Small cozy Italian restaurant located along one of the most charming street of Amsterdam.
Reviewed 30 June 2018

An intimate spot. Everything made on site and fresh, so don't expect a 5-page menu. Even with a short list, it was difficult to choose -- everything looked so good. A standout for us was 'tonno al chianti' -- a pork dish that requires days to prepare (!) The staff were delightful. How I wish I could return frequently.

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Marco B, Owner at La Maschera Lillotatini, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback,
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our recent creation and understood our concept.
La Maschera is a small ( 6 tables), authentic, unpretentious Italian restaurant
We provide every day a 9 options menu(3 starters,, 3 homemade pastas, 3 mains) with 2-3 vegetarian options.
Our aim is to replicate in the wonderful Amsterdam , in a friendly, cozy, informal atmosphere the unique specialities and products ( truffle, wine, oil, meat and cheese) which have made a hidden village and situated at the border of Umbria at Tuscany and its stunning valleys, world-known.
Pasta, bread and desserts are homemade every day by our chef.
We use the same recipes and the same suppliers of our Italian restaurant ‘ Lillotatini’.
Kind Regards
La Maschera del Lillotatini

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

i visit 2 times this litlle restaurant and the food was very good . romantic atmosphere remind me the trip in italy .

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Marco B, Owner at La Maschera Lillotatini, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback,
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our recent creation and understood our concept.
La Maschera is a small ( 6 tables), authentic, unpretentious Italian restaurant
We provide every day a 9 options menu(3 starters,, 3 homemade pastas, 3 mains) with 2-3 vegetarian options.
Our aim is to replicate in the wonderful Amsterdam , in a friendly, cozy, informal atmosphere the unique specialities and products ( truffle, wine, oil, meat and cheese) which have made a hidden village and situated at the border of Umbria at Tuscany and its stunning valleys, world-known.
Pasta, bread and desserts are homemade every day by our chef.
We use the same recipes and the same suppliers of our Italian restaurant ‘ Lillotatini’.
Kind Regards
La Maschera del Lillotatini

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It is a little off the beaten path in Amsterdam but still and easy walk from the center of town. What awaits you is a foodie’s delight where an owner and waitstaff make great use of a very small footprint to turn out a highly look calmly sourced fine Italian dining with all the down town feeling of a small family run establishment. Having eaten in Milan just ten days before in a similar family run establishment I can say the food, drink, and service are truly excellent. Plus, without any added cost almost every table is a chef’s table!

Thank socrates1375
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Marco B, Owner at La Maschera Lillotatini, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback,
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our recent creation and understood our concept.
La Maschera is a small ( 6 tables), authentic, unpretentious Italian restaurant
We provide every day a 9 options menu(3 starters,, 3 homemade pastas, 3 mains) with 2-3 vegetarian options.
Our aim is to replicate in the wonderful Amsterdam , in a friendly, cozy, informal atmosphere the unique specialities and products ( truffle, wine, oil, meat and cheese) which have made a hidden village and situated at the border of Umbria at Tuscany and its stunning valleys, world-known.
Pasta, bread and desserts are homemade every day by our chef.
We use the same recipes and the same suppliers of our Italian restaurant ‘ Lillotatini’.
Kind Regards
La Maschera del Lillotatini

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

La Maschera sits at the end of a vibrant stretch of restaurants and bistros in the Jordaan section of Amsterdam -- there are maybe all of nine tables in the place, so think of it as walking into someone's home for a wonderful meal. The menu is small, and so is the kitchen: it sits right there by the tables, with just enough room for the co-owner chef (from Rome) and his assistant. The main waiter/co-owner is from Florence, and this restaurant focuses on the flavors of northern Italy. Each day, a new home-made pasta hits the menu -- it is brilliant. The chef also does amazing things with fish, and serves a Tuscan beef stew that takes comfort food to a new level. Small, warm, friendly and cozy -- gewillig, as the Dutch would say - this place has it all.

1  Thank Joseph F
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Marco B, Owner at La Maschera Lillotatini, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback,
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our recent creation and understood our concept.
La Maschera is a small ( 6 tables), authentic, unpretentious Italian restaurant
We provide every day a 9 options menu(3 starters,, 3 homemade pastas, 3 mains) with 2-3 vegetarian options.
Our aim is to replicate in the wonderful Amsterdam , in a friendly, cozy, informal atmosphere the unique specialities and products ( truffle, wine, oil, meat and cheese) which have made a hidden village and situated at the border of Umbria at Tuscany and its stunning valleys, world-known.
Pasta, bread and desserts are homemade every day by our chef.
We use the same recipes and the same suppliers of our Italian restaurant ‘ Lillotatini’.
Kind Regards
La Maschera del Lillotatini

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We also came after reading on TA. The cute cozy restaurant is in a very touristy part of Jordaan. The interior is small and inviting. The menu is limited, but I think this is a very good concept, changing small menu with fresh products. There are nice Italian dishes you do not see every day and are curious to try. The three of us all had different dishes and they were all very good. The service is very friendly and attentive, I just had the feeling it is a routine they run every day.... You´re not really an individual guest. My feeling was confirmed After reading the same answer every Tripadvisor comment receives. It would be nice to be slightly more individual, it gives the guest a better feeling.

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Thank anit D
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Marco B, Owner at La Maschera Lillotatini, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you for your feed back,
We are glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant.
Regarding the Trip Advisor answers we give, our policy is that when a customers is 100 per cent satisfied of the experience there is nothing else to say that ' Thank you' and be happy and proud about it, therefore in these cases we use a standard reply that can be also useful for the other people that use this application to understand the size and the kind of restaurant we are.
If you look at all the reviews where there is a complaint or a small criticism ( like yours ) we individually response, clarify, apology or give our version of the fact.
Every day we have different profile of customers visiting us, someone comes for business dinner and does not want any interactions, someone comes for a romantic dinner and do not like the waiter to be too much talkative, someonelse really enjoys to know about ourselves, our story, likes to know more about our region, food and wine or wants to get more information about the city (it comes without saying that we can not run the same routine every day).
Every night we give our best to give to our customers a tailor-made individual full italian experience.
Besides the quality of food our restaurant is here known as one of the warmest and most welcoming in the city, it is sad to hear you did not have this impression.
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La Maschera del Lillotatini

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